Known for its abundance of history and culture, along with folklore, legends and tales of ghosts, there is no better place to be in the month of October than the Golden Isles. From ghost walks, trolley tours, Halloween family fun and even a ghost hunt weekend package, everybody will be able to find something “spooktacular” to do in our beautiful coastal community this October.
Ghost Walk of St. Simons
The Ghost Walk of St. Simons is an entertaining walking tour filled with tales of terror, mystery, and fright. Learn about the island’s very spirited history as you are guided through the dark streets and passageways by your very own tour guide. Flashlights are recommended. The walk is 90 minutes and tickets are $14.00 for adults/$7.00 for children 5 to 12. All tours begin at 9:00 pm in the Pier Village on Friday and Saturday nights August 18th through the month of October.
St. Simons Trolley Ghost Tour
The St. Simons Trolley Ghost Tour takes a frightening step back into history when you visit spooky island graveyards and hear stories of Mary the Wanderer, the island's lighthouse, and more haunted lore from within the Golden Isles. All aboard…if you dare! Trolley departs Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8:45pm at the St. Simons Island Village Fishing Pier and boarding begins 30 minutes before departure. The cost is $15.00 for adults/$7.00 for children, and under three years ride for free. Private bookings are reserved for 9:45pm.
Cinema Gourmet—Vertigo is showing at the Historic Ritz theatre in downtown Brunswick on October 15, 2013 at 6:30pm. Experience film maker Alfred Hitchock’s classic psychological thriller, “Vertigo” while enjoying a tasting of delicious cuisine from Chef Kate and Indigo Coastal Shanty. Tickets are $15 per person and ticket sales end October 7, 2013.
Turtleween at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
“Turtleween” at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center makes for great fall fun for the whole family! On Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, come trick or treat with sea turtles, experience educational exhibits, enjoy a fun filled hay-ride, and enter the Halloween costume contest. Event is free with general admission, $7.00 for adults/$5.00 for children and under three years are free.
Ghost Hunt Weekend at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Jekyll Island Club Hotel Ghost Hunt Weekend is the ultimate weekend package for fans of the paranormal. Guests will be able to join the Ghost Hunt Weekends Crew and author and host of Ghost Hunt Weekends, Chad Morin on a frightening, spine chilling weekend at the historical Jekyll Island Club Hotel from October 25 to 27, 2013. Package includes accommodations for two nights, welcome reception dinner, breakfast buffet each morning, ghost hunting fundamentals class, Jekyll Island history and haunts presentation, and a ghost hunt of Jekyll Island with Chad Morin and the Ghost Hunt Crew. Prices are $570 for single occupancy and $720 for double occupancy.
With all of these “haunted happenings” in the Golden Isles, why not plan your trip today? The fall season is the ideal time of year to explore the rich history and culture full of legendary hospitality. Take advantage of a wide range of packaged specials to suit your travel needs. Choose a great Coastal Getaway Package that appeals to you. Come experience the abundant offerings of the Golden Isles!