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Family-Friendly Things To Do At Night in Savannah

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‘The Hostess City of the South’ has, in recent years, built upon its reputation to become one of the most fascinating and historically relevant cities in the Southeastern United States. Through city-managed revitalization and preservation efforts, an animated nightlife scene full of great pubs and chef-driven restaurants, Savannah is definitely enjoying a moment. For visitors looking for family-friendly things to do at night, there’s plenty on tap for them as well! Read on!

City Market

This four block open-air market has been around, in one form or another, since the 1700s.

Where once you could pop into a blacksmith’s shop for a pair of horseshoes, today it offers ultra modern shopping, dining & artworks in restored warehouses. Go on a leisurely stroll through the shaded pedestrian courtyard between historic Ellis and Franklin Squares and work up an appetite before sitting your family down at one of the market’s many award-winning eateries. Other family-friendly nighttime activities could include the Holiday Open House and New Year’s Eve. Check their calendar of events for a complete listing.

Savannah Art Walk

Art-lovers have a friend in Savannah.

Fueled by the presence of the Savannah School of Art & Design (SCAD) that has made its home here since 1979, the scene in this small coastal city offers big-city options to satiate your every artistic desire. Visit the many small and vibrant galleries during the Savannah Art Walk. From the funky to the whimsical, the galleries in City Market offer a very eclectic collection of styles on view. Gallery gawking is practiced and encouraged by locals and visitors alike, so get out there and discover the next big thing in the art world on a fun family-friendly outing.

 

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Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

Widely considered by ghost hunters and paranormal investigators as America’s Most Haunted City and seen on The Today Show and the Travel Channel, Savannah’s dark past is unveiled on this spooky, family-friendly tour! Learn about the city’s origins, founded upon Native American burial grounds in 1733. Will you encounter the ghost of Civil War General Robert E. Lee at the famous Andrew Low House? Take the Trolley of the Doomed past the burial grounds in Wright Square and try to contact the spirits at the Perkins & Sons Ship Chandlery! Don’t get spooked or miss out on this frightfully fun thing to do at night with the family!

The Historic Savannah Theatre

Located in Savannah's Historic District on Chippewa Square, this charming venue (newly renovated in an Art Deco style) was built in 1818 and is the oldest theatre in America still operating on its original site.

Across the street is the location where the famous “park bench scenes” were filmed for the movie “Forrest Gump.” In addition to their season offerings, don’t miss the SAVANNAH LIVE MUSICAL SPECTACULAR! This high-energy experience, complete with singers, dancers, comedians, and a live band, performs year-round and is a welcome addition to any family-friendly, nighttime itinerary!

The Olde Pink House Restaurant

When vacationing in a city or town for the first time, there’s always this nagging concern that you may have left something unexplored – a place or iconic landmark that really tells the story of a city. A beautiful example of Georgian architecture, The Olde Pink House Restaurant is such a place. This culinary palace of inventive Southern cuisine has been around since the late 1700s and its stately yet warm family-friendly atmosphere is every bit as pleasing as the delicious dishes on its menu and a must-visit on your next nighttime adventure in Savannah!

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With its cobblestone streets, towering live oaks, and occasional horse and buggy, Savannah is the type of city that urges you to get out and walk about the night air. We hope this list of family-friendly things to do at night will enrich and enhance your next visit to Georgia’s First City!