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5 Reasons to Spend the Holidays on the Coast

24 Sep 2019
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This holiday season, swap the slushy snow and ice-cold temperatures for warm, quiet strolls on the beach! It's never too early to start planning your holiday getaway.  We have your perfect home for the holidays, so browse through our large homes and book your next stay. Whether you want to gather your family for an unforgettable beachfront Thanksgiving feast or exchange gifts under the southern sun, the coast is the place to be this holiday season. 

Keep reading for 5 reasons to visit us during the holidays!

1. Enjoy Perfect Weather


Escape the cold and head down to the Georgia Coast for some warmer weather. The average temperatures for December are in the mid to upper 60’s in the daytime. We enjoy the warm sunshine by day, perfect for sightseeing and beachcombing, and nights get chilly enough for snuggling with sweaters and hot cocoa in the evenings. Better yet, find a vacation home with an outdoor fire-pit to warm your bones by the fire. Stay for a weekend or stay for the season! If you are looking to escape the cold weather, check out our winter monthly rentals for options for a month-long (or longer) stay.


2. Exchange Presents for Presence


Memories last forever so, turn your phones down and live in the moment. Share a laugh, a game or a story with the ones you love. Take this opportunity to shift your focus from the hassle of buying, wrapping and opening presents to cherishing precious moments with family and freinds. Get out of the house and plan a day of fun with the ones you love! Tybee Island and Savannah are never short of things to do, so grab your crew and have some fun. 


3. Cook as Much (or as Little) as You Like


One of the best parts of renting a vacation home for the holidays is enjoying homecooked meals together. Bring the family back to the table for memories, laughter, and delicious home cooked food prepared with love, from the home chef! And if cooking is not your thing, no big deal! Spend the evening at any of our local restaurants that are waiting to delight you and your guests with local fare… and they do the cleanup for you! If staying home and ordering in is more your speed, we got you covered too. Ask our local establishments for their To-Go menu … even cocktails can be made “to go!”


4. Celebrate the Season Like a Local


Christmas music, parades, shows, shopping, and the beach! All the magic of the Season can be experienced in Tybee and in Savannah. Witness the Savannah Harbor Boat Parade – where big and small boats get decked out and cruise down the river with music and entertainment both onboard, and on River Street, or catch the lighted Christmas Parade through historic Savannah at night. Tybee Island brings in the Christmas Season with the Tybee Island Christmas Parade! The parade steps off from the Pier and travels up Butler Avenue to Memorial Park, where kids can meet and enjoy cookies with Santa!  Holiday decorations can be found in Savannah in many places, from private homes and gardens to elaborate hotel displays. Don't miss Broughton Street for last minute holiday shopping and beautiful decor - especially at night, as the street is lit with festive lights. Tybee Island gets into the spirit with decorations along Butler Avenue and the Historic Tybee Lighthouse. Every weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas there is something happening to fill your cup with holiday cheer. Find the event that suits your Holiday Must Do list!


5. Hit the Refresh Button for the New Year 


After you've stuffed your belly and laughed until you cried, take a moment to press pause and clear you mind before you welcome the new year. Take an early morning stroll along the shorelines of the beach to relax and watch the peaceful sunrise over the horizon. Make it a point to refresh, regroup, and recharge. Appreciate the successes as well as the failures of the previous year and make a list of goals to accomplish for the coming year. Since you're surrounded by the ones you love, take a moment to appreciate the time well spent!