Savannah and the Golden Isles of Georgia!
A grouping of four beautiful barrier Islands, St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island is home to breathtaking landscape, pristine marshland, sandy beaches and small coastal villages.
Established during a time in history when Great Britain, France and Spain were all vying for ownership of what is now coastal Georgia and built between 1736 and 1748 by General James Edward Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia, today the original ruins include the tabby fort, barracks, walls, moat and several houses.
Jekyll Island Tour
The entire island of Jekyll Island is owned by the State of Georgia, development is limited and it shows! There are plenty of sandy beaches to explore, or tour the National Historic Landmark District and the restored cottages originally built as summer homes for members of the Jekyll Island Club, including J.P. Morgan, Marshall Field, and William K. Vanderbilt. There are also over 20 miles of paths for biking and walking along with plenty of spots for bird and dolphin watching.
Lunch at the Millionaires Club
Built as an exclusive hunting club for a select group of Northern millionaires, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel’s Grand Dining Room offers culinary delights as celebrated now as they were at the turn of the century. Beautifully restored in the original Victorian mode, each seat has an expansive view of the Jekyll River. The daily menu is presided over by award winning chef Abigail Hutchinson.
St. Simons Island
Here there is something for everyone! Fabulous day spas and great unique shopping, plenty of golf, deep sea fishing, water sports, along with a wide selection of restaurants and plenty of exciting nightlife.
Savannah Trolley Tour
From Spanish moss draped oaks to magnificent old world architecture, a Trolley tour is a fun and informative way to see the best of Savannah. There are amusing stories, historical facts and just plain ole down home Southern country charm. Most tours include the Savannah History Museum, Battlefield Park, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, Christ Church, and the City Market, just to name a few.
Lady & Sons Lunch
Paula Deen started The Bag Lady out of her home in June, 1989 and the rest is history. Now The Lady & Sons is a world renowned restaurant serving true Southern cuisine with a dash of Southern charm and hospitality.
Explore another one of the barrier isles that played a big part in helping keep our country safe. Some of the ruins of these beach fortifications can still be viewed and one of the six original batteries, Battery Garland, built in 1899, is open for tours. Also on the grounds is the Tybee Museum and several cannons and other military hardware. Stroll around the Tybee Pier and Pavilion and make sure to visit the refurbished Tybee Lighthouse and the surrounding five acre grounds and outbuildings. Casual dining spots serve tasty fresh seafood, with fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits a definite must try.