Gear up for outdoor adventure, fun-packed weekends and sporting action in a city brimming with Southern charm and hospitality
It won’t take you long to figure out that the good people of Statesboro like to have fun. Set up home in this friendly city in Georgia and you’ll be in easy reach of acres and acres of green space ranging from parks and gardens to vast reserves and woodlands. Get on your bike each morning and cycle along Blind Willie McTell Trail from downtown to campus. Picnic in the park’s pavilions, or take to the skies and go skydiving with local experts, The Jumping Place.
Surrounded by farmlands, Statesboro celebrates it’s fresh and local produce. Visit local wineries like Meinhardt Vineyards and go on a tasting tour, and shop for fresh fruit and veg to go with your next grill at the town’s busy farmers’ markets. Pack a lunch and head to nearby Blackwater Preserve where you can go fishing, hiking, canoeing or kayaking. Come back to town as evening falls and fill up on steak at 40 East Grill or noodles at Coconut Thai Cuisine & Asian Fusion Restaurant.
Spend Sundays relaxing in the Garden of the Coastal Plain, Georgia Southern University’s beautiful botanic garden filled with blooming azaleas and camellias. Finish off your assignment in the library then take a stroll through the charming historic downtown streets. Stop to do some shopping or check out art at The Averitt Center for the Arts, or take things really slow and linger with a coffee and your books in one of the town’s outstanding bakeries and cafés.