Explore St Simons Island
St Simons Island HotelsThe largest of Georgia's Golden Isles, St Simons Island is an idyllic destination for a restful and revitalizing vacation. With gorgeous sandy beaches, world-class golf courses, indulgent spas, and spectacular seafood restaurants, you'll find something here to enjoy whatever your idea of a good time may be. Cycle paths line every major street, which make exploring the island by bike safe, simple, and extremely enjoyable. Its fantastic climate ensures that St Simons is a pleasure to visit at any time of year.Things to seeFort Frederica National Monument is the island's premier historical attraction. The fort was built in the 18th century to protect Georgia from Spanish invasion, and the surviving remnants offer a fascinating glimpse of St Simons history. Nearby stands Christ Church, a picture-perfect white clapboard church which is the home of Georgia's second-oldest Christian parish. On nearby Jekyll Island you'll find the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Here you can explore fascinating exhibits about the center's conservation and rehabilitation work, before meeting some of their beautiful amphibian residents. Jekyll Island is also home to Summer Waves Water Park, which makes for a fun-filled family day trip. With thrilling slides, a relaxing tubing river, and an extensive kids' play area, there's something here to delight visitors of all ages. A visit to the neighboring city of Brunswick is also a must. Its historic downtown is packed with handsome Victorian buildings, while night owls flock to its harbor to jump aboard the Emerald Princess Casino cruise ship, where 4 decks of gaming, drinking and dining await. Hotels in
St Simons IslandThere's a great selection of hotels in St Simons Island and its surrounding areas, ranging from simple and cozy inns to extravagant luxury resorts. If you're looking to splash out, there are first-rate hotels offering spa tubs, fitness centers, and swimming pools with expansive sun terraces. Rooms in these resorts are likely to offer balconies with exquisite ocean views, and flat-screen TVs equipped with premium cable channels and DVD players. Budget accommodation on the island itself is scarce, but there are a number of reasonably priced mid-range hotels, where your room rate is likely to include complimentary breakfast, WiFi, local phone calls, and onsite parking, plus amenities such as coffee and tea makers, laundry services, and business centers.Where to stayThere are hotels scattered across St Simons, and it's extremely easy to get around, so you're sure to be happy wherever you land. Pier Village is the island's commercial and cultural hub. Here you'll find delightful independent shops, tempting restaurants, kids' activities, and of course a handsome fishing pier. Alternatively, you may want to consider basing yourself in Brunswick, and visiting the surrounding islands over the course of several day trips. Accommodation here tends to be cheaper, and there's a much wider selection of dining, shopping, and nightlife options. How to get to St Simons IslandBrunswick Golden Isles Airport is around 15 miles from St Simons Island, and receives daily flights from Atlanta. The nearest major airports are Jacksonville International Airport to the south, and Savannah International Airport to the north. Both receive regular direct flights from many US cities, and both are around a 90 minute drive away from St Simons Island.