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Top 10 Things to Do in St. Simons Island

Imagine a place where beaches feature golden sand, beautiful oak trees drape the streets, and fascinating history exists around every corner. This paradise exists on St. Simons Island, where there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. From some of the best fishing in Georgia to fascinating museums to over 30 miles of beautiful bike paths, there are endless things to do in St Simons. And staying with Real Escapes Properties is the best way to experience everything St. Simons has to offer with condos and cottages near the best attractions on the island. So, start planning your getaway to the beautiful Georgia Coast, and make sure to check out some of our favorite attractions while you’re here!

Don’t Miss These 10 Things to Do in St. Simons

While other places around the country are settling down for the cold of winter, Georgia sunshine remains a constant. The year-round mild temperatures on St. Simons Island provide the ideal setting for outdoor activities and exploration. Whether you want to lounge on the beach or sample delicious seafood, we have you covered for the best things to do in St. Simons.


  1. Fishing: Anglers will love the ample fishing opportunities on St. Simons Island Pier for trout, redfish, and flounder. You can also embark on a myriad of fishing charters with Coastal Georgia Charter Fishing andGeorgia Sportfishing Charters.

  2. Biking: The best way to explore the island is by accessing the St. Simons Island biking trail system with a bike rental from Island Bicycle.

  3. Beach Time: Whether you want to relax on the beach, look for shells, spot migratory birds, or try out some exciting water sports, visit East Beach.

  4. Museums: Learn all about the history of Coastal Georgia at St. Simons Lighthouse Museum and the area’s contribution during WWII at the Home Front Museum.

  5. Visit Fort Frederica: If you are a history buff, you must visit the archaeological remnants of Fort Frederica, a defense against Spanish soldiers from the 18th century.

  6. Kayaking: Explore the scenic waterways surrounding St. Simons on a kayaking tour with Southeast Adventure Outfitters

  7. Golfing: Coastal Georgia is a golfers paradise with challenging golf courses surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Play a round at Sea Palms Golf Club under the shade of oak trees and surrounding marshes.

  8. Guided Tours: The boat tours on the island are an excellent way to see epic coastal sunsets or spot local wildlife. 

  9. Art & Culture: The art and culture scenes thrive on St. Simons Island, where you can find unique art at variousgalleries or watch a live theatre performance at the Historic Ritz Theatre.

  10. Delicious Dining: Feasting on seafood is essential when visiting St. Simons Island. Check out our favorite restaurant’s blog for a few places to get you started.

Discover the Best Things to Do in St. Simons

Coastal Georgia is the perfect place to get away for the winter and enjoy all of the unique things to do in St. Simons Island. Whether you are an avid adventurer or a history buff, there is something for everyone here. Choose to stay in one of our vacation rentals at Real Escapes Properties and enjoy island living with the comforts of home. Never lose sight of the beach with our beautiful oceanfront properties or stay near the Pier Village district for the best access to attractions, shopping, and restaurants.