We’re happy to have you here in our wonderful town. If you’re like most couples, this is probably a weekend getaway. To help you maximize your vacation, we’ve gone ahead and assembled some of the best things around for you to do. With so much to offer within city limits, precious hours of vacation won’t be drained away by travel time!
You get in, you’re tired, and despite the gorgeous kitchen in your rental property, you do not want to cook. So, go out to eat! Try some of our local restaurants such as Echo, Halyard’s, and Bennie’s Red Barn. These are the places that locals peruse! If you’re from further inland, you’ll note that there’s a heavy emphasis on seafood here—that’s because we’re surrounded by it! If you haven’t tried seafood from a restaurant built by the sea, then you haven’t had good seafood yet.
Get your weekend off to a relaxing start with leisurely trip to get a feel for the area. Learn more about the area by visiting one of our museums. The iconic St. Simons Island Lighthouse talks about the history of America’s southern settlers, and visitors can enter the lighthouse and check out the view from the top. The Jekyll Island Museum sparks a fascination with the past dwellers of this Island, focusing in their history and how they lived. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center, dedicated to the rehabilitation of and education about sea turtles, is a great place to watch these curious creatures and learn more about them.
While away the lazy afternoon with some golfing or fishing. There are quite a few golf courses here for how small the island is—six in total, ranging from the King and Prince’s 18 hole golf course to 27 holes at the Sea Palms Resort. Fishing spots abound in St. Simons, and many charter companies, such as Captain Richie Lott,’s, Captain Mark Noble, and Coastal Island Charter Fishing will happily escort fishers out to the waters where better fish are biting.
Whether in California, Alaska, or here in Georgia, a spa is one of the best ways to rejuvenate. Island Day Spa, Cloister Spa, and A New Horizon all offer great treatments; check out which ones offer what and which are closest to find the best one to suit your vacation dream.
Vacation is almost over and no one likes that, but before you go, you’ve got to squeeze in a trip to the beach! Beaches are popular here, and very well-kept. The two public beaches are the Massingale Park Beach and the Coast Guard Station Beach. Both of these feature bath houses and permit drinking, so long as no glass containers are brought. Swim, surf, sunbathe—whatever a beach means to you, take advantage of it!