Brunswick and Golden Isles Destination

The Brunswick and the Golden Isles Tourist Guide can help you plan your visit so that your experience is complete and enjoyable. Heed the call of the ocean and head for the gorgeous Georgia coast where sun, sea, and sandy beaches, along with great food, sport, art, and history await you. Off the coast lie four fabulous islands St. Simon's Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simon's Island, and Jekyll Island, each replete with its own menu for entertainment and activities.

If history is your thing, head straight for St. Simon Island and explore the awesome Lighthouse till you get dizzy with the enchanting information as well as the height of the structure. Then enter the Fort Frederica National Monument and relive the historical moment when the British laid claim to this picturesque island from the Spaniards at the Battle of Bloody Marsh. Next, take the causeway or a boat to Little St. Simons Island where nature awaits to pamper your higher senses. You can take this to another level at the Okefenokee Swamp home to the National Wildlife Refuge. The Cloister on Sea Island is where you actually experience the term, "your wish is my command," put to practice. Whether it's total relaxation, great cuisine, exhilarating entertainment, or genial service that you're looking for there will be no room for disappointment at this luxury resort. Jekyll Island is where you'll find golf, beach activities, Water Park, as well as walking tours and bike paths.

As a Brunswick and Golden Isles tourist, you should know what comes under the must-see-and-do category. One of these would have to be the Jazz in the Park event held in the lush lawns of the St. Simons Island Lighthouse during the summer months up to September. Be there armed with light eats, drinks and picnic blankets, and enjoy. In addition to this the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association always has something going on either at the Ritz Theatre or Mary Ross Waterfront Park or other equally enchanting venues.

Cruising the waters surrounding Brunswick & The Golden Isles is another must-do activity. Board a working, 60-foot steel hulled shrimp trawler for a two-hour cruise through marsh rivers and into the ocean. Along the way, the crew will drag a net similar to those used on working shrimp boats. Passengers watch as ‘the catch’ is brought aboard, and learn as the crew identifies and explains the various sea creatures they will see. Or, take a dolphin cruise aboard a 40-passenger pontoon boat and learn about these friendly, fascinating creatures. Brunswick & The Golden Isles are home to a large number of charter boats, several of which offer fascinating tours of area’s vast saltmarsh. Or for pure romance, consider a sunset cruise. A casino/cruise ship provides additional opportunities to enjoy the coast’s abundant beauty from a waterborne vantage point.

Trolley tours of Brunswick, St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island are an ideal way to learn about our area’s interesting past. For history with a touch of mystery, sign up for the Ghost Walk of St. Simons Island. This 90-minute walk is sure to thrill, chill and educate.

At Little St. Simons Island, once the sole purview of a fortunate few, you have an unending stretch of undeveloped beach. This is where you get to indulge in back to basics leisure activities like swimming, fishing, relaxing and hunting for exquisite shells. For more vigorous sport there's hiking, bicycling, kayaking, and canoeing. There is also the Full Moon Beach Picnic which you should definitely plan for. Since there is so much to do, be sure to use our “Flag This” feature in the Brunswick and the Golden Isles Tourist Guide to add items of interest to your “My Travel Ideas” folder, so that you will not have to remember them and can quickly retrieve them.

Brunswick may be German in name to honor the ancestral home of the Hanoverian Kings of England, but it is deeply indebted to the Southern culture. To the north you'll find the Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation where you may be thrilled to find two hundred year old farm implements used by the slaves. Besides the African American culture, there are the colonial and civil war eras that have woven an indelible design in the tapestry of the cultural aspect of this region.

Be sure to explore the “Cultural” option on the Brunswick and the Golden Isles Tourist Guide to discover all of the great cultural sites, exhibits and activities. There are a host of cultural events that are unique to the region and have to be experienced. The Brunswick Stewbilee is one such delightful event on the second Saturday of October where chefs of all abilities compete for the coveted title of Brunswick Stewmaster. On the first weekend in November you have the historic Brunswick Street Fair, which is an Antique and Art Fair. If you happen to be visiting in the first week of December, don't miss the annual Christmas Parade. This is a huge event consisting of over a hundred floats and Santa Claus himself.

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