Mark Twain once said, "So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." As a wise wander, you appreciate the many and varied aids to your worldwide navigations: from smartphone apps that help you book hotels in seconds to the time-softened sarong you use as a blanket, sunshade, and scarf, and wouldn't travel anywhere without. Consider the travails of those adventurers who came before you, trusting creaky vessels to cross oceans whose reaches were then unknown, never sure if or when they might return home. For your seafaring forebears, a lighthouse was a beacon of guidance both literal and symbolic, the sign of a successful voyage and imminent arrival at an exciting, new destination. Choose hotels in Tybee Island, Georgia, as your next harbor, and give thanks to the island's famous lighthouse for its century of assistance.
Tybee Island hotels entice visitors who come to stroll and loll on sunny, sandy beaches, watch seabirds peck among the marshes, and delight in dolphins skimming in the wake of a tour boat. But it's Tybee Island Light, a historic and still-functioning maritime monument, that beckons you first. Ascend its spiral staircase and from the summit of the lighthouse, see the whole island from above. Its golden beaches that seem so wide up close are reduced to a wisp of ribbon dividing the landmass, from the vast blue ocean. The awakened urge for a transatlantic voyage will have to wait for another day, but you can use Tybee Island rental cars to continue your adventures on the mainland.
Use the Travelocity app (aah, the ease of modern life!) to find great hotels near Tybee Island with views of the endlessly inspiring ocean. Considering long-distance travelers used to spend months at sea, you can probably extend your trip by a few days. Let Travelocity show you the best hotels in Charleston, another awesome port of call awaiting your anchor. It's time for you to explore ... dream ... discover.