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Top 5 Places To Run In Savannah

October 22, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah’s Rock and Roll Marathon is right around the corner and people are running everywhere.  To help our guests get ready, we wanted to share with you our top 5 places to run in Savannah.

Forsyth Park – Less than 2 blocks from Azalea Inn, Forsyth is our #1 choice for stretching your legs.  Smack in the middle of Savannah’s Historic Districts, you won’t find a more beautiful place to soak in Savannah while you get your run in.  The 1 mile path around the park is under the shade of massive oak trees and takes you past Forsyth Parks iconic fountain and endless beautiful historic architecture.

Daffin Park
– Daffiin Park is located at the most southern end of Savannah’s Historic Districts on Victory Drive.  The park has 80 acres of fields, ponds, playgrounds, a dog park and Grayson Baseball Stadium.  There is a 1.5 mile paved trail around the entire park so you don’t miss a thing.

Lake Mayer
– 10 minutes from downtown Savannah is Lake Mayer Community Park on the edge of Historic Sandfly.  There is a 1.5 mile paved jogging trail and fitness course that wraps around the beautiful 35 acre lake.  Hit Sandfly after a run for great food and shopping.

McQueen Island Rails to Trails
– Take HWY 80 13 miles from downtown Savanna to the entrance of Fort Pulaski.  Park right outside the gate and lace up.  Enjoy 6 miles of trail along the Savannah River to the end of McQueen Island.

River Stree
t and the Stairs down to it – The stretch of River Street with shops, restaurants, and monuments is just under 1 mile and has a beautiful view of the Savannah River and Hutchinson Island on the other side.  Where you can make up for any lack of distance on your run is to tackle one of the staircases that leads you down to the river a few times.  It’s an adventure for some, you have to be careful, but they never disappoint the thighs.

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Dance Your Way Through Savannah: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

October 19, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Enjoy the live music and marathon events at this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Dance Your Way Through Savannah

Do you love live music? How about running for charity? If you answered “yes” to either one, join us November 8-9 for Savannah’s annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, a marathon, and half marathon, featuring bands all around the race course. Not a runner? No problem! Dance your way around Savannah during this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon! Enjoy the live entertainment and catch some of the race along the way!

Listen to the Music

Along with the marathon, there are many fantastic bands playing this year at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. Don’t miss out on a single one! You can find bands playing all along the marathon course, and some major headlining bands playing in Forsyth Park. This year, Savannah welcomes Cranford H0llow, Phillip Phillips, and Nickel Bag of Funk to the Marathon. Read on to find out more about each band and when they’ll be playing!

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Don’t miss Cranford Hollow and their Southern sound!

Don’t miss Cranford Hollow at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Cranford Hollow is the opening band for this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. Featuring a blend of Southern Rock, American Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Appalachian Fiddle Music, Cranford H0llow is sure to get the crowd dancin’!  Find them at Forsyth Park, starting at 8am until 10:30am. Listen to them here.

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Watch Phillip Phillips perform this year at the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon!

Feel at “Home” in Savannah with Phillip Phillips at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

You heard right! American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips, will be headlining at this year’s Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. With his hit single, “Home”, playing on the radio, Phillip Phillips has become a household name. Don’t miss his performance in Forsyth Park, taking place from 11am to 12:15pm. Listen to his music here.

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Groove to Nickel Bag of Funk in Forsyth Park!

Get Your Groove On at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon with Nickel Bag of Funk

Catch Nickel Bag of Funk, the closing act of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. This local band features R&B, Hip Hop, and funk, guaranteeing a fun time! Enjoy their set in Forsyth Park starting at 12:45pm to 3pm. Listen to Nickel Bag of Funk here.

Shake, Rattle, & Roll at the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Are you participating in this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, or just coming to Savannah to enjoy the music? Whichever it may be, stay with Azalea Inn & Villas. Located right next to Forsyth Park, the Azalea Inn offers quick and easy access to the weekend’s many events. Enjoy the comfort and luxury of Savannah in our bed & breakfast… you’ll need to after hours of dancing! Make your plans to stay at Azalea Inn & Villas today.

Azalea Inn and Villas, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Visit Savannah in November

July 27, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

SavfoodandwinefestNovember is the perfect time to plan a trip to the Hostess City. The cool November breezes make Savannah enjoyable for those who are not fans of the heat, but want to get away from the cold winters.

