There is something special about celebrating the winter season on the cozy coast of St. Simons Island. In addition to our comforting vacation rentals, you can find abundant holiday cheer and other activities to make for an inviting stay. Here is what your winter St. Simons Island getaway can look like:
Perfect Winter Temps
There is no reason to spend another winter season stuck indoors staring out at ugly gray skies and slushy, ice-covered ground. Instead, beat the cold by making your way to St. Simons Island. Our winter temperatures stay around the mid-60s all season long. While this may not be ideal beach weather, it is more than comfortable for some adventures spent outdoors. A light jacket is all you need to get out and enjoy your hard-earned vacation.
The Off-Season for Tourism
St. Simons Island is typically in high gear for the tourism season during the midst of summer. The winter season is quieter and often cheaper, with many local attractions dropping prices for the season. You will not have to wait in any lines or be disappointed when you find exciting activities already booked full. While beaches are restricted during the summer for dogs, you will find them completely open during the winter. Do not let your furry companion miss out on the fun. Let your money go further when you escape reality during your St. Simons Island getaway!
Rare Wildlife During Your St. Simons Island Getaway
St. Simons Island is located in the popular Golden Isles that are frequented by rare wildlife during the winter. You may be able to see reclusive animals such as North Atlantic right whales, merganser ducks, and even bald eagles in person during your stay. Local tours of the islands will show you all the areas these rare animals like to frequent.
St. Simons Island offers plenty of holiday cheer with exciting events all winter long. These holiday events can range from parades to Christmas performances and more. If you do not mind hopping over to any of the other Golden Isles, you will find even more holiday events waiting for you. Getting over is as simple as taking one of the many ferries offered every day!
Get Ready for Winter on St. Simons Island
Let the winter season be yours with a rewarding St. Simons Island getaway. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable and just minutes away from all the activities offered in town. Rentals like Bare Feet Retreat are even decorated for Christmas! Contact us today to get started on your winter journey to St. Simons Island, Georgia!
Do not settle for a boring, old vacation that you have taken plenty of times before. Instead, explore the options you have by visiting St. Simons Island for an incredible holiday getaway like no other. Enjoy an island vacation that still has the feel of a holiday back at home. Here is what makes a St Simons Island vacation the best experience possible for the holidays:
Access to Activities That are Busy in the Summer
Holiday vacations to St. Simons Island are during a season where traffic to the island is at the lowest time during the year. Do not let the reduced population on the island fool you into thinking that visiting in the winter is a bad time; instead, you will have access to activities that are typically booked full throughout the summer. The Lady Jane is one such popular attraction where you can go shrimping with Jane herself. See what the sea life is like for yourself with this popular activity. Local beaches also restrict access to pets during the summer months. However, your dogs are more than welcome to join your family for the holidays—just make sure to clean up after them so everyone else can enjoy the beach too!
Glorious Weather During the Holidays
Leave your winter coat back home when you travel to St. Simons Island for any of the winter holidays. Instead of snow, you will find temperatures in the mid-60s that allow you to feel comfortable with just a light jacket. This can be a breath of fresh air if you come from colder climates such as the Midwest where your home might already be covered in snow!
Not only can you enjoy popular attractions that are often busy in the summer but also seasonal activities. Go ice skating on nearby Jekyll Island where the Skating Village is set up for the winter. Additional seasonal attractions include the Sea Island Half Marathon, where you can choose between a 5K or half marathon course. Finish the race and enjoy the champagne brunch and after party!
So Much to Do During the Holidays on a St. Simons Island Vacation
These are just a few of the many reasons that keep our guests returning to our exclusive vacation rentals during the holidays year after year. Get ready for your own holiday adventure by reserving one of our St Simons Island vacation rentals today!
There is nothing better than exploring the incredible surroundings of St. Simons Island during your vacation getaway. Let our local tour companies help you see all the sights without you having to worry about any planning. Here are the best St Simons Island tours to take:
Kids Fishing with Billy Bee Charters
St. Simons Island is known for some of the best fishing in the area. Now kids can join in on the fun with a kid friendly fishing charter from Billy Bee Charters. Captain Billy Bice will help your children form memories to last a lifetime by helping them catch the biggest fish they can find. The kids will learn how to bait hooks and learning how to cast with their fishing rods. There is no one better to show your kids their first time with fishing than Capt. Billy. Expect plenty of offshore fishing where you can catch sharks and more!
St. Simons Colonial Island Trolley Tours
St. Simons Island has a rich history that goes back to the colonial era. You can see all the historic sites with a unique tour through St. Simons Colonial Island Trolley Tours. Let these trolleys show you around the island while keeping you comfortable and able to listen to the knowledgeable driver. Even locals will find out details surrounding St. Simons Island that they never knew. St. Simons Colonial Island Trolley Tours is the perfect experience for a family outing or just hanging out with friends.
