Top 5 Free Things to Do in St. Simons Island

Vacations can be expensive propositions, forcing you to dig deep into coffers that have already suffered a hit from flight and accommodation costs—although you have already made your smart move by choosing a reasonably priced, yet still luxurious, SSI Rentals home. Upon your arrival, you find yourself shelling out even more money for food, admission fees, and souvenirs, making you wince with each new purchase. But with the variety of free things to do in St. Simons Island GA, you won’t get a chance to get bored. Yes, you heard us correctly: these five activities won’t cost you a penny!

Find the Tree Spirits

Local artist Keith Jennings has been leaving his marks on various trees around the island since the 1980s, bringing out the souls of the tree through his talented carvings. Many are on private properties, but seven or more can be found in public spaces as you bike and hike around St. Simons.

Play on the St. Simons Island Beach

It doesn’t take money to enjoy a day at the beach; pack a picnic lunch, blankets, umbrellas, and your favorite book. Nothing soothes the soul better than a day doing what you love most, all without having to open your wallet! This is one of the few free things to do in St. Simons Island that can keep you occupied all day long.

Visit Fort Frederica National Monument

If you want to take advantage of the free things to do on St. Simons Island and learn something new, then this national monument is perfect. Explore the remnants of Fort Frederica and learn the story of its success in freeing St. Simons from the Spanish, visit the Bloody Marsh Battle Memorial, or just explore the grounds of this free park. There are enough adventures to be had here to take up most of a day!

Window shop in Redfern Village

You don’t have to buy something to have a good time. Sometimes it can be just as fun peeking in the windows of local boutiques and dreaming about how you could use that wool sweater, diamond tiara, or quirky statue in your own life. Redfern Village is just one shopping mall filled with quaint boutiques and shoppes.

Stay Home and Play

When you stay in one of our SSI Rentals homes, you’re probably going to want to spend some time playing at home. Splash in the pool, soak in the hot tub, put together puzzles with your family, or just sit on the porch with a glass of wine as you watch the sun set in a fiery display of color and beauty just off the horizon. Reserve yours today and discover the beauty of island life.