Posted on 11/8/2023 by Adam

Experience Thanksgiving in St. Simons

Your Ultimate Thanksgiving Escape: St. Simons Island

Are you searching for the perfect Thanksgiving getaway for you and your family? Look no further than St. Simons Island, Georgia. This picturesque island has become a top travel destination in recent years, and November offers the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty and charm of this coastal gem. 

From mouth watering dining options to exciting events, St. Simons Island has it all to make your Thanksgiving holiday an unforgettable experience. Here's how to plan your 2023 Thanksgiving getaway to this enchanting island.

Thanksgiving Holiday in St. Simons Island,perfect for the entire family

Savor Thanksgiving with Local Flair

While cooking a Thanksgiving feast at home is a cherished tradition, why not treat yourself to a holiday you'll never forget by dining out at one of St. Simons Island's fantastic restaurants? This island is renowned for its delectable Georgian cuisine, so make sure to explore the local culinary scene. 

Barbara Jean's, a southern-style eatery located in the charming Village, is a must-visit. Their menu boasts mouthwatering dishes like fried chicken, dumplings, Brunswick Stew (a Georgia favorite), and delectable peach cobbler. It's the perfect place to experience authentic Southern hospitality. 

If you prefer a more traditional Thanksgiving dinner, head to The King and Prince Golf Resort, which features a delightful holiday buffet offering all your holiday favorites

The RSM Classic Golf Tournament

Make your Thanksgiving trip even more special by attending the annual RSM Classic, a prestigious PGA golf tournament sponsored by the legendary Davis Love III. This thrilling event takes place at the Sea Island Golf Club, and it attracts top professional golfers from around the world. 

Not only will you witness some of your favorite pro golfers in action, but you'll also be contributing to a great cause. The tournament supports charities like the Special Olympics and The Boys and Girls Club. In 2023, the RSM Classic will run from November 13th to the 19th at The Sea Island Golf Club, promising a week filled with golf excitement. .

Tree Lighting Festival

Once you've enjoyed your Thanksgiving festivities, it's time to get into the holiday spirit. Just a short journey from St. Simons Island is Jekyll Island, another gem in Georgia's Golden Isles. On the Friday following Thanksgiving, Jekyll Island hosts its enchanting Tree Lighting Festival, illuminating a towering tree for all to see. 

Getting to Jekyll Island is easy, with charters readily available, and the best part is that this event is completely free. It's a fantastic way to usher in the holiday season and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

St. Simons Thanksgiving Done Right

To ensure you have the best Thanksgiving experience on the island, consider staying in one of our vacation rentals. These accommodations offer stunning views and keep you close to all the island's exciting events. Contact our rental specialists today to discover the perfect rental for you, so you can fully embrace the magic of a St. Simons Thanksgiving. 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to create unforgettable Thanksgiving memories in 2023 on St. Simons Island. With delicious dining options, thrilling events, and holiday festivities, it's the perfect destination for a memorable Thanksgiving getaway. Plan ahead and make this Thanksgiving one for the books!

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