Go to Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Then check in to your hotel. (Key to a success weekend trip is to stay in downtown Savannah so you can walk most places.) Walk to a couple squares and parks and then to River Street and find a great place to eat on the water. Walk around after dinner and browse shops on river street and maybe get some candy at River Street Sweets! Make sure to checkout some of the fun places lite up at night like Leopolds Ice Cream and Savannah Theater they both have cool neon signs that look awesome at night.
On day two drive out to Fort Pulaski and Tybee Island. I would recommend checking the Fort Pulaski website and see if there are any reenactments or Civil War demonstrations going on and what time they are at. I think they have guided tours everyday at 1130am. After that drive out to Tybee Island and stop at The Crab Shack for lunch. Then drive to the lighthouse and climb it and also play on the beach. Shelling is great we even found some starfish. After that drive back into downtown Savannah. I would recommend getting some ice cream at Leopolds in the afternoon between lunch and dinner. The line will be pretty long but not as long as after dinner. Take your ice cream and walk down to river street and take the free tag boat ferry across the river to see Savannah from the other side. For dinner I would recommend going to Tequila's Town it is a great Mexican Restaurant. (If you are feeling that.) If not there are other great restaurants on river street.
On day three I would recommend going to the Wormsloe Plantation around 9am when they open. It is the best to go early because there will be less people and you'll have more space to do whatever you want. After the plantation I would drive to Bonaventure Cemetery and check it out. It is a huge old cemetery with so many old gravestones (obviously this trip requires a car so if your driving then no problem but if you fly into Savannah then I would recommend renting a car.) Get lunch in the Starland district- Green Truck Pub as really good reviews but the Sly's Sliders and Flies is really good as well. Make sure to check out Forsyth Park! And on your last day make sure to go on a ghost tour.
Cotton Exchange Tavern
The Crab Shack (Tybee Island)
Sly's Sliders and Fries
Leopolds Ice Cream
River Street Sweets
Small drives from downtown Savannah:
Tybee Island Light
Tybee Island beaches
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Downtown Savannah things to do:
Ghost tour (MUST!!!)
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Walk most or all of the squares
Take the free tug boat ferry across the river and back
Things I would do/eat if I went back:
Old Fort Jackson
Wiley's Champion BBQ
Green Truck Pub
Go on another ghost tour
Stay at the Thunderbird motel
View more details from our Savannah trip within each blog post. Day 1. Day 2. Day 3 w/ a video. Wormsloe Plantation. Tybee Island. Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.