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Travel Spotlight on St. Simons Island and Its 14 Best Attractions – Hopper Blog!

By Jessica Wei! St. Simons is the largest of Georgia’s aptly named network of Golden Isles and offers a variety of attractions for the whole family, romantic and Southern-infused restaurants serving ever-fresh seafood from the Atlantic Ocean, plenty of historic parks and buildings, designer golf courses, and endless coastline. [more...]

Seniors Travel To Georgia’s Coast

By Jim Becker! Seniors Drawn To St. Simons Island! St. Simons Island was recently named one of the “Most Romantic” places to visit in the country. St. Simons Island, the seat of Glynn County, is the largest of the four barrier islands in Georgia’s Golden Isles. The Island offers senior visitors a variety of outdoor activities and historic sites. Read Article!

A Little Light Music Concert Series

August 31: A Little Light Music Concert Series, 7 p.m. Sensational Sounds of Motown, Detroit’s finest sounds! Bring the family, friends, a picnic supper and lawn chairs and relax with us on the St. Simons Lighthouse oceanfront grounds. $12 adults, children under 12 and Keepers of the Light admitted free. Season tickets are $50 available in the museum store. 601 Beachview Dr. (912) 638-4666 or saintsimonslighthouse.org/music.html.

Jazz in the Park!

August 24: The Golden Isles Arts and Humanities hosts Jazz in the Park featuring Sam Rodriguez Latin Jazz! 7-9 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, under 6 free. Season pass $35. Planned for a high tide evening for maximum breeze and comfort, the concert brings residents and tourists alike to beautiful Neptune Park, directly behind the St. Simons Casino building at the edge of the ocean for one of the most pleasant and entertaining evenings you can spend in the Golden Isles. Bring and chair or blanket, relax, and enjoy the music! 110 Mallery St. (912) 262-6934 or goldenislesarts.org.

Celebration Concert Band at Epworth By The Sea!

August 14: Celebration Concert Band at Epworth By The Sea! Musicians from around the country (including the Golden Isles) join in a week of rehearsals culminating in a community concert on Thursday, at 7 p.m. Come join in as a Charter Member of this new band. Director Charles Emerich, Davidson, NC, served as Elderhostel Band Director for over 15 years. Facilitator Robert Ullery, Arlington, VA. (912) 638-8688 or epworthbythesea.org.




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History of the St. Simons Lighthouse

History of the St. Simons Lighthouse

The First Lighthouse (1810) On October 17, 1804, John Couper, a plantation owner on St. Simons Island, deeded four acres of his land, known as “Couper’s Point,” at the south end of the island for one dollar to the Federal government for the construction of a lighthouse. James Gould of Massachusetts was hired in 1807 […]

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America’s Favorite Beach Towns

America’s Favorite Beach Towns

No. 1 St. Simons Island, GA! Lined with white sand and live oaks, the biggest of Georgia’s Golden Isles won the beach-town contest for offering a triple threat of southern charm, serenity, and affordability. It’s not hard, after all, to get hotel rates here under $200 a night. St. Simons Inn, for instance, overlooks a […]

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What is Georgia’s State Seashell?

What is Georgia’s State Seashell?

Knobbed Whelk (Busycon carica)! Christened the state seashell in 1987, the knobbed whelk is a whorled shell, eight inches long at maturity, displaying heavy spines, many knobs, and an orange or red mouth. Minerals in Georgia coastal waters cause ocher striations on the sand-colored, semi-gloss surface. This marine snail shell is found all along Georgia’s […]