The Forgotten Coast of Florida is the ultimate family vacation destination, so don’t leave anyone behind during your next family vacay – not even the four-legged members! If you’re planning a wag-worthy vacation on the best barrier island on the Gulf Coast, fetch these 4 St. George Island dog-friendly things to do so that you and your furry friend enjoy a vacation worth barking about! 

Ready to plan the best getaway to St. George Island, FL? Start by requesting access to your free copy of our SGI Vacation Guide. The comprehensive guide lists all the best restaurants, attractions, family-friendly activities, and museums on St. George Island, Apalachicola Bay, and surrounding areas! st george island things to do

 

4 St. George Island Dog-Friendly Things to Do 

1. Go For a Walk on St. George Island Dog-Friendly Beaches

Looking for the ultimate spot to make pawprints in the sand? St. George Island Public Beach is pet-friendly all year! The only condition is that you must follow the Franklin County Ordinance to keep your pup on a leash. Also, note that dogs aren’t allowed in some St. George Island State Park areas, but the park offers fantastic hiking and biking trails. 

2. Have a Treat at St. George Island Dog-Friendly Restaurants & Businesses 

Our pet-friendly destination not only accepts dogs, but it also caters to dogs! Our island is so welcoming to man’s best friend that you’ll find an extensive selection of dog-friendly restaurants and other businesses. You can tell by just strolling past the local shop fronts that we love our pups because store owners will leave out water bowls to quench thirst during the dog days of summer. You’ll also find pet boutiques like Oysterbones, where Fido is sure to gobble up a gourmet doggy treat baked fresh every day. 

Some of our favorite dog-friendly restaurants include: 

  • Beach Pit 
  • Blue Parrot Oceanfront Café 
  • Paddy’s Raw Bar 
  • Apalachicola Seafood Grill 
  • Up the Creek Raw Bar 

3. Make a Splash with St. George Island Dog-Friendly Outdoor Activities 

Sniff out and explore the best of St. George Island and the Gulf waters with some water activities! Journeys of St. George Island is a great place to start. They offer kayak rentals, paddleboard rentals, and boat tours, including sunset cruises, dolphin tours, and shelling adventures. Imagine the look on your pup’s face when they spot a dolphin or sea turtle in the water! 

st. george island pet friendly vacation rental4. Relax After Your Adventures in a Dog-Friendly Vacation Rental on St. George Island 

After a day of fresh air, long walks, and Forgotten Coast adventures, unwind in the best St. George Island vacation rentals. We love all dogs, and by that, we mean all dogs! Unlike other rental companies, we don’t have restrictions on dog breeds, and we even welcome the big boys like Rottweilers, Dobermans, and Pit Bulls in our pet-friendly vacation rentals. 

We’re no Myrtle Beach or Miami when it comes to popular vacation destinations, and we take pride in that! Visit the Forgotten Coast and discover why our untouched beaches and uncrowded attractions make St. George Island one of the best family vacation destinations in the United States!

Book the best Florida vacation home today in SGI neighborhoods like St. George Plantation, Gulf Beaches, Resort Village, 300 Ocean Mile, and more! 

Instead of having to clean your home from top to bottom before inviting all your relatives over for Thanksgiving dinner, why not take the feast elsewhere? Experience a St. George Island Thanksgiving with your family in the perfect beachfront vacation rental. If there’s anything that can make a dinner with the in-laws better, it’s a relaxing beach! Leave behind the frosty temperatures for somewhere a little more mild like the Forgotten Coast of Florida. 

And, for more great plans to include in your Thanksgiving week on the Gulf Coast, make sure to unlock our free Vacation Guide. We’ve included a list of our favorite restaurants, outdoor recreation, shopping, and museums around St. George Island, Apalachicola Bay, and Carrabelle so that you’ll have a memorable time on the Forgotten Coast!

 

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Your St. George Island Thanksgiving Guide 

Our island is known for its laidback nature, and not many businesses will be open on Thanksgiving Day. But, that just means you’ll have the opportunity to spend your time cooking up a feast and making memories cooking your meal together! 

