Things to Do in the Golden Isles
Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, Brunswick, Sea Island & Little St. Simons Island
Although Georgia's beaches are some of the biggest attractions for visitors to the Golden Isles, there are numerous other activities to enjoy during your stay in St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island or Brunswick. The temperate climate and beautiful scenic backdrop provide ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Quaint shopping boutiques, first-class dining experiences, unique attractions and historical tours of the islands and mainland provide one-of-a-kind experiences that will make your trip unforgettable.
Looking for a family friendly travel destination? Jekyll island is full of great things to do. Head to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center to learn about the majestic creatures native to the area or cruise down the lazy river at Summer Waves Waterpark. Take a step back in time with other local attractions including the Jekyll Island Museum and Horton House, where you'll find the ruins of what was Georgia's first brewery.
History buffs will love the largest barrier island in Georgia's Golden Isles, which is home to Fort Frederica National Monument. Other local historical landmarks include Christ Church, one of the oldest churches in Georgia, and the Bloody Marsh Battle Site, where British and Scottish soldiers took up arms to protect colonial Georgia.
Uncover natural beauty in Brunswick with plenty of things to do, and even more to see. The enormous Lover's Oak, estimated to be about 900 years old, is a popular spot to take photos and Blythe Island Regional Park features picnic pavilions and a picturesque lake. Don't miss the chance to jog or walk across the Sidney Lanier Bridge, Georgia’s tallest cable-stayed suspension bridge, or watch the sunset across the marsh at Mary Ross Waterfront Park.
Luxurious Sea Island in Georgia is the place to go for rest, relaxation and a bit of pampering. Hit the links at Sea Island Golf Club before indulging in a spa treatment at Sea Island Resort. When it's time for dinner, treat yourself to the Forbes Five-Star Georgian Room for delicious "Refined Southern" cuisine.
Known for it's privacy, this island is home to the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island. At the Lodge, guests enjoy 7 miles of private Georgia beaches and 11,000 acres of undeveloped wilderness for outdoors activities including birding, hiking biking and more.
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