Weekend Getaways

Georgia’s Barrier Islands

1 Halyards

The restaurant's tables are made of teak from shipwrecked boats.

2 Fort Frederica

The fort was built in 1736 to bolster British Georgia’s defenses against upstart Spain.

3 Georgia Pig

This unassuming joint, tucked away by a gas station near I-95, serves meltingly rich BBQ along with Brunswick Stew, the smoky tomato-lima bean-meat combo popular in the region.

4 St. Simons Inn

St. Simons, the largest of Georgia's four Golden Isles, is distinguished from its neighbors by the more-than-century-old lighthouse that stands on the island's southern end. For a good view of this iconic and still-functioning landmark, stay at St. Simons Inn, one block from the water where the Atlantic meets St. Simons Sound. Each of the 34 rooms in this condo hotel is uniquely decorated according to the tastes of the unit owner.

Insider Tip: Catch a trolley tour from the nearby Pier Village to explore the island's plantation ruins.

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