Booking a getaway with Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals gives you the best of both worlds. Enjoy the laidback atmosphere of Tybee Island while being close to the more energetic vibes of Savannah. Spend a day at the beach soaking in the sunshine, or spend some time exploring Savannah’s historic district. Another popular area to explore is River Street in Savannah. Keep reading to learn more about things to do and see along the cobblestone streets.
A Guide to Attractions, Restaurants, & More
Historic River Street, also known as Savannah’s Waterfront, has always played a role in Georgia’s history. From serving as a colonial port and the home of several cotton warehouses, the area helped shape the city into what it is today.
The cobblestone streets that were once the paths between the buildings and the bluff are now home to incredible restaurants, bars, shops, art galleries, and more.
Take in picturesque views of the Savannah River as you wander in and out of shops. Look for a stunning piece of jewelry at 13 Secrets Jewelry Gallery. If you love looking for new works of art, there are several galleries to visit, including The Savion Gallery and Grand Bohemian Gallery. Stop into Washed Ashore, September’s Closet, or Southern Tide Savannah for a new outfit. For a unique shopping experience, head to the River Street Market Place, an open-air market reminiscent of the markets in the 1800s.
Before heading back to your Tybee Island rental, stop by one of the delicious restaurants on River Street for a world-class meal. The Cotton Exchange Tavern is housed in one of the old cotton warehouses and is known for incredible Southern cuisine. For an upscale experience, make a reservation for Vic’s On the River. Sample a range of exceptional small plates and refreshing cocktails at Baobab Lounge.
No trip to River Street is complete without sampling some of the decadent sweets found here. Byrd’s Famous Cookies has two locations on River Street. Stop into either one to stock up on your favorite flavors or to sample something new. For over four decades, the Strickland family and Savannah’s Candy Kitchen have been a River Street staple. Be sure to stock up on pecan pralines and chewy saltwater taffy. Other great options include River Street Sweet and District Gelato.
Make Tybee Island Your Savannah Home Base
Enjoy being able to explore places like River Street in Savannah while having a more tranquil place to call home by staying on Tybee Island. The popular Georiga barrier island is home to miles of sandy beaches and countless things to do.
Make the most out of your stay by reserving a home or condo from Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals. Our inventory includes phenomenal vacation rentals found all over Tybee Island. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly option or a villa with access to incredible amenities, we have just the thing for you. Call 800-967-4433 to learn more about our properties or ways to save.