5 Reasons to Visit Tybee Island this Season

Who says it has to be summer to enjoy a visit to America's happiest seaside town? In Tybee Island, it's paradise all year long, which makes it the perfect destination no matter what season it is. Here are the top 4 reasons we absolutely love Tybee Island in the off season and for the holidays.

| Incredible Southern Cuisine |

As the weather cools, now is the perfect time to get your hands (and your mouth!) on some homemade, Southern fare. Our Tybee favorites include the Crab Shack for the Louisiana Crawfish, Tybee Island Fish Camp for oysters, and A-J’s Dockside for conch fritters.

| Day Trips to Savannah |

Voted one of the 'Top 5 Best Cities in North America' by Travel & Leisure, Savannah is a haven for history buffs, boasting famous landmarks like the Bonaventure Cemetery and the Mercer Williams House Museum. Tybee Island is just a quick 30 minute drive away, making it the ideal home base from which to enjoy a beautiful autumn day in charming Savannah.

| Peaceful Beaches |

Take advantage of the offseason on the quiet beaches, which are stunning on a cool day. You haven’t experienced true bliss unless you’ve taken a blanket and your favorite book to a secluded beach! Forecasts for the next couple of weeks call for sunny days in the mid 70’s to low 80s—the perfect weather for a day at the beach with your toes in the sand!

| Holiday Shopping |
Get ahead on your holiday shopping and browse local favorites including Latitude 32 for clothes, Shell Art Gift Shop for classic Tybee paraphernalia, and Swizzle and Shake for quirky gifts. We won't blame you if you decide to treat yourself to an early holiday present or two...you deserve it!

| Amazing Holiday Celebrations |
Tybee is an incredible place to spend the holidays, between the cozy beachfront homes and the wide variety of events throughout the season. Join us in celebrating the holidays at events like the Floating Parade on December 11, or A Lighthouse Christmas on December 10 & 17. See below for more information!

Stay with us in Tybee Island and make your fall season a memorable one.

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Holiday Celebrations in Tybee Island


Community of Caring | November 24 - January 1

Give back to the Tybee community but participating in this donation drive for organizations such as Rising TYde Community Pantry; Next Generation; or Tybee's Animal Shelter.


Small Business Saturday | November 26

Support Tybee's local businesses by shopping on Small Business Saturday - a nationwide event dedicated to honoring locally owned and operated businesses.


Lights on for Tybee Celebration | December 2

Enjoy music, dancing, shopping, and great fun as Tybee's mayor lights the tree at the Roundabout, all while the Tybee Arts Performing Society leads you to the Historic Carbo House to the tune of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"!


Floating Christmas Parade | December 11

Tybee's community of boaters will light up the water with festive lights that can be seen from the shore. This is a great event for boat owners and spectators alike!


A Lighthouse Christmas | December 10 & 17

Join the Tybee Island Historical Society as they honor the history of the Christmas season at the Tybee Island Light Station. There will be a charming historic display of family life in the early 20th century - not to mention hot cider and carols!


Tybee Island Tour de Lights Bike Parade | December 17

The festivity continues at A-J's Dockside with a parade of lights - this time on bikes! Proceeds benefit the Rising TYde Community Food Pantry and a winner will be announced that evening!


17th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge | January 1

Do you have the guts? Dress up in your best polar bear attire and take the plunge into the Atlantic! Warm up after your icy dip at any of the amazing restaurants open in the area - such as Bernies Oyster House or Rock House Bar & Grill.