More things to do on St. Simons

Fort Frederica
Fort Frederica, courtesy of the Atlanta History Center

Are you still searching for something to do before the annual meeting? Do you need an excuse to linger in the Golden Isles before heading back to work? Here are some attractions and activities to enjoy around the annual meeting.

Ghost tours: It’s Halloween, so celebrate the season with a tour of St. Simons’ haunted sites!

Enjoy the outdoors: St. Simons Island and the rest of the Golden Isles offer a variety of outdoor activities, so get moving!

Day trips: The Golden Isles and coastal cities of Georgia offer lots of attractions and activities to enjoy. Check out Brunswick, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island, and Jekyll Island.

Pamper yourself: The Golden Isles have several day spas and health clubs, so pump some iron or get your facial on.

Rise & shine: It’s a conference, so you might need some caffeine to get you started.

Don’t forget the weather:  In light of Frankenstorm, check the weather before you start packing.

We’ll see you in a week!

Who wants to trolley?

Opening of Coastal Highway, St. Simon's Island, Ga. 1928. Foltz Photography Studio Photographs, MS 1360. Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society
Opening of Coastal Highway, Motorcade, St. Simon’s Island, Ga.,
1928. Foltz Photography Studio Photographs, MS 1360.
Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.

Are you interested in taking a trolley tour of St. Simons as part of your annual meeting experience? If so, the Local Arrangements Committee wants to hear from you!

We have the opportunity to schedule a group tour of the island by St. Simons Island Trolley Company, but we need a minimum number of people to sign up. So, please take a minute (seriously) to take our Trolley poll and indicate your preferred date and time. If we have sufficient interest by the end of this week (10/28), we’ll offer a sign-up sheet.

The trolley tour is $23/adult and $10/child and includes the Lighthouse, Bloody Marsh, Fort Frederica, Retreat Plantation, and Christ Church.

Get Ready for St. Simons!

Hi everyone! If you’re looking forward to this year’s annual meeting in St. Simons as much as we (the local arrangements committee) are, you’ll want to know in advance what the island has to offer outside of our excellent roster of speakers. Below you’ll find links about dining, shopping, and tourism on the island. If you happen to be a St. Simons insider, please leave additional recommendations in the comments section!

New Georgia Encyclopedia entry on St. Simons Island
(This entry provides links to related articles and information about the island.)

Urban Spoon’s list of St. Simons restaurants, rated
Ditto for Trip Advisor

List of local shops

Winn-Dixie (220 Retreat Vlg)
Harris Teeter (600 Sea Island Rd, #23)

St Simons Drug Co (209 Longview Plaza Driveway)
CVS (1650 Frederica Road and 30 Market Street)

St. Simons Lighthouse

Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum

Wheel Fun Rentals (bike rentals)

Left Bank Art Gallery

St. Simons Island Trolley Tours

Fort Frederica National Monument

Salt Marsh Nature Tours

 Shrimping Excursions aboard the Lady Jane

Calendar of events, November 5-11

Explore St. Simons Island and Visit St. Simons Island both have lots of suggestions for visitors, too.

Image courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.