St. Simons Island Among Most Romantic Destinations in the U.S.
When you're planning a romantic getaway for two, places like Paris, Fiji and Venice might cross your mind, but according to DatingAdvice.com, you should give the good ol' U.S. of A a chance. The "authority on all things dating" scoured the web (as well as a map) and chose the 17 Most Romantic Destinations in the U.S., and St. Simons Island comes in at #7!
Here's what the DatingAdvice.com team had to say:
"What's better than good food, great weather and Southern charm? The good food, great weather and Southern charm you'll find in St. Simons Island, the friendliest place in Georgia! It doesn't matter if you're on the beach, on the green, on the water or on the way to enjoy some real island cuisine because romance is all around in St. Simons, a truly one-of-a-kind city.
McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport, located on St. Simons Island, provides fueling for private aircraft, maintenance, avionics, pilot services, up-to-date weather information and aircraft catering. Hertz and Avis rental cars available. Visit the Glynn County Airport Commission website at flygcairports.com.
Jekyll Island Airport
500 Riverview Dr
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 912.635.9330
Fly into Brunswick Golden Isles Airport on ASA/The Delta Connection jet service, with the number of daily flights varying daily. Rental cars are available on site and travel time to either Jekyll Island or St. Simons Island is less than a half-hour.
St. Simons is a Fisherman's Paradise
The Golden Isles of Georgia offers a vast coastal ecosystem of salt marshes, tidal creeks, winding rivers, sounds and the Atlantic Ocean is unspoiled, healthy, and brimming with fish of all types. The Pier located in the aptly named Pier Village provides an excellent spot for crabbing, casting a line, or sitting back and watching the action. For those who seek the excitement and challenge of deep sea and offshore angling, there are a number of fishing charters and skilled captains who can help you navigate coastal Georgia's vast ecosystem of salt marshes, tidal creeks, winding rivers, and the expansive Atlantic ocean.
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Jekyll Island was once an exclusive winter retreat for some of America's wealthiest families. Their exclusive Jekyll Island Club, a collection of "cottages" and a variety of support structures are now a National Historic Landmark, the Historic District is open to the public. Today, owned by the State of Georgia, the island retains much of its natural beauty and offers a wealth of amenities and activities including 63 holes of golf, beautiful beaches, 20 miles of bike paths, mini-golf, nature tours and Summer Waves Water Park.
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St. Simons Pier Village
Located on the south end of the Island, St. Simons' Pier Village district serves as the downtown social hub and is a popular destination for shopping, dining and gathering on the pier and nearby lighthouse, playground and picnic areas. Overlooking the ocean and Jekyll Island across the way, you'll find the St. Simons Lighthouse and Museum, Neptune Park with its oceanside pool and facilities, playground, miniature golf course, and an oak shaded picnic area, fishing pier, public library and theatre.
After dinner, a popular activity is strolling through the village, browsing through the boutique shops and eating ice cream. There are a number of local bakeries and sweet shops in the Pier Village that will tempt your taste buds. For the annual 4th of July celebration, thousands will gather in Neptune Park and watch the amazing fireworks show emanating from the pier.