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St. Simons Island Winter Activities

St. Simons Island Winter Activities for FamiliesSt. Simons Island Winter Activities for Families

  1. Bike Riding

With miles of winding bike paths, you can cover most of the island without setting foot in the road. You will enjoy a ride along the marsh as well next to huge oaks covered in Spanish moss. Bike trails run all the way to Mallory Pier and past the airport making it fun and easy to have a nice lunch out before heading back to your oceanfront condo.

  1. Historical Attractions

In the summer, you might opt for a day at the water park, pool, or beach over checking out all the wonderful history St. Simons has to offer. The winter however is the perfect chance to get out and explore the rich history the island offers. Visit Fort Frederica and learn about and how it guarded the coast from the Spanish occupied St. Augustine. Or maybe see what life was like at an authentic rice plantation at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation.

  1. Jekyll Island Treasure Hunt

Each year Jekyll Island selects artist from across the country to make one-of-a-kind glass floats, similar to what fisherman used in the early 1900’s to mark their nets. These floats are hidden across Jekyll Island for lucky folks to find.

  1. Bring Your Pets to the Beach

Although our beaches are pet friendly year-round, during the winter months pets enjoy unrestricted access on the beach. Take them for a fun walk at any time of day! We know our furry friends are family members too, so be sure to check out our pet friendly rentals so they can enjoy a winter getaway with you!

 

Winter Storms Call For Cozy Cottages With a Fireplace

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Black Friday Savings Deals on SSI

Black Friday Savings DealsTake advantage of our 3 days of steals starting Monday and ending on Wednesday. Each day we will have a new way that you can save BIG with Black Friday Savings Deals on your next trip to St Simons Island!

Whether you prefer a oceanfront condo, a cozy cute beach cottage or a village rental, we will have deals on everything! Check out our Specials Page each day to see what properties are available and to SAVE BIG. On Friday we will reveal a special Black Friday savings you will not want to miss! Here are the specials you can expect to see this week:

Monday- 30% off all Village Area and Bike to Beach rentals

Tuesday- 30% off all Homes

Wednesday- 40% off all Oceanfront complexes

All of these Black Friday Savings Deals are valid on stays now through February 2018

BOOK NOW!

 

 

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Fall Fun in the Golden Isles

Fall Fun in the Golden Isles

Fall is the perfect time of year in the Golden Isles! The days are still warm enough to enjoy the beautiful beaches and lay by the pool. The nights start to cool off a bit so you can enjoy walking to dinner or opting for dinner on the patio instead of inside. There is never a lack of great family friendly activities on St. Simons and the surrounding areas, but this time of year the outdoor activities are endless! Check out a few of our suggestions on what to do in the next few weeks. Click here to see a full list of activities happening this month!

Paint & Sip at Tortuga Jacks

Fun for all ages and open to the public. $25 gets you all the materials you need and the class.

Rhythm on the River

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage.
Admission: FREE!

St Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival

Come enjoy good food, great drinks, and even better company at the 6th annual St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival. Tickets are on sale now!

2nd Annual Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween

Presented by Pawsmopolitan Magazine and Mellow Mushroom. Enjoy food, drinks, raffles and family fun at the Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween.

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Labor Day St. Simons Island

Celebrate Labor Day surrounded by friends, family, good food and good fun!  Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals is looking forward to hosting several guests for the long weekend in honor of Labor Day next week.  We invite you to share in the fun with us by testing out some ideas to make your Labor Day BBQ a huge hit!Labor Day St. Simons Island

Hodnett Cooper would love to host you, your friends and family at the Beach Club, which offers a pool, ocean front views, and grills! Grill it up for Labor Day poolside with Hodnett Cooper!  If you are local to the Golden Isles, and just need a grill to enhance your Labor Day experience, check out Massengale Park which offers public grills, beach access and a playground for the little ones.

If you are having a cookout or BBQ of any kind on the island, Southern Soul BBQ can make your cookout an event to remember!  Their pulled pork and side dishes are exactly what you would expect from bbq in the south…. mouth-wateringly delicious and as good as grandma used to make!  Southern Soul has been featured many times on many television shows for their delicious food; I also can attest to how delicious everything is there! You can call your order in and pick it up on the way, where ever you may be headed.

If you would rather make a dish yourself, I would highly recommend Serious Eats, Grilled Oysters Recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen oysters
  • 4 to 5 ounces compound butter, such as garlic-parsley butter, kimchi butter, or Parmesan-basil butter
  • Seaweed or kosher salt, for serving

Directions

Line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil, crinkling it up to create deep creases. Shuck oysters, discard top shells, and place them on foil-lined baking sheet, using foil to keep them upright so that juices do not spill out.

Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and arrange coals on one side of charcoal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill, and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Alternatively, set half the burners on a gas grill to the highest heat setting, cover, and preheat for 10 minutes. Clean and oil grilling grate.

Place oysters directly over hot side of grill. Using 2 spoons, place 2 teaspoons (10ml) of compound butter inside each. Cover and cook until butter is melted and liquid is bubbling, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter lined with seaweed or moistened kosher salt (to keep oysters level; see note above) and serve immediately.

 

 

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Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day WeekendLooking for some where to go next weekend to celebrate Labor Day? Hodnett Cooper on St. Simons Island is your destination for family fun at the beach! Take advantage of all the Labor Day sales on St. Simons including 20% off rentals over the holiday weekend. There is no reason why you shouldn’t escape and enjoy the long weekend with the ones you love! There are so many great activities that you won’t want to miss! Here are our top 4 things to do over Labor Day weekend.

Southern Grown: September 1-3, 2017

Held annually at Sea Island this event is all things Southern! Garden & Gun will kick off the weekend with a southern style dinner, followed by a weekend full of Wildlife Expos, Concerts, Good Food, Great Drinks, and Southern Hospitality around every turn.

First Friday: September 1, 2017

Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings through August.

Rhythm on the River: September 3, 2017

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage.
Admission: FREE!

A Little Light Music: September 3, 2017

Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings May through August.