Penny's Passion: Trip to Savannah and Tybee Island - Part 3

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Trip to Savannah and Tybee Island - Part 3

Welcome to Thinking Out Loud Thursday where I talk about something on my mind and invite you to link up and do the same. Today I’m continuing to think about my recent trip to Savannah and Tybee Island!

We flew into Savannah on Monday evening and spent all day Tuesday exploring the city (HERE). Wednesday morning we got up and continued our exploration until just after lunch (HERE). Then it was time to head to Tybee Island and check into the condo we had rented for the next few days.

 A rental car hadn’t been necessary while we were in Savannah, but we thought we wanted one for our time on the island. We got an Uber from our hotel to take us back to the airport to pick up a rental. I swear our Uber driver was the twin of Dog The Bounty Hunter! He shared a wealth of information about the island and we picked up the names of a couple restaurants to try.

The easy drive out to the island from the airport took about 40 minutes. We were excited to have a few days of total rest and relaxation! On our way to the condo, we stopped at the Tybee Market IGA to pick up a few necessities. Our plan was to eat out for most meals, so we only needed a few snacks, coffee, and wine. Word to the wise: If you’re planning to cook anything halfway elaborate, stop at a larger grocery store before going to the island! Otherwise, the small IGA market will be fine.

We found our condo and were pleasantly surprised at how perfect it was! The condo was booked through VRBO, but next time I’ll probably go directly through Island Vacation Rentals. Our main focus when choosing our spot with a nice balcony. The balcony on this condo was excellent! I need tall chairs or I spend the entire time looking through the rail. It’s also nice to have a table outside in case we want to eat al fresco. This condo allowed us to check both of these items off the list.

If you’re going to Tybee Island, know that the police are on top of their game when it comes to enforcing the speed limit and parking tolls. DON’T SPEED! And remember to pay the meter AND put the receipt on the dash of your car. You’ve been warned!

I realized when I got home that I really did a poor job documenting this part of our vacation.  The ocean breeze and the sound of the waves captivated me and I just didn't snap a lot of pictures.  But don't let my lack of pictures fool you into thinking we didn't have a good time at the beach!  We took daily walks and sat on the balcony reading.  It was heavenly!  Both of us were sad we didn't have more time to spend here.

Steps away from our condo was the walkway to the sandy beach.  Let's take a minute to talk about the sand.  It's one of my favorite beaches because the sand was hard and you could walk for miles.  The crowds were moderate during the day, but in the mornings and evenings, there were hardly any people.

Daily we walked to the pier and beyond.  The pier was a great place to grab a snack or cocktail.  Fishermen were fishing off the end.  Music filled the air.  Really cool atmosphere!

The best food we found on the island came from a little place just down from the pier called Fannie's On The Beach.  You can sit inside or out.  They also have a take-out window.  When we go back, I'm definitely eating at Fannie's again!

There was also a breakfast place I'd eat at again called The Breakfast Club.  They are open every day except Wednesdays from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm.  Nothing super fancy, just good breakfast food.

We went out for dinner two of the three nights we were there.  One night to A-J's Dockside and the other to Pier 16.  Both were fine, but nothing I'd go rushing back to.  

The best pictures came from our last morning there.  We wanted to get up early to see the sunrise on our last day and boy did we get a spectacular show!  Not only did we see the sun as it slowly made its way into the sky, but we also were entertained by a pod of dolphins playing in the water near the shore.  It made our last morning absolutely perfect!

I've got one more day of this vacation to share with you and that will be coming to you next Thursday.  In the meantime, what's on your mind today?  Link up and share!

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  1. What a beautiful trip. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. Oh that does look wonderful! I always try to find something with a nice balcony and easy beach access whenever we're near a beach since I love to walk on the beach and watch the sun rise.