With the holiday season right around the corner, plus the beautiful weather, Savannah is humming with activities and fun for all!

When you visit Savannah in November experience music, delicious local food, wine, and live entertainment. The possibilities are endless!


Dance Your Way Through Your Visit to Savannah in November

Whether you’re a runner, a music lover, or both, The Savannah Rock-N-Roll Marathon has everything you’re looking for. Taking place November 8-9, the Savannah Rock-N-Roll Marathon features a marathon and a half marathon, as well as a variety of musical concerts along the way!

Genres include Classic rock, Country, Hip Hop, Blue Grass, Celtic and many more, providing enough variety to suit your musical tastes. The marathon and music will take place in Downtown Savannah, starting at Bay Street and finishing at Forsyth Park.

Live bands will perform along each mile of the racecourse for all to enjoy. So, bring your dancing/running shoes and join us for this rockin’ event! For more information on the Savannah Rock-N-Roll Marathon click here.


Enjoy the Savannah Food & Wine Festival When You Visit Savannah in November 

Savannah Food & Wine Festival is an annual event that combines the love of food and wine into a week long wining and dining tour of Savannah. Taking place November 10-16, The Savannah Food & Wine Festival provides nine different locations and themes to cater to the many tastes of the festival participants.

Hungry yet?

This is an event you definitely do not want to miss out on, especially if you consider yourself a foodie! Be sure to get your tickets and book your rooms, because this is one popular festival, from visitors to locals alike! Tickets and information are available online here.


Visit Savannah in November to See “A Christmas Tradition” at the Savannah Theatre

Get into the Christmas spirit with the Savannah Theatre! “A Christmas Tradition” is a festive performance, bringing you the holiday joy found in your beloved Christmas standards, with a dash of comedy and audience participation. So, brush up on Jingle Bells and join the talented Savannah Theatre for “A Christmas Tradition” from November 27- December 26. For more information and tickets click here.

We look forward to seeing you during your visit to Savannah in November!


Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Savannah’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in November

August 25, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in NovemberGet ready to rock and roll while running during Savannah’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in November.

On November 9, 2013 runners from around the country (and maybe even the world) flock to our city for one of the best marathons around.

If you love running and are itching for an amazing vacation, it’s not too late to sign up!


More Info About Savannah’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in November

Runners choose a full marathon, a half-marathon or a 2-person half-marathon relay. You can register for the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon here. From someone living here, the course will take you through some beautiful locations. Here’s the half-marathon course map:

Savannah's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in November

Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon Course Map

You can see from the map that your marathon starts near River Street in Savannah’s historic district, and winds right through the picturesque city streets. Azalea Inn & Gardens is located right near stop 6 and just a leisurely 5 minute stroll through our famous Forsyth Park from the finish line. Can it get any better? Savannah for runners is heavenly, especially in November.


 Why You Should Stay with Us During Savannah’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in November

Before and after all that running, and maybe even a whole lot of dancing, you’ll probably want to be pampered with true Southern hospitality. WE would. That’s why we think that staying with us during the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is the best choice you could make. For starters, Leoci’s restaurant is right in our backyard so you can do your pre-race carb-loading in homemade, easy-living style. Another thing, we’ve got:

  • The comfiest sheets in existence
  • A pool right in your backyard
  • Private dining utilizing the most fresh, local food in Savannah
  • 3 Course Southern Breakfast
  • So many more B&B amenities that you’d expect from a top-rated lodging provider

Did we mention that we are located a leisurely 5-minute walk from the finish line, a meandering victory stroll through Savannah’s famous Forsyth Park? A lovely and active vacation awaits you during Savannah’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in November…

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

2nd Annual Rock-n-Roll Marathon November 3, 2012

November 1, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

This was a sell-out event last year so be sure to:
(1) Register for the full or 1/2 marathon early.

(2) Secure your accommodations early at

What’s there to do in Savannah in the Fall?

September 14, 2011 by Teresa Jacobson

Stay at Azalea Inn and Gardens for the Jazz Festival

Jazz and Blues, Forsyth Park Savannah

We are often asked, “What’s there to do in Savannah?” and with a quiet smile we share, and share and share.   The quality and quantity of everyday adventures in Savannah is legend.  Our history and architecture alone justifies a 3-day submersion into culture and food and art.  If this is not enough, or you have been Savannah-friendly for a while now, we will help you find more to love about our city by honing in on some of your other interests and building an itinerary fit for you.

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