Contemporary Hotel near Georgia Harbor Lined with Seafood Restaurants
The coastal city of Brunswick, Georgia, was once known as the “shrimp capital of the world.” The city is still dotted with seafood shacks that dole out heaping portions of broiled shrimp, steamed oysters, and fried clams; much of it has been freshly plucked from the water by shrimping boats earlier in the day. Brunswick’s location on the water also means you can get uniformly spectacular views of the water, as well as easy access to Georgia’s renowned barrier islands. Located a short distance from the marinas, the Best Western Brunswick Inn & Suites is a convenient gateway to this gorgeous coastal scenery.
Some of the getaway packages offered in this deal include two boarding tickets for The Emerald Princess II casino ship, which cruises the scenic waterway during morning and evening excursions. Hop on and you can enjoy a light complimentary meal and a cocktail on the bistro deck, or head to the open-air observation deck to get a panoramic view of the ocean. There’s a casino spread out over two levels, too, stocked with games including slots, blackjack, and poker. The Double Dock Lounge hosts bingo games with a Bonanza Jackpot starting at $1,100.
Back at the Best Western Brunswick, the guest rooms affect a warm, contemporary style; they feature black wood furnishings, wall-mounted headboards, and abstract art. Shades of citrine cover the walls, and bed and window fabrics have a lustrous sheen. In the morning, pile your plate with sausage, waffles, and fresh fruit at the complimentary breakfast buffet.
Brunswick, Georgia: Coastal City with Fresh Seafood and Historic Downtown
Located on the coast of southeastern Georgia, Brunswick has a natural harbor that has operated as a thriving seaport for more than 200 years. During World War II, the city’s shipyard built and launched 85 cargo vessels called Liberty Ships, and today a large fleet of shrimp boats anchors Brunswick’s renowned seafood industry. You can feast on boiled shrimp and watch crews trawl the coastal marshes during excursions aboard Lady Jane, one of the few shrimping vessels on the east coast certified for tours. A handful of seafood shacks also serve oysters, clams, and blue crabs to locals sitting at outdoor picnic tables.
Located about 5 miles from the hotel, Historic Downtown Brunswick is home to an impressive collection of 19th- and 20th-century Victorian buildings. Art galleries and antique shops also line the streets, which are interspersed with charming squares.
The city is also a gateway to Georgia’s famed Golden Isles. You can stroll past homes once owned by the Rockefellers and the Pulitzers during a tour of Millionaires’ Village at Jekyll Island, or head to the verdant marshes and maritime forests of St. Simons Island.
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