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Activities for Savannah Wedding Guests

Ideas for keeping every wedding guest entertained for the whole wedding weekend in Savannah.

Photo: Cindy Roberts

Of course, your wedding is the main attraction of the weekend, but out-of-town guests who are spending more than just one night in town will have some extra time on their hands. Tell them about the best Savannah has to offer. Not sure? Here's our local guide for each common guest type.

For Your College Crew

Creepy Crawl
Your friends will enjoy a double dose of spirits on Savannah Tours' Creepy Pub Crawl. They'll hoof it through some of the city's most historic haunts while listening to spooky tales and sipping on tasty brews. Walking shoes required! This $15 tour lasts approximately 2 ½ hours and they also offer group rates. But bring along a little extra cash for the wait staff, because gratuities are not included. Savannah Tours by Foot, (912) 238-3843, SavannahTours.com/creepycrawl.html

Jazz'd Tapas Bar
Described as "industrial chic", this multi-award winning bar is an unexpected surprise, located in the basement of the historic Kress Building, beneath the GAP. The traditional Spanish menu, specialty martinis, and live music make it an experience you won't soon forget. Catch their live entertainment on Tuesday through Sunday. Jazz'd Tapas Bar, (912) 236-1600, JazzdSavannah.com

Jet Ski & Watersports
If your friends are up for more of an extreme experience, they can tour the region's waterways on jet skis, just minutes from Savannah. Rent a vehicle from Tybee Jet Ski & Watersports and buzz around the Atlantic for amazing views of the Tybee Island, lighthouses, and maybe even a few dolphins. Jet skis are $89 per hour; jet boats are $185 for the first hour and $95 for each additional hour. Tybee Jet Ski & Watersports, (877) 953-8754, TybeeJetSki.com

For the PG Crowd

UGA Aquarium
Looking for a wallet-friendly way to entertain the whole family during your destination wedding? The UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Island is affordable, educational and entertaining. You'll get to see all the different habitats and animals that live along Georgia's coast. This aquarium boasts 200 live animals, representing 50 species of native fish, turtles, and invertebrates. Admission is free for children under 3, costs just $4 for ages 13 to adults, and $2 for seniors, military members and children under 12. The UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium, (912) 598-2496, Marex.UGA.edu/aquarium/publicAquarium.html

Dolphin Magic
If your guests are itching to get out on the water, direct them to the area's largest dolphin watching vessel for a magical experience. First they'll cruise Savannah's historic riverfront, then they'll set sail to watch the Bottlenose dolphins play around historic Tybee Beach. Cruises last an hour-and-a-half, but are subject to change if the weather gets bad, so keep an eye on the forecast. Adults pay $27.10, kids 12 and under are $13.55, and babies 2 and under get in free. Dolphin Magic, (912) 897-4990, Dolphin-Magic.com

Savannah Dan Walking Tours
Grab the kids and take a scenic and educational stroll through historic Savannah with a true southern gentleman. Savannah Dan not only speaks the language of the South, he knows all of its secrets! Make a sweet stop at Leopold's Ice Cream and take a family photo at the bench where Forrest Gump sat, waiting for the bus. Dan will even take the photo for you! $15 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. Savannah, (912) 398-3777, SavannahDan.com

For the Couples

Lu lu' s Chocolate Bar
For a sweet escape from all of the chaos surrounding your event, sneak out for a date night at Lulu's. This unique concept combines decadent confections and scrumptious martinis made from a variety of liquid chocolate liqueurs. Go on a night when there's a live band, or sit back and enjoy the retro tunes from the jukebox. The glamorous ambience and lip licking concoctions will be just the break you need. Get there between 5pm and 8pm and enjoy Happy Hour with $7 martinis and $3 wells. Lulu's Chocolate bar, (866) 461-8681, LulusChocolateBar.net

City Market
Wind down with a stroll through Savannah's serene City Market with historic treasures and secrets behind old doors and remote staircases. This romantic setting is perfect for a day of shopping and dining with your sweetie. A schedule of their seasonal events and activities is available online. City Market, (912) 232-4903, SavannahCityMarket.com

Poseidon Spa
Indulge in a few hours of wedding worry-free relaxation at The Poseidon Spa in the historic Mansion on Forsyth Park. They can hook stressed-out couples up with massages, facials, steam showers, and even a 24-hour cardio fitness facility. Poseidon Spa at Mansion on Forsyth Park, (912) 721-5004, MansiononForsythPark.com/poseidonspa/

For the Ones Who Still Pinch Your Cheeks

Civil War Savannah
If your guests are history buffs, but not interested in walking in the heat, how about a trip through time on an air-conditioned bus? They'll see the final resting places of General's like William T. Sherman and drive down the streets where Robert E. Lee and Joe Johnston once strolled. Morning and early afternoon tours cost $19 for adults. There are even complimentary pickups, if your guests are staying in the Historic District. Hospitality Tours, (912) 233-0119, SavannahGA.net/tours/civilwarsavannah.html

The Lady & Sons
If your guests plan to be in town for a while, they're going to need a good ol' southern meal. The Lady & Sons has a delicious assortment of comfort foods, like fried chicken and macaroni and cheese. Get there for lunch or dinner and dig into their yummy South-inspired buffet. The Lady & Sons, (912) 233-2600, LadyAndSons.com

Carriage Tours
A comfortable, steady, horse-drawn carriage is the perfect way to take in the nostalgic streets of Savannah. The licensed tour guides are well versed in the regional history and all of the spooky ghost tales that make this area so unique. Take a public tour for $20 a person, or a private couples' tour for $95. Historic Savannah Carriage Tours, (912) 443-9333, SavannahCarriage.com

-- Carrie Chambers