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Escape from the City to St. Simons Island

It’s not uncommon for the hustle and bustle of daily life to lead to a buildup of unwanted stress. When this happens, sometimes the best solution is to simply step away from the daily routine and set your sights on a place that promises tranquility. For travelers who love lush landscapes, island vibes and options to get out of the city and into nature, there’s no place better way unwind than a St Simons Island getaway.

Scenic and Relaxing Getaways in Georgia

St. Simons Island is situated off the coast of Georgia and while it’s proximity to the mainland makes it an appealing and convenient travel destination, it’s dynamic and pristine terrain combined with a secluded, small-town ambiance makes it feel worlds away from everyday responsibilities. Between the salt marshes and sandy beaches to the nature preserves and historical landmarks, St. Simons Island features a wide variety of breathtaking, yet wonderfully relaxing getaways in Georgia for guests to see, explore and enjoy in the company of nature itself.

Useful Links for Getaways in Georgia

St Simons Island Fishing Pier | Discover St Simons Island | Driftwood Beach Cottage

Things to Do to Unwind

A trip to St. Simons Island makes it simple to let go of city-based stress and make the most of time relaxing and rejuvenating both the mind and body. For those looking to do some island sightseeing at a leisurely pace, a stop at Island Carts is all it takes to get started. Renting a golf cart for the day, week or beyond is a wonderful way to see the island and leave the car behind. For those visitors that have a passion for time on the sand, partnering with Barry’s Beach Service makes indulging in shoreline relaxation easier than ever. Rent everything from beach chairs to umbrellas before settling in for a day of easy-breathing fun. Sometimes, taking a simple stroll is the best way to clear your mind and feel your spirits lifted. Taking a walk down the St. Simons Island Fishing Pier is an ideal place to do exactly that. Enjoy watching the boats sail by or simply taking in the waves on the horizon.

While East Beach proves time and again to be one of St. Simons Island’s most popular stretches of sand, it’s entirely possible to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of time under the sun without having to contend with the crowds. Make it a point to head this direction early in the morning to enjoy a peaceful moment in the great outdoors without the high-energy excitement that tends to come with the afternoon crowds. Bring your binoculars if you’re in the mood for some early-morning bird spotting as many local and migratory birds find this area intriguing in the early morning hours as well. East Beach also comes with the added benefit of being a dog-friendly beach, so feel free to head this way with your canine in tow if you’ve traveled to St. Simons Island with your beloved pet at your side.

Exploring the Great Outdoors

Getting out and into nature is one of the ultimate routes to reconnecting with your more peaceful self. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to do this on St. Simons Island. A visit to Cannon’s Point Preserve is sure to reinvigorate the imagination and inspire the senses. Complete with a towering forest, lush foliage and trails to lead the way, visitors can enjoy a scenic 5-mile out and back hike through this preserve which is great for photographers as well. Hoping to have a bit more guidance to getting your Zen in place? Consider booking a salt marsh kayak tour with the team at Southeast Adventure Outfitters while you’re here. These nature tours take guests through some of the island’s most pristine waterways while your experienced guide points out wildlife and conservation insight along the way. If you’re a visitor that finds their peace of mind on the greens, booking a tee time for a round at the Sea Palms Golf Club promises to be a great choice. This scenic and challenging locale is popular amongst locals and visitors alike and provides the views that are perfectly paired with options to refine your skills.

Connecting with History

There are times when the best way to relax is to step back in time and focus on an engaging experience that helps you learn more about the surroundings you find yourself in. For those with a passion for maritime history, heading over to the St. Simons Island Lighthouse and Museum is bound to be a great choice. Come early in the morning to miss the crowds and enjoy taking photographs of this lighthouse whose stark white façade makes for a lovely contrast against its background of green grass and blue sea. The museum at the lighthouse is a great place to peek into the past that sees this lighthouse dating back to the early 1800s.

A Delicious Stop to Inspire

Even the most relaxing activities on St. Simons Island have a way of inspiring a robust appetite to attend to. When you’re looking for a place to indulge in a delicious meal or two, consider heading over to Delaney’s Bistro while you’re in town. Located at 3415 Frederica Road, this elegant stop serves up everything from fresh seafood to more traditional Italian dishes that are bound to please the palate. From smoked salmon to shrimp fettucini and crab-based dishes, guests will find the versatility of this stop’s menu as delightful as the dish itself.

Make Your Way to St. Simons Island

There’s no reason to wait when you’re ready to relax and unwind during a St. Simons Island getaway. Contact Lilmar Vacations today to learn more about our many rental properties in this area and to begin planning your next trip! You can bring your pet along as well with our pet friendly St Simons Island rentals!