For this Spring Break we went to Savannah, Georgia. We had been wanting to check out Savannah for a while now, and it seemed like the perfect time.
Where we stayed:
We took the travel trailer and we stayed for six nights at Skidaway Island State Park, which is located in Savannah. This is a beautiful state park! We loved the spot we had (#44) and the park. It is load with so many birds, I couldn't believe it. I don't think I've been to any state park anywhere that had such an abundance of different birds. It was awesome! The park offers six miles of hiking trail, which we did hike (and we also did a trail run on them). We had bonfires almost every night, and enjoyed the natural surroundings.
What we did:
Along with hiking at the state park we were camping at, we drove over to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. There are hiking trails there, as well as a scenic wildlife drive that is four miles long. It was a beautiful place! We also went to Tybee Island for a day and checked out some things there, including the lighthouse and beach. We spent a day checking out the historic touristy area of Savannah. We paid for the trolley, so that we could get on and off anytime we wanted, and could explore things along the way. We loved seeing the many beautiful squares in the city and visiting Forsyth Park. We took lots of pictures and learned about a lot of the different buildings. My favorite place in Savannah was Forsyth Park and some of the squares (such as Chipewa Square, which is where some of Forrest Gump was filmed). We ate lunch at a vegetarian restaurant called The Sentient Bean, located right across from Forsyth Park.
We spent six nights in Savannah, but we saved money by staying in our travel trailer at the state park. By staying in our trailer we not only save money on hotel stay, but we also save money on dining out. The trailer has a kitchen, so we are able to go to the grocery store and grab groceries and cook our meals at the trailer. This is a lot cheaper than dining out all week. It was just under $300 for the six nights at the state park. We also saved a few dollars by purchasing our trolley tickets online, as opposed to in person. We also saved money by taking our own drinks when walking around, rather than needing to buy them at place while we were exploring. When you have four people who are thirsty, the costs can quickly add up if you keep purchasing drinks!
My only one complaint on the whole trip is that I wish it had been warmer. We had some really cold days and one rainy day, which kept us from being able to hike and bike as much as we had planned to. Other than that, it was a great family trip. We enjoyed checking out both Savannah's historic/touristy areas, as well as the natural places that were beautiful. Two thumbs up for a fun family spring break trip!