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Tybee Island and Historic Savannah! Thank you for choosing Tybee Vacation Rentals (TVR) for your stay. We are excited to welcome guests to vacation homes on Tybee Island and in Historic Savannah. Our destination blends together two distinct vacation experiences within minutes of each other. Savannah is routinely ranked as one of America’s most beautiful and friendliest cities and offers a great mix of the old and new. Tybee Island offers a laid-back beach town where you can escape from the city, get away, kick-back, relax, and have fun! TVR is pleased to offer you a home away from home while exploring all of the exciting experiences our area offers. On Tybee Island you can get in touch with nature, history, and yourself. You can relax on the beach, watch the birds and the dolphins, go fishing, collect shells, go for a swim, kayak around the creeks, bike ride, or have a great meal and a margarita! In Savannah, don’t miss your chance to explore 22 beautiful parklike squares, stroll along River Street, or visit a wide variety of historical sites and museums. There’s no shortage of unique shopping and dining options to choose from!

TVR is a full service rental management company, specializing in short term vacation rentals. Our goal is to offer guests exceptional service, excellent value, and a variety of high quality, clean, and well maintained properties. At Tybee Vacation Rentals we care about the vacation experience of our guests and want you to enjoy everything that we love about Tybee Island and Savannah. This guide is your handbook to help you have a memorable vacation. Inside you will find information about great restaurants, activities and excursions you can discover on Tybee Island and around Savannah. The businesses listed in this guide are recommended and frequented by the TVR team. As residents, we not only endorse these hospitality partners, we believe they will provide the best experience for our guests; so don’t be surprised to find one of our team members in a pink TVR shirt at the table near you! We hope you have a great visit!

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“Great long weekend family getaway. The back river is so peaceful. Saw dolphins one day and even fed gulls from the dock. TVR is great to work with. We’ve rented from others on Tybee but they never disappoint. Love the new app! Great service! We’ll be back.”

“We enjoyed our stay on Tybeewe enjoyed our beautiful sunrises from our porch, the days strolling through Savannah and long evening walks on the beautiful beach in front of the condo!”

“It’s a very sunny and happy atmosphere!”

“There are no words to express how your staff has made this vacation most pleasurable for our family. The house was just what we needed to go and come from the beach and to just chill. Thank you to everyone at Tybee Vacation Rentals and we will be back for sure!”

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THROUGH THE EYES OF OUR GUESTS Certificate of Excellence

WINNER “The condo was great and very comfy. We started calling it home after the first night. TVR was very helpful from making reservations to checking out. Thanks.”

“We had a great time! The cottage worked perfectly for us. We enjoyed Savannah sites and Wormsloe, as well as the lighthouse and beach on Tybee. We especially liked the fact that so many places were pet friendly.”

“Best stay ever on Tybee. Your operation is the best. You really know how to respond to your customers.”

“This was my first time in Savannah and I was impressed with the amazing atmosphere! We walked everywhere with no problems. People friendly city.”

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Celebrate island style with our Tybee Vacation Rentals family! pink pirates & beads galore



Our little island loves a chance to celebrate a festive occasion... Especially with a parade. Check out these great events & join in the fun. Visit our website for more info.

Feb/March - Tybee Mardi Gras March - Irish Heritage Parade May - Beach Bum Parade Rainbow Fest Parade October - Pirate Fest Parade December - Christmas Parade For a unique parade experience stay right on the parade route! TVR offers an array of properties where you can have a front row seat.

Available Vacation Rentals with a Parade View: Barrier Islander, Coastal Breezes, Gull Reef 626, Lazy Dayz, Pink House, Sandpiper Condos, Pat’s Place, Nana’s Retreat, Sea Glass Cottage, Steps Away, Tybee Lights Condos, Made in the Shade, Wheel House

