Attractions Near Glynco Georgia

A lighthouse is just one of the main attractions around Glynco.

Glynco’s major attraction for most visitors is its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. While there are no major attractions in Glynco, this small town’s southeast Georgia location places it within 30 minutes of The Golden Isles, a group of islands and towns–including Brunswick, St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island–just off the coast. Visitors will find a range of sites showcasing the waterfront and this area’s history.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum is a restored 1872 lighthouse. Museum exhibits showcase local history as well as the life of a lighthouse keeper. The heritage center has more exhibits and a public library. This lighthouse also offers a scenic view of the island. Group tours are arranged by appointment.

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum

101 12th Street

St. Simons Island, GA 31522


The Historic Ritz Theatre

The Historic Ritz Theatre, built in 1899 in downtown Brunswick, housed the Grand Opera house. The elaborate brick and stone building later became a movie palace. Ongoing renovations have kept the theater intact and it is now primarily the host for live performances, movies and cultural and community events. The theater’s lobby contains tourism information as well as an art gallery.

The Historic Ritz Theatre

1530 Newcastle Street

Brunswick, GA 31520


Jekyll Island State Park

Jekyll Island State Park is not just a park area; it covers the entire Jekyll Island. This island is home to a golf course, beaches, a water park, a convention center, a sea turtle center, restaurants, a campground and several hotels. Activities on the island include swimming, fishing, boating, horseback riding, golf, tennis, bird watching and nature walks. Restaurants offer dining options ranging from casual fare to fresh local seafood at one of the finer establishments. A shopping district on the island features unique shops offering gifts, antiques and handcrafted items.

Jekyll Island State Park

1197 Riverview Drive

Jekyll Island

Thalmann, GA‎ 31527