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Best time to visit + recommendations

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Best time to visit + recommendations

Hi guys!

My husband and I will be visiting St Simons with my mil and bil + three dogs and are curious which is the best time visit. We were thinking September or so? Also best places to visit and your favorite spots are welcome :)

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1. Re: Best time to visit + recommendations

September is fine. Daytime temps still in the 70s, nighttime 50s. Take a trip over to Jekyll Island, former millionaire's playground.

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September is good and May is too.

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I am planning on visiting in couple of weeks how is the weather in July ? We love the heat but worried about there being a lot of rain .

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Afternoon showers are common.

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Are they mostly just a passing shower or a Total wash out ? I realize weather changes day to day just wonderef what the norm is. Thanks

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Like any tropical location, afternoon rain is normal. In Hawaii and Walt Disney World you can almost set your clock by them.

In hot humid areas, water evaporates all day and when the droplets get too heavy they fall as rain. It's the water cycle in action. Happens almost every hot summer day. Then the rain stops. No "passing" shower, just the air drying out. :-)

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Elisabeth,

Fort Frederica and Christ Church on the north end are nice historical areas although not sure that leashed dogs are permitted.

The pier in the village is a great spot for people watching. Dogs are not permitted on the pier. Dog rules on the beaches are as follows:

Dogs are prohibited on the beach from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, except between Beach Access Points 1-6. During allowable times and in non-summer months, dogs are allowed on any portion of the beach but must be within close proximity and under the immediate control of the owner/handler. If handler is unable to control pet via voice-command, a 10' leash is required. Owners must clean up after their pets.

Hope this helps

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We were there the first week of October last year and it was beautiful! Be prepared for rain, but you will love this area. We stayed in a VRBO on the beach. The beach is beautiful! Definitely go to Jekyll Island for a day and do the trolley tour. It allows you to not only hear all about the wonderful history of the place, but you also get to go inside a couple of the homes. Have lunch or just an appetizer/drink at Tortuga Jack's Mexican Restaurant while on Jekyll Island. When visiting St. Mary's eat at the Riverside Cafe. The food is great with a great view and desert is a MUST! In the Village on St. Simon's I have a few restaurant recommendations: Barbara Jean's - great Southern cooking and desert at least once while you are there; Palmer's Village Cafe for Breakfast - very different/gourmet breakfast.

We love the area and are going again mid-September. We like historical sites and really enjoyed Ft. Fredericka. A day trip to Savannah would be great or even spend one night so you have more time. Have fun!!

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