If cooking is not your thing, The Owl Café, The Franklin at the Gibson Inn, Blue Parrot, and Doc Myers Island Pub are known to offer holiday menus but check with them before heading there. 

Pick a Fully Equipped Kitchen to Cook Your Feast In

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Resort Vacation Properties offers the best St. George Island vacation rentals, including pet-friendly and family-sized properties – perfect for your next family reunion! Browse through our selection of nearly 300 incredible properties, filtering by your preferred amenities. 

Vacation rentals like Aisle of Palms include top-notch gourmet kitchens fully equipped with all the upscale amenities you need to cook your feast, like commercial-grade refrigerators, stainless appliances, and granite counters. 

Aisle of Palms offers ample counter space for preparing food, a dining table with a beautiful oceanfront view, and an extra table that could even double as the infamous kids’ table! 

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Then, unwind and enjoy the rest of your afternoon hanging out around the heated pool or taking the private boardwalk onto the beach with complimentary beach gear!

Nearby Grocery Stores to Gather Your Ingredients From 

Luckily, our SGI vacation rentals are spread throughout the island, so they’re not only close to all the attractions but also the grocery stores! See our list of nearby grocery stores, grocery delivery services, and liquor stores (for when you need that extra buzz!) on St. George Island. 

Some of our favorite places to shop for food include Big Top Market, Grocery GalsPiggly Wiggly Express, or Island Time Delivery. 

What Else Is There to Do During Thanksgiving Week on St. George Island? 

St. George Island may not be the shopping mecca for Black Friday shopping. It’s actually quite the opposite and is the perfect place to go when you’re trying to escape that type of chaos. 

This year, for Black Friday, try hunting for seashells over deals! It’s the best way to take the headache out of a (usually) chaotic holiday week. But, if you choose to support our small local businesses, check out these cool little shops on St. George Island and Apalachicola Bay! 

Plus, Saturday just so happens to be Shop Local Saturday! 

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The holidays will be here before you know it. So, what are you waiting for – Christmas? Don’t let Thanksgiving fly by before getting the chance to go on a little family vacay.

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After Labor Day has come and gone, you may be searching for something to look forward to before the holiday season. Luckily, St. George Island in October is one of the best beach vacations you can book! Read on to learn why the offseason on the Forgotten Coast is our favorite time of year. 

Looking for more fun while visiting St. George Island? We’ve created a useful guide with all of the best attractions for your vacation on the Forgotten Coast. Unlock our free Vacation Guide now, and you’ll receive exclusive access to top restaurants, bars, outdoor recreation, museums, shops, and more fun things to do no matter what time of year you travel!

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Make the Most of Your Vacation to St. George Island in October with These 3 Fall Activities 

1. Enjoy the Beautiful Weather Outdoors 

Say goodbye to the chilly temperatures in the Northern parts of the United States and migrate south to extend your summer. Fall is a great time to visit St. George Island because the weather on the Florida Panhandle is not too hot and not too cold. 

Weather on St. George Island can range from lows in the mid-60s to nearly 80 on some afternoons. The mild temperatures are perfect for enjoying fresh air and almost any outdoor activity or water sport! 

Dip your paddle into a cool stream while kayaking or canoeing at Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful day in October with great fishing spots, hiking trails, bird watching, and beaches. Plus, you can use our free beach gear! 

2. Discover Forgotten Coast History 

Up until Halloween, you can venture out and explore one of St. George Island’s oldest monuments, the Cape St. George Lighthouse! Get your steps in and climb to the top with your friends to experience the most spectacular view of the island! 

3. Celebrate Fall at a Forgotten Coast Oktoberfest or Fall Festival 

After running Tate’s Hell 5K at St. James Bay Resort at the beginning of October, wind down with a beer or several at their Oktoberfest Fall Festival that same day. There, you’ll have the opportunity to throw down some delicious German food or local seafood, dance to live music, or bid on local art! 

