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BrunswickUnited States of America

Just a stone’s throwfrom the Intracoastal Waterway, this port city is known for its seafood and wasonce dubbed the Shrimp Capital of the World.

On the tip of the peninsula next to theTurtle and East rivers, Brunswick is known as the gateway to theIntracoastal Waterway. This small, south Georgian city is just ashort drive north of the Florida border on the Atlantic Ocean coast. While manyuse the city as a launching pad to explore the nearby Saint Simons and Jekyll islands,the city itself has a prospering cultural community and a historic old town. Itoffers a refreshing perspective on traditional Southern cuisine.

Visit the docks today to see the economic heart of the region. Brunswick was founded in the 18th centurybut experienced most of its growth during the mid-20th century. ThroughoutWorld War II the city boomed as a pivotal port and one of the nation’s largestshipbuilding yards, contributing to the war effort. While used mostly by cargo ships, the thriving fishing industry in the area today contributes to some of the localdelicacies.

Find cozy restaurants and bars filled withfriendly locals in the Old Town. Sit down for a bowl of Brunswick stew, atomato-based dish that contains beans, corn, okra and vegetables. Traditionallythe dish contained rabbit or squirrel, but today you’ll find chicken and porkat most establishments. Dine in one of Brunswick’s popular seafood restaurantsto see why the city was once dubbed the “Shrimp Capital of the World.” Explorethe Old Town to discover the ornate architecture of the Old Brunswick City Hallor take in a performance at the Ritz Theatre.

Get around the city by renting a car fromone of the major rental franchises found in the city center or by catching thelocal bus lines which serve the city. Brunswick has its own airport with dailyflights from Atlanta, but most choose to drive from Jacksonville or Savannah,both less than two hours away.

Where to stay in Brunswick

Top hotels in Brunswick

The Westin Jekyll Island
The Westin Jekyll Island
4 out of 5
110 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island, GA
The price is £118 per night from 28 Dec to 29 Dec

Located in Jekyll Island, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Great Dunes Park and Jekyll Island State Park. Jekyll Harbor ...

4.3/5Excellent! (629 reviews)

"This hotel is awesome.... From check in to check out our service was perfect Sonja"…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2020

The Westin Jekyll Island
Sleep Inn & Suites
Sleep Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
1321 Hospitality Avenue, Kingsland, GA
The price is £47 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Located on the Strip, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Club at Osprey Cove, St. Marys Railroad Museum and Crooked River State Park. Laurel ...

4.3/5Excellent! (92 reviews)

"Hotel has been renovated recently, nice decor. Room was clean and comfortable. Beds were comfortable enough and there was a mini fridge and microwave. The only downside was that it was a little noisy pretty early in the morning but our room was directly over the lobby so that may have had something ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2020

Sleep Inn & Suites
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Jekyll Island
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Jekyll Island
2 out of 5
60 S Beachview Drive, I-95 Exit 29 to US-17, Jekyll Island, GA
The price is £81 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Nestled on the beach, this Jekyll Island hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Summer Waves Water Park and Jekyll Island State Park. Jekyll Harbor Marina and Great ...

4.3/5Excellent! (958 reviews)

"Right on the water. Beautiful quiet beach. Cute breakfast area."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2020

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Jekyll Island
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Brunswick

Villas By the Sea Resort & Conference Center
Villas By the Sea Resort & Conference Center
3 out of 5
1175 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA
The price is £98 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

Situated near the beach, this eco-friendly villa is within 3 miles (5 km) of Driftwood Beach, Horton House and Jekyll Island Golf Club. Great Dunes Park is 2.7 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (683 reviews)

"Very clean and spacious. Love everything. Lots of rooms and some."…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2020

Villas By the Sea Resort & Conference Center
Sea Palms Resort
Sea Palms Resort
3.5 out of 5
515 North Windward Drive, St. Simons Island, GA
The price is £144 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Situated in St. Simons Island, this golf aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Sea Palms Resort Golf Course and within 3 miles (5 km) of Christ Church, Frederica ...

3.9/5Very Good! (531 reviews)

"Excellent service and food. Will recommend it to all of my friends who ask."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Sea Palms Resort
Ocean Lodge by KEES Travel
Ocean Lodge by KEES Travel
3.5 out of 5
935 Beach View Drive, St. Simons Island, GA
The price is £240 per night from 30 Nov to 1 Dec

Situated in St. Simons Island, this condominium resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Massengale Park and Saint Simons Island Pier. Neptune Park and St. Simons Lighthouse ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (31 reviews)

"Great location! Rooms were nice size and clean. We very much enjoyed our first trip to St. Simons Island and staying here."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

Ocean Lodge by KEES Travel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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