As the warm weather approaches people are scrambling to bask in the rays of sunshine. Start planning your trip to Savannah to enjoy the beautiful months of summer. Spend a day on the town, lounge on the sandy beaches or visit a few of the historical sites. When there’s nothing else to do in central Savannah, take a trip to Tybee Island and enjoy the day exploring with the family. With so many options, it can be hard to decide where to go and what to do. We have created a list of fun things to do on Tybee Island to add some adventure to your vacation in Savannah!
Top Things to Do on Tybee Island
With so many fun things to do in Savannah and Tybee Island, we’re happy to make some recommendations on the sites you cannot miss, including:
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
A must see when visiting Tybee Island, the Lighthouse Museum gives visitors a glimpse into what life was like for a lighthouse keeper and his family in the early 1900′s. Explore the nooks and crannies of the lighthouse, and, if you dare, hike 178 steps to the top for an amazing view. The climb up the Tybee Island Lighthouse is worth it!
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Kids and history buffs will love uncovering the mysteries of long ago at Fort Pulaski National Monument! Guests can travel through secret underground tunnels, swing the cannons, and look though all of the rooms where soldiers once stayed and fought. Take a tour and learn more about what occurred there during the Civil War. Catch the musket and soldier demonstrations everyday at Fort Pulaski or the cannon-firing demonstrations on Saturdays and Sundays.
Tybee Island Beach
Nothing beats just lounging around and reading a book on the beach. Pack a basket of goodies and load the car up for a fun day on the scenic Tybee Beach. Stroll down the boardwalk at sunset and enjoy the stunning skyline. Whatever your desire, Tybee Island Beach is a beautiful spot to spend your day!
Located in the middle of water, explorers need to rent a kayak and paddle out to this beautiful lighthouse to view it up close. If you time your visit just right, when the tide is low, you can stroll right up to the lighthouse and take a peek inside.
A wonderful place to watch the world go by, North Beach is less traveled and quieter than the main strip. Wander along the rocky areas of the coast, watch the dolphins play in the salty water or enjoy the charming lighthouse against the picturesque sky. It is beautiful during every season of the year!
Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours
Experience the graceful and playful wild bottle-nosed dolphins on a boat tour! A family run business, Captain Mike’s gives guests a taste of the true Georgian low country. Enjoy a memorable dolphin adventure in the waters of Tybee Island. Captain Mike’s also offers sunset cruises.
Tybee Island Restaurants
While everyone enjoys eating delicious food, Tybee Island offers several fantastic restaurants that you must try. Whether you are looking for local fresh seafood or classic American cuisine, you are sure to find something to satisfy your palate at some of the best restaurants on Tybee Island.
With so many things to do on Tybee Island, from walking on the beach to exploring lighthouses, you’ll want to make sure you have a place to come back to after a day full of memorable activities. The Presidents’ Quarters Inn – our historic Savannah boutique hotel – offers you the finest accommodations and will feed you a signature gourmet breakfast. You will be able to stay in any of the 16 rooms that the Inn has to offer. You can book your stay today to help ensure that you will have a fantastic trip that you’ll remember!
Photo courtesy Bruce Tuten.