beach week: savannah & tybee island

The only bad part about a vacation is coming back after it’s over. After spending the past week with my family in Tybee Island and Savannah GA, I wasn’t quite ready to come back to New York. Even though our trip began with some rainy weather, it cleared up just enough for us to soak up some rays, stroll Savannah, and even take a fishing boat out to catch our dinner!

correction: my dad and brother Ben caught our dinner (17 fish total!) as my mom, sister, and I were much too busy getting seasick…

We had a great time on Tybee Island! But I’ll let the pictures do the talking as I know that’s the only part I really pay attention to these days on blogs.

{our catch of the day}

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{Tybee Island Lighthouse}

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{view from top, Tybee Lighthouse}

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Besides the beach, we also spent a day exploring Savannah, which is a charming little city. The Historic District is pedestrian-friendly and looks like a time capsule with historical storefronts and buildings. It’s a good mix of old and new and made for a perfect day trip.

Savannah also has some seriously amazing food. I know the South prides itself on home cooking but I love that in each area you’ll find such distinctly different regional cuisine. In Savannah and Tybee, we made sure to take advantage of the plethora of seafood! There were also a number of really cute shops that I absolutely loved. Savannah definitely ranks at the top as one of my favorite Southern towns!

{shrimp and grits, Vic’s on the River}

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{honey taste testing line, Savannah Bee Co.}

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{The Paris Market, Savannah GA}

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{Forsyth Park, Savannah GA}

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{Leopold’s Ice Cream}

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Savannah & Tybee Island recommendations

to do/see:

to eat:

  • Olde Pink House [Savannah]: best meal of the trip hands down; everything is good but get the flounder with apricot shallot sauce!
  • Vic’s on the River [Savannah]: great lunch spot; amazing view and service
  • Leopold’s Ice Cream [Savannah]: an old fashioned ice cream parlour; this place was made for my ice cream addicted family
  • Lighthouse Pizza [Tybee Island]: with their ‘Authentic Tybee dough’ it was surprisingly one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had (we ate there twice!)
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