Visit Brunswick and sample the world famous Brunswick Stew. Tour the Old Town district with its streets of Victorian homes. Take a morning or dinner cruise on the Emerald Princess with dining, entertainment and casino games – blackjack, slots, poker.
Check out the local galleries. Downtown Gallery 209 features original paintings and photography from local and regional artists. The Gallery on Newcastle features works by a dozen regional artists in fine art and sculpture.
Get a historical look at southern plantation life with a visit to Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site. Tour this former rice plantation, visit thye museum and explore the nature trail which a Colonial Coast Birding Trail. Brunswick and the Golden Isles is located an hour away from both Jacksonville Florida and Savannah Georgia.
Historical spots include Fort Frederica (1736), St. Simons Lighthouse (1807) and Christ Church (1700s). The lovely beaches on St. Simons are the main draw with the Coast Cottages being the most popular.
There are three marinas as you enter the island. From here you can take kayaking, canoeing and other boat tours around the islands. Or charter a boat and go off shore fishing. Rent bikes (or bring your own) and explore on the many bike paths around the island. If you enjoy golfing there are three golf courses on St. Simons Island.
They offer sailing and kayaking classes. For the kids there is a special shell collecting trip to a secluded spot with the best beachcombing. The Cloister Sea Island resort is a really great family vacation idea. There are lots of children’s activities like Camp Cloister, field trips, kid’s dinners, air rifle bulls-eye hour, golf and tennis clinics, fishing and crabbing trips, scavenger hunts and bicycling.
This is a great bird watching area with birding hot spots and birding events. The island teems with wildlife like the European fallow deer, alligators, armadillos, dolphin and the occasional loggerhead sea turtle. Forested trails and sandy roads make excellent pathways to explore by foot of bicycle. Naturalists are available for interpretive tours where you learn about the barrier island plants, animals and ecology.
Visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center and veterinary clinic offering an outstanding, museum-style learning experience about the threatened loggerhead sea turtles.
Jekyll Island has Georgia’s largest public golf resort with 63 holes of golf on three 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course. Twenty miles of bike paths make for fun, family island exploring. For the kids, the Summer Waves Water Park is 11 acres of water splashing fun.