St. Simons Island: Wild, historic seaside beauty

St. Simons is a barrier island off the coast of Georgia that's accessible by car. The island is known for its beaches, excellent golf courses, fresh seafood, laid-back locals, historic lighthouse and seaside village. Delta/ASA provides daily, nonstop service from Atlanta to the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, which is less than a half-hour away; the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is 90 minutes from St. Simons; Jacksonville International Airport is roughly an hour south of the island. Private charter flights can land at the McKinnon St. Simons Airport. Accommodations range from condos and multi-bedroom resort suites to bed-and-breakfast inns and chi-chi boutique hotels. The largest meeting space is in Epworth By the Sea (capacity: 1,000), a Methodist conference center located on the Frederica River.