Coastal Biplane Tours
Now that you have seen St. Simons Island from the sea and from land, it is time to take a tour of the skies! Coastal Biplane Tours will have you sitting in a nostalgic 1940 Waco UPF-7 biplane for a unique tour like no other. Your flight can range from 20 to 60 minutes depending on the tour and will show you around St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Little Cumberland Island. Captain Phil has been serving St. Simons Island for years and knows all the best spots locals and visitors want to see.
Don’t Miss These Incredible Tours
St. Simons Island is best seen with one of these many incredible tours currently available. Our vacation rentals on St. Simons Island will keep you close to all of the exciting attractions and more. Simply give us a call today and starting planning for your St. Simons Island getaway.
The Golden Isles are inviting you and your family for a magical experience during the upcoming fall break. Your kids are probably already dreaming up ways they will be enjoying their days off from school. Help your family enjoy a vacation they will never forget by making the trek to St. Simons Island! Here are some family-friendly activities to plan for during your St Simons Island vacation:
Play at Neptune Park
Perhaps one of the most popular parks on St. Simons Island is Neptune Park. This enjoyable space features everything that makes a park great: play structures, swings, picnic areas, and more. But what really makes Neptune Park stand out among the rest is the adjacent mini golf course and splash park. The fall temperatures in St. Simons Island are still very much enjoyable, so the kids will love jumping in the fountains and swimming areas. Kids of all ages will find something they enjoy at Neptune Park.
Climb the St. Simons Island Lighthouse
St. Simons Island was best known in the 1800s as a maritime port where the still standing lighthouse would guide ships along their long journeys. The St. Simons Island Lighthouse may not operate anymore but it is still available for tours. Take a trek up the winding structure and peek out from five different levels of windows. The climb up can be steep, so make sure to plan ahead if anyone in the family is currently injured or has mobility issues. Once you make it to the top you will have unprecedented views of our beautiful island from all angles.
Hang Out at Pier Village
One of the busiest spots on the island where you can see locals and tourists mingle is Pier Village. This fantastic outdoor area features some of the best restaurants and shops on St. Simons Island. You can find the perfect souvenir to take home or dine in on delicious seafood and other cuisine for lunch or dinner. Once you are done walking around, make sure to head out onto the pier where you can simply relax or try your hand at reeling in a whopper of a fish. Local rental shops make it easy to find everything you need to enjoy some fishing.
St. Simons Island This Fall
We highly recommend St. Simons Island during your fall break as the summer crowds are gone but the excitement keeps ongoing. Our vacation rentals will keep you close to these exciting attractions, making sure your fall break is one to remember. Rentals like Artist Cottage have plenty of outdoor space for you and your family to enjoy! Contact our vacation experts today and start planning your fall family vacation!
Look no further for the perfect Thanksgiving getaway for your family, as St. Simons Island continues to be one of the top travel destinations in the area. St. Simons Island features a variety of activities and of course delicious food that will make your Thanksgiving holiday one to never forget. Here is how to plan for your upcoming St Simons Thanksgiving:
Eat Out for Thanksgiving
Sure, it might be family tradition to cook up a feast at home for Thanksgiving, but you will be on a much-deserved holiday. Instead, check out one of the many local restaurants that serve up delicious meals around the Thanksgiving holiday. St. Simons Island is known for its incredible Georgian cuisine. Try out Barbara Jeans, a southern style eatery located in the Village which features delicious fried chicken, dumplings, Brunswick Stew (a Georgia favorite), peach cobbler and so much more. The King and Prince Golf Resort on the island features a holiday buffet that includes all of your favorites if you are in the mood for a more traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
The RSM Classic
The week of Thanksgiving will feature The RSM Classic, an annual PGA golf tournament sponsored by famed golfer Davis Love III. The Sea Island Golf Club will host this exciting event as top professional golfers will descend upon St. Simons Island from all over the world to participate. Come see some of your favorite professional golfers in person as you support the Special Olympics, The Boys and Girls Club, and other charities in need. The 2019 RSM Classic will take place from November 18-24 at The Sea Island Golf Club.
Tree Lighting Festival
With Thanksgiving complete, it will be the perfect time to look forward to your next holiday, Christmas. Just a few miles away from St. Simons Island is neighboring Jekyll Island, another part of the Golden Isles. Catch the Tree Lighting Festival held on the Friday after Thanksgiving as the great tree is lit up for all to see. It is easy to catch a charter to Jekyll Island and the event is absolutely free.
St Simons Thanksgiving Done Right
Enjoy these events and so much more when you experience a St Simons Thanksgiving. Our vacation rentals offer the best views and keep you close to all the exciting events on the island. Contact our rental specialists today and see which rentals are right for you!