St. Simons Island named one of the “10 Most Beautiful US Towns to Visit in the Fall”

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St. Simons Island has made its way onto The Huffington Post’s “10 Most Beautiful US Towns to Visit in the Fall.” It’s the only southern city that made that list, which also includes Avalon, California, Port Townsend, Washington, Hood River, Oregon, Vail, Colorado, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Newport, Rhode Island, Beacon and Woodstock, New York and Stowe, Vermont.

“How cool for St. Simons Island to be mentioned in a Huffington Post list in the midst of such iconic locations like Newport and Vail,” said Lauren Heart, the marketing manager at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. “As residents of the area, to see SSI mentioned with these great destinations, we really feel a sense of pride in our community.”

St. Simons’ beautiful island and beaches aren’t the only things highlighted on the list; Jekyll Island, Christ Church, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and Massengale Park next to East Beach all received mentions, as well as The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.

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“We are honored to be mentioned on this list and to be singled out as THE place to stay,” said Heart. “Our beachfront location makes us stand out, but it’s the genuine Southern hospitality of our staff that keeps our guests returning year after year.”

The The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort features two restaurants – ECHO, an oceanfront restaurant where guests can get classic coastal cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, and The Sea Shack Bar + Bites, which is a poolside eatery open seasonally – and has five pools, two of which are kiddie pools, as well as a large sandy play area for kids to play in. The resort also has The Royal Treatment Cottage which offers massage therapies, as well as golf and tennis courts, an exercise facility, amazing spaces for weddings and a gorgeous living room lobby with TVs, computers and printers for guests.

It is located at 201 Arnold Road on St. Simons Island and reservations can be made by going to or calling (800) 342-0212 or (912) 638-3631.


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