Macon Bedroom & Mattress and Robins Bed & Mattress furnish sleeping quarters with quality sleep helpers from top-flight brands such as Simmons, Enso Sleep Systems, Tempur-Pedic, and more. Stop paying exorbitant fees to sheep-counting businesses by resting easy on queen mattress sets ($199+) and queen memory-foam mattress sets ($599+), or replace elaborate pillow forts with more sustainable furniture, such as futons, bunk beds, and headboards with frames ($199+). Those with a smaller bed to cushion can peruse the store’s selection of twin-size mattresses ($79+), and sea-loving sleepers can simulate their time aboard the USS Burt Reynolds by napping on a waterbed. Whether you’re picking up furniture for a child's bedroom or coffee tables for the living room, the considerate, attentive staff at each location is available for every step of the process, from selection to delivery and setup.
Since Stewart Vernon started America’s Swimming Pool Company in 2001, it has blossomed across 11 states and now boasts nearly 100 locations. The company’s Certified Pool Operator–trained professionals oversee more than 60 million gallons of water each week as they clean and maintain residential pools, as well as diagnose issues with pumps or lazy filters that have been letting in swimmers who aren’t wearing ties and jackets. In addition to repairing equipment, the experts can install brand-new systems or entirely renovate pools with retiling and new decks. For hot-tub aficionados, the company outfits homes with Garden Leisure spas, which help to relax aching muscles without the dangers associated with steeping in a witch’s cauldron.
On Jekyll Island, waves lick the 10 miles of beaches as kayaks cut through the salty water, cyclists roll over 20 miles of paved trails, and riders on horseback clop through hushed maritime forests. All visitors to the barrier island can partake in myriad active, relaxing, or educational activities while immersed in its lush natural landscapes, where dunes give way to beaches filled with hermit crabs and shell collecting and where birders clutch binoculars to examine avian habitats and decode gulls' sign language. The island's public golf club, open since 1898, hosts two 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course on manicured greens and rolling terrain. In the summer, the Summer Waves Water Park provides a cool escape from the heat with six slides, a wave pool, and a lazy river. For indoor adventurers, exhibits at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center illuminate the lives of the shelled reptiles, and a museum preserves relics of the wealthy families who used the island as their gilded getaway and a place to bury their expired money. The Jekyll Island Authority oversees all conservation and development on the idyllic island, existing to continually improve the park and its amenities.