Discover fun things to do in and around Savannah like browsing City Market

For a Lowcountry getaway, the Country Inn & Suites, Savannah Gateway just off I-95 provides the perfect starting point. You can make the 20-minute drive into downtown Savannah to shop for souvenirs at City Market or explore the city’s 22 historic squares. Movie buffs won’t want to miss Chippewa Square, where the famous bus scene from Forrest Gump was filmed. Looking for kid-friendly things to do? You can visit the outdoor sensory garden at the Savannah Children’s Museum or spot local wildlife along the salt marsh boardwalk at the UGA Aquarium. For more outdoor fun, check out Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, where you can explore a variety of gardens and pick your own berries if the time is right. Check out our hotel deals for experience packages before booking your trip.

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Savannah City Market

11.9 mi / 19.16 km from the hotel
Discover the shops, art galleries, and award-winning restaurants that populate this historical marketplace. For some southern entertainment, check out the regularly scheduled live music performances as well as the area’s bustling nightlife.

Savannah College of Art and Design

11.72 mi / 18.86 km from the hotel
Often referred to as SCAD, this private, non-profit college was founded in 1978 and now ranks as one of the country’s top art and design schools. Visit to explore the school’s contemporary art museum or attend events from student shows to film festivals.

Tanger Outlets Savannah, GA

9.05 mi / 14.57 km from the hotel
Find huge savings at this outlet mall, which features stores like Palmetto Moon, Old Navy, Vera Bradley, and Under Armour. When you’re ready for a break, stop by Metro Diner for some delicious comfort food.

Tybee Island

25.37 mi / 40.83 km from the hotel
Stop by The Sugar Shack for ice cream to enjoy while you walk along this barrier island’s more than three miles of beaches. You can get out on the water with Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours or rent a kayak.

Georgia State Railroad Museum

11.37 mi / 18.31 km from the hotel
Railroad enthusiasts enjoy this popular attraction, which features antique locomotives, enchanting model trains, a working roundhouse, and an old-fashioned repair shop.

Fort Pulaski National Monument

21.32 mi / 34.31 km from the hotel
One of the best-preserved brick military forts, Fort Pulaski played a pivotal role in the Civil War. Today, you can enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing, and bike riding around the monument.

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

11.91 mi / 19.16 km from the hotel
Tour the home of America’s first Girl Scout, Juliette Gordon Low, and find out more about how the Girl Scouts began in 1912.

The Historic Savannah Theatre

11.88 mi / 19.12 km from the hotel
This theater has been delighting crowds with grand musicals and live theatrical performances since 1818.

Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus

6.9 mi / 11.11 km from the hotel
The Armstrong branch of Georgia Southern welcomes students from across the country to its scenic 268-acre campus.

Lucas Theatre for the Arts

12.12 mi / 19.51 km from the hotel
Watch a film, a theater production, or a music-and-dance performance at this cultural center that features eclectic architecture inspired by Greek Revival, Adams-style, Art Deco, and Neoclassical periods.

Savannah Children’s Museum

11.32 mi / 18.22 km from the hotel
Turn your kids loose in this outdoor museum, where they can create things, make noise, and play games. Exhibits and activities include a maze, a reading nook, oversized building blocks, and a sensory garden.

UGA Aquarium

14.95 mi / 24.07 km from the hotel
Nestled on a gorgeous tract of land at the end of Skidaway Island, Georgia’s first saltwater aquarium features 16 exhibit tanks showcasing a vibrant variety of coastal marine life such as horseshoe crabs, stingrays, jellyfish, lionfish, and seahorses.