Labor Day in Savannah and Tybee Island

A Perfect Coastal Getaway

Labor Day in Savannah and Tybee Island

Labor Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the last long weekend of summer, and there’s no better place to celebrate than the historic charm of Savannah combined with the beachy vibes of Tybee Island. Here’s your ultimate guide to making the most of your Labor Day in these two picturesque destinations.

Savannah: Historic Elegance and Southern Charm

1. Forsyth Park Start your Savannah adventure with a stroll through Forsyth Park. Spanning 30 acres, this lush green space is perfect for a picnic, a game of frisbee, or simply relaxing under the shade of the towering oaks draped with Spanish moss. Don’t miss the iconic Forsyth Fountain, a beautiful centerpiece that’s perfect for photos.

2. Historic District Savannah’s Historic District is a must-see, with its cobblestone streets, historic homes, and beautiful squares. Take a walking tour to learn about the city’s rich history, or hop on a trolley for a guided tour that covers all the highlights.

3. River Street This bustling waterfront area is lined with shops, galleries, and restaurants. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Savannah River, watch the boats pass by, and explore the unique boutiques and art galleries. River Street is also a great spot for enjoying local seafood and Southern cuisine.

4. Savannah City Market Located in the heart of the Historic District, Savannah City Market is a vibrant hub of activity. Explore the art galleries, shops, and eateries, and enjoy live music in the outdoor courtyard.

5. Bonaventure Cemetery For a unique and serene experience, visit Bonaventure Cemetery. Famous for its haunting beauty, this historic cemetery offers a peaceful setting with stunning statues, historic graves, and beautiful landscaping.

6. SCAD Museum of Art Dive into contemporary art at the SCAD Museum of Art, part of the Savannah College of Art and Design. The museum features rotating exhibitions showcasing works by both renowned and emerging artists.

Tybee Island: Sun, Sand, and Sea

Just a short drive from Savannah, Tybee Island offers a relaxing beach escape with plenty of activities to enjoy.

1. Tybee Island Beaches Spend your days lounging on Tybee’s pristine sandy beaches. South Beach, near the pier and pavilion, is the most popular spot, offering amenities like restrooms, restaurants, and shops. North Beach is quieter and perfect for those looking for a more serene experience.

2. Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum Climb to the top of this historic lighthouse for panoramic views of the island and the Atlantic Ocean. The adjacent museum provides fascinating insights into the history of Tybee Island and its lighthouse.

3. Fort Pulaski National Monument Explore this well-preserved Civil War-era fort. Take a guided tour to learn about its history, or wander through the scenic trails and picnic areas. Fort Pulaski offers a glimpse into the past with its impressive architecture and historical exhibits.

4. Tybee Marine Science Center Discover the local marine life at this small but informative science center. It’s a great educational stop for families, offering touch tanks and interactive exhibits.

5. Dolphin Tours Embark on a dolphin-watching tour to see these playful creatures in their natural habitat. Several local operators offer boat tours that provide close encounters with dolphins and other marine life.

6. Kayaking and Paddleboarding Explore the island’s waterways with a kayak or paddleboard. Rentals and guided tours are available, providing a unique perspective of Tybee’s natural beauty.

Indulge in Local Cuisine

Both Savannah and Tybee Island boast impressive culinary scenes. In Savannah, try local favorites like shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, and pecan pie at restaurants like The Olde Pink House and Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room.

On Tybee Island, enjoy fresh seafood at The Crab Shack or A-J’s Dockside Restaurant, both offering delicious dishes with stunning waterfront views.

Tybee Vacation Rentals offers a range of accommodations in Savannah, from renovated historic homes to upgraded condos. On Tybee Island, choose from beachfront condos to sprawling homes with luxe amenities, perfect for a relaxing stay. With its blend of historic charm and coastal beauty, celebrating Labor Day in Savannah and Tybee Island offers a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. Whether you’re exploring historic sites, lounging on the beach, or savoring delicious Southern cuisine, this coastal getaway promises an unforgettable holiday. Pack your bags and experience the best of both worlds this Labor Day!