When the temperatures begin to fall, some travelers begin dreaming of the summer months when they can hit the roads and skies once more in pursuit of a well-earned getaway. Others take a more proactive approach to the season and set their travel sights on places that promise to be inviting and exciting year-round. One of those places is St. Simons Island!
This island just off the coast of Georgia offers up visitors a unique sense of remaining close to the main land while still providing a place where one can indulge their off-the-beaten-path senses. St. Simons Island favors mild temperatures year-round round so while the temperatures might dip into the 60s in December and January—you’re able to enjoy the spectacular scenery without needing the full winter parka in hand.
A winter trip to St. Simons Island also allows travelers to explore this incredible destination without having to worry about crowds. When it comes to St Simons Island events, there are a variety of winter options to choose from. When you’re ready to expand your must-do list and your travel plans have you headed this way this winter, the following are just a few of many that you’ll want to be sure to consider!
St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival
If you find yourself on St. Simons Island between February 18th and February 20th, be sure to check out the St. Simons Island Storytelling Festival while you’re in town. Starting at 10:00 am daily, this unique and captivating event is hosted at Epworth By The Sea which sits at 100 Arthur J. Moore Drive. As storytellers take to the stage all day long, audiences will be taken on multiple journeys through time. Storytellers ask audiences to come with them as they relive the past, celebrate humanity and focus on the joy that overcoming challenges can bring through the medium of story. Get ready to laugh and cry as you go on a storytelling adventure that you won’t soon forget!
St. Simons Island Antique Show and Sale
For travelers that have a heart for pursuing home pieces that are old, yet new to them—a visit to the St. Simons Island Antique Show and Sale during a winter trip is sure to please. In 2021, the show will be held October 2nd and 3rd at Postell Park situated at 532 Beachview Drive. This antique show has been one of the locals’ favorite winter things to do in St Simons Island, GA since it first kicked off in 1981. Here, visitors can find a variety of unique items and treasures that span the eras.
Full Moon Folk @ Golden Isle Olive Oil
There’s something about a full October moon and folk music that just seems to go hand-in-hand. When you’re looking to capture that early winter vibe, head over to Golden Isle Olive Oil at 306 Redfern Village on October 23rd between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to catch a live performance by Full Moon Folk. This duo cover band is dedicated to bringing audiences renditions of old-time favorites in a setting that’s friendly, welcoming and comes with flavorful options to match! It’s always a good time so be sure to add Full Moon Folk to your itinerary when your winter travel plans are a go.
Year-round, golf is one of the fan-favorite St Simons Island events with good reason. The combination of amazing weather, beautiful terrain and a collection of world-class golf courses makes it the ideal destination for professional and amateur golfers alike! If your winter travels have you visiting the island in November, you’re in luck. The RSM Classic is being hosted this year from November 15-21. The classic is held at the Sea Island Golf Performance Center at 100 Retreat Road and tickets are on sale in advance. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast or just looking for a fun winter event, this is the place to be.
Book Your Island Getaway Today
Whether your travel plans have you heading to St. Simons Island this winter, or any other time of year, the team at Lilmar Vacations has you covered. Let us make sure you’re settled into just the right vacation rental during your stay that combines the comfort, luxury, and convenience you deserve! That way, when you arrive on the island, the only thing left to do is focus on the fun. Reach out today to learn more about our vast property options in the area and to start planning your next trip. We can’t wait to see you soon!