The fall fun doesn’t end that day. If you stay in town long enough, you can attend another Oktoberfest, the Apalach Oktoberfest at Oyster City Brewing Company in Apalachicola, FL! 

Relax in one of the Best Vacation Rentals for Your Vacation to St. George Island in October

st. george island vacation rentalBeautiful ocean views, spacious living rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, gorgeous balconies, pools, and hot tubs are just some of the awesome amenities you’ll enjoy when you choose the best vacation rental for your family on St. George Island. 

After a day enjoying the beautiful October weather in Florida or catching a buzz at Oktoberfest, unwind with your best friends in our Bestie Beach Therapy vacation rental in West Gulf Beaches. This pet-friendly getaway home is a fantastic place for you and six of your friends to relax after your coastal Florida adventures this fall with a private pool, grill, and free beach gear. 

Check our availability for October and reserve your private fall retreat today! 

We took the stress out of your next vacation by putting together a 7-Day itinerary to St. George Island for you! Follow this handy guide, and soon you’ll be able to relax on the beach with your friends and family, get a taste of Florida’s freshest seafood, explore great nightlife and bars, and get a glimpse of Forgotten Coast history with a visit to St. George Island’s landmarks and museums. And, don’t forget to use our free Vacation Guide for an extensive list of the best SGI attractions. 

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A 7-Day Itinerary to St. George Island to Make Your Life Easy 

By using this week-long vacation itinerary, you’ll explore the best outdoor recreation and daytime attractions, brunch, and lunch spots, before diving into the best places to enjoy dinner, drinks, and laidback Florida nightlife. 

The restaurants of St. George Island aren’t just spaces where tasty dishes are served in flavors as varied as the wildlife they’re surrounded by. They are places where strangers become friends. And it’s not just meals we gather over, but songs, bingo cards, and trivia slips. 

“This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful. In a word, more alive.” — Alice Waters 

On the island, you’re not required to entertain yourselves, although that’s certainly your right, and if you want to relax and share fellowship at the same time, there’s fun to be had every night of the week—and most of the time without charge. 

Friday 

On the first day of your vacation, end your road trip or day of flying by relaxing and recharging in your private St. George Island vacation rental. This is a great time to take a nap at the house or on the beach. Or, maybe you’d like to admire the beautiful ocean view from a private balcony or take a refreshing dip in the pool! Then, when you’re done resting or exploring your new home for the week, get ready to go out to some of the best St. George Island restaurants and bars. 

You can enjoy live music most nights of the week, especially Friday through Sunday, at places like Eastpoint Beer Company, so let your hair down, let loose, and enjoy each night of your vacay! 

Saturday 

Start your first full day of vacation with a full day of salt and sun with some water activities! Explore the outskirts of the island by boat and book a St. George Island boat rental or eco-tour. Spend some time on the water while catching gorgeous glimpses of Florida’s best wildlife and scenery. Fishing is a major draw to the area as Florida is one of the best fishing destinations in the United States. Luckily, there are plenty of fun fishing charters or ideal fishing spots around the Forgotten Coast to choose from. 

If you caught the perfect dinner during your fishing adventures, you should definitely take it back to your vacation rental to whip up the ultimate feast. If not, there’s always a ton of incredible local seafood restaurant options for those who are a bit unlucky when it comes to fishing! 

Sunday 

It’s Sunday Funday! So, prepare for the thrill of your vacation! No Sunday scaries here when you still have nearly a week left of your St. George Island vacation. On Sunday, you should start your day with a delicious brunch before booking an afternoon of adrenaline, a warm salty breeze, and lots of laughs! 

Charge up your energy levels with a delicious brunch and morning coffee to fuel you through Sunday’s adventures. We recommend that you choose from some of our favorite brunch spots on the Forgotten Coast, including Café Con Leche, The Beach Pit, or Weber’s Little Donut Shop. 

After brunching hard, you’re ready for an adventurous day on the water. Just across the street from Weber’s little donut shop, you can rent jet skis from The Jetski Hut right on the beach! 

