Brunswick is a historic port city and a gateway to the Golden Isles. Explore the Old Town Historic District filled with Victorian architecture and tree-lined squares, discover the city’s shipbuilding heritage and enjoy lashings of Southern hospitality.
Things to do in Brunswick
Brunswick’s Old Town Historic District is brimming with colonial charm and dotted with elegant parks, gardens and squares. Some feature bubbling fountains and others are lined with rose bushes. Lover’s Oak towers over the Old Town Historic District and is a beloved city landmark. The enormous Southern live oak tree is draped in moss and is almost 1,000 years old.
Enjoy a night of live entertainment at the Ritz Theatre, a historic venue that was built in 1899 and hosts performances throughout the year. Kickstart your evening with dinner and cocktails at a local restaurant. You’ll also find a constellation of antique shops, art galleries and independent boutiques in the Old Town Historic District.
Mary Ross Waterfront Park is set on the banks of the East River and features beautiful views across the marshlands. A full-scale model of a World War II Liberty cargo ship built at the Brunswick shipyards towers over the park. Nearby Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park is another beautiful green space with picnic tables, grassy lawns and a wooden fishing pier.
Causeways make it easy to explore the Golden Isles, a quartet of barrier islands off the coast of Brunswick. Sea Island offers luxury resorts and emerald-green golf courses while St. Simons Island is home to an excellent lighthouse museum and a centuries-old stronghold. You’ll find some of the best beaches to swim and sunbathe on Jekyll Island.
Getting around Brunswick
Brunswick is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot, especially in the Old Town Historic District. The city is a 1.5-hour drive from Savannah and one hour from Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville International Airport is a one-hour drive away.