Brunswick, GA, USA

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Brunswick, GA, USA

Brunswick vacation rentals

Historical charm overlooking the ocean

A major port city in Georgia, Brunswick has a proud history dating right back to the days of the British colonists of the 1730s. Today, that heritage can be felt in the atmospheric Brunswick Old Town Historic District, while the waterfront – overlooking the epic expanse of the Atlantic – is another draw. Brunswick vacation rentals will let you get a real feel for this part of Georgia, and there’s something nicely appropriate about renting one of the local Victorian cottages, with their quaint, shuttered facades, which will make you feel like you’ve stepped back more than a century.

Seek out the dolphins in Brunswick

There’s no denying the waterfront is one of the perks of any visit to this part of Georgia. So, after you’ve settled into your Brunswick vacation rental, you might want to book a dolphin tour. Local skippers will sail you out to the inland waters so you can see the playful mammals, as well as birds and marine life. Going at sunset or twilight is particularly atmospheric. Fishing charters are also available, while – if you’d rather stay on dry land – you can relax in green spaces like Howard Coffin Park and Mary Ross Waterfront Park, before going on a sightseeing wander through the neat grid of the Old Town.

Nature at its most romantic in Brunswick

Can a tree be conducive to romance? It can if it’s the Lover’s Oak, one of Brunswick’s most beloved landmarks. Reputedly dating back around 900 years, its wide, spreading branches apparently provided the shade for Native American couples, long before the arrival of the colonists. Man-made attractions, meanwhile, include the Historic Ritz Theatre, which has its roots in the 19th century, and the nearby St Simons Lighthouse Museum, which evokes all the maritime splendor of the region – you can even climb to the top of the lighthouse itself.

Springtime escape to Brunswick

You can be certain of an idyllic time whenever you decide to visit, though there’s a lot to be said for booking Brunswick vacation rentals in the spring. This is when temperatures are fine without being uncomfortably hot or humid, and you can really make the most of the waterfront and surrounding islands. The late fall is similarly appealing, whether you want to stick to the Old Town or head out on a boat to gaze at the lush coastline from afar.

Peninsular pleasures in Brunswick

The city of Brunswick sits on a peninsula which juts out into the Atlantic, sheltered on either side by the nearby Jekyll and St Simons barrier islands. These are part of what’s romantically known as the Golden Isles, and are rich with marine life drawn to the fertile marshlands. From the sandy beaches of Jekyll Island, some draped with ornate driftwood, to the unspoiled coast of St Simons, where you can spot dolphins, sea turtles, and colorful birds, there’s a lot more to visiting Brunswick than the historic streets of the mainland.