Zip around the Gulf Coast waters on your speedy jet ski rental, and get a drink at the Blue Parrot Tiki Bar right after returning to shore! It’s conveniently located right on the beach, where you pick up and drop off the jet skis! 

Monday 

Mondays don’t have to be drab. You’re on vacation, so why not brighten a Monday mood with a visit to a vibrant art gallery or an intriguing museum? Take a break from the sun for a day and visit the Live Oak Gallery in Apalachicola, Florida. Chill under the shade of a live oak tree and get artistic inspiration from a local award-winning artist. 

Some museums or historic sites you may check out include Carabelle History Museum or Three Servicemen Statue and Veterans Memorial Plaza. 

Once the sun begins to set, Paddy’s Raw Bar at Gunn Street and East 3rd is where things get lively! You can attend their “Eat. Drink. Think” trivia on Monday nights around 7 p.m., and live music is offered there most other nights as well, beginning around 6 or 7 p.m. 

Tuesday 

Tuesdays are a great night for socializing on St. George and around the area. And, what better way to spend an evening than with a little Taco Tuesday dinner, drinks, and trivia at Tamara’s Tapas Bar in Apalachicola? 

You may also enjoy Harry A’s, the hot place for karaoke on Tuesdays, which starts around 7 p.m. 

Wednesday 

Ready for some more mid-week outdoor adventures before the end of your vacation? Don’t leave the Forgotten Coast without exploring Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park on the east end of the island. Here you can discover nine miles of beautiful scenery, wildlife, picnic areas, hiking trails, fishing, and sandy shores on the Gulf. 

Then, after a day of kayaking, canoeing, swimming, or dolphin watching, experience the best Gulf of Mexico sunset before the most incredible stargazing experience on the Florida Panhandle. 

Thursday 

On the last day of your trip, explore some of the surrounding areas around St. George Island, like Carabelle, where you can see the Crooked River Lighthouse, also known as the Carrabelle Light. Or, just 30 minutes from there, you can explore Apalachicola National Forest, the largest U.S. National Forest in Florida. 

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Make it the vacation of your dreams when you stay in a Resort Vacation Properties vacation rental on St. George Island. From smaller vacation homes to large, beachfront to pet-friendly rentals, you’ll find your ideal vacation rental for you and your crew. 

Check our availability and start planning your week of adventures today!

The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and the water is salty. Pack your bags and hit the road. It’s time to plan the ultimate weekend getaway to St. George Island, FL! You’ll be amazed by how much you can pack into a three-day visit to The Forgotten Coast. 25 miles of sandy shorelines set the scene for lazy beach days, searching for seashells, and splashing around in the ocean.  

Below, we outlined a thoughtful three-day itinerary for your mini-vacation to the Florida Panhandle. For even more suggestions for things to do during your visit, request a free copy of our Vacation Guide 

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Plan Your Dream Weekend Getaway to St. George Island, FL, in Three Days  

Day 1: Friday  

In the Morning 

It’s time to embark on a gorgeous road trip down to the Florida Panhandle. The views on the way out to St. George Island are truly remarkable. Before you drive off for your beach getaway, be sure to check your packing list and make sure you have everything you need for your weekend getaway!  

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In the Afternoon  

Bring all your luggage inside and get settled into your home away from home! Before you do anything else, run down to the beach and stick your toes in the sand. Breathe in the salty air and appreciate this moment with your loved ones. Wind-swept hair is the greatest accessory while you’re on vacation in Florida!  

In the Evening  

By now, you’re probably going to be starving! You’ve had such a busy day traveling. It’s time to grab a bite to eat. Seafood, anyone? Here are a few of our favorite dinner spots on the island:  

After dinner, return home to your comfortable lodgings to rest up before an eventful day tomorrow!  

Day 2: Saturday  

In the Morning 

Wake up to the sound of the ocean roaring up the shore. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the beach views from your balcony overlooking the shoreline. Once you’ve had some time to wake up and eat breakfast, it’s time to herd the family out the door for some fun!  

