A trip to the Golden Isles may include several of the area’s popular outdoor activities, such as golfing, kayaking, boating, camping, fishing, sailing, and swimming. But sometimes visitors and locals like a break from the outdoors. With numerous options when it comes to both indoor and outdoor fun here in Coastal Georgia, people of any age can always find something new in the Golden Isles.

1. Learn about the history and culture of the Golden Isles by visiting one of the many museums.

Featured in one of our previous blog entries, the museums that the Golden Isles offer are not only great ways to have fun indoors, but they are also valuable learning experiences for visitors young and old alike.

Bring the whole family along and explore the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, the Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum, the World War II Home Front Museum, and the Mosaic Museum on Jekyll Island.


2. Shop ‘til you drop at the many shopping districts in the area.

If you love to shop, the Golden Isles is a great place for it. With an array of shopping districts featuring quaint boutiques, antique shops, and popular retail stores, there is something for all types of shoppers.

The shopping locations on St. Simons Island include Redfern Village, the Pier Village, Retreat Village, and the Shops at Sea Island. If you are looking for great choices for shopping in Brunswick, some of your choices include the Glynn Place Mall, Golden Isles Plaza and Glynn Isles.

3. Create a work of art!

If you have a passion for art and creativity that sores, head over to one of our local art studios to make an original piece. 

Paint your own pottery at The Tinted Tide studio. Located on St. Simons Island, this studio offers hands on, guided instruction by professional artists. From beginners to experienced artists, classes are offered to perfect your artistic skills and techniques. You won’t want to miss out on this colorful fun!

Explore your creativity at St. Simons’ Get Your Muse On! Get step-by-step instructions to create your very own painting. With fun local themes, the paintings you create will be great statement pieces for your home!

4. Spend a day at the movies.

There are several different ways that you can view movies on the big screen in the Golden Isles. If you’re interested in seeing currently released movies, then a trip of one of our two Georgia Theatre Company theatres (Glynn Place Stadium Cinemas 11 or Island Cinemas 7) would be a great choice.

If foreign and independent films are more your style, then be sure to check out the Movies at the Casino series located in the St. Simons Casino Building. The Literary Guild of St. Simons presents a series of films, free to the public, several times a month. Glynn County Parks and Recreation also screen movies several times a month.

Head to our events page to look for movie dates and times.

5. Become a Pinball Wizard

A great indoor activity that the whole family can enjoy while in the Golden Isles is a trip to the Pinball Palace. With over 100 machines dating from the 1950's to today, this place offers endless arcade fun.  A variety of refreshments are available to keep you recharged between games. Take a break from pinball and head to the bounce room where you can be sure to jump into some fun!Pinball Palace

6. Experience a live theatre performance.

Local theatre is an important part of the community in the Golden Isles and in the upcoming months, there are some spectacular performances that you will not want to miss.

Seeing a live performance on the stage of The Historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Brunswick is an experience like no other.

The Brunswick Actor’s Theatre also put on a number of riveting productions each year.

For schedule of live performances, head to our events page.