It’s been said that Tybee means “salt” in the Native American culture, but I say it means “paradise.” I recently had the privilege of visiting Savannah, Georgia on a girls” weekend away and what I found was such a lovely surprise. Not only is Tybee Island about 3.5 hours from Atlanta, Georgia, it was also absolutely lovely.
As a person that knows a little something about beaches, I was very impressed with this Southern Beach so close to home. As soon as you step out of your car, you know that there is lots of fun and relaxation awaiting you. Along the beach you’ll find lots of wonderful hotels to choose from as well as shops and wonderful places to dine.
What impressed me most about Tybee Island was all of the wonderful things you can do. Tybee offers everything from boat rides to snorkeling to water-skiing, biking and so much more. I don’t want to forget about the wonderful tours that they have available that will allow you to simply sit back and let someone else do the driving for a change. Tybee Island is a great place for families, couples or a great boys or girls weekend away.
The fact that there is a Beach so close to the Metropolitan City of Atlanta simply blew me away because I am use to having to drive more than 7 hours or take a 2-hour flight to find a nice beach. It was so wonderful being able to just relax on the beach with the girls and have a fun time without investing all of the driving time.
Tybee Island has several rental properties that you can rent or lease by the day, week or even month. There are so many wonderful houses, condos and cottages available that you’ll find it hard to choose just one. If you feel that a rental at Tybee Island is a little out of your price range, there are several ways you can book your trip through Priceline or Hotwire.com that will save you hundreds of dollars.
So you say, you hate the water, but your husband loves it, well not to worry! If the water fun is not what you’re looking for when you come to Tybee Island, they have other attractions to offer, such as The Tybee Island Lighthouse, a museum and Fort Pulaski National Monument, which is just west of the Island on Hwy 80.
Tybee Island is as versatile as it is beautiful. There are several events and attractions that take place at Tybee Island, which includes their 4th of July celebration, their Labor Day Bash, the Jazz festival in September and so much more! Tybee Island has great things to do on the Island, but did you know you can book your Wedding there? Well, now you know. That’s right Tybee Island will allow you to say your “I Do’s” on their lovely beach. Tybee Island offers the License, the Flowers and the Witnesses if you need them. How’s that for One Stop Shopping?
Bottom Line: Tybee Island is a great getaway right outside of Savannah, Georgia. They offer wonderful hotels, restaurants and fun filled events and attractions. So when planning your next getaway, check out Tybee Island at www.tybeeisland.com . You’re only a few hours from fun, sun and perhaps wedding bells. Tybee Island…our Southern Beach Paradise!