Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals Blog

A couple on a walking tour through the historic district in Savannah, GA.

Tybee Island is the perfect destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. However, while this barrier island is known for its laid-back atmosphere, that doesn’t mean it’s boring. There is no shortage of things to do and see near your Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals home, including outdoor adventures and incredible shopping. Our charming town is also only about 20 minutes from Savannah, GA, so exploring places like the historic district is just a short drive away!

Go on Tours of the Savannah Neighborhood

Savannah is made up of several unique areas, including the Historic Landmark District. Known as the hub of downtown, there is something for everyone to enjoy here. One of the best things to do in this Savannah neighborhood is to embark on guided tours that’ll show off the sights while teaching you about the past. If you’d rather explore at your own pace, you can purchase and download a self-guided tour that starts at the visitor center and takes you along almost five miles of cobblestone streets.  

Old Savannah Tours

Old Savannah Tours offers a number of excursions to choose from. The most popular option is the hop-on/hop-off tour that starts at the Savannah Welcome Center and travels to 14 historic stops. The best part of this option is you can get off the trolley to get a closer look at something or remain seated if you’d rather move on to the next stop.

Genteel & Bard

Wear your most comfortable shoes for a walking tour with Genteel & Bard. The Savannah History Tour lasts about two hours and takes you past popular landmarks like Green-Meldrim House and Colonial Park Cemetery. They also offer a Savannah Women’s History Tour, and, if you’re feeling brave, a Dark History & Ghost Encounter Tour.

Adventure Tours in Motion

Let segways be your mode of transportation on an excursion with Adventure Tours in Motion. With both 60 and 90-minute tours available, you can choose the best option for your schedule. You can also book an e-bike tour or luxury van tour.


Before or after your tour, keep the fun going by exploring the parks and squares found here. If you find yourself getting hungry, don’t worry! There are countless restaurants to dine at, so you can enjoy a delicious meal before returning to your Tybee Island rental. 

An award won by a Tybee Island vacation rental company close to the historic district in Savannah, GA.

Escape to Tybee Island

After a day spent wandering the historic district of Savannah, GA, there’s nothing better than relaxing back on Tybee Island. Enjoy a drink at a local bar or have a movie night in your home away from home. Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals homes and cottages are so popular for those in the Savannah area that we were voted “Best Islands Vacation Rental” as part of the 2023 Best Of Savannah Reader’s Poll!

A Tybee Island vacation rental to relax in after exploring the historic district of Savannah, GA.Our inventory has something for everyone, from condos to cottages to single-family homes. By offering such a variety of Tybee Island vacation rentals, we can host groups of all sizes and budgets. To learn more about resetting your stay with us or why you should book direct, call 800-967-4433. Let us see photos from your adventures by using #TybeeOn!

A group kayaking, one of the best outdoor adventures in Tybee Island, Georgia.

While Tybee Island is only 20 minutes from Savannah, this Georgia island feels a world away. Known for pristine beaches and a historic lighthouse, there is so much to discover during your getaway. On your next visit with Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals, we highly recommend exploring all the outdoor adventures in this area of Georgia. There’s really no better way to spend your Tybee Island vacation than soaking in the sunshine and creating memories with the ones you love most.

The Best Tybee Island Outdoor Activities 

No matter your desired activity level, there are things to do on Tybee Island that’ll have you surrounded by stunning scenery. To help get your planning started, here are five of our favorite outdoor adventures.

  1. Reserve your spot on a dolphin tour to see if you can catch a glimpse of these majestic animals. Several tour services, like Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure Tour, will take you around local waterways looking for these creatures.
  2. Explore Tybee Island on two wheels by securing a rental bike. Places like Tybee Island Bike Rentals LLC and Fat Tire Bikes have your bicycle needs covered and will even deliver them to your vacation rental.
  3. See who can reel in the biggest catch on a fishing excursion with local guides. The knowledgeable captains at Tybee Island Charters and Amick’s Deep Sea Fishing will take you to the best spots to drop anchor.
  4. Lace up your hiking boots and wander some of the best trails on Tybee Island. The 6-mile McQueen’s Island Trail is found on what was part of the Savannah & Atlantic railroad line. Start at the bridge behind the fort and follow a path that’ll take you to the Cockspur Lighthouse.
  5. Spend time exploring the aquatic landscape on a kayak tour. Sea Kayak Georgia offers outings perfect for all skill levels, while North Island Surf & Kayak is known for its guided eco-history tours.

Rest Up at Your Tybee Island Home Base

The pool of a Tybee Island rental to relax by after checking outdoor adventures in the Georgia town.No matter what outdoor adventures you embark on in Tybee Island, Georgia, rest easy knowing you have a cozy place to call home. At Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals, we work to bring you incredible homes, cottages, and condos that provide you with a tranquil and conveniently located home base.

When browsing our inventory, think of what extra amenities you’d love to have in a vacation rental. Maybe this is a rental with a pool or a pet-friendly option. We have it all! Call 800-967-4433 for help selecting your Tybee Island rental. We can also answer any questions you have about why you should book direct or other ways to save on your stay. Be sure to share photos of your adventures using #TybeeOn.

A group dining out at one of the best places to eat on Tybee Island.

Despite its size, Tybee Island is jam-packed with everything you need to enjoy a memorable getaway. From charming local shops to miles of sandy beaches and everything in between, this Georgia barrier island has something for everyone. There is also a wide variety of incredible places to eat on Tybee Island, perfect for the moments you don’t feel like cooking at your Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals home.

5 Tybee Island Restaurants to Check Out

Whether you’re craving southern comfort food or incredible seafood, there is a Tybee Island restaurant that can meet your needs. Give yourself a break from cooking by stopping by one of these spots for a delicious meal.

  1. Pier 16 is a locally owned family restaurant that opened its doors one block from the beach in 2020. Enjoy incredible views from their rooftop deck as you browse their menu filled with tasty options.
  2. Known for plating up modern beach food, Salt Island Fish & Beer is a go-to spot for lunch and dinner. Choose from one of their incredible dishes, or create your own plate to get exactly what you’re craving. 
  3. When looking for tasty tacos and a refreshing margarita, make your way to Chamacos Tacos & Surf. Not only is this Tybee Island spot serving up phenomenal cuisine, but it also hosts live music two nights a week.
  4. Make your reservation for date night at Sundae Cafe. Sip on one of their signature cocktails, or try one of their wine flights while you browse the menu to create your perfect three-course meal.
  5. After a day at the beach, dust off the sand and head to The Deck Beach Bar & Kitchen. This oceanfront restaurant features a menu that brings together inspiration from Hawaii, Australia, and coastal Mexico.

Escape to the Comfort of Your Tybee Island Rental

The hammock and porch of a Tybee Island rental near some of the best places to eat.After a day of adventures, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Whether dining at one of the scrumptious places to eat or whipping something up in the kitchen of your Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals property, there are countless ways to satisfy your hunger. Not only does your Tybee Island rental come with a fully-equipped kitchen, but it has all the other comforts of home.

Whether staying in one of our condos, cottages, or single-family homes, you’ll enjoy cozy bedrooms, a spacious living room, and more. While every home has basic comforts, each one is unique. Learn which one fits your group best or find out why booking direct is an excellent option by calling 800-967-4433. Don’t forget to use #TybeeOn to share photos of your getaway!