Our wonderful island is beautiful any time of year, but in the spring, it truly shines. The sun seems just a bit brighter, the turquoise waters glisten happily, and the smiles on the faces of the locals that live here year-round become more welcoming. The hustle and bustle of the holidays are over and life has settled into the slow and easy rhythm that is such a huge part of the charm of island living. If you are planning a vacation to St. Simons in the spring, here is a simple guide to the top five things you can do during your stay.
Annual Peaches to the Beaches
This fun activity is specific to a certain weekend, so if you’re interested, you may want to plan your stay for the weekend of March 11th and 12th. This annual event is billed as Georgia’s Longest Yard Sale; it’s over 200 miles long! Make sure you pack light (your SSI Rentals home has a washer and dryer in it, so you can skimp on the clothing!) and bring your walking shoes!
Search for Tree Spirits
In the 1980’s, a local artist heard the sounds of various tree spirits that were deserving to be seen, and so he carved their faces into more than 20 trees spread throughout the island. Each face is different, each story needed to be told, and while some are on private property, you can get a map of the public ones here—happy hunting! http://www.goldenisles.com/files/attachments/gi_page/tree_spirits_handout_7-16.pdf
Spend the Day at the Beach
With the waters of Atlantic Ocean, white sands, and the sun shining brightly overhead, what’s not to love? If the water is too cold, rent bikes for you and the entire family at Monkey Wrench Bicycles and discover the joy of biking on the sand!
Tour the Island on the Island Trolley
Explore the history of St. Simons Island from aboard one of our brightly colored trolleys and get a feel of the island before starting an exploration of your own. Lasting 90 minutes, this tour is a fun way to get to know your vacation island away from home!
No, we’re not suggesting you cancel your vacation; we’re saying spend a day exploring the island life from the beauty of your SSI Rentals vacation home! Sleep late, have breakfast by the pool, watch movies on the large flat screened television, or put together a puzzle with your family. Your SSI Rentals vacation home is luxurious, fun, and more than just a comfortable place to sleep at night! Book yours today and discover the beauty of St. Simons Island in the spring!