How to Have the Best Tybee Island Day Trip Ever
Whether you’re visiting Tybee Island for a day during your trip to Savannah or you’re lucky enough to live a short drive away, day tripping is a great way to squeeze a much-needed getaway into your schedule. No matter your interests or budget, there’s something for every day visitor on Tybee Island. Leave your cares behind and follow our handy guide for your best daycation ever!
TYBEE ISLAND VISITOR CENTER
Thoughtful planning is a day tripper’s best friend. After all, time is valuable when you only have a day to see everything Tybee has to offer. Make your first stop count: the Tybee Island Visitor Center offers a wealth of useful information that is sure to help you get the most out of your time on the island.
GRAB A BITE TO EAT
One of the best ways to gauge the cultural vibes in a new place is by dining at a local establishment. Lucky for you, Tybee is full of delicious eateries! From fresh-caught seafood to handmade pizza, you’re sure to find a bite that suits your tastes. Not hungry enough for a meal? A beach town like Tybee wouldn’t be complete without a wide array of quirky ice cream parlors to choose from.
HIT THE HIGHLIGHTS
When time is of the essence, you’ll want to make sure plan to take in Tybee’s quintessential sights. Though it may be tempting to spend all day on the beach (we won’t judge!), you may want to save some time to check out some other memorable must-see spots. For instance, Tybee Island’s Lighthouse is the tallest and oldest existing lighthouse in Georgia. Visit the Pier and Pavilion for stellar views and prime people watching on Tybee’s main strip, Tybrisa Street. Nearby Fort Pulaski, a well-preserved national historic monument, is also one memorable stop.
SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST
No matter what you choose to do during your day on Tybee Island, be sure to watch the setting sun on the island’s Back River. Where else can you watch the sun set over the ocean and the marsh at once? Kick up your feet at A-J’s Dockside Restaurant, grab an ice-cold local brew or fresh-made margarita, and settle in for the magnificent view. Now that’s what we call the perfect end to a perfect day.
Jess Brannen is Visit Tybee’s Social Media Coordinator. She graduated from Armstrong State University with her BA in English and Professional Communications. Jess is a Savannah native and loves playing with Sir Charles Barkley, her neurotic golden retriever, and watching reruns of Martha Stewart’s cooking shows while eating chocolate.