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

Less than 10 minutes from Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK), the Country Inn & Suites makes a great launchpad for exploring world-famous beaches and fun things to do on Jekyll and St. Simons islands. You can set sail on a dolphin-watching cruise, meet rescued residents at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, or go for a sunset horseback ride on Driftwood Beach. If you’re interested in local history, visit Fort Frederica National Monument or tour the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. Need a break from business? Pack your golf clubs so you can play the scenic courses at Jekyll Island Golf Club. In the evening, you can freshen up in your hotel room before boarding the Emerald Princess Casino for a night of fabulous entertainment.

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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.

Richland Distilling Company, Brunswick

6.15 mi / 9.9 km from the hotel
Tour the Brunswick branch 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.

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.

Emerald Princess Casino

8.66 mi / 13.93 km from the hotel
This unique casino is housed aboard a cruise ship that heads out to international waters for the evening. Try your hand at blackjack, poker, roulette, and slots, and keep your energy going with some of the casino’s delicious eats.