Meeting planners all too often face the quandary: how to entertain and occupy attendees beyond the confines of the conference halls. Holding your next meeting or conference on St. Simons Island presents a variety of boutiques, restaurants, and activities to accommodate the most diverse group of meeting guests. Below is just a glimpse of what your attendees can do in their free time!
- As seen in Popular Mechanics and the cable television show, National Geographic, SouthEast Adventure Outfitters provides marine lovers plenty of adventures, including fishing, kayaking and a variety of boat tours.
- Ocean Motion Surf Company also rents kayaks and even bikes to explore the island.
- St. Simons Island has no shortage of specialty shops. From antiques and crafting to clothing and home decor, the shops here will appeal to everyone
- Even non-antique lovers appreciate the artifacts housed at Oglethorpe Antiques. Showcasing French and English treasures from the 18th and 19th century, the antique, flooring and interior design boutique sells rare finds, comparable to a museum.
- There’s also the Tabby House, an old slave cabin, filled with gifts, home accents and textiles.
- Craft hobbyists may be drawn to the yarn, canvasses, and resources at the Stitchery of St. Simons.
- Whether it’s to buy art, create it, or attend an artist’s opening, the Glynn Art Gallery presents a group alternative to shopping and outdoor activities, especially during those days when the weather is uncooperative.
- Have history buffs in attendance? The area boasts historic churches, battle sites, plantations, historical trolley tours, and more.
With hundreds of other places to shop, dine and play, St. Simons Island eases planning activities outside the confines of the meeting hall.
This is only a sneak preview of everything the island has to offer! For more information about activities on St. Simons Island and the surrounding area, check out our extensive activity guide here!