The King and Prince – St. Simons Island, Georgia
“What is there to do in the area?” you ask. So much that I do not know where to begin. So I’ll start with a really long sentence; boat rides and casino cruises, national monuments and historical lighthouses, unique gift shops and antique stores, art galleries and museums, golf and fishing, really cool 4-person bike rentals and Summer Waves Water park, trolley tours and a dirt track speedway, helicopter and shrimp boat rides, skeet shooting and horseback riding on the beach and much, much more.
The village area of St. Simons Island is the center of activity and is the perfect blend of Americana and southern charm. Once you go, you’ll understand. At one end is a park with baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball court and the wildest trees for a vacation photo. Numerous shops and restaurants lead you to the waterfront, where a children’s playground and fishing pier are always great fun! Dolphins can be seen swimming here, if you haven’t seen them yet from the swings at the resort. I have two boys, ages 8 ½ and 7 and they just love this park. The historic Lighthouse is here, as well as the new swimming pool and miniature golf course (both scheduled to open before Memorial Day). Relax under the shade of giant oak trees (more photo ops) and enjoy the people-watching; everyone always seems happy here, if you live here or just visiting. The Jazz in the Park series are also scheduled here, as well as Art Shows and Antique Shows.
Adjacent to the Resort is another great children’s playground in Massengale Park, where sprawling oak trees shade the play area. Fort Frederica also offers adult and children’s activities, including an archeological digging for the future Indiana Jones’. My boys loved it! For history-lovers, the island and surrounding area offer numerous historical sites, plantations and other forts.
For the adventurous families and adults, the island offers some really fun things to do. The Lady Jane shrimp boat goes out in the Golden Isles waters and drops the nets for shrimp and lots of other cool sea creatures. The crew will boil the shrimp on board, for the freshest, most delicious shrimp. More great photo ops here. The captain and crew are very entertaining and this is a memory you will cherish for some time.