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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Gulf Fritillary Butterflies

Throughout most of the year on St. Simons Island, butterflies can be seen gathering nectar or flying along roadsides and waters’ edges. The fall in particular is a great time to spot butterflies along their migrations. These beautiful creatures come in a spectacular range of colors and the gulf fritillary is no exception, with its bright orange wings and […]

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Thanksgiving Wines

Choose the perfect wines to complement a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner or you’re a guest, chances are you may find yourself in charge of the wine selection this holiday season. However, if your Thanksgiving Day experience begins with the Macy’s Parade and ends […]

Why Winter is the Perfect Time to Visit St. Simons Island

Winter is an ideal time to check out St. Simons Island, Georgia, a stunning barrier isle that welcomes visitors throughout the year. Here are four reasons to visit this crown jewel of the Golden Isles this season: Mild temperatures on the beach Coastal Georgia usually averages temperatures in the mid-60s during the winter months. And […]

Exploring Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

Until the Civil War, coastal Georgia and South Carolina thrived as the country’s premiere rice growing region. Many of the South’s great rice plantations were destroyed during the Civil War, but a few still stand today. Located between Darien and Brunswick, Georgia, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation offers a fascinating window into the Lowcountry’s 19th-century rice culture. Situated […]

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 […]