Old US-80 comes into Savannah on Louisville Road, past the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport on the northwest edge of town. The old road turns into Bay Street for the final approach, then runs south across the historic downtown area before turning east onto Victory Drive, which runs along the southern foot of Savannah, then across to the barrier islands. If you’d rather save Savannah for another day, you can follow I-16 and Victory Drive around the south side of downtown.
The drive east from Savannah to the Atlantic Ocean passes by the beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery, a stately Civil War fort, and a number of picturesque fishing villages on its way across the serene marshlands, where a maze of small rivers and creeks weaves through the tall green reeds. Fishing boats bob along the tidal waters as they head off to harvest shrimp and oysters.