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5 Reasons to Visit Tybee Island This Winter

If an island getaway isn’t reason enough to use some vacation days, take a look at these fantastic winter offers.

1. OFF-SEASON RATES

Visitors are welcome to take advantage of impressive discounted rates during the winter months at some of Tybee’s premier lodging destinations.

Tybee Desoto Beach

Photo: Desoto Beach Hotel

Referred to as Tybee’s only beachfront hotel, The Desoto Beach Hotel offers an oceanfront pool and sundeck. You know, for those times when a few steps to the beach is too far.

Tybee Georgianne Inn

Photo: Georgianne Inn

If you’re looking for a more intimate setting, try sipping sweet tea at a historic inn, like the Georgianne Inn, nestled just blocks from the shore.

tybee mermaid cottages

Photo: Mermaid Cottages

Offering everything from cozy beach cottages to historic homes, Mermaid Cottages come in all shapes and sizes for your island vacation.

2. MILD TEMPERATURES

With the exception of a few crisp-weather days, Tybee Island offers beach weather year-round.

tybee waves

Substitute your snow for some sand.

tybee island

Photo: @whatipossiblysee

Get some much-needed vitamin sea this winter.

3. SMALLER CROWDS

Does it get any better than a secluded beach all to yourself? We didn’t think so.

Tybee Island Beach

Photo: @vacationontybee

Make sure your cell phone is in Do Not Disturb mode and curl up with a good book.

tybee beach

Photo: @kenton_steryous

Quiet walks along the shore are good for the soul.

4. MEMORABLE WINTER ACTIVITIES

Lively parades, super museums and beach marathons to name a few of these winter events.

tybee critz run

Photo: Critz Tybee Run Fest

Pack your running shoes for this unique charity marathon.

The Critz Tybee Run Fest is on February 2 & 3 and includes 5 individual races.

tybee mardi gras

Photo: Tybee Mardi Gras Parade

Get decked out in your Mardi Gras beads at this family-friendly parade.

Tybee Mardi Gras is on February 10 at Memorial Park from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and parade starts at 2 p.m.

tybee fort pulaski

Photo: Fort Pulaski National Monument

Spend a super Sunday exploring these museums – for free!

Super Museum Sunday is on February 11 at participating locations; Fort Pulaski National Monument, Tybee Island Light Station & Museum, Tybee Island Marine Science Center and the Tybee Post Theater. Times vary based on location.

tybee irish festival

Photo: Tybee Irish Heritage Parade

There’s plenty o’ Irish luck at this family-friendly heritage parade!

The Tybee Irish Heritage Parade is on March 10 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

5. EXPLORE SAVANNAH

Spend an afternoon exploring this historic city located just a short 20-minute drive from Tybee Island.

savannah

Photo: Kelli Boyd Photography

Sip and stroll through the iconic downtown squares.

savannah trolley

Photo: Old Town Trolley Tours

Hop on a trolley for a historic tour of Savannah!

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