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Browse the ads in this guide to see the many great activities, tours, and experiences available for visitors. American Legion Post #154 -Tybee: 786.5356. 10 Veterans Dr. (Behind the Lighthouse). Full service bar. Bingo on Fri. nights at 8pm, $500 prize. Call for details. Fort Pulaski National Monument: 786.5787. Hwy 80 Just off Tybee, 5 minute drive. Historic Civil War era fort. Daily interpretive programs including tours and musket firings. Lush walking & hiking trails. Excellent bird-watching & wildlife viewing. M-Su 9am-5pm; $5 adults, 15 & under free. Oatland Island Wildlife Center: 395.1212. 711 Sandtown Rd. (Off Islands Expwy, 15 min. from Tybee). Walk through 160 acres of pristine maritime forest & encounter some 100 animals from 40+ species. Everyday 10am-5pm; $3 ages 4-17 & 65+; $5 ages 18-65, ages 3 and under are free. Tybee Island Light Station: 786.5801. 30 Meddin Drive. Visit and climb Georgia’s oldest and tallest Lighthouse, and one of North America’s most beautifully renovated Light Stations. This is a must see for everyone! Admission includes access to the Tybee Museum located across from the lighthouse. Open 9am-5:30pm. (Closed Tu.); $9 ages 18-61; $7 ages 6-17 & 62+. Tybee Island Marine Science Center: 786.5917, Tybrisa and Strand Ave, by Pier. Island visitor programs include Beach Walks, March Treks, Turtle Talks, Whale Tales, Shark Jaws, Seining, and Jelly Jive. Meet Tybee’s Loggerhead sea turtle in their costal gallery. They offer “Sea Camp: Coastal Kids Adventures” all summer. Call for education schedules hours. Open 10am-5pm; $4 adults, $3 children, kids 3 and under are free. Tybee Island Museum: 786.5801. 30 Meddin Drive. Located inside a 1898 artillery battery at Fort Screven, across from the Tybee Light Station. Features collections of historical items, pictures and relics that chronicle nearly 400 years of Tybee’s history. Included in admission to Tybee Light Station. Open 9am- 5:30pm, Closed Tu. Fishing/Boating Fishing Licenses: Annual License: $9.00 GA Resident, $45 NonResident. Saltwater Shore Fishing licenses can be purchased for $5.00 for a one-day pass. Can be purchased from Chu’s located on the corner of Hwy 80 and Campbell Ave. Lazaretto Creek Marina: 786.5848. 1 Old US Highway 80. Deep sea and inshore fishing, dockage, wet slips, fuel store. Lazaretto Boat Ramp and Fishing Pier: Located on the West side of the Lazaretto Creek bridge, just off Tybee Island. Miss Judy Charters: 897.4921. 124 Palmetto Dr., Wilmington Island. Inshore and Offshore fishing charters. Full and 1/2 Day trips available. Tybee Island Bait & Tackle: 786.7472. 4-F Old US Highway 80, Tybee Marina. Rod and reel rentals, bait, and supplies.

Parks and Recreation Jaycee Park: 8.5 acres. Intersection of Campbell Ave. & Van Horne. Lighted soccer field and softball field, playground, 1/2 mile jogging track, basketball court, grilling & picnic areas, restrooms. Free parking available. Memorial Park: 4.5 acres. Between 4th & 5th St. on Butler Ave. 2 outdoor tennis courts, 2 outdoor beach volleyball courts, lighted basketball court, fabulous island themed playground, restrooms, picnic tables and charcoal grilling stations. McQueen’s Island Historic Trail: 6 mile walking, running, and biking trail that runs along the old Savannah to Tybee railroad line. Accessible at the entrance to Ft. Pulaski on Hwy 80 and just before the Bull River bridge. Very scenic path. Tybee Island YMCA and Recreation: 786.9622. 5th & Butler Ave, at Memorial Park. Fitness Center, 1 day, 5 day, and seasonal passes available. Have a Y membership back home? Ask, about how to obtain a complimentary 5 day visitor pass. Open 7 days.

Transportation Options Tybee to Savannah Shuttle: Departs from the Savannah Visitors Center (301 Martin Luther King Blvd.) Friday-Sunday. Schedule may change seasonally, call 388.3380 to confirm. Stops on Tybee are at the Roundabout by the Tybee Pier and at North Beach by the Tybee Lighthouse. Cost is $5 each way, per person. Breezy Riders: Local cab company. 665.9988 Crab Cab: Local cab company. 786.2722 Island Hoppers: Golf cart shuttles and rentals. 656.0805 MC Transportation: Local cab company. 786.9191 Tybee Turtle Transit: Golf cart shuttles. Operates 7 days a week, including late night. Great option or traveling around Tybee, parties, tours, and weddings. $3 per ride. 361.887.8537. For all phone numbers please use “912” area code.

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THINGS TO KNOW WHILE VISITING TYBEE ISLAND 1. Preserve Tybee’s beauty by leaving only your footprints. Please dispose of your trash properly. Tybee fines for uncontained litter on the beach. 2. There is no such thing as a free parking space on Tybee. Make sure to pay the meters... or better yet leave your car at your vacation home and rent bikes to get around the island or use one of the island shuttles. 3. Beach rules include no glass or breakable containers, litter, pets, fires, and please do not disturb the dune areas. Surfboarding and fishing are only allowed in designated zones. 4. Beware of the sandbar at the South end of Tybee near the 18th and 19th Street cross-overs. It looks like a fun walk but it is an extreme drowning risk! 5. Beware of Rip Currents. If caught don’t fight the current. Swim away from the beach then parallel to the beach until you escape. Never swim alone. 6. To-Go Cups: On Tybee you are allowed to possess alcohol outdoors as long as it is in a plastic container or can absolutely no glass. Have Fun & Be Safe!

CSA TRAVEL INSURANCE Covered guests should call 866.999.4018 for assistance.

