Avenue of the Oaks on St. Simons Island, Georgia
St. Simons Island Activities that are Better in Winter
No matter what time of year you visit St. Simons Island, you'll find plenty to do. Unlike many beach vacation destinations, St. Simons has a year-round population of about 13,000, so businesses aren't just seasonal. That, coupled with mild temperatures, means a wintertime beach vacation can be just as much fun as the summer, with better prices and smaller crowds. My favorite hotel on the island is the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.
While the beach is fun any time of year, here are three things to do on St. Simons that are best in the cooler months.
Before your trip, review the area's COVID-19 precautions.
Guard the coast against Spaniards
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If things had gone differently back in colonial times, Georgia might have been a Spanish colony. Fort Frederica guarded the coast from Spanish-occupied St. Augustine. It's now a National Historic Site with a small museum and stunning marsh views.
Become a rice farmer at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Just off St. Simons Island is this authentic Southern rice plantation, preserved as one of Georgia's state historic sites. Learn about life on a rice farm from its origins through modern times.