City Spotlight: Savannah and Tybee Island, GA

Savannah, GA is a city that is stuck in time but you won’t feel like all you’re doing is learning about its history. However, if you just want to learn about Savannah’s history, you will find an endless amount of things to experience. Savannah is a city that offers plenty of night life while still giving you a relaxed feel. It’s close to the beach if you want to spend a day or two playing in the sand on Tybee Island.

Below are some of the activities for you to consider planning while in this magical city and surrounding.

Tybee Island, GA – Located just 20 miles from Savannah’s Historic District, Tybee Island is the perfect getaway from the downtown feel. Restaurants on this island are close together and most within walking distance from where you’re staying. For a more family atmosphere, spend time on North beach which is further away from the pier where more vacationers congregate . The Last Song, a movie based off of the book written by Nicholas Sparks, was filmed on the island on the South side.

Ghost Tours – Did you know that Savannah is one of the most haunted cities in the United States? Do you want to learn about Savannah’s haunted history? Choose from a long list of ghost tours available to you. There are some kid friendly tours that are given earlier on in the day so they aren’t as scary for the younger ones. Some are strictly walking while others can be taken on a trolley or bus. If you are with a group where everyone is over 21, try a haunted pub crawl!

Historic District – Known for plenty of art, culture and history to see, Savannah’s historic district is where most people visiting the city go. It’s where many popular restaurants reside and with plenty of things to see, spending a day walking around is the perfect way to see everything you can. Check out the 22 squares of Savannah where each one holds a piece of history. Chippewa Square is where the famous bench scenes from the movie “Forrest Gump” were filmed. While the bench from the scenes is no longer there, you can still take advantage of the great photo opportunities!

Dining Out – You can’t go wrong with picking a place to eat especially if you like seafood or southern cooking. If you have kids with you, or just want an authentic seafood experience, check out The Original Crab Shack. With amazing seafood and wonderful views of the marsh, the atmosphere alone is worth going for. You can feed baby alligators and also check out exotic animals they have near the gift shop. In Savannah, there are great pubs and family restaurants. Located near River Street, Moon River Brewing Company is a great place to grab a burger and if you go, don’t leave without trying their garlic fries! A bonus about this restaurant is that it’s haunted!

Kayaking/sunset tour – If you’re looking for more of an adventurous activity, Savannah and Tybee Island have plenty of kayaking tours you can enjoy with your family and friends. Some tours you will find even blend the two cities together so you can experience the best of both tours. Best of all, you will be with a tour guide who can provide information about the city and what you’re seeing.

If you would like more information on Savannah, GA, click here. There are so many museums and attractions to see. Find what works best for you and your family.

For more information on Tybee Island, click here.

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