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Total mileage / average drive time:
144 miles – 3 hours, 3 minutes
If you thought the Georgia that was on Ray Charles’ mind was a woman, you weren’t listening close enough! He was singing about a place that’s the perfect getaway you’ve been dreaming of — one with a rich history, unsurpassed beauty, southern charm, and diversity. That would be Georgia, the state of, and we’ve got just the trip to make it all a reality.
Start your dream Georgia getaway at Tybee Island on the Atlantic coast. From kayaking and sunbathing to dolphin viewing, Tybee Island can accommodate many desires. Many chartered fishing tours are available for hire, and a fleet of boats awaits to take travelers on an unforgettable boat ride around this beautiful area. Aside from all the sun, fun, and watersports that can be had here, there are several historic sites to visit as well. The Marine Science Center includes an aquarium and interactive and interpretive programs, and nearby restaurants serve up a veritable feast for seafood lovers. Another must-see is the Tybee Island Lighthouse, one of just a few 18th-century-era lighthouses still in operation.
18 miles – 25 minutes
Just half an hour from Tybee Island is Savannah, draped in Southern charm. With a long and interesting history, Savannah is an experience to be treasured. Home to numerous parks, attractions, and several landmarks, it’s one of the few places that can best be discovered on foot or by boat or trolley tour. Savannah encompasses a huge area which has been well-preserved, an area which is known for its rich historic roots. River Street is a destination that should be high on your list. Stroll along the water or visit any of the 100s of shops, galleries, and restaurants that line the cobblestone streets. Savannah is home to 22 public squares, and any one of them is a perfect place to kick off your shoes and enjoy a picnic. Another great attraction is the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. One of the largest near-shore, live-bottom reefs in the southeastern U.S., it is also one of the nation’s 14 marine-protected areas and the only natural area protected off the Georgia coast.
62 miles – 1 hour, 13 minutes
Located on the Altamaha Scenic Byway, Darien offers a striking view of one (if not the most important) tidal estuarine environments in the world. Nearby Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge provides protection for migratory birds and such endangered species as the loggerhead turtle and the piping plover. Darien is a nature lover’s dream! Boat tours, deep sea fishing, dock fishing, birdwatching, and biking are just some of what this great place has to offer. Another interesting site is the amazing Fort King George, the oldest remaining English fort on Georgia’s coast. It’s a fascinating place to explore, and you just might catch a reenactment while you’re there.
17.3 miles – 25 minutes
Just half an hour away is your next destination, Brunswick. Like many of the cities along the Georgia coastline, Brunswick is another jewel. There are miles of sun-kissed beaches to stroll, hundreds of holes of golf to be played, cruises of the local waters aboard working shrimp boats, and a lot of relaxing and fun to be had. Nearby St. Simons Island is a wonderful place to explore with its interesting historical sites and attractions, including St. Simons Lighthouse. And nearby Jekyll Island, the southernmost of the Golden Isles, is a must-see. Once an exclusive winter retreat for some of America’s wealthiest families, it’s now a popular destination for travelers from all over.
45.3 miles – 44 minutes
When you arrive in Kingsland from Brunswick, you’ll feel like you’re in another moment in time. Its downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and it has the look and feel of the 1930s, throwing you back to the “Art Deco Era”. With an abundance of rivers and streams, Kingsland is also a kayaker’s, boater’s, and fisherman’s paradise. And don’t miss the chance to visit the legendary Okefenokee Swamp, which encompasses over 400,000 acres of canals, cypress tress, and lily pad prairies. Guided tours are offered, or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can paddle your own canoe.
8.8 miles – 16 minutes
St. Marys, a short hop from Kingsland and the last stop on your Georgia getaway, is home to the Submarine Museum, which gives history buffs the opportunity to immerse themselves in the history of the “Silent Service” as they peruse some of the 3,500 submarine-related photographs and artifacts housed in the museum. Taking a short ferry ride to Cumberland Island, visitors will find themselves up close and personal with the wild horses that roam free here.
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