In late April my husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a long weekend getaway to Tybee Island, Georgia and nearby Savannah. That’s about a six hour road trip from our home in central North Carolina.
I’ll also call it a “walking vacation,” because we got in a ton of steps exploring this lovely area. This was my first trip to Tybee Island, and my second to Savannah. I was there previously for a blogging conference and enjoyed it very much. I knew my husband would, too.
Here’s a recap of what we saw and did.
Friday: Arrival at Tybee Island and evening walk on the beach
I’d booked us a nice little beach bungalow on Airbnb, which was only a few blocks’ walk to the beach. Fortunately, the weekend temperatures were warm and summery. Friday evening was lovely. After we unpacked, we walked to a seaside restaurant and enjoyed a delicious seafood meal, then walked to the Tybee Pier and beach. It felt so good to be back on a beach. It had been a while — too long!
Saturday: Savannah in the rain
I knew ahead of time that we were in for some nasty weather on Saturday, but that’s the day we had to explore Savannah and so we just went with it. We found a parking garage, and then took off on foot to see the historic district and riverfront.
It rained heavily off and on throughout the day. But the rain wasn’t stopping other tourists, either. The historic district was quite busy and crowded.
Savannah is known for its parks and squares, and there are a total of 22 in town. We visited several on our walk.
After our tour, we ducked into a nearby British pub inspired restaurant for dinner.
Sunday: Tybee Island Lighthouse, Fort Pulaski, and sunset beach walk
By Sunday, thankfully the weather was back to being dry and beautiful. We started the day with a visit to the Tybee Island Lighthouse. I was excited about this — I’d never climbed to the top of a lighthouse before.
After the lighthouse, we drove to nearby Cockspur Island, site of Fort Pulaski National Monument, which was used during the Civil War.
After our tours, we came back to our rental and cooked some chicken on the grill. Then, we took off on foot again — to take in sunset at the beach.
And just like that, the weekend was over and it was Monday morning and time to head home. We loved celebrating our special anniversary on Tybee Island and definitely look forward to returning!
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