The only winter blues to experience on Tybee Island is the color of the ocean. Here, cold weather means trading snow for sand. If it’s cold where you live, get yourself to Tybee Island for some sunshine and Vitamin Sea.
If you’re wondering what there is to do at the beach in the winter, the answer is “plenty!” Mild temps hover in the 60-degree range during the day, making for perfect beach-strolling weather. In addition, fishing is awesome, and the crisp air makes for an invigorating hike or bike ride. Restaurants aren’t crowded, but still serve your seafood favorites.
Just in case you need more incentive to visit, here are some of the top events set on Tybee Island this winter.
See a show with the film “Pavarotti” at the Tybee Post Theater on Dec. 29. “Pavarotti” is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award-winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice.
Make a splash with the Tybee Polar Plunge 2020 at High Noon on Jan. 1. Join thousands of brave souls at the Tybee Pier & Pavilion. It’s fun for the entire family. The cost is $25 for adults; $15 for kids.
Combine five races into one for a total of a 2.2-mile marathon during the 2020 Critz Tybee Run Fest on Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Race weekend provides plenty of family-friendly entertainment for runners and non-runners alike. Proceeds from the event benefit local organizations that advocate healthy lifestyles. Races start on 15th Street and end on 16th Street.
Let the good times roll with Tybee Island Mardi Gras on Feb. 22. Dating to medieval Europe, Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday” is traditionally the last day of feasting and celebration before the beginning of Lent. Tybee will be dressed in purple, green and gold and activities include a Mardi Gras Parade, followed by a street party with free entertainment and plenty of fun.
So…who’s ready for winter, Tybee Island-style? Book your getaway in great accommodations with spectacular views and access.
Photo: Casey Jones