The last thing you need is something to go wrong during your vacation. With coverage for Baggage Delay, Emergency Assistance, Trip Interruption and more, CSA’s Guest Protect Plan can help you focus on enjoying yourself! Our designated assistance services provider can help with other issues that may come up, like the need for a medical referral or replacing medication or eyeglasses.

Additional Services

24-Hour Emergency Assistance Services • Consult a Doctor™ Services • Medical and Legal Referral • Travelling Companion Assistance • Locating Lost or Stolen Items • Replacement of Medication and Eyeglasses Identity Theft Resolution Services: 6 months starting at departure. Roadside Assistance: Towing Service, Battery Jump, Locksmith Services, Fuel Delivery, Vehicle Return, Flat-tire Change On Demand Medical Care: Getting sick on vacation is never fun, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. With just one call, we can provide you with immediate access to on call physicians, medical advice, even referral to a physician near you. Consult A Doctor™: Connect instantly with a network of physicians for information, advice, and treatment, including prescription medication, when appropriate. No Out Of Pocket Medical: No claims to file! If you get sick or injured while travelling, we can get you to a trusted provider and even handle the payment for acute treatments up to $1,000. 10

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION Ambulance, Police, Fire Emergency 911 Tybee City Hall: 786.4573 Coast Guard Rescue: 786.5106 Comcast Cable: 354.7531 Savannah Parking Services: 651.6470 Savannah Police Non-Emerg.: 651.6675

Tybee Lifeguard Station: 786.4573 Ext. 119 National Park Service: 786.5787 National Weather Service: 964.1700 Tybee Parking Services: 786.4573 ext.121 Tybee Fire Non-Emerg.: 786.4573 Ext. 117 Tybee Police Dept. Non-Emerg.: 786.5600

Animal Boarding / Veterinary Services

Wilmington Island Animal Hospital: 897.3300. 7802 Hwy 80 E. Island Veterinary Clinic: 897.1121. 416 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Tybee Animal Care: 786.4006. 602 1st St.

ATM’s on Tybee

First Chatham Bank: Campbell Ave and HWY 80 in front of Chu’s, and inside Chu’s at Tybrisa St. & Inlet Ave. SunTrust ATM: 2nd Ave and HWY 80 next to XYZ Liquor Store. Tybee Market IGA: 1111 Butler Ave.

Churches on Tybee

All Saints Episcopal Church: 786.5845. 804 Jones Ave. Chapel-By-The-Sea Baptist Church: 786.4647. Butler & 9th St. St. Michael’s Catholic Church: 786.4505. 802 Lovell Ave. Trinity United Methodist Church: 786.4491. 911 Butler Ave.

Grocery Stores/Markets

Tybee Market IGA: 786.4601. 1111 Butler Ave. Open 7 Days. Offers grocery delivery service to your rental home. Off-Tybee/Savannah: Brighter Day Natural Foods: 236.4703. 1102 Bull St. By Forsyth Park, Historic Savannah. Kroger: 897.3532. 495 Johnny Mercer. Wilmington Island. Kroger: 231.2260. 311 E. Gwinett St. Historic Savannah. Publix: 897.8111. Hwy 80 at Islands Expwy. Whitemarsh Island. Wal-Mart: 898.1391. 4725 Hwy 80 East. Whitemarsh Island. Whole Foods: 358.5829. 1815 E. Victory Dr. Savannah.


Tybee Post Office: 786.9632. 102 S. Campbell Ave. Across from Tybee Visitor’s Center. M, T, Th, F 9am-4pm; W, Sat 10am-1pm; Su Closed. Savannah Post Office: 232.2952. 118 Barnard St., Historic Savannah. FedEx Print & Ship Center: 443.1901. 5 W. Broughton Ln., Savannah. UPS Store: 898.7800. 463 Johnny Mercer Blvd., Wilmington Island.

Tybee Vacation Information Center: 786.5852. 1010 Hwy 80. Information Center & Concierge Service for TVR guests and visitors. WIFI, Copy/Fax Services, computer access, and more. Tybee Visitor Center: 786.5444. 801 1st St. Open daily. 9am-5:30pm Savannah - Main: 944.0455. 301 MLK Jr. Blvd. Tours of Savannah and a Shuttle to Tybee offered from this location. Savannah - River Street: 651.6662. 1 West River St.


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Medical Centers, Offices, and Dentistry

Southern Urgent Care: 898.2227. 4717 Hwy 80 E, Suite H-I (Next to Publix on Whitemarsh Island. Tybee Teeth: 786.9433. 1018 Hwy 80 E. Nearest Hospital: Memorial University Medical Center ER & Trauma Center: 350.8000. 4700 Waters Ave & 63rd St. Open 24/7.


Island Pharmacy: 786.7878. 303 1st St., Corner of Jones & Hwy 80. Off-Tybee/Savannah: CVS: 898.1582. Hwy 80 at Islands Expwy., next to Publix. Whitemarsh. CVS: 232.1129. 119 Bull St. Historic Savannah. Kroger Pharmacy: 897.0316. 495 Johnny Mercer Blvd., Wilmington. Walgreens: 897.4533. 125 Johnny Mercer Blvd., Wilmington Island.

