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Tybee Island is the perfect family getaway


Tybee Island beach

If you have not visited Tybee Island on the coast of Georgia with the family you are really missing something special. It is only a five hour drive from Acworth, GA and provides easy access to the beach. On the way there, spend a day in Savannah walking around. They offer parking passes for $12 a day available at the visitor center. With the pass you get a map showing you where you can park all over the city for a twenty four hour period.

The beautiful squares and historic buildings all over the city are truly something to see. Block after block in each direction there are squares with monuments, giant trees and beautiful flowers. The city is flat so walking around is easy, even for a nine year old.

After a day spent walking around Savannah, day two should be spent heading toward Tybee Island. The first stop on the way should be the Fort Pulaski National Monument. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and offer a great history lesson for all. Let the kids explore all the dark tunnels and rooms.

Then it is time to hit the beach. Continuing on to Tybee Island is a straight shot from Fort Pulaski. A suggestion is to drive around the island first to see what is available. The tourist maps give a good enough overview of the island. Parking is available by meter mostly at twenty five cents per fifteen minutes. After you park, stroll to the beach and relax. It is a beach lover's paradise. Best time to travel there? On or before Easter weekend before high season begins.

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