While I don’t recommend staying at either St. Simmons & Jekyll Island Travel for a short 3 days, because it was chilly willy, it was enough time for us to do some sightseeing and have some fun. We decided to head out on a road trip at the last minute but were able to find accommodations at Ocean Inn and Suites, on St. Simons Island. While I do spend a lot of time planning trips ahead of time, I’m also a spontaneous traveler. If I don’t go somewhere at least once a month, I feel like life is passing me by. When the mood strikes, I hit the road. This was my first time staying at this particular hotel and was pleasantly surprised by how immaculately clean it was. They provided the perfect beach getaway with added luxuries such as a microwave, refrigerator, elegant rosewood floor, marble bath, and a balcony. Waking up was bliss as we headed outdoors to take in the scene on the balcony while enjoying the view and having coffee and breakfast. They have a restaurant on site which is always convenient.
We toured both of the islands in the 3 days, hitting all of the sites we wanted to see. We even took a horse and buggy ride through town. I was a little surprised by the number of visitors at the islands considering it’s so chilly in February even in Georgia.
To me, the highlight of our visit to St. Simmons Island was the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum at the
St. Simons Lighthouse. It’s the first lighthouse I’d climbed to the top of. I do get a little woozy when it comes to heights but for some reason, I don’t have any issues when I’m flying and I didn’t inside this lighthouse. Let me just say, the views were worth the climb. I could see for miles and it was breathtaking. It was absolutely fascinating to see how the light keeper lived and the relics were fab! We took our bikes along for a little biking and we did a little hiking at some of the highlighted places on our travel guide. Because I love the history surrounding areas, we took in the Fort Frederica National Monument as well. We spent the better part of a day at Pier Village Restaurants, shopping and checking out all of the restaurants.
Jekyll Island was a larger beach and it will be the one we swim at when we go during warmer months. They have a nice campground but for this trip, because it was a last minute decision, I didn’t want to go through the task of gathering everything together and forgetting something in the rush, so we decided on a hotel. There was a lot of fishing going on and they even offer horseback riding for the more adventurous souls. Like yours truly. I grew up on a horse and riding is second nature to me. We didn’t have time to take the Jekyll Island Historic Tours but we did spend time enjoying the Jekyll Island Museum.
We scooted on over to Savannah before heading home to check out the Ships Of The Sea Maritime Museum. It was an experience that I will cherish. These islands are a must see any time of the year. I’m looking forward to a summer trip next time, sometime in the future.