Savannah Bound

4 Hour Insider Itinerary

Independence National Park

Park downtown near Bay Street, grab a Georgia peach sangria or a local craft beer to go (you can take drinks to go as long as they are in a plastic cup) and take a walking tour of the historic district. The oldest city in Georgia is home to the country’s first planned streets and some amazing architecture. Each of the historic district’s green squares tells a different story. Complete with fountains, statues and mansions, each square is unique.

Make sure to visit one of Savannah’s landmarks – beautiful Forsyth Park, enjoy the breathtaking view of Spanish moss covered trees and take a picture of the famous fountain. A stop along historic River Street is a must. Grab lunch at one of Savannah’s favorite restaurants or pubs and feast on some good ol’ southern cooking.

Stay awhile and enjoy some live music along this lively cobblestone street. After lunch take a walking ghost tour of Savannah or if you are feeling really brave, wait until dusk to seek out the spirits. Known as one of America’s most haunted cities, walk the streets past haunted mansions, bed & breakfasts, cemeteries and parks filled with Spanish moss covered trees. You may just leave a believer.

If you aren’t too spooked, stick around and peruse the trendy shops and boutiques for a perfect souvenir to remember your day trip in sweet, charming Savannah. On your way out of town be sure to step your toes in the sand on Tybee Island. This uniquely charmed island is just 20 minutes from the historic district. Considered as Savannah’s beach, stop by to enjoy sea breezes, historic forts, and an old lighthouse. Leave wishing you could stay for 4 days, not 4 hours. A trip back to Savannah is a must!

 

Diners & Drive–Ins

Lady and Sons

Cuisine: Hey Y’all! Put some south in your mouth at Paula Dean’s famous restaurant loved by tourists and locals. Enjoy a true taste of the south with fried chicken, collard greens, fried green tomatoes and black eyed peas.

102 West Congress Street, Savannah, GA 31401 | Get Directions
(912) 233–2600
www.ladyandsons.com/

Wiley’s BBQ

Cuisine: Named Savannah’s best BBQ, feast on some redneck nachos and a sampler basket full of meat. The tiny room is always packed and often there is a line out the door. Don’t leave without trying the beef brisket.

4700 U.S. 80 Savannah, GA 31410 | Get Directions
(912) 201–3529
www.wileyschampionshipbbq.com/

Clary’s Café

Cuisine: This quaint southern cafe is a Savannah tradition, beloved by locals as well as visitors. It’s not fancy, but its quirkiness is all part of its charm.

404 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA 31401 | Get Directions
(912) 233–0402
www.claryscafe.com/

The Diner on Abercorn

Cuisine: This diner is true Americana, open 24 hours and serves up whatever you are craving whether it is breakfast, burgers or desert.

7202 Abercorn Street Savannah, GA 31406 | Get Directions
(912) 356–5877
www.dineronabercorn.com/

Leopold’s Ice Cream

Cuisine: One of America’s best ice cream shops. The secret family recipe makes this ice cream to die for. Try butter pecan ice cream, made with Georgia pecans or the Girl Scout thin mint cookie ice cream (Savannah is the home of the Girl Scouts after all.)

212 East Broughton Street Savannah, GA 31401 | Get Directions
(912) 234–4442
www.leopoldsicecream.com/

 

Best Running Routes

Start at Fleet Feet

Around Daffin Park and back

Mileage: 4.5 miles

Forsyth Park

One mile around the park, make it as long as you would like!

Rails to Trail

Path in Tybee Island – along the water, lined with palm trees, 6 miles

Mileage: 6 miles

Skidaway Trail

Skidaway Island State Park

Mileage: 4 miles