Movie Theaters

Victory Square: 912.355.5000. 1915 E. Victory Dr., Closest theater to Tybee and Historic District. (Target/Home Depot Shopping Center)

Tybee Post Office: 786.9632 Tybee Campground: 786.5518 Savannah Airport: 964.0514 Tybee Community Center: 786.4573 Tybee YMCA: 786.9622 Poison Control: 404.616.9000

Visitor Information Centers

Tybee Island Branch: 786.7733. 405 Butler Ave. Located next to City Hall at Memorial Park. Bull Street Library: 652.3600. 2002 Bull St., Historic Savannah.


Local Area Code: 912 Tybee Zip Code: 31328 Savannah Zip Code: 31401

Pay special attention to signage posted in your vacation home for Dog Owners which covers the following items in additional detail and is updated as necessary. Both Tybee and Savannah require all pets to be leashed when walking in public spaces - parks, squares, businesses and residential areas. Do NOT leave dog unattended outdoors at anytime. Clean up after your dog. Please bring plastic bags with you on walks and always “scoop the poop”. No Dogs on the Beach. Minimum fine of $200. Tybee Island Dog Park: Located on Van Horne St., just past the Police Station. The fenced enclosure allows your dog to enjoy time off leash. Open from dawn till dusk. Please use the parking spaces (free parking) on Van Horne and do not park in the police impound lot. Limit of 2 dogs per handler. Savannah Dog Parks: Herty Pines Dog Park: Located behind Grayson Stadium in Daffin Park. Turn off Victory Dr. when you get to Bee Rd. Offers a fenced shady oasis where dogs can play off-leash. Mother Matilda Beasley Dog Park: Located at 523 E. Broad St., bordering the Historic District. Savannah Dog Park: Located on 41st and Drayton St. in the Starland District. Offers a shaded and fenced play area. City of Tybee Island Noise Ordinance - No person shall allow any animal which howls, barks, or emits audible sounds that are unreasonably loud or disturbing and which are of such character, intensity, and duration to disturb the peace and quiet of a neighborhood. Minimum Fine of $222 if reported. • Want to take your dog to the beach? While Tybee’s beach is not pet friendly, our neighboring undeveloped barrier island Little Tybee is. Sundial Charters offers boat trips for families and groups of 2 to 6 people. • Call Sundial Charters at 786.9470,

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WINTER MONTHLY RENTALS Many of Tybee Vacation Rentals homes, cottages, and condos on Tybee Island are available for monthly rentals in the off-season periods for reduced rates Typically between the months of November February. (Savannah properties may be more flexible on dates.) Often during these time periods you can stay monthly for as much as 50% off the regular rate. If you are interested in finding out how to “live like a local” give our office a call for more information or visit our Featured Winter Monthly Rentals page on our website. This is a great option for relocatees to the Savannah area or snowbirds looking for a winter retreat.

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UNLOCK THE SECRETS TO A GREAT STAY Download our free mobile app MyTybeeTrip ACTIVITIES l ATTRACTIONS l DINING l EVENTS REVIEWS l DIRECTIONS AND MORE! Our MyTybeeTrip mobile application allows guests easy access to property and reservation specific details and area information directly from their smart phones, mobile devices and desktops. MyTybeeTrip is available to download on all Apple and Android based smart phones by searching for “Tybee Vacation Rentals” in the Google Play or Apple App store. After downloading just enter the email address the reservation was made under and your arrival date to have access to tons of information to guide you during your visit. You can upload photos, review your home, use mapping and GPS functions and much more. Tybee Island & Historic Savannah Area Information Push Notifications for Special Events & Important News During Your Stay Mobile Guest Service Requests

Also, don’t forget to share the app by inviting the rest of your friends and family that are vacationing with you! Just click on the home button in the top left and choose “invite other guests”. It’s that simple. Feel free to share with us anything you would like to see added to the app as our goal is to continually make improvements so we can help enhance our guests’ vacation experience.

Share your vacation experience by using the review feature! “Love the app! Great service!” “It was reassuring having them just a click away on the phone for anything we needed.”

Most popular mobile app for Tybee Island!

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TIPS FOR PARKING ON TYBEE ISLAND Please keep in mind that there are no free public parking spaces on Tybee. We encourage our guests to leave car(s) parked at your vacation home and use alternative transportation like bicycles, shuttles, cabs, or even take a walk to the beach or nearby restaurants and attractions. Parking fees are used to fund island services like lifeguards, beach bathrooms, beach clean up, dune cross maintenance, beach renourishment and other services. Parking fees are enforced 8am-8pm, 7 days a week, all year. Most parking has been converted to Pay & Display when you park, if there is no meter, make sure to find the nearest Pay & Display station, purchase time there and place your receipt in a secure and prominently visible place on your dash. These tickets are good for the time printed at any space on the island including those with regular meters. Rates are $1.50 per hour on the side streets and Butler Avenue and $2.00 per hour at the beachside lots.

