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Spring Activities For Your Next Trip To St. Simons Island

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather on the Georgia Coast! No matter what you enjoy, we are sure that St. Simons Island will not disappoint with a variety of activities for everyone.

St. Simons Island Outdoor Activities

Rent a Bike: Rent a bike from Ocean Motion Surf Co. and explore the island’s 30+ miles of bike paths. Take your bike from our resort straight to the heart of St. Simons Island-the village for a day of shopping, people watching and dining at one of many restaurants. Are you looking to view the beautiful scenery that the island has to offer? Take a look at our blog about specific bike paths on the island.

Hop On A Shrimp Boat: This one of a kind adventure starts in Brunswick, GA where you board the U.S. Coast Guard passenger approved shrimp boat The Lady Jane and head out on the intracoastal waterway. The 2 hour tour includes a lesson on coastal ecology by a marine biologist and a taste of Wild Georgia Shrimp. We know that whether you are young or young at heart, you will enjoy this adventure!

Try Your Hand At Crabbing: If you don’t have your own crab net, stop by St. Simons Bait & Tackle and purchase one (they are located at the foot of the pier) then head over to the pier and see if you can catch any crabs! Crabbing is a fun, interactive activity and you will catch at least one most of the time. Be sure to see what your neighbors are pulling up in their crab nets or on their fishing line.

Spend A Day At The Park: Pack a picnic, bring your friends and head to Neptune Park for a day of fun in the sun. The waterfront park has a playground for the kids and enormous live oaks for the kids to climb on, a picnic area, mini-golf and during certain times of the year they have live music and festivals at the park.

Take A SUP Tour: If you are looking to try something new, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) just might be for you! There are several companies that offer rentals at East Beach but if you are looking for a guided tour, head over to SSI SUP. With their team of pros, you can learn the basics of paddleboarding or take a sunset tour. They even have boards with lights on the bottom!

 

Enjoy St. Simons Island With Your Pet

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Since our resort is now pet-friendly, we thought we would share a few activities you can enjoy with Fido!

Dog on the beach

The BeachDid you know that St. Simons Island is only one of a handful of places in Georgia and Florida where you can enjoy the beach with your dog? From Labor Day until Memorial Day, leashed dogs are permitted on the beach at any time. From Memorial Day until Labor Day, leashed dogs are permitted on the beach between First Street and Mallery Street after 6pm.

Neptune Park: Located in the heart of the village, Neptune Park is a great place to walk your pup, play catch, throw a frisbee or grill out under the oaks.

Palm Coast Coffee: Grab a bite to eat with your favorite four-legged friend at Palm Coast! They have comfortable outdoor seating for you and your pet to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on their patio. When you are finished, take a stroll on Mallery Street for some of the best window-shopping and people watching on the island. Many stores leave water bowls outside so our pets can stay hydrated.

Ride A Bike: St. Simons Island has over 30 miles of paved, well-maintained bike paths. Rent a bike from our friends at Ocean Motion Surf Co. and bring your dog along for the ride!

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: On the first Friday of each month from 5-8pm, downtown Brunswick comes alive! Complete with wine tastings, gallery receptions, live music and lots of fun. Many people like to bring their dog down for the evening to enjoy the fun with them.

Meeting Location near Georgia Attractions

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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!

  1. 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.
  2. Ocean Motion Surf Company also rents kayaks and even bikes to explore the island.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. There’s also the Tabby House, an old slave cabin, filled with gifts, home accents and textiles.
  6. Craft hobbyists may be drawn to the yarn, canvasses, and resources at the Stitchery of St. Simons.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!

BBQ and a Bike Ride – a Southern Island Adventure!

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Annette White visited us recently, and she nixed the idea of R&R on her free time, opting instead for a beach bike ride.  She also walked a block away from the resort to the scrumptious Beachcomber BBQ for dinner one night – complete with red wine in a plastic cup!

Read on, and we dare you to not feel the beach breeze and taste the tangy BBQ…