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BrunswickUnited States of America

Just a stone’s throwfrom the Intracoastal Waterway, this port city is known for its seafood and wasonce dubbed the Shrimp Capital of the World.

On the tip of the peninsula next to theTurtle and East rivers, Brunswick is known as the gateway to theIntracoastal Waterway. This small, south Georgian city is just ashort drive north of the Florida border on the Atlantic Ocean coast. While manyuse the city as a launching pad to explore the nearby Saint Simons and Jekyll islands,the city itself has a prospering cultural community and a historic old town. Itoffers a refreshing perspective on traditional Southern cuisine.

Visit the docks today to see the economic heart of the region. Brunswick was founded in the 18th centurybut experienced most of its growth during the mid-20th century. ThroughoutWorld War II the city boomed as a pivotal port and one of the nation’s largestshipbuilding yards, contributing to the war effort. While used mostly by cargo ships, the thriving fishing industry in the area today contributes to some of the localdelicacies.

Find cozy restaurants and bars filled withfriendly locals in the Old Town. Sit down for a bowl of Brunswick stew, atomato-based dish that contains beans, corn, okra and vegetables. Traditionallythe dish contained rabbit or squirrel, but today you’ll find chicken and porkat most establishments. Dine in one of Brunswick’s popular seafood restaurantsto see why the city was once dubbed the “Shrimp Capital of the World.” Explorethe Old Town to discover the ornate architecture of the Old Brunswick City Hallor take in a performance at the Ritz Theatre.

Get around the city by renting a car fromone of the major rental franchises found in the city center or by catching thelocal bus lines which serve the city. Brunswick has its own airport with dailyflights from Atlanta, but most choose to drive from Jacksonville or Savannah,both less than two hours away.

Top Hotels in Brunswick

Sleep Inn & Suites
Sleep Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
1321 Hospitality Avenue, Kingsland, GA
The price is CA $88 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

Located on the Strip, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Club at Osprey Cove, Laurel Island Links, and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Crooked ...

4.4/5Excellent! (129 reviews)

"Well maintained and everything in good working order! Breakfast area and staff excellent too! Will chose this property again. Keep up the good work"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 13, 2021

Sleep Inn & Suites
The Westin Jekyll Island
The Westin Jekyll Island
4 out of 5
110 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island, GA
Free cancellation
The price is CA $182 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18

Located in Jekyll Island, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Great Dunes Park and Jekyll Island State Park. Jekyll Harbor ...

4.3/5Excellent! (648 reviews)

"The property is beautiful, our room was clean and pleasant. There were a few negatives, I have never stayed in a Westin and expected amazingly comfortable beds. Ours had a dip in it that I kept rolling into, pillows were hard. Bathroom sink had almost no water , literally a trickle, but shower was ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 30, 2020

The Westin Jekyll Island
Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island
Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island
3 out of 5
200 S Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA
The price is CA $128 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Located in Jekyll Island, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Summer Waves Water Park, and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Jekyll Island State ...

4.2/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"Very clean and they were taking all the pro caution necessary"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 10, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Brunswick

Villas By the Sea Resort & Conference Center
Villas By the Sea Resort & Conference Center
3 out of 5
1175 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA
The price is CA $144 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18

Situated near the beach, this eco-friendly villa is within 3 mi (5 km) of Driftwood Beach, Horton House, and Jekyll Island Golf Club. Great Dunes Park is 2.7 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (699 reviews)
Loved it!

"I loved the location and the property. The coupling on the shower head was cracked, and when I adjusted it, the shower head fell off on my head! HAHA! That made for quite the adventure. But the property was great. There was a small kitchenette, which I wasn't expecting. So that was greatly appreciated. ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 15, 2020

Villas By the Sea Resort & Conference Center
Sea Palms Resort
Sea Palms Resort
3.5 out of 5
515 North Windward Drive, St. Simons Island, GA
The price is CA $177 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18

Situated in St. Simons Island, this golf aparthotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Fort Frederica National Monument and within 6 mi (10 km) of St. Simons Lighthouse ...

3.9/5Very Good! (532 reviews)

"Excellent service and food. Will recommend it to all of my friends who ask."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2020

Sea Palms Resort
Beach Paradise in Jekyll Island
Beach Paradise in Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island, GA

Situated in Jekyll Island, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Horton House and Driftwood Beach. Jekyll Island State Park and Jekyll Island Golf Club are also ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Would stay again.

"Unit has been updated nicely and was nice and clean. Owner was very responsive to our contacting him during the stay. Driftwood Beach was amazing. ."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 14, 2020

Beach Paradise in Jekyll Island
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Brunswick

3.6

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 6.25%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 62.5%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 18.75%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 6.25%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 6.25%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 7, 2019

We stay in Brunswick on our way to Florida. It is not a destination. But 2 year ago we were told to go down town to watch a movie shoot at night. Great

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Nov 5, 2019

fix the breakfast to make it a hot one for what we pay as we are Canadian and it costs 45% more than the $105.00 rate...not acceptable...change it so we stay again next yr...

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 27, 2019

It was jut an overnighter on the way to Florida.

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