Discounted 2-Day Parking Passes are available to purchase at the TVR Office for $30. *Rates are subject to change.


Ingredients 1lb. Med. Shrimp, Peeled & Deveined 4 Green Onions, thinly sliced (1/3 cup) 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese 3/4 Cups Instant Grits 3/4 Cups Instant Grits

2 Slices Bacon, chopped 1 Clove Garlic, minced 2 Tbsp. Chopped Parsley 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice 3 Cups Water 1/2 Tsp. Salt

Instructions: BRING water to boil in medium saucepan. Add salt. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Cook 7 min. or until thickened. Stir in cheese; set aside. MEANWHILE, cook bacon in large skillet on medium-heat heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels; set aside. Add shrimp, onions and garlic to skillet; cook and stir 3 min. or until shrimp turn pink. Add bacon, parsley and lemon juice; mix well. SERVE shrimp mixture over grits and enjoy!

LOOKING TO PURCHASE FRESH SEAFOOD? Tybee Market IGA 1111 Butler Ave. 786.4601 Bowie Seafood 801 1st St. 786.8211 Lazaretto Creek Seafood 1 Old US Highway 80 786.8920

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Owning a vacation home can be a fun and rewarding experience. Information on current Tybee Real Estate listings are available at our front desk and we recommend calling Bonnie Gaster to set up a a personalized tour of Tybee properties available for purchase that best fit your needs. Also, TVR is happy to assist you throughout the purchase process with recommendations and advice should you be interested in turning your vacation home into a rental.

Services Offered by Tybee Vacation Rentals: Reservation and Marketing Services Advertising and Promotions Computerized Reservation Technology Website with Online Booking Expanded Call Center Hours Guest Mobile App 15+ Year Established Customer Base Guest Concierge Services Online Guest Reviews Email Newsletters to Owners and Guests Professional Photography Housekeeping and Linen Services Property Care and Maintenance Services Property Improvement and Interior Design Services Keyless Entry System After Hours / 24 Hour Emergency Services Storm Preparedness Services Travel Insurance Latest Technology and Management Systems Online Owner Net Electronic Statements and Deposits Trust Accounting and Records Confidence, Security, and Accountability Licensed GA Real Estate Agents Local Small Business and Tourism Advocacy Professional Industry Affiliations

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SHELL COLLECTING Collecting shells is a fun pastime for people of all ages. Finding a unique piece or a completly intact shell can be thrilling! With so many types, colors and sizes you can collect shells your whole life and never have every type. You can collect them in jars, use them for decor or even use them for beach-related crafts. But before you can display them you have to find them. There are many tricks to finding the “perfect” shell so we have gathered a few of the best and created a list of helpful tips to start you on your shell-collecting adventure. Enjoy the search! And just remember, if you find something with its inhabitant still residing in it, leave it alone.

Shell Finding Tips:

• Observe a tide chart for the day. The best time to search is an hour before and after a low tide. During a full moon or new moon time period the tides are the most extreme and it makes shelling even better. • Right after an ocean storm many shells are washed up on shore. If you’re able to go safely onto the beach then this is the perfect time. • Everyone loves a sand dollar, but unless they are white or light gray, they are alive. The brown ones with hair-like spines are alive and should never be taken. • Many specimens do look alike so bring a field book to help you identify your finds. • Learn about the variety of shells that you can find in the area that you are visiting so you will know what to look for during your search. Want to learn more about the creatures and waters surrounding Tybee Island? Then check out Tybee Beach Ecology Tours or visit the Tybee Marine Science Center.


If you are staying on Tybee during the nesting season, please do your part in keeping the turtles safe. “Lights Out On Tybee” is a program that has been put into effect to protect nesting Loggerhead Sea Turtles. Tybee Island urges people to turn off or shield light coming from structures visible from the beach after 10pm from May 1st to October 31st. 20

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Take a trip to the Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum. Climb the 178 stairs to the top and enjoy the beautiful view from Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse.

Take a cruise with Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours. This guided tour will get you out on the water to take in some of the natural beauty of the area.

Head to the beach at day break and witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean! Or, head over to the back river beach for a stunning sunset view.

Take a scenic stroll on the 6 mile long McQueen’s Island Historic Trail which was built on a scretch of the Savannah & Atlantic Railroad line. Rent bikes from Tims Bike and Beach Gear or Fat Tire Bikes and go for a nice long scenic ride around Tybee Island. Get active on the water! Go jet skiing, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding. Rentals and guided tours are available.

Grab a rod and reel and head to one of our fishing piers, or jump on a fishing charter, and enjoy fresh catch for dinner.

Visit Little Tybee Island which is only accessible by water crafts and enjoy a quiet walk along the seashore of this uninhabited barrier island just south of Tybee.

