Jekyll Island & St. Simons Travel Diary: What I Wore, Where We Visited & Places We Ate On Our Spring Coastal Vacation


Last week we went on a week vacation in to Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island and we thoroughly enjoyed it! I took pictures of what I wore, where we visited and the places we ate at. It was perfect weather last week while we were there: sunny days, pleasant temperatures in the mid 70’s to low 80’s, and there was always a gentle breeze blowing.

My hubby and I LOVE history, so this was a sightseeing vacation that included historic and nature sites. We stayed at the Jekyll Island Club Resort, which is a historical site itself! It was opened in 1888 and was a retreat for families that represented one-sixth of the world’s wealth. A few of the richest people, like Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt, Pulitzer, and Baker, during that era built their “cottages” adjacent to the club resort. I believe we were there in the “off season” as there were mainly adults at the resort and it was quiet and not crowded at all. Friday when we were leaving, more people and some with children started arriving for the weekend. is a great site that has lots of information and sites to see!

What To Wear On Jekyll Island & St. Simons Island In the Spring

Everyone at the Jekyll Island Club Resort was wearing “Resort Casual”. Women wore casual dresses, skirts and tops, pants and nice shorts outfits with casual shoes and sandals. Men wore casual pants and polos and nice shorts with casual shoes and sandals. On the rest of Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island, everyone wore casual outfits.

See everything I packed in my 6-Days Spring Coastal Travel Capsule Wardrobe: 16 Pieces, 12 Outfits here!

Here is what I wore, where we visited and where we ate on our vacation…

DAY 1 – Travel Day

This was our travel day. Since we live in northeast Alabama, it took about 6 1/2 hours to drive to Jekyll Island. I like to wear comfortable clothes while traveling in the car! What looks like dots on my Soleil Linen Pants in “black” is actually dust on my mirror and not on the pants, LOL! I carried this Italian Leather Convertible Crescent Handwoven Bag in “taupe” from Quince the entire trip and I LOVE it! It has both a shoulder and a crossbody strap and holds so many things! They also have this bag in a Smooth Leather style in “taupe” and other colors.

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We arrived Jekyll Island Club Resort that evening and were ready to eat supper! After we had assistance taking our luggage to the room, we took a short walk to The Wharf Restaurant, which was on the property and ate a delicious meal!

At The Wharf, I had the Shrimp & Grits entree and my hubby had the Shrimp Roll Sandwich with Sweet Potato Fries.

Before we went in to eat, I stopped to take a picture of the sunset behind The Wharf Restaurant.


We had lots to see this day of our vacation. We ate breakfast in the Grand Dining Hall of the Jekyll Island Club Resort. It was a breakfast buffet and was delicious! I wore my Brigette 10″ Shorts from Chico’s in the “smoky taupe” color (they have other colors to choose from), this new Slub Wedge Tee from Lands End in the “white/black stripe” and my very comfortable Naot Patricia Sandals in the “oily bark nubuck” color. There were so much to see in the historic district around the Jekyll Island Club Resort and everything was within walking distance. I recommend taking a Trolley Tour at the Mosaic Museum. You can select which house you want to tour; we chose the 1:30 pm Indian Mound House, which was the Rockefeller cottage home.

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The Grand Dining Hall where a breakfast buffet is served:

The front of the Jekyll Island Club Resort and some photos of the grounds of the resort.

After a delicious breakfast, we walked to the Mosaic Museum to book a trolley tour. Here is a map of historic district. We purchased trolley tickets for the 1:30 tour, then looked in the museum. It is a great museum with lots of exhibits. My favorite exhibit was the Louis Vuitton vintage luggage!

On the side of the resort there is a huge rocking chair for photo ops! Here are the hubs and me!

We ate lunch at The Pantry located in the resort. It’s a bistro-style cafe and the food is so good! We both had their chicken salad sandwiches on croissant and it was so good!

We took our Trolley Tour and rode by all the cottage homes in the historic district. We toured the Rockefeller home and it was so pretty!

After the trolley tour, we drove to the Horton House at the north end of Jekyll Island. Only the frame remains of this house which was built in 1743.

Next, we went to Driftwood Beach. We were amazed at all the driftwood trees and there were a lot of them all along the beach!

I wore my Reef Water X Slide Sandals in “white” to walk along the beach.

Our final stop of the day was supper at Tortuga Jacks, Baja Mexican food! There food is delicious and highly recommend their drinks! We sat under the covered dining area with a view of the ocean.

Danny got their Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with rice and black beans and I got their Fresh Mex Bowl with chicken.


I knew we would be outside in the sun the majority of the day so I wore my Pineapple Star Fedora Hat in the “beige” color. It is only $34 on Amazon and so worth it!!! I am wearing a size small in the hat. Speaking of Amazon, I absolutely LOVE this Anrabess Sleeveless Tiered Dress in “black” on Amazon!!! The fabric is soft and flowy and cool to wear outside in the warm weather. I’m wearing a size Large. I want in other colors too! These Sofft Bali Sandals in “anthracite” were SO comfortable walking all day (and we walked A LOT that day)!

