The school year is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to end. Many parents use the summer break as a time to let children go to camps and classes in areas that are of a particularly strong interest to them. If you have a turtle lover in your home, St Simons Island and the surrounding area is the perfect vacation destination for the entire family.
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is located on nearby Jekyll Island, and provides many opportunities for children and families. The facility itself provides interactive exhibits and information about sea turtles, and visitors can see some of the current patients and learn about the rehabilitation process.
During the summer, families can also go out on patrol at different times to check on turtle nests, and help a biologist with everyday tasks associated with taking care of these beautiful creatures. Children who are ready for more in-depth study can even attend a week-long day camp dedicated to learning about sea turtles.
St Simons Island provides many other activities to make your vacation a hit for everyone in the family. When not involved in sea turtle learning, there is golfing, biking, kayaking, and swimming. Explore some of the historical sights in the area, or climb to the top of the lighthouse.
Check out some of the unique shopping experiences, and enjoy some of the delicious restaurants in the area. Or just find a quiet spot on the beach or in a hammock and listen to the sound of the water and wildlife in the area while you get some much needed down time.
If you’re still trying to decide on a great vacation for the whole family, the St Simons Island area is a great location for everyone’s interests, including your turtle lover. For more information, and to find a vacation rental that suits your needs, contact DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty.