How To Get Around Tybee Island

Tybee Island is a smaller island at only three miles long and one mile wide so you can walk to any destination on the island. However, if you prefer a faster mode of transportation, bicycles, scooters, golf carts and taxis will get you there quicker and with less effort.  You can travel to the beach with ease or to any of Tybee’s local restaurants or shops. The following are a few of our recommended modes of transportation.

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The Shops at Tybee Oaks

Tybee Oaks is one of Tybee’s hidden gems. It is a collection of funky one of a kind local shops that are right off Tybee’s main road, Highway 80.  Everyone passes it on their way on and off the island.  Whether you’re looking for a bite to eat, a great cup of hot or iced coffee or a unique shopping experience this is the place to visit.. Tybee Oak’s businesses are all about keeping it local….local items, local music and local owners.

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History of Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day

What’s the Big Deal with the Savannah St. Patty’s Day?

In the beginning, thirteen members of the local Hibernian Society, the country’s oldest Irish society, raised funds and invited local Irishmen to parade through the streets. This first public procession took place in 1824. Yet it was not until 1870 that the first true and recognizable St. Patrick’s Day parade in Savannah was created and it had bands and even a “Grand Marshal.” 

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Local Author Feature: Mary Kay Andrews

My Tybee Island

By Mary Kay Andrews

A long-ago hot Savannah summer with no air conditioning first brought me to the beaches of Tybee with our infant daughter in tow, but the island’s many charms have been calling me back for nearly four decades. These days, Tybee isn’t just my family’s home away from home—we own two fully-restored vintage beach houses here—but the island always supplies me with inspiration for my books.   

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Top Historic Homes – History lives here!

The beautiful, storied coastline of Tybee Island is home to a rich tradition of Southern Charm and history.  Both Tybee and Savannah have a very unique history that can be seen in its historic locations, attractions, and homes. From restored homes dating back to the 1790’s to quaint cottages with a coastal charm that helped establish Tybee Island, we have something for the History Buff in you. Make your next vacation one-to-remember, and chose a Historic Home to make your vacation dreams come true.

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Must Do Tybee Island Activities for Kids – Young and Old!

“There are not seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.”   Walt Streightiff

When traveling it can be tricky at times to find fun and educational kid-friendly activities but we here at TVR are here to make that search much easier for you. We have put together a list of fun Tybee Island kid-friendly activities that can be found in both Savannah and on Tybee Island that range from bike riding to learning about Georgia’s unique wildlife to even watch the local bottlenose dolphins swim and play. All of these activities are sure to please the young – and the young at heart!

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Girls Weekend on Tybee Island

A Girl’s Guide to Tybee Wine Festival

Isn’t it time for a temporary escape to the beach, filled with delectable delights paired with elegant wines, sunshine, warmth and all the laughter and frivolity one can muster up? Wouldn’t it be nice to take a break from the monotony of real life, your hectic job, the kids, the chores, the husband? It is time for a girls trip! Gather your girls from near and far for a fun getaway together. Prepare yourself for some Tybee Time. Clear your calendar and pack your bags. Plan to come to Tybee for the Tybee Island Wine Festival.

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Kid Friendly Museums

Kids just want to have fun and explore the world! On your next family trip to Tybee Island or Savannah, visit a local museum to learn, explore and be creative. Both Tybee Island and Savannah have some amazing kid friendly museums that are great for all ages and learning styles. So grab the kids, pack some snacks, and visit one or all of these great museums.

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