We all know how difficult of a year 2020 was across the world, and many large events were cancelled throughout the year. Luckily, things have nearly returned to normal here in St. Simons Island. Our vacation destination is one of the best places to visit during the summer, especially for the 4th of July holiday. This American tradition is the perfect time to catch some special events here on the Golden Isles and enjoy the summer activities of St. Simons Island. Take a look at what to expect for the 4th of July this year:
St Simon’s Island Sunshine Festival
Here on St Simons Island, we do not celebrate the 4th of July with a simple fireworks display; instead, we host an all-day event with the Sunshine Festival. This annual tradition takes place early in the morning and runs well into the night. The Sunshine Festival is known for a variety of exciting activities such as an arts and crafts show, fun runs, and of course a fireworks celebration. The day kicks off with the annual fun runs that let you race to finish. The 5K starts at 7:00 AM, while the one-mile run starts at 8:00 AM. Guests are encouraged to show up and cheer on their friends and family as they race. The actual festival will run from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Expect local vendors on hand selling food and locally made goods. Live music will be performed from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The capstone to the Sunshine Festival is a dazzling fireworks display that will take place at Neptune Park. Admission into the Sunshine Festival is absolutely free to attend with free parking as well. Make sure to check out this all-ages event this 4th of July!
Since you are visiting during the summer season, make sure you enjoy everything that St. Simons Island has to offer. Head to the local golf courses for beautiful green fairways. Keep an eye out for the tree spirit carvings found all over the island. Check out the local lighthouse that has played an historic part in the founding of St. Simons Island.
Book Your St. Simons Island Journey
There has never been a better time to start planning for your summer break. Book one of our exclusive rentals to keep you close to the Sunshine Festival and all of the other exciting activities on St. Simons Island.
It is that time of year again when the weather begins to cool off and the feelings of holiday cheer arrive. 2020 has been a tough year for most, making it even more important to have that vacation getaway that you deserve for the holidays. Make the most of your Thanksgiving holiday with a relaxing stay with us over on St. Simons Island. Our vacation rentals make it even easier to celebrate this holiday while staying safe. Here is what is waiting for you this Thanksgiving on St. Simons Island:
Spacious Vacation Rentals
We all know that Thanksgiving is a family-oriented holiday where we spend our time with loved ones. Bring out the entire family with you during your stay on St. Simons Island. We have vacation rentals found all over the island and in a variety of sizes too. Couples looking to getaway for the holiday can reserve one of our smaller and modern rentals. Families will have a variety of options to pick from with multiple rooms available. No matter which rental you choose, you will be able to enjoy spacious homes with plenty of room in which to stretch out. The same goes for the kitchens, as they have plenty of space to cook up a feast. Each rental should have all the necessities for making a Thanksgiving meal including full-size appliances, utensils, pots and pans, and dishware. All you need to provide is the food you wish to make. After it is all prepared, you can comfortably eat as a family in the dining area. That’s not a bad way to celebrate Thanksgiving away from home!
Local Restaurants to Go
Some families may not want to whip up their own Thanksgiving meal and instead look forward to picking up a meal from one of the local restaurants. Many restaurants will be open for Thanksgiving takeout such as local favorites Barbara Jean’s and Bennie’s Red Barn. Expect delicious comfort food that will warm the soul with every bite you take.
Celebrate the Holidays on St. Simons Island
It may have been a rough year, but that will only serve to make your vacation getaway even more memorable. Get started on your planning by reserving one of our vacation rentals on St. Simons Island. It’s time to take the vacation you deserve and have an eventful Thanksgiving holiday experience.
There is nothing better than bringing in the new year with a relaxing stay in St. Simons Island. This coastal paradise features exciting events year-round that will keep you engaged and wanting to go back again. The same can be said for the New Year’s events that occur on the island. Here is how you can have the perfect New Year’s on St. Simons Island:
New Year’s Eve at The King and Prince Beach
If you want to bring in the new year with exciting live music and a delicious dining experience, look no further than The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. This local resort offers some of the best food in all of St. Simons Island. They will be celebrating the new year with unique performances by Monique Cothern and Noah Cothern and The Guys in Ties. The event starts at 6:00 PM with music ending at 12:30 AM. Naturally, a champagne toast will be included to celebrate the right way. We offer a condo rental in the King and Prince Resort itself, but we also have many rental options outside the resort if you would prefer a quieter experience.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Enjoy a unique event only available in the coastal Georgia area and do New Year’s on St. Simons Island right. The Ghosts of Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is a haunted tour of Georgia’s most haunted and famous plantation and is available throughout the year. The special New Year’s Eve version provides a similar experience by taking you back in time and exploring the plantation’s surroundings. Participants will be able to ring the historic plantation bell at the stroke of midnight to bring in the new year while sipping on sparkling cider. This New Year’s Eve special event starts at 10:00 PM and ends at 12:30 AM. Make sure you dress warm and wear appropriate hiking shoes, as you will be walking for over a mile. Reservations are required in advance to attend this popular event in Brunswick. Call 912-264-7333 to get started.
New Year’s on St. Simons Island
There is so much to do when you vacation to the coastal paradise of St Simons Island. Make sure you reserve our luxury vacation rentals in advance to avoid the crowds at local hotels while still having access to all the necessities. Each property comes equipped with the best amenities, ensuring you will have a comfortable New Year’s on St. Simons Island stay. Call today to book your St. Simons Island New Year’s getaway!
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!
Make the most of the fall season and book a spooky vacation getaway to the beautiful destination of St. Simons Island. Autumn is one of the best times during the year to visit St. Simons Island thanks to cooler temperatures and the disappearance of summer crowds. Here are some upcoming St Simons Island events for Halloween for you and your family to enjoy on St. Simons Island:
Ghost Walk of St. Simons
While St. Simons Island has an inviting appeal to it, there is a frightening history to be learned about its dark beginnings! All joking aside, St. Simons Island does have a history of mystery, fright, and terror, though it is completely family-friendly. Each year the Ghost Walk of St. Simons takes place from August through the end of October for guided walks down the dark streets at night. Your guide will provide you with a 90-minute tour full of interesting facts that starts from Pier Village. Flashlights are encouraged so you can see all the sights along the way. Tickets start at $14 for adults and $7 for children ages 12 and younger.
Turtleween at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
One of the most popular Halloween events on the Golden Isles each year is Turtleween, happening at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. This popular aquatic attraction can be found on Jekyll Island just a short ferry ride away. This Halloween event is perfect for children of all ages and included with regular admission into the park. Come experience a thrilling educational experience along with a costume contest with plenty of prizes.
Movie on the Green – Halloween Edition
Catch one of the funniest yet spooky family movies that have come out recently, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, at Movie on the Green. Jekyll Island hosts a special movie screening every month with October being Halloween themed, of course. Make sure to bring your kids in their best costumes so they can trick or treat through the Beach Village shops from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm before the show. The Halloween Movie on the Green will take place on October 13th with multiple snacks and dinner options available for purchase.
Halloween Done Right on St. Simons Island
Halloween gets even better when you book your vacation getaway to St. Simons Island. You will find even more of our exclusive vacation rentals available during this time, making it easy to plan ahead for your visit. Book online today or contact us and let us find you the perfect rental for your stay and don’t miss these St Simons Island events.