Savannah & Tybee Island
My family has long connections to Savannah and Tybee Island, so it's a place we've visited often over the years. Savannah is a beautiful historic Southern city, while Tybee is a lovely beach community. There you'll find loads of great food, historic sites, waterfront fun.
Savannah Food, Drink, & Attractions
Clary's Cafe: Clary's is an old Savannah favorite, a bustling cafe/diner made famous for appearing in a scene of Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil
Fort Pulaski National Monument: 19th century fort you you can tour; site of decisive Civil War battle
Georgia State Railroad Museum: National Historic Landmark with loads of trains, a working hand cart, operating turntable with ride-able steam engine
Goosefeathers Cafe & Bakery: much-loved bakery and brunch spot in downtown Savannah
Leopold's: ice cream parlor that's been scooping since 1919
Old Savannah Tours: trolley tours great for experiencing much of the historic district
Perc Coffee Roasters: excellent local roaster with locations in Atlanta, too. The Savannah roastery is open to the public and serves a full coffee menu.
Zunzi's: terrific South African-inspired sandwich spot
Tybee Island Food, Drink, & Attractions
The Breakfast Club: an absolute must-visit on Tybee Island, a long-running institution that has visitors lining up down the block to get in. Don't miss their signature pecan waffle.
Cockspur Island Lighthouse: historic channel lighthouse near the mouth of the Savannah River. The island and lighthouse are currently closed for visiting due to ongoing preservation efforts.
The Crab Shack: another Tybee staple, a huge complex with lots of patios, loads of seafood, and yes, a moat with alligators
Gerald's Pig & Shrimp: permanently parked trailer serving barbecue and Southern favorites
North Island Surf & Kayak: rentable kayaks, paddle boards, surf boards
Tybean Art & Coffee Bar: colorful coffee shop and art gallery, serving coffee, smoothies, breakfast
Tybee Island Light Station & Museum: tour the grounds of Tybee's iconic black and white lighthouse, then climb to the top for unprecedented views
Tybee Pier & Pavilion: concrete pavilion that's free and open daily. Great for fishing, people-watching.
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Savannah and Tybee Island
A family trip to Tybee Island that included lots of time exploring the waterfront, lighthouses, and historic sites of the island and nearby Savannah.