Discover Savannah Ga
Guests of Hamilton-Turner Inn will feel Southern hospitality no matter what they do in and around the Savannah Historic District. Our Savannah GA, bed and breakfast sits on beautiful Lafayette Square, steeped in history and enveloped by romance and relaxation. We offer guests luxury accommodations, friendly service and convenience to the treasures and rich history of our city. From its unparalleled Southern dining and antique shopping to the historic museums and ornate cathedrals, the city promises a true Georgia experience.
Day Trips Outside of Savannah GA
Are you looking for a day excursion while staying at the Hamilton-Turner Inn? No problem. We have several nearby travel destinations that you’ll want to explore during your stay. South Carolina is just minutes away if you want to check out some of the local history or go to Hilton Head Island where they have fun beaches and shops. Or if you want to see where the locals go especially on a hot summer day, visit Tybee Island, a small beach town with a wide array of shops and attractions. We’d be happy to help you plan your mini-adventure!
Hilton Head Island, SC
A lowcountry resort town located on an island of the same name in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA. It is 20 miles north of Savannah, Georgia The island gets its name from Captain William Hilton. In 1663, Captain Hilton identified a headland near the entrance to Port Royal Sound, which he named “Hilton’s Head” after himself. The island has a rich history that started with seasonal occupation by native Americans thousands of years ago, and continued with European exploration and the Sea Island Cotton trade. It became an important base of operations for the Union blockade of the Southern ports during the Civil War. Once the island fell to Union troops, hundreds of ex-slaves flocked to Hilton Head, which is still home to many ‘native islanders’, many of whom are descendants of freed slaves known as the Gullah (or Geechee) who have managed to hold onto much of their ethnic and cultural identity.
Dafuskie Island, GA
Located between Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head, South Carolina is Daufuskie Island. This five mile stretch of land is known for its white, sandy beaches, historical landmarks (such as ancient piles of oyster shells that symbolize the residents’ love of the food), and being cut off from the surrounding Low Country. Accessible only by boat or ferry from Savannah or Hilton Head, Daufuskie’s main mode of transportation is golf cart. A trip to this island offers visitors the chance to step back in time, disconnect, and reconnect with family and friends. Most native residents are descendants of freed slaves, who have made their living from the abundance that the water has to offer. The water also holds many activities for visitors from kayaking to sailing, crabbing to fishing charters, cycling tours to picnics on the beach: Daufuskie Island is a community steeped in nature.
Tybee Island, GA
Tybee Island, also known as Savannah Beach, is an easily accessible barrier island located just 18 miles away from the Hostess City of the South, historic Savannah, Georgia. Savannah’s Beach is an amazing tourist destination that has something to offer every vacationer. Rich in both history and natural beauty, Tybee Island is also famous for its diverse cuisine and a variety of exciting recreational activities.
After its founding in 1852, Bluffton became a popular location for wealthy Savannah merchants and plantation owners. Following the Tariff of 1842, Bluffton became a hotbed of separatist sentiment. In 1844 the Bluffton Movement, a protest against federal taxes, birthed the secession movement and led South Carolina to be the first state to leave the Union. Located just across the bridge from Hilton Head Island, Bluffton is a quaint, charming town. Antebellum homes, historic churches and unique shops line the moss-shaded streets of Bluffton’s downtown historic district, offering a taste of Lowcountry living.