The Top Three Reasons to take a Family Vacation on Tybee Island

Tybee Island is a wonderful place to take a family vacation in Georgia for many different reasons. Located just 20 minutes from Savannah, Tybee Island offers a great mix of adventure, family-friendly restaurants, beautiful beaches and many other activities everyone will love. 

A historic town that spans less than three square miles, Tybee Island is one of the South’s best kept secrets. From bike rentals to guided kayak tours and beaches perfect for building sand castles, Tybee Island is a must for your next family vacation. Because of its close proximity to Savannah, Tybee Island is quickly becoming a favorite spot for family vacations in Georgia. However, the island (once referred to as “Savannah’s Beach”) is relatively unknown to many outside of the area, making it a great place to run off to for a few days or weeks. 

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Get Ready, Get Set & Go to the Critz Tybee Run Festival Feb. 6-7, 2015

Dedicated marathon runners and first-time joggers are all catered for at the Critz Tybee Run Festival which takes place each year on Tybee Island in early February. Take your pick from a one-mile Fun Run, a 2.8 Mile Beach Run, a Half Marathon, a 5K run and a 10K Run. If you choose to participate in all 5 races back-to-back, it makes up a Full Marathon of 26.2 miles (42.2km).    

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Tybee Island Tourism: Annual Traditions and Events

Tybee Island is the perfect place for people looking for a weekend or week-long getaway any time of year. Located just 20 minutes from Savannah, Tybee Island is a secluded paradise with tons of great annual festivals and events that draw Georgia Coast tourists, Tybee locals, Savannah residents and people from across the globe. A charming place that boasts warm weather nearly year-round, Tybee Island is one beach town you will find yourself coming back to year after year. 

When planning a vacation to the island, it may be helpful to have an idea of some of the most popular events that take place throughout the year. Tybee Island tourism has continued to grow and the island attracts people from all different walks of life throughout the year. 

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How to Plan a Successful Romantic Weekend Getaway on Tybee Island

When the increasing stress and fast pace of life threaten to engulf you, it’s time to “take five” and plan a romantic weekend getaway. Just a few days away from everyday chores, family duties and work-related worries can rejuvenate you, your partner and your relationship.   

Every partnership suffers when left untended and neglected, but an especially hectic lifestyle often means you are too busy or too tired to bother with romance. When you need to spend some quality time together to restore and rejuvenate your marriage or relationship, Tybee Island is the perfect place to plan a romantic weekend getaway.   

Getting to Your Tybee Island Romantic Vacation 

Tybee Island is very easy to reach wherever you live in the continental US. Fly into Savannah Airport and drive the remaining 28 miles to this laid-back barrier island on the easternmost point of Georgia. 

If you prefer to drive, Tybee Island is within easy reach of the I-95. Spend a little time making sure everything will run smoothly by making sure the car is clean and filled with gas. Pop favorite snacks and drinks in the car to make the journey to Tybee Island pass pleasantly. After all, your romantic weekend getaway starts the minute you leave home rather than when you arrive on Tybee Island. 

Little Things make a Romantic Vacation Extra Special 

An important part of any successful romantic weekend getaway is the thought and planning that go into it. Spend time during your daily commute to think of ways to make your weekend extra special for your partner. 

Perhaps take some romantic music with you, especially if you have “your” song and haven’t played it in a while. It’s sure to set a romantic mood when you surprise him or her and play it in the car or over a bottle of wine by candlelight. 

If you go out for a meal, get the waiter to take a photo of you together enjoying your special meal. It’s a great way to capture a happy moment, frame it and treasure it to get you through the more mundane days of life. 

Book Somewhere Special to Stay 

A romantic weekend getaway is not the time to save money. Splurge a little on a special place to stay to make your romantic weekend truly fabulous. Why not consider a beautiful 2-bedroom duplex at Captain’s View, overlooking the protected wetlands of Tybee Island in a quiet neighborhood yet just 200 yards from the beach? Sit out on your private deck and enjoy a sunset, bird spotting or watching distant ships on the seas. 

The luxury unit includes a king-size bed with wonderful sea views to wake up to. There’s also a whirlpool bathtub large enough for two to enjoy a relaxing bubbly treat in the adjoining luxury bathroom. Alternatively, go one better and enjoy the Oceanfront Oasis with its own private swimming pool. It’s the perfect place to do nothing! 

