Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island: Get up-close and personal with some of the state’s most fascinating reptiles in the interactive exhibit gallery at this state-of-the-art hospital for sea turtles.
Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island: At one of the island’s most photographed spots, visitors can’t resist walking among the eerie sun-bleached trees that lie on the barrier island’s north end. Visit at dusk, when sunsets tend to be spectacular.
East Beach, St. Simons Island: Enjoy sun, surf and sand along this wide beach. Not into the water? It’s an ideal spot for biking at low tide, too.
Savannah History Museum: Explore the city’s rich history, which dates back to 1733. Exhibits cover everything from the life of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low to the iconic bench from the movie Forrest Gump.
Leopold’s Ice Cream, Savannah: An institution since 1919, this scoop shop’s walls are lined with photos of famous fans like Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez and Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Pin Point Heritage Museum, Savannah: The museum celebrates the Gullah Geechee community, founded in 1896 by freedmen after the Civil War, by sharing insight about the community’s language, religion, stories and foodways.
Use Georgia’s capital city as a jumping-off point for civil rights and presidential history, plus one unbelievable natural wonder.