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For lunch, we ate at Iguana’s Seafood Restaurant on St. Simon’s Island and it was so good! We both got the Shrimp Lunch Special: I got grilled shrimp and my hubby got the fried shrimp. We sat at the bar because they were very crowded. Ethan, the bartender, was awesome and my mojito was so refreshing!

After lunch, we headed toward the St. Simon’s Lighthouse and toured the museum and went to the gift shop. The gift shop is like a boutique shop and I bought an ornament and coffee mugs for us. Whenever we go on a trip, I always like to buy an ornament for our Christmas tree and to remember the memories of our trips!

The final stop of the day was the World War II Home Front Museum. The museum is in the former Coast Guard Station. It was interesting learning about the history of how the coast was involved in WW2!

When we returned to the resort, we ate supper at The Pantry and I got their Chicken Salad Croissant again and Danny got their Smoked Salmon Sandwich.


Here is what I wore on day 4 of our vacation. This was the warmest day (mid 80’s), but my Quince Linen Wide Leg Pants in “driftwood” kept me cool! I could actually feel a slight breeze blowing through the linen material! I also wore my LL Bean Squareneck Tee in “white” and my very comfortable Naot Patricia Sandals in the “oily bark nubuck” color

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We ate breakfast at The Pantry at the resort. We loved eating on the covered patio by the courtyard! I got their Egg and Cheese Croissant and Danny got their Breakfast Burrito. It was delicious!

We drove to the town of Darien, about 30 minutes north of St. Simons, to visit Fort King George State Historic Site. It is the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia’s coast and is reconstructed from the original built in 1721! They have a visitor center, a short film on the fort and a museum on site. Be sure to use bug spray while you are outdoors seeing the fort!

We ate lunch at Skippers Fish Camp restaurant. I forgot to take a photo of what we ate, but I got their Salad with grilled Mahi Mahi.

That afternoon we went to the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. Our tour guide was very knowledgable about the place and its history.

We ate supper at Zachry’s Riverhouse restaurant on Jekyll Island, which was close to the resort. We wanted to sit on the deck, but it was crowded so we sat inside. Their food is absolutely delicious! If you only eat at one restaurant on Jekyll Island, you need to eat at Zachry’s! Danny got a homemade margarita to drink. I just had water, but took a sip and OMG it was so refreshing! We ordered their Wild George Shrimp, both grilled. I had green beans and potatoes with mine and Danny had cole slaw and french fries.

We headed back to the resort to watch the sunset. It was gorgeous and a perfect ending to a lovely day!


We decided to head back home a day early to stop and see the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park in Macon, Georgia. I have been wanting to go there for a while and since it was located on our route back home we set aside a couple of hours to visit it. I have a bit of Muscogee (Creek) and Cherokee Native American ancestry, so going there was on my bucket list of things to do! We went to the visitor center first, to see the museum and the short film about the site. They also have a gift shop inside.

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The Visitor Center, beautiful architecture design!

Inside the museum…

The path to the mounds…

The oldest earth lodge in America!

The Great Temple Mound in the distance.

Thank you for visiting the blog!

A Bit Of Inspiration For Your Day:

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 16:18

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  1. I’m leaving tomorrow for a very similar trip to St. Augustine, FL. This travel wardrobe is perfect! I have many similar items in my closet to create these outfits. I love your woven shoulder bag. I hope it comes back in stock!

  2. Your outfits looked great. Such wonderful descriptions of the area and food. Thank you!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your vacation capsule wardrobe and itinerary of your trip. It looks beautiful there and you and hubby look great!! I’m planning my trip next week and am using your capsule as guidelines for what to pack and to not over pack. Love your capsule wardrobes!! Thanks for all the effort you put into doing these for us — I’d be lost without your guidance as I’ve worn scrubs for my entire working days!!

  4. Have a safe and fun trip! If you have time, be sure to visit the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park and the Pirate Museum. Those were our favorites when we went to St Augustine a few years ago.

  5. Leanne thank you for sharing your lovely vacation with Danny. It was very informative about what to wear, what to eat, where to stay, & what to do.
    Very interesting.

  6. It looks like you had a great time! I love touring old homes and historic sites. Have a blessed week!

  7. Thank you Diane! We had a great time and recommended visiting the places we did! 😀❤️

  8. Glad you got to see places in and around my hometown. It does not disappoint. Hugs

  9. Does Danny wear a capsule wardrobe too? He seemed quite coordinated with you when you were wearing white shirts and hats!

  10. He doesn’t use a capsule wardrobe, but he wears jeans and button down shirts in the cool months and chino shorts with Under Armour short sleeve polo shirts. It was a coincidence that we wore the same colors 2 of the days we were on vacation! 😀

  11. I’m in California and this trip really impressed me. Considering flying into Jacksonville and doing St. Augustine and Jekyll Island . Thanks for the report! Also bought the black dress and love it too.

  12. I’ve also been to St Augustine. Be sure to visit the Fort, Pirate Museum and Fountain of Youth Archeological Park! Those places are awesome!

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