Where is the event? How to get there? Where to stay? Where to eat? What else to do while you are there?
This event will be held on Jekyll Island, Georgia, where the Federal Reserve was created at a secret meeting in 1910. At that time, the whole island was a swank, privately owned resort where the wealthiest and most powerful families came to escape the winter rigors of New York. Now, it is owned by the state of Georgia and has become a five-star vacation destination. It is mid point between Savanna, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida.
Prices for hotels on Jekyll Island are what you would expect for a swank resort destination, but several are surprisingly reasonable. In the middle range is Home2 Suites by Hilton, shown here, which is only a four-minute walk to the convention center. Their rates in October normally start at about $126. However, Home2 has reserved a block of rooms for us at a special rate below that. Make reservations online here and use discount code RED – or make reservations by calling (912) 319-6019 and mention you are with Red Pill Expo. The address is 101 Ocean Way, Jekyll Island, GA 31527.
Hotels and motels with lower rates than this are listed on the Internet. Be aware that prices shown are for the current date and may be different in October. Most listings include a reservation calendar to show rates on the dates of occupancy. Here is a site that shows prices and how close each facility is to the convention center: tripadvisor.com.
Two lunches and a Red-Pill Dinner on Friday night are included with each VIP ticket. For those with General-Admission tickets, there are numerous restaurants within walking distance and many more within short driving distance from the Convention Center. The two eateries closest to the Center (shown below) offer discounts for our group.
Jekyll Island has restaurants for every taste. Here is Tripadvisor’s review of 26 of them.
Jekyll Island is served by three airports. Brunswick’s Golden Isles Airport (BQK) has regular daily flights by Delta Airlines from Atlanta (ATL). The island is a 30-minute drive from Brunswick. International airports in Savannah (SAV) and Jacksonville (JAX) are a 60-minute drive.
Ground transportation is abundant. Higher priced hotels have shuttle service to the Brunswick airport. Rental cars, Uber, and Lyft are available at all airports. Edward Transportation has a private-car service from all three airports that is less than the cost of Uber, but reservations must me made in advance. Call (678) 414-3616 and mention Red Pill Expo for a discount.
OTHER THINGS TO SEE AND DO
If you are traveling to Jekyll Island for the Expo, it would be a shame not to extend a few days to enjoy the great scenery, local charm, and interesting places to visit.
Tour the Club House
In 1910, this was where the US Federal Reserve was conceived at a secret meeting of the nation’s top bankers. You will visit the room where the meeting took place, see photographs of these men displayed above the fireplace mantle in that room, visit the exquisite dining room and library, and see the elegant private sleeping rooms that once were reserved for some of the richest men in the world. Why the Federal Reserve was conceived in secret and done at this private clubhouse instead of in Washington, DC, is the theme of G. Edward Griffin’s book, The Creature from Jekyll Island. Tour schedule and tickets here.
Boat Trips & Dolphin Watching
You haven’t really been to Jekyll Island until you have seen it from the waterways that surround it. Jekyll Island Boat Tours offers narrated Dolphin Tours, Private Group Tours, Group Shrimping, ECO Tours, and Sightseeing Tours. Departure from the Historic Wharf, directly across from the Jekyll Island Club Resort where the Club wharf restaurant is located. See website here. Call (912) 635-3152 for reservations and use coupon code REDPILL for a 15% discount.
Jekyll Island Museum
The Jekyll Island Museum guides you through the rich cultural and natural history of Georgia’s most intriguing barrier island. Interactive exhibits draw you in, while stunning visuals and audio tell the story of this magical island.
Enthusiastic seller of The Creature From Jekyll Island. Website here.
100 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island GA 31527. Phone (912) 635-4036