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16 Things to do in Statesboro, Georgia

Come enjoy life at a slow southern pace. Statesboro is a small town, with a down home atmosphere.

The Daily Grind
The Daily Grind is one of Statesboro’s busy coffee shops. It must be noted that this dainty café offers more than just freshly brewed coffee and brunch items. The Daily Grind serves the most excellent, unforgettable cheesecake that you absolutely must try! As you take one small taste, the dessert melts in your mouth and leaves you longing for just one more bite. The cheesecake is made by Lazar Oglesby, owner and chef of Honey Catering. You must stop by the cozy coffee shop located on Savannah Avenue to enjoy a sweet, sweet experience while you are in town.

Sarah Jenkins at Daily Grind in Statesboro enjoying Honey cheesecake image

441 Public Kitchen & Bar
Are you look for an unforgettable culinary experience? Set your GPS to 441 South Main Street and keep an eye out for Seni, the chef and owner; this culinary enthusiast will help you select your entrée and keep you entertained for the entire night.

Dingus Magee’s
On Tuesday night you can find all of the college bar goers at the legendary Dingus Magee’s. There is no way your parents can get mad about you heading to the bar on a school night… they most likely sat in the same corner booth many years ago. Be sure you catch beer and wings on Tuesday as well as first and second happy hour in the fun atmosphere of this casual college bar. Expect lots of Georgia Southern students, the bar is located just steps away from the Georgia Southern University campus. Oh and if you are into bar food, try their buffalo chicken quesadilla. First happy hour is from 5 to 7 with BOGO appetizers.

Student at Georgia Southern's Dingus Magee's imageEno in Sweet Heart Circle
Are you just looking to kick back and relax? Did you bring your eno hammock to town? Join in on the relaxation on Sweetheart Circle. The beautiful circle is filled hammocks of every color year-round.

Eno in Sweet Heart Circle of Georgia Southern University image

Meinhardt Vineyards and Winery- Festival
Veni, Vidi, Vino? That’s right! I came, I saw, I drank. Nestled just beyond the city limits on Kennedy Pond Road, is Meinhardt Vineyard and Winery. Take a tour, enjoy free tastings, relax, and enjoy wine and cheese Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. or Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wine and friends make a great blend! In addition, Meinhardt also hosts their annual Grape Stomp and Muscsdine Festival where, guests can stomp the grapes with their bare feet to see how wine us to be made.

TMT Farms Christmas Lights Display
If you want to experience Christmas in Dixie then TMT Farms Christmas Lights Display is the way to go. Celebrate your holidays by visiting this free attraction. The farm can be found at 16658 Old River Rd, just 17 miles outside of Statesboro. Drive through a mile of spectacular twinkling lights and holiday scenes. You will not want to miss out on this winter wonderland. The display begins at dark and ends at 11:30 p.m. TNT farms accepts non-perishable food items and monetary donations to be given to families in need during the holiday season.

Jacob’s Produce
Looking to get your hands a little dirty? Head away from the city and to the farm. Spend your morning in the patch picking a fresh bucket of juicy, red strawberries at Jacob’s Produce off Scarboro highway in Rocky Ford. Fields are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.. You can find a variety of other fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables coming in daily at the farm. So stock up on your fresh produce next time you are in Statesboro. Produce season begins in April and continues through early September. Strawberries start off the season and are gone by the end of May.

Shenanigans is the Georgia Southern College students go to nightclub. With a cage to dance in, flashing lights and thumping DJ, this club can be seen packed with young party goers. You can find this popular club located across from Georgia Southern University, at the “Plaza.” Park at the plaza and walk from bar to bar as locals do.

Cypress Lake
Cypress Lake, in Southern Bulloch County offers a tranquil escape on the water for nature enthusiast. This 258-acre lake located just 6.3 miles from Statesboro is perfect for anglers and paddlers to explore. Fishing enthusiast can find a variety of pole-bending fish including warmouth, catfish, largemouth bass, bream, bluegill and crappie here. Just make sure you aren’t on private property. Canoeists and kayakers can join in on the outdoor fun as well, as they get up close and personal with the cypress tress draped with Spanish moss. Enjoy the day surrounded by peaceful natural beauty; this serene, cypress filled lake is the perfect South Georgia retreat.

