Explore the many things to do in Brunswick and the Golden Isles

A five-minute drive from Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK), the Country Inn & Suites is the perfect launchpad for exploring world-famous beaches and fun things to do on Jekyll and St. Simons islands. Set sail on a dolphin-watching cruise, meet some of the rescued residents of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, or go for a sunset horseback ride on the beach for an unforgettable day trip. Golfers can tee off on several scenic courses, including four at Jekyll Island Golf Club. Gain insights into the region’s history on a tour of the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation or the World War II Home Front Museum. However you choose to spend your days, our location near downtown Brunswick makes it easy to freshen up in your room before your next adventure.

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Richland Distilling Company

195.37 mi / 314.41 km from the hotel
Take a tour of this widely acclaimed distillery selling the only single-estate, single-barrel rum in the country. After a tasting, you can buy a bottle of one of Richland’s five rum styles, or “expressions,” along with gifts like a mini aging barrel.

St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

9.42 mi / 15.15 km from the hotel
Completed in 1872, this light station still guides ships through St. Simons Sound. Learn about its history through exhibits in the former keeper’s house, and then climb to the top of the 104-foot tower for sweeping coastal views.

World War II Home Front Museum

9.71 mi / 15.63 km from the hotel
Housed in a former Coast Guard station, this museum brings the area’s wartime heritage to life. Hands-on exhibits let kids experience tracking enemy planes or designing one of the Liberty Ships—cargo vessels that were built in Brunswick in the 1940s.

Blythe Island Regional Park

7.23 mi / 11.63 km from the hotel
Pack a picnic, a swimsuit, and a fishing rod to bring to this 1,100-acre public park on the South Brunswick River.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

13.09 mi / 21.06 km from the hotel
Injured, endangered sea turtles are nurtured and then returned to the wild at this conservation center.

The Historic Ritz Theatre

4.71 mi / 7.57 km from the hotel
Built in 1899, this venue was originally called the Grand Opera House and later served as a vaudeville stage. Now restored to its original glory, the Ritz presents a varied program of music, theater, and film.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

5.37 mi / 8.64 km from the hotel
Enjoy a guided tour of this former antebellum rice plantation, which features collections of silver, antiques, and other artifacts from the families who lived here.

Jekyll Island

12.41 mi / 19.97 km from the hotel
Stroll along 10 miles of natural beaches or find a wealth of activities for the entire family, including horseback riding, golfing, and shopping. You can see native reptiles and marine life at the 4-H Tidelands Nature Center or book a kayak tour.

St. Simons Island

9.31 mi / 14.98 km from the hotel
From dolphin tours to golf, there’s something for everyone at beautiful St. Simons Island. Swim along sandy beaches, browse unique art galleries, and enjoy the island’s natural beauty.