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!


Looking for a few Weekend Activities? There is always so many fun activities going on in St Simons Island and the surrounding area.Weekend Activities Whether you are here on vacation or live here are our 5 picks for family friendly things to do.

1. Friday, Saturday and Sunday Matt Rogers Live at Gnats Landing- Come listen to country artist, Matt Rogers. He has performed with some of the hottest names in country, including Cole Swindell, Lo Cash and Michael Ray.

2. 18th Century Craft & Trade at Fort Frederica- Saturday from 9am to noon. Meet at the Palmetto Hut behind the Visitor Center.

3. Green Screen Film Festival Weekend ActivitiesSaturday from 11:00am to 3:00pm

11am – Local environmental organizations fair
11:30am – Welcome and short film presentations
12:15pm – Break with refreshments and sandwich lunch; Local environmental organizations fair
1:00pm – Feature film presentation: How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change (run time 2 hours. Appropriate for ages 10+ due to mild language)
3:00pm – Closing

For more information and ticket reservation contact film festival host Green Scene of Coastal Georgia: Activities

4. Movie on the Green: Jungle Book 8:30 to 10:30pm-Arrive early to find your perfect spot on the Village Green and take part in pre-movie festivities. This event is free and open to all, but we encourage you to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Various snack and dinner options will be available for purchase at several of our Beach Village shops.

5. Paint & Sip at Tortuga Jacks -Sunday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Open to the public and fun for all ages! $25 for the materials and class.