St. Simons Island, the largest of Georgia’s Golden Isles, is known for its fishing, unspoiled beaches and golf. Year round, St. Simons offers an array of festivals and events. Enjoy outdoor activities like boating, walking tours and wildlife viewing, as well as a diversity of stimulating cultural attractions.
Get insight into St. Simons’ nautical and civil rights history when you tour the local lighthouse, historic village and church. Tour the Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation, which still houses a 19th century barn and farm equipment once used for cultivating rice. Take a guided tour of Fort King George State historic Site in Darien, also home to the University of Georgia Marine Institute, where plantation descendants live to this day.
Hop aboard the Cumberland Island Ferry for a tour of St. Simons Island National Seashore -- the perfect way to spot prime beach locations. On the south side of St. Simons Sound, A.W. Jones Heritage Center houses an impressive collection of artifacts and archival materials documenting the area’s brutal wars and slave history. The Maritime Center at the Historic Coast Guard Station is also host to a collection of seven galleries featuring exhibits of the natural environmental and historic military involvement. Take a 15-minute stroll to the Bloody Marsh Battle Site to learn about the famous 1742 Spanish and British battle.
When you’re done taking in the sights and sounds, simply spread a towel out on the beach, sit back and soak up that sun. There are plenty of top eateries to cater to every taste upon your return, and you’ll be glad you have your comfortable and stylish IHG hotel room for unwinding when you’re ready to call it a night. Make the most of your visit to St. Simons Island when you book with IHG today.