Looking for somewhere to take the kids while in Georgia’s Golden Isles region? There certainly isn’t a shortage of things to do. There are plenty of places to ride bikes, swim, hike and fish. Here’s a look at a few other activities that you may want to try:
Neptune Park Fun Zone
Nothing says summer on St. Simons Island, Georgia, like a trip to the Neptune Park Fun Zone. It is one massive, aquatic playground that will keep your kids busy for hours. The water park is located on Beachview Drive. There are separate fees for swimming and miniature golf. A daily pass to the pool will typically set your finances back by roughly $7 per person and a round of miniature golf will cost you about the same. Both the water park and the miniature golf area keep separate hours and those hours do vary. Adults and the older kids will undoubtedly appreciate the lap pool and parents of toddlers will adore the water gym and wading pool areas.
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is located on Stable Road in Jekyll Island. It is a great place to take the kids, especially if they are fascinated with nature. Visitors get to learn about how injured sea turtles are cared for as well as engage in interactive activities. There are also handouts available on the center’s website that are super for homeschoolers. Admission fees start at $5 and kids under 3 years of age are generally allowed in for free.
St. Simons Island Lighthouse
If the kids have some extra energy to burn, why not take them to the St. Simons Island Lighthouse on Beachview Drive in St. Simons Island? By the time they traverse up and down the lighthouse’s 129 steps, they may need a nap or at the very least a snack. The view from the top is well worth the expenditure. A museum is also available onsite. Admission fees start at $5 per person and its typically open daily.
Jekyll Island Museum
The Jekyll Island Museum is located on Stable Road in Jekyll Island. One of the things I like about it is that admission is free. In my book, that makes it a great option for families on a budget. There is a guided tram ride available onsite but it will cost you a quite a bit of cash. Personally, I think that the tour is well worth the money but toddlers may get a bit antsy during the 90 minute ride. Admission tends to be $16 per adult and $7 for kids ages 6 through 12. It usually opens daily at 9 a.m.
Killeen Gonzalez enjoys the great outdoors with her family and has traveled extensively.
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