Stop by Seaside Sweets (on the South End) or Sweetie Pie (on the North End) for some delicious ice cream, and more.

Experience nature and history by visiting Fort Pulaski National Monument. Not only is there a great fort to explore but miles of trails and great wildlife viewing. Visit Oatland Island Wildlife Center and walk through 160 acres of pristine maritime forest and encounter animals from over 40+ species. Tybee offers many unique events and parades throughout the year. Discover your inner pirate at the Tybee Island Pirate Fest. Take a night life tour of the island and meet new friends and enjoy great live music. Plan a picnic on the beach. While there test your skill at sandcastle building!


Learn more about these exciting adventures and more by downloading our mobile app. See Page 13 for More About Our App

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AREA PARADES AND FESTIVALS These festivals and events generally happen during the listed months. For more information on these and other special events please use our MyTybeeTrip mobile app or contact our office.





Tybee Polar Plunge Savannah Restaurant Week Georgia Days Celebration Savannah Irish Festival Savannah Book Festival Mardi Gras Tybee Parade Critz Tybee Run Fest

Tybee Tour of Homes Blues, Jazz and BBQ

Fireworks on Tybee Fourth of July Festival on the River


Savannah Voice Festival Savannah Craft Brew Fest Dog Days of Summer Labor Day Celebration on the River

DECEMBER Tybee for the Holidays Tybee Boat Parade Tybee Island Christmas Parade Enmark Savannah Bridge Run Christmas on the River & Lighted Parade Savannah City Market Christmas for Kids Celebration Savannah Holiday Tour of Homes City Market New Year’s Eve Celebration New Year’s Celebration on the River New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Tybee


St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival Tybee Irish Heritage Parade Savannah Music Festival Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens

Labor Day Beach Bash Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Seafood Fest on the River Savannah Pride Festival Savannah Jazz Festival Tybee Sea Kayak Races



Tybee Wine Festival N.O.G.S. Tour of Hidden Gardens Savannah Fashion Week Fine Arts on the River SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival Turtle Trot 5K Beach Run


Seafood Fest on the River SCAD Sand Arts Festival Tybee Rainbow Fest and Parade Tybee Tour of Homes Savannah Scottish Games EVP Pro Volley Beach Volleyball Tour Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade Blues, Jazz & BBQ on the River Maritime Arts Festival

Tybee Pirate Fest Picnic in the Park Oktoberfest Savannah Greek Festival Tybee Festival of the Arts St. Vincent’s Academy Tour of Homes & Tea Savannah Folk Music Festival Jewish Food Festival Halloween on the River SCAD Savannah Film Festival NOVEMBER Rock & Roll Marathon & Half Savannah Food & Wine Festival Telfair Art Fair Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights Festival of Lights

First Friday’s and Saturday’s on the River Each month March-December Festivities, artist booths, entertainment and fun for the entire family on historic River Street. First Friday Fireworks on the River *First weekend of each month at 9:30pm. January and July fireworks always take place on the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve. Local Farmers Markets Forsyth Park Farmers Market Wilmington Island Farmers Market Third Thursday On Tybee Every Third Thursday during the Spring and Fall months, there is a free family friendly outdoor concert on Tybee Island.

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“The Hostess City of The South” Not every beach has one of the most celebrated historic districts as its neighbor. Head into Savannah to enjoy the best of the old and new with a variety of art, music, and historical experiences available. HISTORIC SAVANNAH MUST-DO’S Take a tour of the city and discover the abundance of charm and beauty... or have a ghostly experience. We recommend Old Savannah Tours or take a Bonaventure Cemetery Tour. Savor the flavor of the city by visiting one of the many great restaurants. With so many to choose from it is hard to pick a favorite. Don’t miss City Market and the surrounding unique galleries and shops filled with treasures. Park the car and walk the city. Savannah is one of the greenest, most pedestrian friendly cities in America. Visit some of the 22 beautiful park like squares or take a stroll down the cobblestones on River Street and watch the ships. TIP: Parking is free along the streets of Savannah after 5pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

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Some musts for families include visiting the Jepson Center’s hands-on ArtZeum, the Savannah Children’s Museum’s Imagination Station, and the Georgia Railroad Museum. “Top 25 Destination in the World” - Trip Advisor “America’s Best Cities” - Travel+Leisure “Top 10 Cities in the Unites States” - Condé Nast Traveler “America’s Top 10 Waterfronts” - USA Today

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If you like to have a good time, you are in the right place. Savannah is not just known for its history, architecture, and food - let’s face it – Savannah is also known as a drinking town. Pedestrians have the ability to take a “Go Cup” on the city streets, and the Bars stay open until 3:00 am, so there is plenty of opportunity to party the night away. Live music can be found around every corner on River Street, City Market, or in one of the many downtown watering holes. Savannah nightlife is truly legendary, and not just on St. Patrick’s Day, so enjoy a cocktail at a dance club, a haunted pub crawl, or a pint at one of the many local pubs, bars, or taverns. Don’t forget to dine during your nighttime excursion - Savannah bars and restaurants have some of the best food in the south. Cheers to happy times in Savannah!


