Thanksgiving is next week, what are you making for your feast? We’ve listed to top 5 Georgian dishes that would go perfectly on any table. Whether you are on St. Simons Island this Thanksgiving or at home with family and friends these dishes will be sure to please everyone at your table.

Thanksgiving Dinner

You can never go wrong with some good old fashion fried chicken! Barbara Jean’s in the Village has delicious fried chicken and will be open so you don’t even have to worry about cooking the fried chicken yourself! They are taking pre-orders now, be sure to give them a call.

Brunswick Stew is a Georgia favorite, it originated in Brunswick Georgia just over the bridge from St. Simons island!

Chicken and Dumplings another southern favorite, everyone will be sure to love this creamy bowl of deliciousness.

Shrimp and grits, need I say more? Here in the golden isles we have a whole festival dedicated to shrimp and grits!

Peach Cobbler- last but not least.. how can you have a Thanksgiving feast in Georgia without peach cobbler. Georgia, the peach state produces some of the best peaches you will ever find so there isn’t a better way to use them than in a delicious thanksgiving dessert.

Have a happy Thanksgiving and we hope your belly and heart is full!

Another Georgia/Florida Weekend on St Simons Island has come and gone but one thing remains… Georgia and Florida football fans are welcome back all year!

As the tradition goes, thousands of football fans from Georgia and some from Florida traveled to St Simons Island this past weekend to celebrate the biggest game of the year for Bulldog and Gator fans. From community activities like the Beach Sweep, where trash on the beach is collected to enjoying some fun in the sun on the Beach, the Golden Isles is definitely a favorite destination of UGA and UF fans!

The game is played in Jacksonville, Florida making it a quick and easy hour drive for those who want the best of both worlds. Staying on the beautiful Coast of Georgia, while also experiencing the game live in living color! With a local trolley service offering round trip transportation getting there and back is a breeze. The Bulldogs did win this year nearly shutting out the Gators, 42-7. It’s safe to say most of our guests on St Simons Island were thrilled with the University of Georgia victory.

We hope to see all of our Georgia Bulldog fans and University of Florida Gator fans before next year’s big game, take a look at our amazing inventory of homes and condos to begin planning your next trip to the beautiful St Simons Island. Whether you come with friends or family we are confident we have the perfect vacation rental for you. Visit us at hodnettcooper.com to start planning!