It's the most wonderful time of the year! Time to gather together to celebrate all of the gifts of the season. From cooler beach weather to fun and festive holiday events, the holidays sparkle brighter when you are on a holiday vacation. Deck the Halls and Jingle the Bells - it's just about time for some Holiday Cheer! Here are 8 reasons to Visit Tybee Island for the Holidays.
1. Family Togetherness
Gather your family from across the miles and make Tybee Island your new favorite destination vacation! Create new family traditions by spend your days exploring, and your evenings making new and lasting forever memories. Let the beach be your new tradition for spending quality family time together. Find your perfect vacation rental home to fit the entire family.
2. Exchange ‘Presence’ for Presents
Make the most of your holiday by giving the gift that they will remember forever. "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a Gift. That's why it is called the Present"! Live in the Moment and cherish every second spent with loved ones. Enjoy all the sights and sounds and smells of the ocean breeze on a cool winter’s night. That is what memories are made of!
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 fresh, with love from the home chef! And if that 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 gastronomic fare… and they do the cleanup! And 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
And speaking of local, some of the more iconic sights and sounds of the area take place over the holiday season. Not only is Tybee home to fresh, local seafood, but we also have some great artisans and local produce at our Farmers Markets, both on Tybee and in Savanah. If its revelry you are after, 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! Every weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas there is something happening to fill your cup with holiday cheer!
5. Perfect Weather
Escape from cold weather, 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. Perfectly perfect winter vacation! 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.
6. Fewer Crowds
Tybee Island has become a well-known tourist destination in the summer months. People come from all over the US to enjoy the salt life and settle in for their summer vacation. The winter months are a much quieter time. November through January are months that are packed with activities that many locals enjoy, and the number of visitors to our destination is far less than summers. This is one reason Tybee Vacation Rentals offers Winter Monthly Rentals for snow-birds looking for a warmer place to call home for a longer visit in the winter. Ask our vacation planners how to find the perfect spot for your winter respite and save over half of what you would spend in the summer months!
7. Special Events
Christmas music, parades, shows, and shopping! All the magic of the Season can be experienced in Tybee and in Savannah. 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. Find the event that suits your Holiday Must Do list!
8. Romance abounds
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway—plan it for winter. For example, you can take a carriage ride in Savannah through beautiful Historic Savannah or stroll through the squares and take in the sights and sounds of the season. Stay in Savannah in a romantic apartment, perfect for a weekend away for two. Get away for a romantic beach vacation for two, and take evening strolls as the sun sets, or wake up to breathtaking winter sunrises over the Atlantic and comb the beach for treasures gifted by the ocean herself. Truly, there is no better way to enjoy nature’s truest beauty than on a deserted beach at dusk or dawn.