Thanksgiving Day is probably one of the best times of the year to enjoy life and share happiness with the people that we really care for. In Savannah, it's the time when people simply gather together for a day of laughter, sports camaraderie, food exploration and more. Whether you're an outdoor fun seeker or a simple event participant, you would surely find something in our list that will catch your fancy.

Here are the best things that you can do in Savannah during this year's Thanksgiving event.

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1. Thanksgiving Day Dinner Cruise

When: Thursday, November 23 at 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Where: Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 E River Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Enjoy a sumptuous Traditional Southern Holiday Buffet along with Live Entertainment on this day of cruising up and down the breathtaking Savannah River. This 2-hour cruise will open its doors to boarding passengers at 11:30 a.m. and start sailing at 12:30 p.m. Fare is at $67.95 for adults and at $43.95 for children (ages 5 to 12). Children who are 4 and under are absolutely FREE! It is required to make advanced reservations for those who are interested to take the cruise.


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2. 9Th Annual United Way Turkey Trot

When: Thursday, November 23 at 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Where: Daffin Park, 1500 E. Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31404

Presented by SouthCoast Health, this annual event, now in its 9th year, is expecting the participation of more than 1,300 experienced runners and amateur weekend athletes. The race route, which stretches up to 4 miles and includes a Kids K as well as a Diaper Dash, will start at Daffin Park. From the park, athletes shall head straight to the picturesque Washington Avenue then go racing to the Chatham Sheriff's Police Memorial Drive before wrapping it up at Daffin Park. All participants are encouraged to join the post-race awards ceremony which includes beverages, food, and local vendors.


3. Give Thanks And Feel The BURN

When: Thursday, November 23 at 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Where: Sommer Time Fitness, 178 Basswood Drive, Savannah, GA 31407

Zumba fans, here's your chance to shake your tail feather at this hour and a half Zumba event that's hosted by Sommer Time Fitness. You can just pop in on the stated schedule and register for the price of $10.


4. Thanksgiving Dinner In Savannah

When: Thursday, November 23 at 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Where: Belford's Savannah Seafood and Steaks, 315 W Saint Julian Street, Savannah, GA 31401

On Thanksgiving Day, Belford's Savannah is serving a casual fine dining meal that includes the well-loved Seafood and Steaks. The meal costs $49.99 for every person.


5. Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery Thanksgiving Dinner

When: Thursday, November 23 at 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Hyatt Regency Savannah, 2 W Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401

This Thanksgiving dinner will feature a Family Style menu that will surely satisfy anyone's palate. It will include Baby Spinach Salad with Roasted Pear, Walnuts, Asher Blue Cheese, Pomegranate Dressing; Roasted Golden Beets, Georgia Goat Cheese, Pistachios, Cider Vinegar Dressing; Herb Roasted Free Range Turkey, Pan Gravy, Cranberry Sauce; Traditional Savory Sage Stuffing; Whipped Yukon Gold Potato; Green Bean Casserole; Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti Sauce; Sweet Potato and Pecan Pie; and Bakery Butter Rolls.


6. Grand Thanksgiving Buffet 

When: Thursday, November 23 at 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: The Pirates' House, 20 E Broad Street, Savannah, GA 31401 

Have a gastronomic adventure at this grand buffet that features a menu of totally delectable dishes fit for kids and adults alike. Some of the dishes you can expect include salads, seafood, main entrees, sides, desserts and items that are prepared specifically for the kids. You can call Host Stand at 912-233-5757 to make reservations.


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