Econo Lodge Midtown
7500 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31406
Phone: (912) 352-1657
Fax: (912) 691-1975
Owned and operated by the Savannah State University, the stadium has been named after Theodore Wright, the football coach of the Tiger's Football Team. Since 1967, the stadium has been venue for the University's football as well as track and field events. It is also home to the Savannah State Tigers football team. At times thou, the ground plays host to sporting events of schools in the neighborhood as well.
The Tiger Arena at the Savannah State University is a massive 6000 seater arena which hosts some of the best basketball and volleyball matches. Quite a few other interesting and fun events are also organized. Check university website for further details.
This vibrant museum and learning center in the heart of the Historic District is a great resource for introducing kids to the wonders of history. Interactive exhibits include presentations on Savannah's history, architecture, industry and development. A schoolroom lets little guests imagine themselves in the roles of their hard-studying forebears, and even presents a comprehensive study of the evolution of education from ancient times to modern days.
This National Historic Landmark site is home to the only preserved railroad shops complex and roundhouse of its size. The brick industrial buildings, constructed in the mid 1800s, are a testament to the importance of the railroad to Savannah and the U.S. The 125-foot tall smokestack that still stands is very impressive. The giant turntable still works, and the collection of locomotives and railroad cars, many of which have been fully restored and are operational, are often rolled out and moved.
A walking tour of the flowers, plants and trees of historic Savannah; enjoy folklore stories and fun facts as told by licensed tour guide Roy Heizer. Roy is a Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina certified plant professional. Come enjoy and explore the plant life of Savannah. Experience a perfect blend of science, storytelling and the natural beauty of coastal Georgia. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 12 or younger.
Six miles southeast of Savannah is the 500-acre Skidaway Island State Park, a barrier island and a perfect day-trip for the Savannah visitor wanting to get to know the natural ecology of coastal Georgia. Facilities at the park include a museum, picnic shelters, a playground and observation towers. Tent, trailer and RV sites are available. Two nature trails provide visitors a chance to view the spectacular environment and watch for wildlife, especially shore birds. There is a charge of $2 per vehicle daily for parking.
Originally an earthen fort established during the Revolutionary War, Old Fort Jackson's brick structure was built in 1808, and was further developed between 1845 and 1860. The fort sits on the bank of the Savannah River and is surrounded by a moat. Visitors may explore the tunnel-like passageways that used to house soldiers and store ammunition and supplies. Inside, watch a video presentation on the history of the fort. Cannons and other weapons are on display throughout. Daily cannon firings are offered during the summer months.
Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah is a recreational and educational facility functioning for over four decades. Sprawling over 175 acres (70 hectares), it is replete with lush landscapes, freshwater wetlands and marshy habitats of endangered species. Explore the local flora and fauna with a nature trail and get acquainted with the Gray Wolf, Red Fox, Cougar, Carolina Anole, Mediterranean Gecko and the likes. This family-friendly center also organizes several programs, guided walks and field trips for visitors.
This experienced outfit is equipped with the gear and the expertise to provide great fishing adventures for everyone from the novice to the serious angler. Daily charters upon Amicks' 41-foot, custom-built fishing vessels leave from the Bull River Marina at 7a and return at 6p, providing a full day of deep sea fishing for about $95 per person. Rates include rod, reel, bait and tackle, but lunch and beverages are your responsibility. Reservations are strongly suggested, particularly during the peak season, but walk-ups are welcome as available.
Drive by the Sea Kayak Georgia center on Tybee Island and you cannot help but feel the spirit of adventure. A large compound with kayaking equipment everywhere invites you to partake in the action. Focusing on kayaking instruction and guided tours of surrounding coastal areas, Sea Kayak Georgia also offers kayak rentals to individuals familiar with sea kayaking, or who have taken a safety and rescue class, offered daily. Other classes teach basic to advanced kayaking skills.
Eighteen miles east of Savannah, this landmark pier and pavilion on the backside of the barrier island offers both excellent fishing opportunities and live entertainment. Managed by the Chatham County Recreation Department, this 1996 pier replaced the one destroyed by fire in 1967. It's a popular place for dances, concerts and community events. There are public restrooms, covered picnic tables, food vendors and vending machines. For avid fishermen, some of the fish that can be caught off the pier include varieties of trout, bass, mackerel, snapper and grouper. Stop at the Tybee Island Bait & Tackle shop by the Lazaretto Creek at the Tybee Island Marina on Old Highway 80 for fishing supplies before heading to the pier. Visitors who just want to stroll the pier will get a spectacular views of the ocean, the island and shrimp boats coming and going. Free admission to the pier and parking is by meter. - Natasha Lawrence
You can walk into the Tybee Island Marine Science Center straight from the beach. Aquariums filled with native marine species and exhibits ranging from shells to sharks fill the museum. The touch tank is a great way for visitors to get to know their underwater neighbors, and an exhibit on pollution reminds them of the fragility of the marine ecosystem. Guided beach walks and other group programs may be scheduled, and the center offers a camp for children and a guest lecture series during the summer months.