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Arts and Museums

Historic Sites

Jepson Center for the Arts: 790.8800. 207 W. York St., Savannah. 64,000 sq. ft., state of the art museum. Unique, 2 level handson gallery for children. Revolving exhibits. Permanent galleries showcasing African American, Southern, local art and more. The Lucas Theatre: 525.5040. 36 Abercorn St. Built in 1921 as a movie palace, this theatre was recently restored and features movies, plays, concerts, and more. Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum: 748.8888. 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler. 90,000 square-foot museum dedicated to the stories of the Eighth Air Force, founded in Savannah during World War II. Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum: 777.6099. 460 MLK Blvd. Chronicles the civil rights struggle of Georgia’s oldest AfricanAmerican community. Three floors of historic photographs and interactive exhibits. Savannah Children’s Museum Exploration Station: 651.4292. 655 Louisville Rd. One acre, two level unique outdoor exhibit area encouraging learning through an interactive and creative environment. Savannah History Museum: 651.6825. 303 MLK Blvd. Located within the old Central of Georgia Railway train shed. The museum offers a glimpse into Savannah’s past spanning the Revolutionary War, Industrial Revolution, and highlights the City’s musical, cultural, and artistic contributions. Savannah Theatre: 233.7764. 222 Bull St. Nation’s oldest operating theaters. Home to a variety of stage shows. SCAD Museum of Art: 525.7191. 601 Turner Blvd. Contemporary art museum which showcases work by a range of highly acclaimed professional artists. Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum: 232.1511. 41 MLK Blvd. Exhibits include ship models, paintings, and maritime antiques, primarily from the great era of Atlantic trade during the 18th and 19th centuries. Also located on site is this Scarbrough House and Gardens. Telfair Academy: 790.8800. 121 Barnard St. One of the oldest art museums in the South.

City Market: Find City Market at East Bryan & Congress Streets at Jefferson St. Great local restaurants, shops, and artist studios… walk, shop, eat & drink. Old Fort Jackson: 232.3945. 1 Fort Jackson Rd., Islands Expressway. The oldest standing fort in Georgia, in use since the 1740’s. The fort served as the headquarters for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Cannon firings and interactive programs. River Street: Restored 19th century cotton warehouses which now include a mix of restaurants, nightspots, shops, and galleries. Wormsloe Historic Site: 353.3023. 7601 Skidaway Rd. A historic plantation dating back to Savannah’s earliest settlers in the 18th century, Wormsloe features tabby plantation ruins and a majestic avenue of live oaks.

Golf Bacon Park Golf Course: 354.2625. 1 Shorty Cooper Dr. Westin Golf Resort: 201.2000. 1 Resort Dr. Wilmington Island Golf Club: 897.1612. 501 Wilmington Island Rd.

Historic Homes

Tip: Purchase the Pioneers in Preservation Pass, which does not have a time limit, for $21 and receive entry into the Andrew Low, Davenport, and Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace. Andrew Low House: 233.6854. 329 Abercorn St. Built in 1848 for cotton merchant Andrew Low, this historic home features beautifully preserved interiors with period antiques. Davenport House: 236.8097. 324 E. State St. This historic Federalstyle home, built between 1815-1820 was the house that launched Savannah’s historic preservation movement. Juliette Low Birthplace: 233.4501. 10 E. Ogelthorpe Ave. Discover the historic house museum, which was Savannah’s first landmark building, and the childhood home of the Girl Scout founder. Enjoy a lively guided tour about one of Savannah’s leading families. Owen’s Thomas House: 790.8889. 124 Abercorn St. One of the finest examples of Regency architecture in the U.S., the Owens-Thomas House features a formal English garden and a restored carriage house.

Parks and Recreation Emmet Park: Bay St. between Abercorn and E. Broad St. Sections of Factor’s Walk border the park. Contains monuments to German Salzburgers, the Celtic Cross, Savannah’s fallen soldiers, the Chatham Artillery Memorial and the Old Harbor Light. Forsyth Park: Bull and Gaston St. This 30-acre park is bordered on the north by Gaston Street, on the south by Park Avenue and has a one-mile perimeter popular among outdoor enthusiasts. The Forsyth Park Fountain was designed to resemble the grand fountain in Paris at the Place de la Concorde. The park is also adorned by monuments to the Confederate Soldier, the Marine Corps Monument, the SpanishAmerican Monument and the Fragrant Garden for the Blind. The Forsyth Park Fountain is one of the most visited attractions by visitors to Savannah. Many events throughout the year are held here. Morrell Park: River St. and E. Broad Ramp. This riverside park is home to one of Savannah’s most beloved figures, The Waving Girl. The statue commemorates Florence Martus, the lighthouse keepers’ sister who waved to ships in Savannah’s port for more than 44 years. Also located at Morrell Park is Savannah’s Olympic Flame. Oatland Island Wildlife Center: 912.395.1212. 711 Sandtown Rd. (Off Islands Expwy, 15 min. from Tybee). Walk through 160 acres of pristine maritime forest & encounter some 100 animals from 40+ species. Everyday 10am-4pm; $3 ages 4-17 & 65+; $5 ages 18-65, ages 3 and under are free. Savannah National Wildlife Refuge: 843.784.2468. 694 Beech Hill Ln., Hardeeville, SC. Drive along raised paths through the marsh, see migratory waterfowl, alligators, & other wildlife.