In the Afternoon  

You will have endless opportunities for family fun and adventure when you stay on St. George Island. Regardless of your interests, you’ll find no shortage of things to do. Here are a few suggestions to consider:  

In the Evening 

After a busy day, it’s time to unwind. Leave the kids at home with a designated babysitter and check out some of the local watering holes!  

Day 3: Sunday  

In the Morning 

If you wake up to a cloudy sky, don’t fret. We have just the solution! There are so many fun things to do on St. George, even when it’s raining! Here are a few ideas to keep in your back pocket for a rainy day 

  • Have a spa day  
  • Stay in and watch a movie  
  • Play some games (many rentals have board games and puzzles) 
  • Cook up something delicious  
  • Get crafty  

In the Afternoon  

Spend your last day exploring more of the island. If the sun is shining, get outdoors! There are so many wonderful ways to stretch your legs, witness the beauty of the island, and spend quality time with your family and friends. Rent a bike and cycle around the island. Try out a new-to-you water activity. Or, simply go for a hike!  

In the Evening 

It’s your last night on The Forgotten Coast! End your weekend getaway with an unforgettable meal at one of the best restaurants on the island. End the evening with a tasty treat from Aunt Ebby’s Ice Cream Shop! This crowd favorite has been serving huge scoops and friendly service since 1993.  

Resort Vacation Properties Set the Scene for Your Florida Beach Vacation  

st george island rentalMake the most of your weekend getaway to St. George Island, FL, when you stay in a beautiful Resort Vacation Properties rental. Our homes are the perfect home base for you and your family during your visit to The Forgotten Coast. Enjoy top-notch amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, comfortable furnishings, and breathtaking views of the ocean. Upon your arrival, you will find a welcoming package of starter supplies with coffee filters, hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper, dishwasher soap, and garbage bags.  

We can’t wait to host you!  

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Visitors are often struck by the sheer beauty of St. George Island. From the sparkling water to the glittering St. George Sand, there’s so much to take in during your visit. Your beach days will fill up quickly with swimming and soaking up the sun, but there are many more ways to enjoy sandy beaches than you might have realized. Here, Resort Vacation Properties of St. George Island takes a look at a few that are sure to be favorites during your next stay.

Have a Picnic

St. George Island is home to many restaurants you’ll want to visit, but the beach is also a great spot to grab a bite. Spread out a blanket, sit back, and treat yourself to a delicious feast with an incredible view. A picnic can be as elaborate or simple as you want, making it a great way for families, couples, and friends to spend time together. Whip up a delectable charcuterie board and pop open a bottle of wine, or enjoy chips and sandwiches with the kids. Either way, you’ll have a good time.

Get Artistic

Building a sandcastle is a classic beach pastime. Kids will love bringing imagination to life, and adults are sure to have fun as well. You don’t need fancy molds to make something impressive, either. All you need is a stable foundation, sand and water, and a few basic tools:

  • Buckets for hauling sand and water
  • A small plastic shovel for scooping
  • Found décor: shells, seaweed, feathers, or driftwood
  • Household tools like popsicle sticks or plastic spoons

If your property offers free beach gear, you’ll find everything you need included with your stay. All you’ll need to do is reserve your gear and dig in.

Play a Game

Vacations are all about relaxation, but sometimes you need a little physical activity. Beach volleyball is fun for everyone, and you won’t need a court or net to do it. Simply draw a line in the sand, divide into teams, inflate a beach ball, and see who comes out on top. The sand is also a great place for throwing a ball or Frisbee back and forth, playing beanbag toss, and more.

Sand games don’t have to be athletic, however. Tic-tac-toe and hangman are popular games that you can simply draw in the sand with a stick. You can also return to your sand sculpting for a pick-up game of beach Pictionary.

