Savannah is in the perfect place in the state to be able to take a quick trip to another neighboring state for the day. If you want to get out of the city for a few hours, there are many places you can get a new experience by visiting new destinations.

All you need is a full tank of gas and some great tunes to take fun day trip from Savannah to one of these many places. 

Dixie Speedway

Distance: 3 hours and 55 minutes 

Price: $15

Address: 150 Dixie Dr. Woodstock, GA 30189

Why you should go: This location sits on over 150 acres and seats over 5,000 people. You can watch motorcycles and cars race around the huge dirt track. Bring a cooler full of drinks and some rowdy friends for a great time. 

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Sea Island Spa

Distance: 1 hour and 27 minutes 

Price: Check their website 

Address: 100 Cloister Dr suite 100, Sea Island, GA 31561

Why you should go: After spending the day at Sea Island beach or just a rough day, the Sea Island Spa offers amenities that will make you feel like royalty. It features a Eucalyptus-infused steam room, a Mineral pool bath, a Garden atrium and a variety of themed massage rooms. 

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Mercier Orchards

Distance: 4 hours 

Price: Free to visit 

Address: 8660 Blue Ridge Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Why you should go: Located in the Blue Ridge mountains, Mercier Orchards grows strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, plums, nectarines and apples. You can pick these right off the trees; this makes for a fun summer activity. 

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Daufuskie Island 

Distance: 1 hour and 30 minutes 

Price: $17.50

Address: Daufuskie Island, South Carolina 29915

Why you should go: You can only get to this destination by boat. You will feel like you have stepped back in time as you arrive on the island with old oak trees, Spanish moss hanging everywhere and elegant homes. The beaches are filled with white sand and tranquility. 

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The Battery in Charleston 

Distance: 2 hours 

Price: Free!

Address: East Battery at Murray Blvd, Charleston, SC 29401

Why you should go: Sitting on the south shores of Charleston, the Battery is a seawall that was created many years ago. You can see the beautiful beach and beach houses on this street and admire the majestic architecture. 

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Catty Shack Ranch

Distance: 1 hour and 50 minutes 

Price: $10

Address: 1860 Starratt Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226

Why you should go: At this non-profit wildlife sanctuary in Jacksonville, Florida, you will find endangered large cats living in their forever home.

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Hilton Head

Distance: 1 hour and 10 minutes 

Price: Free! 

Address: 1N Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Why you should go: Coligny Beach on Hilton Head Island is free to visit. You will be able to pick a spot on the large beach to sit and relax. There are also many seafood restaurants to choose from for dinner and different local shops you can explore. 

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If you are looking to stay in the state, here are a few destinations in South Georgia to take during the summer. Whether you are looking for a small day trip, or a longer one, there is sure to be a little something at every destination for you and your friends. 

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