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St. Simons Staples You Have To Visit Near the HGTV Dream Home 2017

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    Photo Credit: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography
St. Simons Island is home to the 2017 HGTV Dream Home. The 3,600 sq. ft. home, valued at $1.2 million, is located in the island’s Sea Palms neighborhood.
 
Nearby are some of St. Simons Island’s most popular attractions:
 

Fort Frederica National Monument 

 
The grounds are filled with plenty of space for kids to run while older children and adults explore the history of Fort Frederica, a strategic stronghold for the British during the early 1700s colonization of Georgia.  Admission to the park is free.
 

Fort Frederica National Monument
Fort Frederica National Monument

Christ Church, Frederica
 

Set among the grass and moss covered live oaks is a church whose roots on the island were formed when Gen. James Oglethorpe first held church services on St. Simons Island in 1736. The church was founded in 1808. For a long time, it was the only church on the island. Each year the Church hosts the Christ Church Tour of Homes, a great way to see how folks live year round on St. Simons Island. 
 
Photo Credit: Eileen Falkenberg-Hull.
Photo Credit: Eileen Falkenberg-Hull.
 

Cannon’s Point Preserve 

 
Bring your walking shoes, bug spray, and a hat to help you prepare for a day exploring the 600-acre grounds of Cannon’s Point Preserve. The take only pictures, leave only footprints policy is in full effect at the preserve but don’t worry, there’s plenty of things to see and photograph including 19th Century plantation ruins. Restrooms are available on site. 

 

Photo Credit: St. Simons Land Trust
Photo Credit: St. Simons Land Trust

Eat Like a Local 

 

While you’re on the island, don’t forget to eat like a local. Favorite spots include Southern Soul Barbeque, Gnat’s Landing, Georgia Sea Grill, and Sandcastle Café.

 

Photo Credit: Southern Soul Barbeque
Photo Credit: Southern Soul Barbeque


Getting Around 

 

Winning the HGTV Dream Home also means that you get a 2017 Honda Pilot. If you don’t win the sweepstakes, you can still travel around St. Simons Island in style. There are a number of trolley tours of the island available. To see the island from a different perspective, take a boat tour to see St. Simons and nearby Jekyll Island from the water.

 

Sail away into the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
Sail away into the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

 

Where to Stay 

If you don’t win the house and the new owners won’t let you stay at their beautiful home, consider booking a stay at The King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort or one of the Sea Island properties on St. Simons- The Lodge or The Inn at Sea Island
 

Photo courtesy of The King & Prince Resort
Photo courtesy of The King & Prince Resort

Want to win the HGTV Dream Home? You can enter HERE to win once per day through 5 p.m. ET on February 17, 2017. Prizes include a 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom, waterfront home located on St. Simons Island, Ga.; furnishings and artwork courtesy of Wayfair; $250,000 cash from Quicken Loans, and a 2017 Honda Pilot Limited.

 
Scroll below for a few photos of the gorgeous home or take the full tour

Living Room, Photo Credit: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography
Living Room, Photo Credit: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography
Kitchen, Photo Credit: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography
Kitchen, Photo Credit: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography
Backyard, Photo Credit: Tomas Espinoza
Backyard, Photo Credit: Tomas Espinoza

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull

Eileen is Georgia’s official Festival Explorer and the editor of Occupy My Family, the Atlanta area’s most comprehensive resource for family fun. Click here for more Festival content from Eileen.

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