7 Reasons to Beach it in the Off Season

It’s always off-season somewhere in the South, and that makes our beaches great winter vacation spots.

Special Events

During the months when traffic drops off, many beach destinations hold festivals and fairs to draw tourists back. Check out the calendar on your favorite beach’s website. In November, for example, the Mississippi Gulf Coast will offer the 38th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival in Ocean Springs; there will be tons of live music and other events on 30A in the Florida Panhandle; and Jekyll Island, Georgia, opens its synthetic “ice” skating rink November 19-January 8.

Original article: http://www.southernliving.com/travel/beach-winter-vacation#fernandina-shrimp-festival