If you’re fortunate enough to have the time to escape the daily grind and head to St. Simons Island in the name of fun, it’s fantastic. If you happen to have the ability to extend your adventure out to 30 days, even better! St. Simons Island is situated off the southern coast of Georgia and has long been a place for visitors to come and relax, unwind and make the most of outdoor activities they’re passionate about. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast, foodie or visitor with a heart for beach hopping, this sunny and scenic destination promises to have something incredible waiting for you. Before you head out for your 30-day trip to St Simons Island, be sure to pack this list of must-do, see and experience moments to guide your way to an unforgettable vacation.
What to Do In St Simons Island
St. Simons Island is guaranteed to be a scenic escape, but when it comes to making the most of your time here, there are a few things you just won’t want to miss out on. Consider renting a bike and heading out in pursuit of the many tree spirits the island hosts. Participating in this iconic scavenger hunt on two wheels is a wonderful way to get fresh air, sightsee at your own pace while also enjoying these tree carvings that are scattered across the island. Legend has it the carvings contain the spirits of those sailors lost at sea long ago. If you’d rather follow a specific path to the tree spirits, swing by the Golden Isles Visitor Center which is a wonderful stop on its own. Here, you can pick up a map with designated stops or have a conversation with staff regarding upcoming events, nearby attractions, and what to do in St Simons Island. Of course, heading out without a map to find these iconic carvings is sure to be a thrill and could lead to all kinds of unexpected adventures along the way!
Visiting East Beach is a must during a 30-day trip to St Simons Island for anyone who has a heart for time spent on the shoreline. After time working on a tan, book a trip with Scallywag Tours at 100 Marina Drive and enjoy a sunset cruise that gives you a wonderful look at the painted sky as well as the shoreline from a watery vantage point. For those that can’t imagine their getaway without time on the greens, make sure to set up a tee time or two at the Sea Palms Golf Club at Sea Palms Resort. Here, the newly renovated course promises to be as scenic as it is challenging and fun!
For those visitors that are interested in a comprehensive journey across St. Simons Island that highlights the best of must-see landmarks along the way, booking a St. Simons Colonial Island Trolley Tour is the way to go. Hop on board a charming red and gold vintage trolley and enjoy the narrated journey across St. Simons Island as you take in the many sights and informational tidbits along the way. This is a comfortable route to enjoying the scenery and can be an inspiring way to add to your own itinerary as you pick and choose between places you’d like to explore further later on. Tours are available Monday through Saturday and board at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm making this a convenient options to fit into any day’s plans. Better yet is the fact that this tour company is locally owned, meaning every ticket purchase goes back to supporting the amazing island community visitors have come to enjoy.
If you’re a visitor that has a passion for the supernatural, trolley ghost tours are also available on St. Simons Island that are bound to thrill and engage guests from near and far. Enjoy traveling across the island and learning more about some of those destinations that are considered the most haunted over the course of a few hours.
Where to Eat While You’re in Town
Adventuring across St. Simons Island is bound to help visitors work up an appetite. Fortunately, this island is brimming over with savory stops to choose from. When you’re in the mood for some of the best fresh-caught seafood with a side of sandwiches, making your way to Gnat’s Landing is sure to inspire the taste buds. Here, guests are invited to take a seat on the sprawling open-air patio with a waterfront view and dine on everything from burgers and fries to salmon and shrimp. Gnat’s Landing is known and loved for its island-inspired colorful décor as well as its live musical performances.
If you find yourself craving a fine Italian meal, heading over to Tramici Restaurant is the way to go. This well-loved Italian-focused establishment is a great place to order up a traditional dish in a welcoming setting. Tramici Restaurant is also known for its extensive wine list as well as its brick-oven pizzas.
When something savory enjoyed in a laid-back atmosphere is calling your name, Southern Soul BBQ is the answer you’ve been searching for. This home-style BBQ joint is built into a former gas station and invites guests to come and linger in a space where hickory-smoked delights are held in the highest esteem.
If you just can’t wait to enjoy an elegant evening out while you’re in town, make sure to put the George Sea Grill at the top of your must-dine list. Located at 407 Mallery Street, this well-loved locale is known for its fresh-caught fare and sophisticated ambiance that’s just as welcoming as it is charming. Brick walls paired with white cloth-covered tables create a space that’s perfect for enjoying a delightful meal with friends or with your significant other at your side. Whether you order up the fried shrimp or stick with salmon and grits, your taste buds are sure to thank you for the experience.
Landmarks to See and Enjoy
St. Simons Island is dotted with a long list of landmarks that are worth seeing while you’re in town. Luckily, a 30-day journey gives you plenty of time to add each to your itinerary and check them off as you go. A visit to Christ Church is ideal for those with a heart for history while taking time to stroll through Fort Frederica National Monument is a fantastic and meaningful looking into the island’s military past. Planning an afternoon at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum is a wonderful look into the importance of maritime travel for those who have long called St. Simons Island home while Cannon’s Point Preserve immerses guests in the natural beauty and wonder the island calls its own. When you’re looking forward to a tranquil afternoon casting a line and trying to reel in the next big catch of the day, head over to St. Simons Island Pier and make the most of the sun and view. This popular fishing spot is just as ideal for enjoying a stroll, observing birds or putting your photography skills to the test.
Book a Beautiful Stay
Preparing what to do in St Simons Island for your 30-day journey is important but making sure you have the accommodations to match is just as essential. Be sure to contact Lilmar Vacation when your travel plans bring you this way. We’re here to make sure you’re booked into a beautiful and welcoming rental that keeps comfort, style, and convenience a priority from the moment you arrive.