Light a Bonfire

When it starts to get dark, finish your beach day with a fire. You can roast some marshmallows, dance, share ghost stories, and simply enjoy each other’s company around a crackling blaze. Just make sure you find a beach where fires are allowed and obey any fire laws in the area. St. George Island, for instance, only allows fires below the average high-water line and asks visitors to clean up the debris when they’re done.

Enjoy the St. George Island Sand

As you plan your next visit to St. George Island, don’t forget to schedule some activities you can enjoy on the sand and make reservations for one of Resort Vacation Properties of St. George Island’s welcoming vacation rental properties. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the glittering St. George Island sand as you relax and unwind. To learn more, contact us today.

The end of summer is fast approaching, but there’s still time to squeeze in a last-minute beach vacation! There are so many perks to visiting St. George Island in September. While it is considered the off-season, it is also the perfect time of year to enjoy lovely weather, tasty oysters, and outdoor activities. Whether you’re planning a trip for Labor Day weekend or traveling just because, you’re in for a treat!  

Don’t let summer slip through your fingertips. Request a free copy of our Vacation Guide and start planning your getaway to the Forgotten Coast today!  

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4 Reasons to Visit St. George Island in September 

The Weather Is Gorgeous  

While temperatures begin to plummet across the North, the weather remains warm and sunny on St. George Island, FL. With highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s, you can count on beautiful weather during your September visit! One of the best parts of visiting this time of year is that you’ll feel as though you have the whole beach to yourself. While the forgotten coast isn’t crazy busy even in our peak summer season, it’s still nice to enjoy even fewer crowds in the off-season.  

The Oysters Are Delicious  

Oysters are everywhere in autumn, whether fried, charbroiled, grilled, or slurped right from their half-shells. Since the water is reaching cooler temps this time of year, oysters are guaranteed to be fatter and even more full of flavor right now. These mollusks are much more than just delicious—they improve the Gulf Coast ecosystem by acting as natural filters for the water! To get some of the tastiest Apalachicola Bay oysters on St. George Island, check out these restaurants:  

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend  

Reward yourself for all your hard work by using your much-deserved PTO towards a vacation to St. George Island on Labor Day Weekend! You’ll find that our beaches are much less crowded than others along Florida’s coastline. It’s the perfect destination to spend quality time with your loved ones making memories that will last you a lifetime.  

Outdoor Adventures Await  

The fine folks at Journeys offer the Forgotten Coast’s regional secrets from the locals who know them the very best. Whether it’s bayside or offshore fishing charters, guided tours aboard boats and kayaks, each excursion comes with experienced captains ready to show you what makes St. George so gorgeous. The Journeys team is full of knowledge—even exposing those who join them to the prime sloughs and sweet spots that can all but guarantee a big catch. 

Kids, teens, and adults will all love the Sunset Dolphin Cruise! This two-hour tour is for all ages and hosts up to six people.  

Make the Most of Your St. George Island Getaway  

beautiful beach property on st george island 1Are you ready to start planning your dream beach vacation to St. George Island in September? Then it’s time to start thinking about where you’d like to stay. Make the most of your getaway when you stay in a Resort Vacation Properties vacation rental! Whether you’re searching for a home that accommodates pets or a rental with its own private pool, rest assured that you’ll be in great hands when you book a stay with us! Our dedicated team will go above and beyond to ensure your stay is one you’ll remember for years to come.  

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What’s better than some local craft brews, delicious food, charity, and great people? SGI Brewfest has it all! The annual festival is the perfect way to help promote incredible craft beer companies and local vendors while enjoying a little sunshine on the Forgotten Coast. The St. George Island Brewfest event will be in October, so start planning your vacation now! For more things to do in the area, make sure to request access to our free Vacation Guide. It includes a list of the top restaurants, bars, outdoor recreation, annual festivals, and more! 

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What to Know About SGI Brewfest This Year 

When Is SGI Brewfest? 

SGI Brewfest was originally set to happen in April but is rescheduled for October 16, 2021. 

What Is SGI Brewfest? 