Georgia Southern students kayaking in Cypress Lake image


Baygall Sporting Clays
Spring is a great time to enjoy the great outdoors in Bulloch County. Get your guns and visit Baygall located in Northern Bulloch County. This sporting clay range offers 15 station course as well as a 20 target archery outdoor, a 5-Stand, Wobble Trap and a Regulation Skeet Field. The coarse is located on an active farm overlooking fields and ponds. Be sure to remember to bring your own gun as well as cash or a check to pay!

Eagle Creek Brewing Company
Eagle Creek Brewing Company is perfect for those of you who don’t “Don’t Fear the Foam!” Statesboro’s first craft brewery is located in the beautiful downtown area. Thirsty customers should stop by the taproom to try our delicious, Statesboro-born brews created with the best ingredients. This full production brewery offers tours and tastings to the public with live music from local artists. Buy a souvenir pint glass and receive tickets for up to six complimentary 5-ounce tastings during a two-hour tour. Tours and tastings are only $10, perfect for a college budget. Tour and tasting are Wednesday through Saturday. Join in on the fun for open mic night on Wednesday and trivia night on Thursday.

The Ogeechee River
Weather you plan to fish, hunt ducks, or simply take a canoe and kayak trip, the Ogeechee River is a great place to spend an afternoon outdoors. Put a boat in one of the many landings or stay along the banks; anyone with a fishing license can fish legally along the banks of public rivers. Enjoy the scenic views of high bluffs and wildlife as you drift down the river that runs wild across the flat land of Bulloch County. Take a nine mile trip from Williams Landing to Oliver Bridge or a six mile trip from Highway 301 to Williams Landing.

Sarah Jenkins on a rope swing at the Ogeechee River in Rocky Ford, Georgia image


Georgia Southern University Botanical Garden
With free admission, the Georgia Southern Botanical Garden offers a glimpse of the unique culture of the Southeastern Coastal Plain. Watch history bloom as you view many endangered plant and lush gardens on the 11-acre historical site centered on an early 20th century farmstead. 

Starling Adventures
Become one with nature. For those interested in the sport of hunting, Starling Adventures offers quail hunts, pheasant tower shoots and guided inshore flounder gigging trips! Join captain Jeff on the Georgia coast on his flounder gigging trips available April through the end of November.

Doo-Dah Dance and Step Show
Watch Georgia Southern’s talented student organizations compete as they dance, step and shake it to the music! Each year on the Thursday of Homecoming GSU hosts “Doo-dah” at 7 p.m. in Hanner Field House. Be sure to arrive at least an hour early. This show is very popular through out the campus and there will likely be a line stretching across the parking lot with limited tickets available at the door.

Statesboro Paintball
Battle it our and enjoy an awesome round of paintball with your friends at Statesboro Paintball located inside the Statesboro Flea Market. With over 60,000 square feet this indoor paintball arena offers a perfect indoor recreational escape during the cold winter months.

16 Things to do in Statesboro, Georgia

Sara Burke

Georgia Southern University | 3 stories

Sara is a Senior Public Relations major at Georgia Southern University with the big plans of pursuing a career in event planning on the east coast after graduation. With a strong passion and affection for others, Sara fell in love with traveling while she was studying abroad in Italy during the summer of 2014. She believes that traveling gives you the opportunity to experience and be consumed by another culture, thus teaching one to appreciate and respect individual differences. She believes that smiles are contagious and coffee is a life essential. Follow Sara’s many adventures of exploring God’s masterpiece on Instagram and Twitter (@sarahelenb ).

3 responses to “16 Things to do in Statesboro, Georgia”

  1. Jim says:

    All of cypress lake is privately owned. If you’re there without permission of a lake owner, you’re trespassing.

  2. Hey, Thanks for the shout out for Baygall Sporting Clays and our neighbors! Also, thanks for recognizing all of the local homegrown businesses and landmarks. We have enjoyed getting to know numerous GSU students and organizations through the years.

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