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When parking in Savannah it is important to pay close attention to posted signage, loading zones, time limits, and especially street cleaning hours so as not to receive a ticket during your visit. Paid street parking is enforced Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. Street parking is free on Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Parking garage rates vary based on garage and are charged 7 days a week. The City of Savannah offers a Visitor Parking Pass which authorizes free parking on meters of one hour or more, free parking in the City’s lots and parking garages upon availability, and allows exceeding the time limit in timelimit zones. The cost is $7.00 for a 1-Day Pass or $12.00 for a 2-Day Pass. They can be purchased from the Savannah Visitors Center or the Parking Services Department which is located at 100 E. Bryan St. (Bryan Street garage - Open 8am-5pm, M-F).


This fare free system is a great option for traveling around downtown Savannah. Learn more at

DOT Express Shuttle - FREE

Runs on a continuous loop with wait time per stop averaging 20 minutes. Stops are offered throughout the historic district near many popular visitor destinations. The shuttles operate 7 days a week from 11am-9pm.

Savannah Belles Ferry - FREE

There are 3 ferry landings located along River Street which offer service to the Convention Center / Hutchinson Island. Ferry vessels and landings are ADA accessible and service is free. Schedule can vary by landing, 7am-12am daily.

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ROMANTIC ADVENTURES IN SAVANNAH • Stop by B. Matthews Eatery for a delightful dinner for two or a relaxed Sunday brunch. • Take one of the Savannah River Boat cruises. There are day time and night cruise options available. • Catch a movie or show at the Lucas Theatre... It won’t disappoint. • Go see a show at The Historic Savannah Theatre. • Stop by Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina for some BBQ with a Southwestern influence. Ask for a table for two on their outdoor open air dining room. • Take a stroll down River Street and explore factors walk and discover the history of the Savannah River. • Want to share an old fashioned ice cream soda, malted shake or just have a cone of your favorite ice cream then visit Leopold’s Ice Cream. • Visit Lulu’s Chocolate Bar for something sweet. From delicious desserts to wine, cocktails and even unique dessert cocktails. • Take a quiet walk through the Bonaventure Cemetery. This storied 150-year-old cemetery, perched on the bluff overlooking the Wilmington River, is at once beautiful and haunting. The final resting place for may famous Savannahians, among them lyricist Johnny Mercer and poet Conrad Aiken, the 160-acre cemetery features striking monuments, elaborate burial vaults and grand live oak trees. • Visit River Street Sweets and pick up a free praline sample for your significant other. • If your feeling old fashioned take a guided carriage tour around Savannah.


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FAMILY FRIENDLY SAVANNAH ACTIVITIES Play and learn at the Savannahs Children’s Museum, a great outdoor venue. There are numerous fun as well as educational hands on areas. There is even a fun maze that both parents and children will love. Discover the Georgia State Rail Road Museum which is believed to be the largest and most complete antebellum railroad repair facility still in existence, in the world! The Museum offers an array of daily programming from guided tours of the Museum’s office cars and rolling stock to nostalgic train rides, and occasional turntable and blacksmithing demonstrations. Visit the Juliette Gordon Lowe Birthplace! Visit this architectural and cultural treasure to learn more about the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette Gordon Lowe. Fascinating tours and fun programs will bring history to life. This is a must see for any girl scout and also a great historical location for all to see. Enjoy Forsyth Park, the largest park in the historic district of Savannah at over 30 acres. For locals and visitors, Forsyth Park is a hub of social interaction - Concerts, recreational sports, people watching, sun bathing, reading, relaxing…can all be seen going on in Forsyth Park depending on when you are there. On Saturdays, there is also a great farmer’s Market that takes place in Forsyth Park. Take a tour with Old Savannah Tours! Children will love to take the trolley around Savannah and will adore the historical re-enactors that you will meet during your trip. They will learn about Savannah and enjoy the interactive experience. There area number of tours so you can pick the one that will work best for your child’s age and interests. The Mighty Eighth Museum is known as “One of the world’s most powerful museum experiences,” the Mighty Eighth will take you through the story of American air power from WWII to today. Visitors of all ages can view actual aircraft, engines, and scale models as well as a multitude of exhibits. The museum is just located just outside of Savannah.

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