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. Once visitors park their cars in the hotel, they can leave ‘em there – the best way to get around is by walking or following the expansive bike paths alongside most of the streets on the island. Aside from all the regular coastal activities like beachcombing, boating, fishing and kayaking, St. Simons is also known for its seven luxury golf courses and large oak-lined parks to enjoy, including the Fort Frederica National Monument, which was once an 18th century fort which protected the Georgia border from Spanish invaders.

Located about 1.5 hours south of Savannah by car and a little over an hour north of Jacksonville, Florida, St. Simons Island is easily accessible by car. Those who prefer to fly can fly into Brunswick Golden Isles Airport or to Savannah/Hilton Head International.


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