Day Trips from St. Simons Island — Part Two
Continuing with suggestions for day trips close to St. Simons Island, here are some more ideas.
Old Town in Brunswick
The historic Old Town is a National Register District with interesting specialty shops, antique shops, and art galleries.
Majestic homes are unique with their elegant turn-of-the-century styles. Fleets of shrimp boats seen from the Mary Ross Waterfront Park are important contributors to the area’s busy seafood industry as they work the local waters.
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Located south of Brunswick via Interstate-95 at Exit 3, you reach the secluded and unspoiled paradise of Cumberland Island by taking a short ferry ride across the bay on the Cumberland Queen. The white beaches, dunes, and forests are the homes of a variety of wildlife such as turkeys, wild horses, alligators, deer, coastal birds, and more.
Popular destinations include the historic ruins of what had been the splendid Carnegie Estate and the Georgian Revival Plum Orchard mansion from 1898.
The Travel Channel voted Cumberland Island the “Best Wilderness Beach”, and Trip Advisor named it Number 4 of the “Top 10 Beaches in the U.S.” Also, the Island was the scene of John F. Kennedy, Jrâ€™s wedding.
Fernandina Beach is the colorful downtown district with ice cream parlors, fine restaurants and boutique shops. Amelia has world-class resorts and spas and is the popular host of a Jazz Festival, a Film Festival, a Chamber Music Festival, the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, the Southern Lardo Festival, and others.
Outdoor enthusiasts love the beaches, fishing charters, canoeing, kayaking, nature trails, golfing, and the sunset cruises.
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