Brews & Local Grub for a Good Cause 

The annual SGI Brewfest event is a fundraiser to promote the Franklin County Humane Society, and all proceeds will benefit the homeless dogs and cats of Franklin County. Not only do you get to try out delicious craft beer for a good cause, but you’ll also get to indulge in some of the most delicious foods from local vendors! 

How Much Are Tickets to SGI Brewfest? 

There are several options for tickets to the 2021 SGI Brewfest. For $100, VIP ticketholders will be able to sample craft beers before general admission ticket holders. They’ll also get VIP parking, a swag bag full of goodies, and a complimentary food ticket! 

For $60, early admission ticket holders will get an SGI Brewfest taster glass, unlimited craft brew tastings, and early access before the general admission ticket holders. 

If you’d just like the taster glass and unlimited tastings, buy the $40 general admission tickets. 

Need a ride, but don’t want to worry about drunk drivers or Ubers? Have someone in your group be the designated driver. Designated drivers at the event only pay $15 to get in and get free water and sodas! 

Are All of the Beers at SGI Brewfest Local? 

At SGI Brewfest, you’ll be able to try the best craft beers from not only Florida, but also several other parts around the country, and even international brands of beer as well! Some Florida locations include Apalachicola, Tampa, Tallahassee, Panama City, Jacksonville, and more. Plus, you’ll find some cold ones from Georgia, Hawaii, New York, Colorado, California, Massachusetts, Spain, Denmark, and more! Give your palate a unique variety and diversify your taste buds when you attend this special event! 

Unwind After a Day of Festivities 

gorgeous beach property on st george islandAfter a day of drinking under the sun with your best buds, unwind in some of the best vacation rentals on St. George Island. Make Resort Vacation Properties your home away from home on the Forgotten Coast. Here, you’ll find the perfect rental for you and your family, even the furry members! You can choose from a variety of pet-friendly vacation rentals with an abundant selection of amenities! 

From private pools to hot tubs with views, to beach access or strong Wi-Fi connection, you’ll find everything you need in our St. George Island rentals. Once you start creating memories and bonding experiences on St. George Island, you’ll never want to leave. So, what are you waiting for? Choose your selected dates, and start planning the best Florida getaway! 

If the St. George Island weather traps you indoors, there are plenty of ways to have fun in your vacation rental. Discover a few from Resort Vacation Properties of St. George Island.

Even if you plan your beach vacation for the dry season, there’s always a chance for the weather to become a bit rainy on Florida’s Forgotten Coast and St. George Island. A sudden storm doesn’t have to ruin your beach vacation, though. If you get rained out, Resort Vacation Properties of St. George Island offers a few tips to keep having fun inside your rental despite the rainy weather.

Have a Spa Day

There’s nothing more relaxing than a day at the spa. Of course, spas can also be very expensive, especially if you’re treating your whole family. Not everyone wants to devote a large chunk of their vacation budget to a rainy-day backup plan. Instead of dropping cash on a professional spa treatment, you can whip up an inexpensive version in your vacation rental. Cucumbers, lemons, and coconut oil are readily available at most grocery stores. You can even look up some DIY face masks or foot rubs and treat yourself to the full spa day experience without ever leaving your rental.

Keep It Cozy and Casual

If a spa day isn’t your style, there are other ways to relax without a beach. Put on your pajamas, pile up all the pillows your vacation rental can offer, and enjoy a rainy-day activity such as:

  • View a family favorite movie.
  • Read a book from a local bookstore.
  • Sip tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, or crack open a cold beer.
  • Watch the rain through your beach-view windows.

Play Some Games

Add some excitement to your rainy day with a little competition. Many vacation rentals come equipped with a few classic board games, decks of cards, or puzzles for just this purpose. You can even set small prizes for the winners! There are also plenty of mobile apps for group games, and Pictionary and Charades don’t require anything more than a pencil and some paper.

Cook Up Something Delicious

Spend your rainy days cooking. Vacation rentals don’t only have games, but most of them also have a fully equipped kitchen with all the tools you’ll need to whip up something tasty. Just take a quick trip to the grocery store for ingredients, and you’re set to go. What you make is only limited by your imagination. Try out a new recipe, bake a favorite dessert, and get the kids involved. You’ll have fun, stay dry, and create a delicious meal to share.

