Sightseeing in Saint Simons

One Year Parent or Grandparent Family Membership to Hands On Children's Museum (49% Off)

Hands on Children's Museum

Southside Area

Twenty exhibits cover almost 8,500 sq. ft., including real-life experiences such as a bank, post office, grocery store, and TV station

$49.50 $25

View Deal

Individual or Family Membership to Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center (Up to 51% Off)

Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center

Downtown Jacksonville

Members explore maritime heritage center's myriad ship model & ocean-liner dioramas & attend quarterly member meetings & programs

$25 $12.49

View Deal

El Galeón Tall Ship Event for Two or Four Adults or Kids on October 24–November 2 (Up to 39% Off)

Tall Ship Event - B Lilley Ent

El Galeón Andalucía

Board and explore an exact replica of a 16th-century galleon—the only one of its class sailing today—seen on NBC’s Crossbones

$32 $20

View Deal

Savannah Ghost Adventure Tour for One or Two from Ghost Party Haunted Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Ghost Party Haunted Tours

Savannah Historic District

Savannah Ghost Adventure tour guides escort groups with ghost meters in tow to spooky sights throughout the historic district

$40 $19

View Deal

Family-Friendly Ghost Tour for Four from Savannah Ghost Show (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

Savannah Ghost Show

Savannah

Catch a Ghost tour offers spooky fun for the whole family during an interactive adventure through historic squares and a graveyard

$100 $49

View Deal

Public Walking Tour for Two or Four from Savannah Belle Tours (Up to 63% Off)

Savannah Belle Tours

Savannah Historic District

Friendly, knowledgeable guide Michelle leads groups on tours around Savannah landmarks, customizing stops to personal interests

$40 $17

View Deal

Trolley Tours for One or Two from Oglethorpe - Gray Line Savannah Trolley Tours

Oglethorpe - Gray Line Savannah Trolley Tours

City of Savannah Visitors Center

Narrated tours explore historic Savannah & its waterfront for 90 uninterrupted minutes; passengers hop on & off as they wish until 5:30 pm

$20 $11

View Deal

Ghost of Savannah Pub Crawl for One, Two, or Four from Full Moon Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Full Moon Tours

Downtown Savannah

Learn about Savannah’s spooky history during a pub crawl with stops at three to five watering holes

$20 $10

View Deal

90-Minute Savannah Hauntings Ghost Tour for One, Two, or Four from See Savannah Walking Tours (Up to 51% Off)

See Savannah Walking Tours

Wright Square

Experienced guides lead walking tour groups between haunted sites, recounting paranormal events and stories of hauntings

$20 $11

View Deal

Ghost Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Stroll Savannah (Up to 64% Off)

Stroll Savannah

Savannah

A fictional gravedigger or mortician’s wife leads groups through the haunted mansions, cemeteries, and squares of Savannah

$32 $14

View Deal

Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Savannah

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

$39.95 $20

View Deal

Outing for Two or Four to The Harper Fowlkes House (Up to 53% Off)

The Harper Fowlkes House

Downtown Savannah

Nineteenth-century Greek Revival mansion showcases antique artwork, two-story porch & once-gas-burning chandeliers during regular tours

$20 $10

View Deal

Ghost Tour for Two or Four from The Savannah Walks (Up to 54% Off)

The Savannah Walks

Downtown Savannah

Guides shepherd groups through Savannah’s colonial district to induce shivers with tales of hauntings, exorcisms, and Gullah superstitions

$27 $13

View Deal

Admission to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Pooler

Museum chronicles Mighty Eighth Air Force's legacy with stunning exhibits and a combat gallery with a B-17 bomber, currently being restored

$20 $10

View Deal

Ghost Boat Tour for One or Two from Jumanji Attractions (45% Off)

Jumanji Attractions

St. Augustine

Learn about shipwrecks and nautical legends hidden beneath Matanzas Bay aboard a lighthouse ferry boat that helped develop St. Augustine, FL

$39.95 $22

View Deal

Pirates and Plunder Walking Tour for Two or Four from Tour Saint Augustine Inc. (Up to 50% Off)

Tour Saint Augustine Inc.

