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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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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The storied coastline of historic Savannah, Georgia, and Tybee Island is home to a rich past. With one of the largest historic districts in the country, this history can be found in many locations and homes throughout the area. Therefore, the coastal charm of quaint cottages and weathered bricks of antique quarters offers guests a real peak into the past. Your trip should be one-for-the-record-books, so choose a historic home to make your vacation dreams come true.
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“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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There are so many exciting things to do and experience on Tybee Island. The icing on the cake: many of the activities are free! Below is a list of our top 10 free activities on Tybee Island.
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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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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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