Get Crafty

Your vacation might not be over yet, but rainy downtime is a great opportunity to get a head start on saving the memories you’ve made so far. Take advantage of a quiet moment to pull out your camera, upload some pictures, and even order a few prints to get started on a scrapbook. Or, if your kids have filled their pockets with shells, you can string them up into necklaces or gather them into display jars.

For more suggestions on things to do in rainy St. George Island weather, contact Resort Vacation Properties of St. George Island today.

When your stomach begins to rumble, and you need a little fuel to get you through all your island adventures, it might be time for a delicious meal. Below, you’ll find some of the most mouthwatering St. George Island restaurants to dip your fork in. 

From top-notch fresh seafood, to authentic Mexican, you’ll find a wide array of dining options on the Forgotten Coast! And, for more fun things to do on the Gulf Coast, make sure to request access to our FREE Vacation Guide. There, you’ll find local insight on more top restaurants, annual festivals, outdoor activities, and entertainment so that you can start crafting together the ultimate vacation itinerary. 

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Try These Mouthwatering St. George Island Restaurants 

Fresh Local Seafood Restaurants on St. George Island 

Paddy’s Raw Bar 

You can’t visit the Gulf of Mexico without trying the fresh, local seafood! Paddy’s Raw Bar is an absolute must for a taste of our coasts’ delicious Apalachicola Bay oysters. This world-famous cuisine is served by the half dozen or dozen and can be served raw or steamed. 

You might also choose from their other options of oyster dishes, like the High Tide, which is topped with garlic, onion, tomatoes, and parmesan, or you can build your own oyster dish! 

Blue Parrott Oceanfront Café 

Adjust to island time, and head to Blue Parrott Oceanfront Café for a laidback, beachy atmosphere, delicious grub, and fruity drinks! This is the perfect spot to enjoy local seafood during your day at the beach. They have a spacious deck right on the beach, so it doesn’t get much fresher than that! 

Stop by for lunch or dinner or take a quick break from swimming in the ocean for some Bahamian Conch Fritters and a rum runner at the tiki bar! 

Sports Bars on St. George Island 

Harry A’s Bar & Grill 

Fill your night with seafood, steaks, karaoke, DJs, dancing, and live music when you step foot into Harry A’s Bar and Grill. This St. George Island sports bar is always a good time as they always have fun events going on, like karaoke nights, Taco Tuesdays, and more! So, put your dancing shoes on and dance the night away, or head out to make new friends at one of the best St. George Island bars! 

BBQ Restaurants on St. George Island 

The Beach Pit 

Texas-style BBQ is closer than you think. The Beach Pit is the perfect combination of authentic Texas barbecue and local St. George Island seafood. Sit outside with your furry best friend on the pet-friendly patio or dine inside for the cool AC. Either way, you’ll never forget the smoky flavors you experience here! 

Mexican Food on St. George Island 

St. George Cantina & Margarita Bar 

Did someone say, “happy hour?” When it’s time to sip on an extra-large margarita after a day of exploring the beach, make your way to St. George Cantina and Margarita Bar in Eastpoint, FL. They offer so many fantastic dishes, like their Cantina Shrimp Tacos or their mouthwatering Nacho Fries. 

And what’s a yummy meal and strong margarita without a little live music and dancing? This Mexican cuisine hot spot almost always has live music, so it’s always a good time! 

When Your Belly’s Happy and Full 

st george island rentalIf you’re ready to treat your food coma with a nap or a good night’s sleep, head back to the best vacation rentals on St. George Island. Resort Vacation Properties offers vacation homes near all the popular Forgotten Coast attractions like the beach, Apalachicola River and Apalachicola Bay, as well as all the best restaurants around town. Start planning your ultimate St. George Island, FL, foodie getaway and reserve your stay today!