Historic Downtown

Pirate guides regale guests with tales of aquatic brigands and buccaneers while illuminating the history of former Spanish supply stop town

$24 $12

View Deal

$29 for Jax Water Tours' Four-Hour Pontoon Pub Crawl ($49 Value)

Jax Water Tours

St. Augustine

Board the Osprey pontoon and enjoy two complimentary drinks en route to Kingfish Grill and the Conch House

$49 $29

View Deal

Pontoon Cruise for Up to 6 or 10 People from Extreme Water Adventures (50% Off)

Extreme Water Adventures

Spanish Quarter

Gather a group of friends, and head out on a dolphin-watching adventure or a picturesque sunset cruise aboard a double-decker pontoon

$400 $199

View Deal

$44 for a Historic Pub Crawl and Beer-Tasting Tour for Two from St. Augustine City Walks ($78 Value)

St. Augustine City Walks

Saint Augustine

Take in historic tales and old pub lore while learning about fine beers, wines, and sangria on St. Augustine City Walks' signature tour

$78 $44

View Deal

Visit for Two or Four to Lightner Museum (Up to 55% Off)

Lightner Museum

Lightner Museum

Three-story Victorian-era hotel now houses Victorian-era art and artifacts, such as Tiffany lamp and gilded rocking chair

$20 $10

View Deal

Haunted Pirate Tour for Two or Four, Plus 10% Off In-Store Purchases at The Pirate Store (Up to 53% Off)

The Pirate Store

St. Augustine

A costumed guide regales tour-goers with spine-tingling stories highlighting St. Augustine's marauding past

$40 $19

View Deal

$25 for a Two-Hour Off The Beaten Path Photography Walking Tour of St. Augustine from ShutterGuide ($49 Value)

ShutterGuide

KookaBurra Coffee

Lead by professional photographer and licensed city tour guide, this 2-hour walking tour shows guests St. Augustine's hidden scenic gems

$49 $25

View Deal

Haunted Walking Tour for Two or Four from Ghost Tours of St. Augustine (Up to 53% Off)

Ghost Tours of St. Augustine

Historic District

Accompanied only by lantern light, tours are led by licensed professional guide, last approximately 75 minutes, and depart daily at 8 p.m.

$30 $15

View Deal

Ghost Walking-Tour for Two or Four at The American Spinners (50% Off)

The American Spinners

St. Augustine

Tour guides weave spell-binding tales of intrigue, death, and ghostly apparitions during 90-minute jaunt through the 450-year-old city

$30 $15

View Deal

Walking History or Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Beaufort Tours LLC (Up to 56% Off)

Beaufort Tours LLC

Northwest Quadrant

Walk through a 300-year-old town and learn about its history and pre-Civil War–era homes or spooky apparitions of Revolutionary soldiers

$40 $19

View Deal

Select Local Merchants

St. Marys, the site of Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base?one of the world's two Trident submarine bases?was a natural choice for a museum devoted to the Silent Service. Yet the curators and collectors went above and beyond. The finished dive into deep-sea history is the largest of its kind in the South and the fifth largest in the country, giving a comprehensive look at life under the water.

  • Size: 20,000 savaged artifacts, paintings, models, and photographs spread across 5,000 square feet
  • Eye Catcher: replicas of torpedoes and WWII deep-sea diving suits
  • Crown Jewel: the museum's modern, working periscope, which gives kids of all ages the chance to see if there's another museum sneaking up on them
  • Don't Miss: a display honoring the eight submariners who received the Medal of Honor
  • Hidden Gems: previously classified WWII Patrol Reports?the museum houses more than 99% of all such documents
102 W Saint Marys St
Saint Marys,
GA
US

The Amelia Island Museum of History is the fortuitous result of circumstance. In 1975, a committee from the Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society gathered to found a history museum for Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island. Meanwhile, local collector William Decker was studiously acquiring historical documents and artifacts from the area—a lot whose pieces numbered in the thousands. When Decker died, the collection passed on to his son, a noted altruist, and just like that the Amelia Island Museum had its bones.

Today, the museum's exhibits examine local culture of the Timucua Native American tribe, Spanish and French explorers, pirates, and Victorian-era residents. Curators have assembled the Women of the Port photography display to highlight women working in the local maritime industry.

