Fort Pulaski Between Savannah and Tybee Island is a Must Visit

You hear a lot about war when visiting Savannah. The Revolutionary War, the Civil War, you name it- the region saw its fair share of war over the years.

It isn't until you visit the Civil War-era fort, Fort Pulaski between Savannah and Tybee Island, that you get to see this history up-close. While this one produced a turning point in the war for the Union, it has had a lasting impact on warfare since its fateful battle.

So when you are in Savannah (especially if heading to Tybee Island for a beach getaway), stopping at Fort Pulaski National Monument is a must.

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3 of the Best Bars in Savannah to Grab a Craft Cocktail

You may know that Savannah is a rather liberal city when it comes to alcohol. The historic district allows for open containers in plastic cups and the city was said to be quite wet even during the days of Prohibition. There is even a popular quote in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil that goes as follows:

“If you go to Atlanta, the first question people ask you is, “What's your business?” In Macon they ask, “Where do you go to church?” In Augusta they ask your grandmother's maiden name. But in Savannah the first question people ask you is “What would you like to drink?”

To put it simply, Savannah likes a good drink. If this speaks to you the way that it does me, well, you're going to have a great time when visiting.

Naturally, when we heard about the city's cocktail bar and speakeasy scene, we knew we had to try out as many as we could. If you are looking for a stellar cocktail, the following truly are some of the best bars in Savannah!

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Marriott Hilton Head Review – Great Location But At a Price

As I am a Marriott hotel credit card holder, I sometimes prioritize staying with this hotel chain as a means to rack up points and qualified stays to leverage them into future, grand vacations. 

So when we saw that Marriott had a resort on the beach in Hilton Head Island (a truly prime location on the beach and perhaps the biggest property as well), we knew what we had to do. We snatched up a partial ocean view room and planned for a nice long weekend right on the water.

While we do think this one is a fair bit expensive for what you get (granted, everything is expensive in Hilton Head), if accessibility to the ocean is of utmost importance to you, the Mariott Hilton Head Resort & Spa will not let you down.

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Go for a Half Day Hike at Pinckney Island in Hilton Head

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge is a 4,053-acre park managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. It is a collection of salt marshes, forest, and tidal creeks on protected land located between Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, South Carolina.

In fact, prior to visiting Hilton Head I had no idea that this park was there, and only thought of stopping for a visit when heading out to Bluffton to explore more Hilton Head breweries. Naturally, as soon as I saw the sign calling out the national wildlife refuge, I knew I'd have to return for a visit.

And what a visit it was!

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