Southern US in Jekyll Island

The Wharf

The prettiest dining setting on the island is this wooden boathouse-style restaurant situated on a pier. There's indoor seating and an airy nautical-themed vibe, plus outdoor seating overlooking the water....

Museum in Jekyll Island

4-H Tidelands Nature Center

Run by a staff of peppy University of Georgia science students, the Tidelands is a kid-friendly nature center with some neat display cases on local ecology and resident wildlife, including a baby alligator,...

Southern US in Jekyll Island

Driftwood Bistro

Driftwood Bistro serves decent Lowcountry-style seafood in an old-school, family-friendly, resort-style setting. Local Georgia shrimp – cooked in sauce as shrimp creole, or just steamed for you to peel and eat –...

Food & Drink in Jekyll Island

Shrimp & Grits Festival

Celebrating the famous Southern dish, this three-day festival take place every year on the third weekend of September. It not only includes bucketloads of shrimp and grits (available in all manner of styles from...

Wildlife Reserve in Jekyll Island

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

This endearing attraction is a conservation center and turtle hospital where patients are on view for the public. Behind the Scenes tours (3pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) and Sunrise Turtle Walks (around...

Market in Jekyll Island

Jekyll Market

This gourmet grocery store is a great place to stock up on fresh, well-made, often-organic produce, ingredients, snacks and even plate meals, from BBQ dishes to shrimp bowls.

Amusement Park in Jekyll Island

Summer Waves Water Park

Waterslides, lazy rivers, wave pools and other aquatic attractions await you and the kids at Summer Waves. Plus, a gift shop and fast-food outlets.

Museum in Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island Museum

Interesting exhibits at this museum include local history and ecology. Visitors can take a tram tour of the area and historic buildings (adult/child $16/10).