Thank you Old Town Trolley Tours for partnering with us on our visit to beautiful Savannah.
Savannah is such a beautiful and historic city with so much to see and do that it can be overwhelming trying to plan an itinerary. Where should I go? What order should I go in? What about parking which is in short supply in the Historic District in Savannah? Not to worry. Old Town Trolley Tours has you covered. Sit back and relax aboard the bright orange and green trolley as Old Town Trolley Tours takes you on a fun, family friendly, and informative ride that includes 15 stops and pointing out over 100 points of interest in the jewel of the South, Savannah.
Old Town Trolley Tours has been conducting tours in Savannah and has 15 convenient stops that are within walking distance from almost any where you stay in the Historic District. It was an easy walk with the kids from our Bed & Breakfast, The Presidents Quarters Inn off Ogelthorpe Square to the nearest stop. They offer the most frequent service of any trolley tour in the city with pick ups every 15-20 minutes and unlimited reboarding so you can get off and on as many times as you like to explore the amazing stops.
These were some of our favorite stops on the Old Town Trolley Tour:
What kid doesn’t love trains? The Georgia State Railroad Museum was originally the site of the Central of Georgia Railway Headquarters. The kids had a great time getting up close to these magnificent trains from days gone by.
Exhibits included a large collection of steam and diesel locomotives and a large turntable just like Thomas. Grown ups and kids can ride with assistance a hand powered car (like in the Bugs Bunny cartoons) and there is a playground area. This is a fun one for families and can be done in a fairly short amount of time to check out another great stop at this same location.
The kids’ favorite stop was part of the Georgia Railroad Museum. The Savannah Children’s Museum is the coolest location for a children’s museum I’ve ever been to. It’s an outdoor museum located in what is left of a train terminal built in the 1800’s so the kids are having fun amongst history. There’s so many places to explore and use their imaginations including gardens and reading nooks.
The museums are located across the street from The Savannah Visitor’s Center which also includes the Savannah History Museum, Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad, A Coastal Heritage Experience, Old Fort Jackson, and Pinpoint Heritage Museum so you get a lot of bang for your stop here.
There are 22 beautiful squares in Savannah and Old Town Trolley Tours is a great way to see them. They are beautiful photo opps or a great place to people watch or enjoy the gorgeous old trees with the Spanish moss. This gazebo was actually donated to Savannah by Burt Reynolds after he filmed a movie there.
You can’t visit Savannah and not visit iconic Forsythe Park. It’s one of the most beautiful parks I’ve ever seen with it’s paths lined with trees draped with Spanish moss and the gorgeous fountain that is one of Savannah’s most famous photo spots. This is also a great one to stop with the kids because there’s a couple of great playgrounds and a splash pad here.
All the sight seeing and fun in Savannah is bound to make you hungry so be sure and hope off the trolley at The Pirates House. The whole family loved this stop. It’s the oldest building in Savannah which used to be a real life pirate hang out. They have kept the pirate heritage alive and converted it into a family friendly restaurant.
They have fun pirate gear for the kids, a kid friendly menu, and yummy mocktails. My husband’s steak was incredible and you must try the pecan crusted chicken. They also have tours detailing the restaurants swashbuckling history.
These are just a few of our favorites from over 100 points of interest in Savannah. You can easily fill your weekend enjoying Savannah on Old Town Trolley. They also offer theme tours like The Paula Dean Tour or if you want to see the spookier side of Savannah check out their Ghosts and Gravestones tour or if you have a little Girl Scout there is a tour for her too. They also offer discounts to some of Savannah’s attractions. They are conveniently located in River Market or you can purchase your tickets online. Old Town Trolley tours is a fun family friendly way to see Savannah and they’ve got your itinerary planned so you don’t miss a thing in Savannah. There’s a reason they’ve been voted best in Savannah so be sure and hop on (and off!) when you visit.