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Saint Simons, Georgia, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Saint Simons?

You should plan to spend around $176 per day on your vacation in Saint Simons. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $48 on meals
  • $49 on local transportation
  • $200 on hotels

A one week trip to Saint Simons for two people costs, on average, $2,467. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Saint Simons cost?

A one week trip to Saint Simons usually costs around $1,234 for one person and $2,467 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Saint Simons on average costs around $2,467 for one person and $4,934 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Saint Simons will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Saint Simons on average costs around $5,287 for one person and $10,574 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Saint Simons has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Saint Simons expensive to visit?

Prices in Saint Simons are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Saint Simons is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Milwaukee or Columbia River Gorge.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Saint Simons Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Saint Simons?

The average Saint Simons trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Saint Simons travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $200
Local Transportation 1 $49
Food 2 $48
Entertainment 1 $16
Alcohol 2 $30 - 90
Accommodation Budget in Saint Simons
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Saint Simons is $100. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Saint Simons is $200. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Saint Simons

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Saint Simons based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $402. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Saint Simons
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Saint Simons is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $49 per person, per day, on local transportation in Saint Simons.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Saint Simons
How much does it cost to go to Saint Simons? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Saint Simons
The price of renting a car in Saint Simons will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Saint Simons
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Saint Simons can vary, the average cost of food in Saint Simons is $48 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Saint Simons should cost around $19 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Saint Simons is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Saint Simons
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Saint Simons typically cost an average of $16 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Saint Simons
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  • The average person spends about $60 on alcoholic beverages in Saint Simons per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Saint Simons On a Budget
Saint Simons St. Simon's Island, Georgia
Located just off the coast of southern Georgia, Saint Simons Island is the largest of the state’s renowned "Golden Isle's." Visitors are drawn to the Island for its warm climate, beaches, variety of outdoor activities, shops and restaurants, historical sites, and its natural environment. With most of the natural marsh and woodlands to the north and the commercial attractions centralized in the south, Saint Simons has a little taste of everything for all who come to see it.
On the north end of the island, besides the beauty of untouched ecosystems, one of the main attractions is the Fort Frederica National Monument. Established by General James Edward Oglethorpe in 1736, the fort was meant to protect the Georgia border from Spanish invaders to the south. The history of the community that lived there and the battles that were waged is one of great importance to the island. Also nearby is the Christ Church, a beautiful Episcopal church at which Methodism founder John Wesley preached to the Frederica congregation. The historic chapel is quaint, set upon enchanting grounds with shady trees draped with Spanish Moss.

On the south end of the island, the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse stands as the major landmark. The historic coastal property also houses a museum with educational exhibits about the island’s beginnings as well as its maritime history. Visitors can also tour the lighthouse itself, with great views from the top.
Saint Simons Pier Village is the southernmost neighborhood on the island. Located just off the beach, the area is rich in shopping and dining, like any good resort town should be. The entire village is walkable with unique shops from bookstores and jewelry boutiques to sweet shops and bakeries, in addition to the restaurants that cater to lunch and dinner. Throughout town there are also little apartments and coastal homes, some available to rent for vacationers and others the homes of the island residents. There is also a public park and parking area near the water by the fishing pier, as well as an outdoor, ocean-side, pool open to the public, located right next to the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse.

With bike paths lining every major street on the island, cycling is a common way to navigate and take in the sights of Saint Simons Island. Fishing and crabbing are also very popular, especially from the fishing pier at the end of Mallery Street in the Pier Village. Sea kayaking and canoeing are a great way to explore the waterways of the island, with tours operated by Southeast Adventure Outfitters if you are looking for a more guided experience. Other prevalent water activities on the island include boating, deep sea fishing, angling, swimming, windsurfing, birdwatching, beachcombing, and parasailing.

Saint Simons Island is also home to seven golf courses, which makes it a destination known to golfers around the world. The PGA Tour’s RSM Classic (formerly McGladrey Classic), is held annually in November at the Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island.

As far as events go, there are frequent arts, crafts, and antiques festivals on weekends in the Village area of the south end. Over the Fourth of July weekend, the Village hosts the Sunshine Festival, with a noteworthy fireworks display in the evening. In the spring and summer months, the Jazz in the Park series is held Sundays on the lawn of the St. Simons lighthouse, and in temperate weather it is common to hear music jam sessions in Neptune Park in the Village. Bluegrass music is usually featured on Tuesdays during this time.
Food and Dining
While Georgia is known for is low country cooking and barbeque, the closer you get to the coast the more likely you are to come across the southern take on seafood. Being an island, Saint Simons offers restaurants that serve fresh local catches every day. The Half Shell, Crabdaddy’s Seafood Grill, and Iguanas Seafood Restaurant all serve dishes like crab bisque, Cajun-style peel & eat shrimps, shrimp and grits, oysters, crab cakes, scallops, clams, and po boy that will have you feeling like a true Georgian southerner. And if you are craving the savory sauces, a place like Southern Soul Barbeque specializes in oak-smoked meats and homemade BBQ sauces to satisfy that pang. Other notable restaurants include Palmer’s Village Cafe, Halyards, Tramici, and Barbara Jean’s-a homey diner featuring Southern favorites, seafood dishes, and renowned crab cakes.

There is a small airfield on the south end of the island called Malcolm McKinnon Airport that serves private planes. Brunswick Golden Isles Airport is the next nearest with commercial service, with planes to and from Atlanta by Delta Airlines. As far as major airports go, the nearest are Savannah/Hilton Head International to the north and Jacksonville International to the south in Florida. Each one is about 1.5 hours from Saint Simons by car, via I-95.

The only access to the island itself by road is The F.J. Torras Causeway, and a bridge arching high over the channel to allow large ships to pass.

Once on the island, walking and biking are the best ways to get around.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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