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Visit These 13 Coastal Georgia Sites
Travel across coastal Georgia and check out these excellent attractions. Whether you seek the history and culture of coastal Georgia, aquatic centers ideal for the kids, or if you feel like playing 18 holes – make the most of your time and visit these top area attractions.
1. Historic Savannah
A hub of activity, culture, and entertainment along Georgia's coast is Savannah – visit soon and check out Historic Savannah. Known as the largest National Historical Landmark District in the US, Historic Savannah was established in 1733. You'll find a bevy of exciting tours within Historic Savannah – chekc out the Ghosts and Legends Tour, Paula Deen Tour, and don't miss River Street.
2. Squares of Savannah
As you explore Savannah, head for downtown and check out the Squares of Savannah. Drive in from nearby Richmond Hill and see any or all of the charming little parks and public spaces which comprise the Squares of Savannah. You'll find 22 total squares to visit like the Madison Square, the Crawford Square, or the Pulaski Square. Each square offers unique historical insight into Georgia's past.
3. Forsyth Park
Continue your exploration through Savanna and visit Forsyth Park. Visitors flock to coastal Georgia and Savannah to see up-close the Forsyth Park Fountain. Built in 1858, the Forsyth Park Fountain is a landmark destination in Savannah. As you tour the park, you'll find a wide range of events at all times of the year – from concerts, to picnics and BBQs.
4. First African Baptist Church
While Savannah and the surrounding area are visually stunning and, alone, worth any visit, it's the historical significance visitors enjoy most. Visit the First African Baptist Church in downtown Savannah for look back at local history. With a history dating back as far as 1773, the First African Baptist Church is truly a sight to behold.
5. Fort Pulaski National Monument
Found on Cockspur Island, not far east of downtown Savannah, Fort Pulaski National Monument stands today as a memorial to the American Civil War. The site is an area where the Union Army performed rifle cannon test shots. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1924.
6. Tybee Island Light Station & Museum
Find your way onto Tybee Island and explore the Tybee Island Light Station & Museum. Another top attraction in the Savannah area, the Tybee Island Light Station & Museum is the third version – the previous two were rebuilt after heavy storm damage. If you're up to the task, you can climb the 178 steps to the top of the Tybee Island Light Station.
7. Laurel Island Links
Travel to Kingsland and bring your clubs – 18 holes at the Laurel Island Links is a near must for any golf fan. With a par of 72, and playing at a distance of 7,011 yards from the back tees, Laurel Island Links proves to be a fun challenge for a golfer of nearly any skill. Opened in 1996, Laurel Island Links is a top golf course on the Georgia Coast, was designed by Davis Love III, and features a slope rating of 138.
Golf at Laurel Island Links
8. The Lakes at Laura S. Walker
Stick with your golf outing in coastal Georgia and head for Waycross. There, you'll find The Lakes at Laura S. Walker, 18 of the finest and most challenging holes in the area. A par 72 with a course rating of 71.9, and slope rating of 122, The Lakes at Laura S. Walker golf course was designed by Stephen Burns. It opened in 1995.
9. Cumberland Island National Seashore
Almost directly east of Kingsland is St. Marys, home of the Cumberland Island National Seashore. At nearly 36,000 acres, the Cumberland Island National Seashore is a monumental attraction in coastal Georgia – it's one of the premier bird watching spots in the state. Don't miss out on the Cumberland Island National Seashore Visitor Center & Museum, an ideal way to spend a family afternoon.
10. St. Marys Historic District
As you explore St. Marys, you'll find a wide range of charming and historic destinations. Be sure to tour the St. Marys Historic District when you visit. You'll want to check out the Jackson-Clark-Bessent-MacDonnell-Nesbit House, and the very popular St. Marys Submarine Museum.
11. Brunswick Golden Isles Airport
Air travel is a breeze along the Georgia coast – the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport yields quick and easy access to many of the nearby cities, attractions, and Best Western hotels. Served primarily by Delta, the Brunkswick Golden Isles Airport is found just east of I-95 in the city of Brunswick. While it has only the one runway, Brunswick Golden Isles Airport is stretched across nearly 2,000 acres of coastal Georgia land.
12. Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Site
From the early 1800s through the end of 1913, the Hofwyl-Braodfield Plantation grew and harvested rice as a main source of industry on Georgia's coast. In 1973 the plantation was donated to the state by the family – it was then transformed into a living museum, rich in must-sees. You'll want to make visiting Hofwyl a priority the next time you travel to Brunswick.
13. Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Out on Jekyll Island, southeast of downtown Brunswick, check out the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Built as a state-of-the-art emergency center, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a research, rehab, and education facility catering to marine turtles. Open for tours most days of the year, you and the kids are sure to thoroughly enjoy your time at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.