There is a lot to do in the coastal Georgia area. Here are a few favorites from "veteran Marne spouses". We, in no way, benefit from our endorsement of these activities.
Savannah is about a 45 minute drive northeast of post.
Forsyth Park has the iconic fountain, two playgrounds, and a splash pad during the summer months.
Vinnie Van Go-Gos: City Market, pizza, cash only.
Leopold's: Broughton Street, ice cream
The Olde Pink House: Abercorn Street, fancy dining.
Fiddler's Crab House: River Street, sea food, casual dining.
We have several islands close to Fort Stewart that have a lot to offer in terms of culture, activities, and learning.
Jekyll Island is about an hour and fifteen minutes south of post. It has dog-friendly beaches, a water park, and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. It costs $6 to get on the island, but then parking is free in most places.
Tybee Island is about an hour and fifteen minutes northeast of post. It is east of Savannah. Fort Pulaski and Tybee Island Lighthouse provide some history behind the island. It also offers beaches, restaurants, sea kayaking (Sea Kayak Georgia), dolphin tours, etc. It is free to get on the island, but parking costs money. Bring quarters just in case you find a spot on the street.
There are plenty of activities right in our own back yard.
Hinesville has an art center with art classes.
Rosenhof German Restaurant: downtown area
Pooler is about 45 minutes North of post, directly off of I-95. The Tanger Outlets and the airport will draw your eye to Pooler, but there is a whole lot more to this area!
Right off of 95 between Richmond Hill and Pooler is the Mighty Eighth Airforce Museum. (You will see an airplane and chapel from the highway)