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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!

 

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Holiday Activities in the Golden Isles this Weekend

Enjoy the holiday spirit this weekend in the Golden Isles. There are many great and festive holiday activities for you and your family to holiday activitiesdo while in town. Starting tonight through this weekend Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Presents: A Christmas Carol. This live show will be sure to delight! With local actors, sounds effects and great costumes you will feel like you are living in the 1940’s as you watch this live radio drama unfold. Tomorrow bring your kids to watch Christmas movies with Santa! Presented by the American Cancer Society Victory Board and Georgia Theatre Company. Pictures start at 9am and movies start at 9:45am. Don’t miss out on The Grinch, presented by Jill Stanford Dance Center at the Glynn Academy Auditorium this Saturday and Sunday.  This holiday production will be one of your new favorites! With talented young dancers in great holiday costumes this Christmas Celebration will delight every member of the family! Lastly, tomorrow Santa will arrive to St. Simons Island via pilot boat. Make sure to bring the kids by so they can make sure Santa has the most up to date and accurate Christmas list on file for them! Don’t forget the camera so you can take pictures of your little ones on Santa’s lap!

 

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Veteran’s Day on St. Simons Island

This weekend, November 11th, 2017 the annual Golden Isles Veteran’s Day Parade and Ceremony will take place. The parade will start at 10:30 at Mallery Park and will finish up on the Casino stage at Neptune Park. Following the parade, the ceremony Salute to Veterans will begin at 11 am. Bring your family and friends and show your appreciation and support for our Veterans who have selflessly served and protected our country. Make sure to bring a lawn chair to tVeteran's Day on St Simons Islandhe ceremony as seating will be limited. This weekend’s forecast is chilly and overcast so be sure to dress warm.

From the Veterans Council of the Golden Isles,

“The parade and ceremony will be led by the United States Army, 3rd Infantry Division Color Guard and a 32 Soldier marching unit from Fort Stewart, Georgia. Representatives from Golden Isles Veterans groups will participate in the occasion. All Veterans are encouraged to attend and participate in this event. The 2017 Guest of Honor is 3rd Infantry Division Commander, Colonel Terrance Adams, United States Army Fort Stewart, Georgia. He will represent all Veterans and the United States Army as well as speaking at the ceremony. Two special local citizens will be recognized on the stage. · The 2017 Veterans Council Veteran of the Year award recognizes a local individual who has excelled in both Civilian and Military Service accomplishments. This year’s recipient is U.S. Navy Veteran Zarak Hasbrouck of Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia. · The 2017 Civilian Recognition Award will be presented to Chandra Capps Kendall of Saint Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia for her extraordinary service to Veterans. For information, visit www.myvcgi.com “Veterans Council of the Golden Isles.””