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The Best Times to Visit St. Simons Island

One of the most picturesque locations in all of the United States, and the largest barrier island in the Golden Isles, St. Simons Island has plenty to offer for anyone who wants a relaxing getaway filled with one-of-a-kind locations that are still relatively untouched by human interference.

Outside of the scenery, you’ll also find that the island has a rich history that spans back thousands of years, and several significant events take place here during the formative years of the United States that museums on the island would be glad to teach you about. Keep reading to find out the best time to visit St Simons Island.

What are the Best Times to Visit?

Summertime is definitely peak tourism season here on St. Simons Island, and a lot of it is thanks to how absolutely beautiful the weather is. Given its coastal environment, you generally don’t have to worry about the summer heat being overbearing, because the breeze coming in off the coast helps keep everything nice and cool. This makes it one of the perfect times to visit the vast swathes of beach that bring a lot of people out to the island, but you’ll also be able to visit other locations like Little St. Simons Island, which provides some of the best nature watching in the state.

Spring comes in second place for tourism volume, but not by much. Though there are slightly fewer visitors this time of year, the weather definitely isn’t cold by any means, so you’ll still be able to get out of the house and see all of the sights at your leisure. You might get some rain, but this a great time to see the beaches and play a few games of golf.

Slower Seasons

If you aren’t a fan of cold weather, winter definitely isn’t the season for you on St. Simons. It does get cold enough here to snow, but the humidity isn’t as prevalent, making winter a bit busier than Autumn. High temperatures in the winter are still plenty beautiful, though, and you might be able to find better rates during your winter vacations to St Simons Island.

Autumn is the best time to visit if you’re looking to avoid the crowds because it’s the slowest season for St. Simons. Don’t let that deter you, though, because the island is still open for business, and you’ll have your pick of entertainment. An autumn trip to the island might just be the best way to have your run of the island and get some great rates while you’re at it.

Come and See the Island for Yourself

Whatever season strikes you as the best time to visit St Simons Island, you’ll be staying in style when you book with Lilmar. Our agents have firsthand knowledge of our portfolio of properties and would love to answer any questions you might have about your stay so we can pair you with the perfect property, like our East Beach St Simons Island rentals. Get in touch with us now and come see St. Simons Island.