Things to Do

No matter what you have planned for your stay on St. Simons, our selection of activities and attractions in the Golden Isles will keep you busy…or not. Whether it’s the beach that brought you here or the historical sights, be sure to dive into some of the Island’s unexpected attractions. And with miles of paved bicycle trails, there’s more than one way to explore! Browse our list of things to do on St. Simons Island to find your favorite island adventure.


By land or by sea, there are plenty of things to do in St. Simons Island and the surrounding Golden Isles to keep you busy during your coastal Georgia vacation. With mild temperatures year-round, both visitors and locals love exploring the outdoors—and most activities are open to all ages and abilities.

Perhaps best known for golf, the area features nine public courses either on the island or within a short drive. With water surrounding us on all sides, there are plenty of fertile waterways for fishing. Tennis, biking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and disc golf round out the itinerary for the athletic things to do.

Interested in a guided tour? Horseback rides, stand-up paddle boarding excursions, kayak tours, fishing charters – you name it, St. Simons Island’s got it! Don’t want to haul your snorkel gear, paddle board or other equipment all the way here? Equipment rental packages are available for almost all island activities too! And, if you want to keep to your gym routine, there are several options for day- and week-long gym memberships.

There are so many fun things to do in St. Simons Island, the question is where to begin! We’ve compiled many great activity lists for you, so be sure to explore the areas below including fun day trip and itinerary ideas! And if you are bringing your pooch we’ve got pet-friendly things to do, see and explore as well! Have fun and we’ll see you around the Island!