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Savannah with an 11 year old-- what should we do?

Savannah with an 11 year old-- what should we do?

Feb 16th, 2009, 03:20 PM
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Savannah with an 11 year old-- what should we do?

We are headed to Savannah this weekend for a competition that my son is participating in. It looks like we will have some time to see Savannah on Saturday afternoon and then again on Sunday. What do you recommend we do? My son loves sports and is very interested in American history. We also enjoy doing "active" activities. (and mom loves to go antiquing-- not sure this will go over well w/ son).

Also we will eat on our own on Friday and Saturday evening. My son loves seafood and is well behaved. Any recommendations for good restaurants?

Thanks.
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Feb 16th, 2009, 03:36 PM
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Go out towards Tybee Island and see Ft. Pulaski for one thing.

I bet he'd also love eating at the ancient Pirate House -- surprisingly good food. If they do the lunch buffet on Saturday, it's a great deal.
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Feb 16th, 2009, 06:08 PM
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We enjoyed eating at the Crab Shack on Tybee Island- sort of cheese-tastic with tiki hut type decor and great crab claws to crack. I found the holes in the middle of the tables with trash cans underneath to push your shells into a hoot.

The Bonaventure Cemetary, immortalized in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, is gorgeous and fascinating. Sort of macabre walking around reading tombstones but also very historically interesting and the scenery is truly lovely.
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Feb 16th, 2009, 07:03 PM
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how far is tybee island from savannah? we will just have maybe three hours each day.
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Feb 18th, 2009, 09:27 AM
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any suggestions for what to do?
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Feb 18th, 2009, 10:04 AM
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I don't remember Tybee Island being that far from Savannah proper, but I don't know about traffic/time of day.
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