Shared Activities  

Plan a surprise trip or adventure focusing on something that you both enjoy doing. Hire bicycles and take a picnic lunch, book places on a fishing charter or take a relaxing boat trip at sunset. If you enjoy art, spend the day visiting the many studios and galleries on Tybee Island where you can choose a new piece of art to hang in your home and remind you of your romantic weekend getaway. It will make the perfect souvenir of your romantic weekend getaway on Tybee Island. 

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Tips for Saving Money on Tybee Island Senior Citizen Vacations

One of the benefits of older age is the chance to take advantage of senior citizen vacations at a great value. There are plenty of ways to save money when you choose to stay on delightful Tybee Island, just off the Georgia coastline and within easy cycling distance of Savannah GA. Here are some great ways to save money on your holiday. 

Off-Peak Vacation Rentals 

As you are no longer obliged to take a summer break during the peak family vacation months of July and August, you’ll be surprised at how much you can save by staying in the shoulder seasons. The weather can be just as good if not better than the summer months. The mild climate and fresh onshore breezes make Tybee Island a great choice for off-season breaks for retirees and senior citizens. 

Senior citizen vacations can be enjoyed in April, May and June, before schools finish for the summer break. Once families are back at school/work after the summer, prices of vacation rentals drop dramatically from early September onwards purely due to lack of demand. 

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Consider Visiting Tybee Island for a Winter Vacation

Tired of dealing with the snow during the winter months? Then Tybee Island is the place for you. A coastal paradise located just miles from charming Savannah, GA, Tybee Island is the perfect place to spend the holidays or take a winter vacation with the whole family.

 Winters on the island are mild, offering a welcome relief from snowstorms throughout the country. The temperatures average a balmy 65 degrees throughout December and January, providing the perfect climate for bike running, beach running and cruising the coast. The perfect contrast to the hustle and bustle of most places during the holidays, Tybee Island offers a wide range of outdoor activities, holiday festivities, wildlife watching and more. 

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Tybee Island Events: Last Minute Christmas Show & Sale Dec. 5-7, 2014

If you are going to be visiting Tybee Island during the holiday season, you won’t want to miss the Tybee Arts Association Last Minute Christmas Show and Sale. Happening this year from December 5 to December 7, this is a fantastic event that gives Tybee visitors and locals alike the chance to find that perfect last-minute gift for their loved ones. 

This annual event gives more than 20 local artists the opportunity to display their homemade work and gives you, the procrastinating shopper, the chance to purchase a gift as unique and special as the person you are shopping for. There will be a wide range of homemade work for sale, including paintings, jewelry, driftwood sculptures, stained glass pieces, fiber art, pottery, scarves, handmade clothing and more. 

Whether you are just happen to be visiting Tybee Island during this time of year, or if you are in search of a vacation that will also give you the chance to experience the local arts and craft community of one of the U.S. South’s most charming destinations, you are guaranteed to leave the event with a smile on your face and plenty of gifts to give. 

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Tybee Island Events: Don’t Miss Lights on for Tybee Dec. 5, 2014

Planning on checking out Tybee Island for the holidays? Then be sure to mark your calendar for December 5th this year. Lights on for Tybee is a Tybee Island tradition, signified with a tree lighting, tons of holiday joy and fun for the whole family. 

As one of the most anticipated Tybee Island events, Lights on for Tybee is a wonderful way to get in the holiday spirit and experience all this charming island has to offer. Festivities begin at 6:30pm with a lighting of the Christmas tree by the Mayor, but the fun doesn’t stop there! From listening to choirs sing to watching the Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance students perform, this is sure to be an unforgettable evening for you and your family. 

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Tybee Island Holiday Events from Nov. 29 to Dec. 6, 2014

Although the peak season for Tybee Island visitors is during the summer, there are plenty of fun events on Tybee Island even in December. With mild winters due to its coastal location in southern Georgia, Tybee Island makes the perfect place to enjoy an out-of-season break right by the ocean. 

Families looking forward to the Holidays will certainly enjoy a Tybee Island vacation rental in early December when prices are low, the crowds are gone and there are plenty of family-friendly activities and events to participate in. One of the most anticipated events is the Tybee Island Christmas Parade. 

Check out more details on the event as well as other activities during this festive time of year, and consider spending a short vacation on the island in December to join in on the fun! 

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How to Get to your Tybee Island Vacation Home

If you are planning a Tybee Island vacation, you will find that this quiet island off the east coast of Georgia offers a range of transport links for visitors. 

Tybee Island was such a popular destination in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that there was once a railway to the island. The construction of a road and bridge to the island in conjunction with the arrival of the automobile age finally closed the railway. However, there is still plenty of options for getting to Tybee Island, whether you are traveling from Savannah or Seattle! 

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