With its historic buildings, beautiful cobblestone streets, and tree-filled parks, Savannah has been called one of the most beautiful small cities in America. Owing to its history, beauty, and geography, it is a popular tourist destination — with a population of only 150,000, it attracts some 5 million visitors annually. Savannah’s highlight is the downtown area and waterfront, with 22 park squares throughout the compact historic district, each shaded by lush magnolias and filled with Greek fountains, obelisks, and statues. This is our guide to running in Savannah, Georgia.
From sightseeing runs downtown and on the riverfront to scenic paths through Savannah’s moss-covered oak tree tunnels, Savannah is also a running haven. Our highlights include a downtown, ‘historic Savannah’ tour, Forsyth and Daffin Parks, the McQueen Island Rail Trail along the Savannah river, Tybee Island Beach, and the oak-lined avenue of Wormsloe Plantation.
Travelers often combine a visit to Savannah with a tour of Charleston, SC and perhaps a visit to the resorts on Hilton Head Island and Kiawah Island – all within about 100 miles of each other. We’ve got great routes for all those spots! Note that on the north side of the river, you are in South Carolina.