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Key Info

30 Meddin Dr.

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Beaches, Recreation, Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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  • 5.0Value
  • 5.0Food Scene
  • 4.0Atmosphere

When you've had your fill of ghost stories, green squares and historic homes, head to Tybee Island. Just a half-hour east of the Historic District, Tybee Island is home to 5 miles of beachfront, the famous Tybee Island Light Station and the Marine Science Center, among other attractions. On your way to the beach, consider a stop at Fort Pulaski Monument, a Civil War landmark sandwiched between Savannah and Tybee Island.

Recent visitors described Tybee Island as relaxing thanks to its clean beachfront and stellar views of the Tybee Island Light Station. If you're looking for an easy daytrip from Savannah, the island should be at the top of your list, according to travelers. Plus, thanks to its proximity to the shore, Tybee Island is chock full of casual seafood eateries.

Situated about 18 miles east of downtown Savannah, Tybee Island is best reached by car. You won't have to pay to access the beach or the pier, but some other attractions and water sports rentals will cost you. You'll also have to pay to park; expect to pay $2 an hour no matter where you park on Tybee Island. Visit this website for a directory of services and businesses available on the island.

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#1 Forsyth Park

Go to this 30-acre park in the heart of Savannah's Historic District to relax after a long day of sightseeing. Keep your camera ready, though, as there is plenty to see here as well. Stroll past the stunning white-stone Forsyth Fountain, memorials dedicated to the Confederacy and the Spanish-American War, the Fragrant Garden for the visually impaired and the 300-year-old Candler Oak tree. From the park, you can see several historic sites within walking distance, including Hodgson Hall (home to the Georgia Historical Society) and the old Poor House and Hospital, which was used to treat wounded soldiers during the Civil War.

Recent visitors noted the park's urban cosmopolitan vibe, with locals and tourists alike picnicking, dog walking and even painting. They also say that street parking nearby the park is free on Sundays.

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