Museum guides are not restricted to the grounds, and often helm tours of the island's haunted locales, historic Centre Street, and Fernandina Beach's north end—with a focus on history from the mid-18th to 19th centuries.

233 S 3rd St
Fernandina Beach,
FL
US

As the foremost bead store on Amelia Island, Beadlemania stocks everything necessary to craft an artful piece of jewelry. The inventory runs the gamut from simple, average beads ($0.10 each) to opulent strands ($90). Ambitious designers can peruse string-able treasures fashioned from gold, silver, and glass to make their creations stand out from body ornaments made of stale bagels. Aside from exotic coral and crystal beads and strands of petite gems and pearls ($10–$28), customers can also pick up clasps and tools ($0.50–$20) or Swarovski heart pendants ($40–$50). A soft juxtaposition to jewelry-making trinkets, the shop's selection of yarn caters to motivated needle enthusiasts or those looking to entertain bored kittens.

813 S 8th St
Fernandina Beach,
FL
US

A year before her death in 1959, Ninah Cummer—an art collector, garden enthusiast, and civic leader—donated her riverfront home and art collection to the community, imploring her fellow citizens to help support the foundation of an art museum. In less than 10 years, the board of trustees transformed the abode into the verdant Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, adding to Ninah's original gift of 60 pieces until the collection included nearly 1,000 works of art.

Today, the permanent collection holds pieces that span more than four millennia, from 2,100 B.C. to the 21st century. An ancient Egyptian stone tablet intrigues viewers with cryptic hieroglyphs and stylized portraits while, nearby, Peter Paul Rubens' The Lamentation of Christ epitomizes the colorful, sweepingly histrionic style of the Baroque painters. American treasures include Gilbert Stuart's iconic portrait of George Washington—one of over 100 he painted in an attempt to perfect the likeness of the first president and design a killer mask for the White House Halloween party.

After getting their fill of indoor beauty, guests can head to the open air and vibrant scenery of the museum's gardens. Begun more than a century ago, the gardens crisscross with winding paths that take guests under the canopies of majestic oaks and alongside the Italian garden's shimmering reflecting pools.

829 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville,
FL
US

When the Jacksonville Zoo first opened in 1914, it had only one attraction––a red fawn. Today, nearly a century later, it’s home to more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 plant species, and welcomes an ever-changing lineup of visiting exhibits. Guests stroll along the boardwalk in a large, open environment called the Plains of East Africa, where cheetah, antelope, and warthogs roam in environs that simulate their native habitat. The African loop also includes Elephant Plaza, where elephants stir up tidal waves playing marco polo in a 275,000-gallon pool. Visitors can also pet and feed stingrays, stand eye-to-eye with a giraffe, and head to the award-winning Range of the Jaguar exhibit to roam a replica of an abandoned Mayan temple. During summer months, kids get wet at the Play Park and Splash Ground, where they can climb into a treehouse or peer through an underwater window to see penguins swimming overhead.

After guests explore the wildlife, rest and relaxation await within botanical gardens such as the Asian Bamboo garden, where patrons cross a traditional moon gate to see a tranquil waterfall, komodo dragons, and an interactive bamboo mist forest. The zoo also features a carousel, train rides, and several restaurants where humans can tap into their own wild instincts by hunting their natural prey—the sandwich.

370 Zoo Pkwy
Jacksonville,
FL
US

Culled from samples found in her own backyard, Madge Wallace exhibited her first small naturalist collection in her New Riverside School classroom in 1910. Her museum relocated to a Victorian mansion in the decades to follow before settling on its current location on the south bank of the St. Johns River. Known as Museum of Science & History since 1988, the facility currently hosts changing and core exhibits that feature towering marine skeletons and interactive stations strewn through a mock digestive tract where visitors learn about bodily functions. At Currents of Time, history buffs can amass nuggets of local knowledge as they trace Jacksonville's history to more than 12,000 years ago. Elsewhere, The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium's 35,000-watt sound system enthralls guests at Cosmic Concert laser shows every Friday night, and monthly MOSH After Dark sessions educate adults with hands-on workshops and scientific lectures.

1025 Museum Cir
Jacksonville,
FL
US