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10 Jun 2006“Georgia Parent of 4 - that love to Get Away”
based on 3 votes
Family Fun & Sun
Category: Recent trip
Traveler type: Culture, Beachgoers
Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Seniors, Students, Tourists
Seasons: Spring, Summer
Reasonably priced for lunch or dinner. Friendly staff. The 2nd time we ate the gratuiity was added to our bill 16%, because we were a party of 6. Its a shame, the waitress jipped herself.
2. Driftwood Beach
This is something to be seen. We were the only ones on the beach, and it has an eerie beauty. We saw 2 different turtle tracks, and deer tracks in Driftwood. The soft white sand was so fine it felt silky, a huge contrast to the hard packed sand by the surf.
3. Putt & Pedal
You can't miss this place. They have 2 18 hole mini golf courses, a playground, and bike rentals. We had a little confusion about a surrey reservation, although they did try to work it out, we rented a surrey for 6 down the road. No hard feelings, just a miss-communication.
4. Jekyll Island Museum
They offer themed tours on certain days with reservations (something to look forward to when we go back). We did take the trolley tour, with a guide that takes the group into 2 of the rennovated cottages. It was a wonderful tour with a very knowlegable guide, the whole family enjoyed it.
5. Turtle Tours
This is a night excursion on the beach to search for nesting turtles/nests. It was lovely being on the beach at night, and the kids loved tasting an edible plant, and the ghost crabs. We never did find a turtle, but they did show us a marked nest. It was worth it for the educational aspect (they give a presentation about the different turtles) and the donation to the sea turtle center.
You have to ask for the number at the Jekyll Island Museum to call and reserve a spot in the group.