Right when I thought my summer travels would be over I got the chance to spend some days on Tybee Island (close to Savannah) in a house right at the beach. As you can imagine, I did not need a lot of convincing to go.
Tybee Island is very conveniently located, about 3.5 hours away from Atlanta. It offers hot weather, great beaches, lots of sun and fun. Here is what wikipedia has to say:
Tybee Island is an island and city in Chatham County, Georgia near the city of Savannah in the southeastern United States. It is the easternmost point in the state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 2,990. (The Georgia barrier island called Tybee includes the city of Tybee Island and has a total population of around 3,700. The entire island is a part of the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area.)
Apart from Tybee Island I also spent some time in Savannah, which is very different from Tybee Island. It is really a city with a fully-fledged infrastructure whereas Tybee is the minimum needed infrastructure to keep the beaches going and make tourists etc happy. Savannah is also very historic and the oldest city in the state of Georgia. Wikipedia's take:
Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia, and the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733, the city of Savannah became the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia's fifth-largest city and third-largest metropolitan area.
Enjoy the shots – I will need a rest now from resting. TSJ