Many of our guests want to know how far Savannah is from Tybee Island & whether or not Savannah is a good day trip from Tybee. With only 18 miles from one downtown to the other, we frequently advise guests that Savannah, GA is a great day trip to schedule into your Tybee Island vacation, especially if you love history, old Southern charm, or delicious eats. Whatever interests you, we highly recommend a quick trip over to Savannah from Tybee Island. To help guests kickstart their day trip to nearby Savannah, we've listed some of the top attractions, points of interest, and restaurants to consider.
Created in the mid-19th century, with an impressive cast-iron fountain added to the park's north end in 1858, this 30-acre green space is the largest and most visited park in all of Savannah. This fantastic public place offers authentic Southern charm with beautiful gardens, meandering paved pathways, and plenty of shady trees & live oaks. The springtime is particularly impressive with the beautiful colors of all the azaleas in bloom.
Take a FREE behind-the-scenes tour of the Ghost Coast Distillery and get ready for one of the most engaging "spirits" experiences in America. The first of Savannah's distilleries since just before prohibition, they strive to celebrate Savannah's unique past and vibrant future with their own unique, hand-crafted spirits. Stop by their tasting room to enjoy some delicious cocktails.
Walk in Georgia’s Intracoastal waterway and maritime forests. The trails of Skidway Island State Park work their way through the maritime forest & past salt marshes, leading to a boardwalk & observation tower. You can watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoons, egrets, and other wildlife. Step into nature and enjoy one of Georgia's finest natural resources.
Built in 1808, this standing brick fort is the oldest in Georgia. Come experience their interactive programs about life as a soldier. View various drills and military communication demonstrations. Watch a live cannon firing using some of the oldest artillery in the Southeast. Walk back through time at the Old Fort Jackson in Savannah.
This gorgeous Regency-style mansion was built in 1819 and, along with the gardens, carriage house, and slave quarters, the Owens-Thomas House gives patrons the chance to explore days gone by. Learn about day-to-day life and the relationships between the various groups of people who called Savannah home in the early 19th century.
As a port city at the mouth of the Savannah River, Savannah, GA has an extensive maritime history, and developed a unique character from the multitude of influences it has experienced for centuries. See exhibits ranging from ship models, paintings, and maritime antiques. Learn about the rich stories from Savannah's illustrious maritime history.
Savannah is known for its wide variety of fantastic restaurants full of delicious food & eclectic storylines. These are a few of our favorite places to eat in Savannah either for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but there are dozens more worth trying!