Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Family vacation in St. Simons

It's always around the time that Memorial day is approaching that we start getting the itch for a beach trip and are ready for some good quality family time.  There is really nothing better for us than getting out of our routines and exploring somewhere new.  This year we decided to go somewhere we've never been before so we went to St. Simons Island off the Georgia coast.  St. Simons is the most charming little beach town.  From the classic lighthouse to the
beautiful oak lined streets with hanging moss, the scenery in St. Simons makes for the most picturesque atmosphere.
We knew that we wanted to go somewhere along the east coast simply because the beaches are flatter and the water is more shallow.  I learned on my last beach trip with Callie that she charges the ocean full speed so we needed something safer and easier to manage with that little wild one!  The ocean on the east coast will never compare to 30a but we had such a great time exploring and finding sea shells and making sandcastles.
Most of St. Simons is geared towards outdoor activities.  There is a downtown area that is filled with shops and restaurants, has a big splash pad, a pier and tons of playground and green space for kids!  It really is a great area and so family friendly.  The only downfall to mostly everything being outdoors is that when it rains, you are limited on things to do when your kids don't want to be cooped up in a hotel room.  We got lucky one misty morning and caught a break in the rain to do some exploring.  St. Simons has the most incredible and intricate hand carved faces in the oak trees that cover the island.  We went on hunt for them that rainy morning and not only found many of them but stumbled upon the dreamiest neighborhood.  The houses were something straight out of a magazine and the trees draping over the streets was breathtaking.  This was probably the highlight of the trip for me!
The mermaid was my favorite!  It is right beside the welcome center if you are in the area.  All of the carvings are done by one man and according to the sweet man that works at the welcome center, all of the carvings are by hand without any power tools at all.  The mermaid took him all of 12 hours.  12!  I would have guessed weeks!
St. Simons, you will always have a little piece of my heart after this trip!

Mostly everything I'm wearing can be found below.



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2 comments

  1. I've never been but have heard such good things about St Simons. Looks like fun!!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

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  2. This place is lovely and seem you and your family had a blast

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