Getting the most out of your Tybee Vacation!
People often ask themselves “How can i get the most out of my vacation on Tybee?” The answer is live like a local or better know as a “Tybidiot” while you are here. When you cross the Lazaretto Creek bridge you enter the “Tybee Time” time zone. Tybee Time is where people don’t revolve their lives around a clock, and enjoy their daily activities at a snail’s pace.
Most people vacationing on the island are visiting for a week. There is soo much to do and soo little time therefore they tend to plan activities with time restraints. How can you really enjoy an activity having to keep up with the time? My advise is SLOW DOWN!!. Remember why you took a vacation in the first place, to get away from the fast paced life back home. Don’t plan too many activities each day. It adds stress to something that is supposed to be relaxing and fun.
- Do less activities and spend more time on the beach. The longer you do something the more memories are created.
- Don’t cut an activity short due to being worried about restaurant’s closing. You can find food all the way up to 2am.
- Try to meet some locals while you are here. They are great followers of the “buy local” campaign started by the city 10 years ago. Buy them a beer and they will gladly help you choose the best restaurants and activities so you get the most for your money.
Driving and parking on the island can be stressful as well. You get distracted by having to keep up with your time on the parking meter. You definitely don’t want to be caught with an expired meter by one of our meter maids who walk around like “the Terminator” armed with a high tech ticket printer.
So how can you make getting around the island less stressful? Glad you asked…
- Rent a drunken bicycle. They can be parked anywhere, and don’t require you to pay for parking.
- Or call a taxi that provides service by way of golfcart (about 3 dol per person). It allows everyone to enjoy the scenery and takes the guess work out of where you are going to park and in some cases where you are going.
When you get back home from vacation you should feel rested or relaxed not tired. We locals have a saying “rise with the tide, follow the sun, and go with the flow of the breeze”. I hope these tips help you get the most out of your vacation.
Y’all come see us. We will leave the lighthouse on for ya.
The Tybee Guy