Brunswick, GA is often overlooked by better-known cities like Atlanta and Savannah but Brunswick has a lot to offer.

Similar to Savannah, Brunswick is laid out in a formal grid full of history and charm. The brick streets still boast their colonial names and the signature squares are the original colonial parks in the Old Town district of the city.

Homes in Historic Downtown Brunswick, also known as Old Town, reflect a variety of styles dating from 1819, including Queen Anne, Jacobean, Eastlake, Mansard, Gothic and Italianate architecture.

But aside from its historic charm, there is plenty of things to do in Brunswick, GA. From shopping to dining, visitors will never get bored.

There are Many Things To Do in Brunswick, GA

Dining in Brunswick GA

If you’re visiting or just moved to Brunswick, GA you can visit the Old Town Brunswick Historic District which boasts historic homes, historic sites, trails, and tours.

Or you can visit one of the 14 historic Signature Squares that are spread throughout the city. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, there is plenty of shopping and dining to be done.

Dining in Brunswick

Brunswick hosts a number of dining options that range from Italian to Mexican to fresh seafood; there’s something for everyone.

There’s Broomelli Boys Pizzeria which is a family style Italian restaurant serving up hand-tossed pizzas including creative specialty pies.

Captain Joe’s Seafood serves up genuine Georgia shrimp, fresh seafood, mouth-watering steaks, and Southern service with a smile.

Fresh seafood is a staple in Brunswick and the seafood industry has been an integral part of the local economy for decades. Shrimp boats are a common sight; you can even watch the shrimpers unload on the docks, knowing it could end up being served as the catch of the day at any of our local restaurants.

At night, the Emerald Princess II casino cruise ship has a dinner show to enjoy.

Cinco de Mayo prides itself on fresh ingredients, authentic Mexican cuisine as well as its atmosphere and amazing customer service.

Tipsy McSway is a new neighborhood bar and grill that features a delicious fresh menu, and an inviting atmosphere where you can hang with friends and family. Live music is played every Friday and Saturday.

Those were just a few of the dining options that Brunswick has to offer.

Shopping in Brunswick

shopping in brunswick ga

From quaint shops to outdoor markets, from designer labels to unique coastal souvenirs; Brunswick has something for everyone.

Cunningham Jewelry and Accessories is a full service jewelry store and offers a complete array of services. They have been servicing Brunswick for over 100 years—accumulating a strong and loyal customer base over time.

Take a tour of the Richland Rum distillery and then stop by the gift shop to pick up something for a special someone. The Richland process is dedicated to a standard that disregards the ideas of efficiency, or quantity. Richland Rum is given its required time to mature, and the length of time needed is up to the rum.

City Market represents a rich tradition of family involvement and success in the wholesale and retail seafood business. They select only the finest and most succulent shrimp in the sea and is the seafood supplier of choice for many of Georgia’s finest restaurants.

Dot & Army makes sustainable everyday goods by hand. It is a family run business that hopes to make everyday luxury essentials that will help you take care of your family, entertain your friends, and add simple beauty to you home.

The Market on Newcastle is located in the downtown historic district of Brunswick, GA in a wonderful old renovated building on the corner of Newcastle Street. They started the market in 2003 as a furniture company but have since expanded; they now offer furniture, gifts, books, and more.

History of Brunswick

The weather is always idyllic for visiting Historic Downtown Brunswick, also known as Old Town. The first public building, a school, went up in 1819. In recent years there’s been an increased effort to renovate and restore the historic buildings in Old Town.

This includes Old City Hall that dates back to 1888 and the Historic Ritz Theatre, which dates back to 1899—and was used to house the Grand Opera House and retail establishments, now it hosts performances by national and international artists.  

Each of the 14 original Signature Squares of Brunswick in the Old Town Historic District has a story to tell. For example, Hanover Square was the first part of the city that arriving colonists encountered as they walked off of their ships into this new world.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation represents the culture and history of Georgia’s rice coast. The museum features silver from the family’s collection and a model of the plantation during its heyday. A brief film on it’s history is shown before visitors walk a short trail to the antebellum home.

A guided tour allows visitors to see the home as it once was —with family heirlooms, 18th and 19th-century furniture and Cantonese china.

Palmetto Building Group Builds Homes for You in Brunswick

With plenty of things to do in Brunswick, it’s no wonder why, combined with a rich history and things to do around town, people are making the move to Brunswick.

If you’re thinking about living in Brunswick, contact the team at Palmetto Building Group.

With more than 50 years combined new home builder experience, Palmetto Building Group is a talented, committed team dedicated to providing customers with high-quality new homes at affordable prices.

Call us at 912-266-8401 or email us at to learn more.