Weekend Getaways

Dreaming of a quick getaway? Pack your bag for the weekend and check out our guide to the best coastal towns for eating well, having fun in the sun, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

Beach Retreats for Families

Get everybody packed! We found beautiful pink-sand beaches, prime swimming spots, and fun-filled resorts to make this summer’s getaway your most memorable yet.

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Little St. Simons Island, St. Simons Island

From the dock at Hampton Point River Marina in southern Georgia, the boat ride to the island takes 15 minutes. A cluster of small buildings accommodates up to 32 visitors. Spacious for families, the River Lodge and Cedar House have four bedrooms, private baths, wet bar, and wraparound deck.

Play all day: Nature lovers can bike, boat, fish, canoe, and hike.

Explore: The private barrier island is home to moss-laden maritime forests, marshlands, and seven miles of beach.

Family photo op: Meet under the weathered driftwood sign on the steps of the Hunting Lodge, the island’s central gathering and dining building.

Get more info: littlestsimonsisland.com

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