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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.””

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Why You Should Plan A Fall Escape To St Simons Island

The ideal destination for many; St Simons Island offers breath-taking landscapes from the salt marshes to the miles of white sand and ocean breeze. 5 star cuisine options and outdoor activities galore make this the perfect destination year-round however there are a few things we love about Autumn in the south. Beautiful weather, fall activities, and family fun to name a few! fall activities

Weather

Most days are beautiful and sunny, you will also experience great temperatures all fall long. With the average temperature remaining in the 70’s through November there is never a day too cold to enjoy all the beauty St Simons island offers.

Outdoor Activities

Surrounded by picture perfect scenery, the outdoor fall activities are endless. Rent a bike and enjoy the miles of bike paths taking you through winding marsh front roads or cruse down the beach, with oceanfront views! You could also charter a boat and go fishing in the intercostal or enjoy a day in the marshes on a paddleboard or kayak.

Festivals

St Simons and the surrounding areas love to host fun outdoor parties! Each Friday in Brunswick enjoy food, fun, and music or if you looking for something a little more low key, watch an outdoor movie on the Village Green on Jekyll Island.

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Georgia Florida Weekend on St Simons Island

This time next weekend Georgia Florida Weekend on St Simons Island will be underway! Here are a few things to help you plan your weekend.

Georgia Florida Weekend on St Simons Island Participate in the community beach clean up that will be taking place Saturday 10/28 at 7:30 am. Before heading to the BIG GAME, please join the 10th annual Georgia/Florida Community Beach Sweep. The bags and gloves will be provided… we just need Y-O-U!

 

 

Georgia Florida Weekend on St Simons Island

Enjoy a little friendly competition at the 38th annual Georgia-Florida Golf Classic held on Jekyll Island. Followed by a Low Country Boil & Tailgate party as well as a Casino night. The festivities begin with the Golf Tournement Wednesday October 25tth followed by the Tailgate party & Low Country Boil. Then Thursday October 26th the Casino Night will kick off. For full details and pricing click here.

 

Georgia/Florida WeekendThe BIG game starts at 3:30 next Saturday on the SEC Network. You can watch locally at many restaurants and bars. OR you hop in your car and head south on I-95 and you will be to the stadium in about an hour and a half. (Depending on traffic it could take a little longer)

 

 

 

Be safe and have fun!

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Halloween Activities in the Golden Isles

This weekend is going to packed with so many great fall activities here in the Golden Isles so be sure to get out and enjoy with family and friends! We’ve picked our top 3 favorite Halloween Activities that we think you should definitely get out and enjoy during your time on St Simons Island.

Halloween Activities

 

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Walking Tours

If you love Halloween and all the scariness and spookiness that goes along with it than you will definitely enjoy the haunted walking tour of
coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation! Although its spooky this is a family friendly activity!

Halloween ActivitiesFood Truck Oktoberfest

You wont want to miss the very First food truck event in downtown Brunswick! If you love good food, live music, games, and activities than you and your family or friends will be sure to enjoy Food Truck Oktoberfest.

 

Halloween ActivitiesPumpkin Patch & Pony Rides

What better way to enjoy a fall day than at a pumpkin patch. The Stables at Frederica are excited to welcome you to their annual Pumpkin Patch and Pony Rides all proceeds benefit the Middle and High School IEA teams.

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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.