St. Simons Island is a charming island town on the southern coast of Georgia near the larger town of Brunswick. Due to its southerly location, St. Simons Island experiences characteristically short and mild winters, making it a terrific destination for those seeking a reprieve from the colder winter temperatures elsewhere. Grab a book and head to the popular Driftwood Beach, or spend a leisurely afternoon exploring St. Simons Island Lighthouse. For the history lovers out there, be sure to check out Fort Frederica National Monument, an 18th-century fort and settlement. If you desire to get out on the water then hop on board one of the many dolphin and whale watching tours. Check out this list of winter weekend getaways and start planning your next vacation!