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The Golden Isles Blog

Welcome to the Golden Isles blog, where we post up general updates, press releases and news/travel magazine clippings.

The Wharf

What's New in the Golden Isles this Winter

2017 brought many wonderful new additions to the Golden Isles. From quaint bed and breakfasts to locally-owned boutiques to a weekend-long airshow featuring the Blue Angels and everything in between, we’ve had a really exciting year on the Georgia coast! As you plan a trip sometime in the New Year, we hope you’ll add these new can’t-miss experiences to your list of things to do!

Silhouette of a piece of driftwood at sunrise on Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island

5 Things to Do on Jekyll Island

The southernmost island of the Golden Isles, Jekyll Island, is defined by its abundance of recreational activities and natural beauty.

The RSM Classic

What's New in the Golden Isles this Fall

Known by many as the U.S. Capital for Golf, more than two dozen PGA pros train and live in the Golden Isles, including World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee Davis Love III, Matt Kuchar, and Zach Johnson, just to name a few. Each fall, we cheer on our hometown heroes and welcome their competitors back to the area for the annual RSM Classic. In its seventh year, the RSM Classic is a PGA TOUR event played at Sea Island Golf Club.

Golf Experiences in the Golden Isles

4 Quintessential Golf Experiences in the Golden Isles

Our Quintessential Golf Experiences: Why Golfing in the Golden Isles is So Magical

With the warm sun on your back, you crouch down to read your putt. Left to right? Uphill slightly? Then it hits you once again: the beauty of your surroundings. An elegant live oak tree — draped in Spanish moss — casts a long shadow across the green, while a great blue heron lifts off from a nearby marsh. Good luck focusing.

A Southern Coastal Favorite Dish: Shrimp & Grits

A Guide to Coastal Georgian Cuisine

In the Golden Isles, local fare gives way to culinary flair. From waters teeming with fresh coastal delicacies to tried-and-true traditions upheld by beloved local chefs, our area proudly boasts a flavorful food scene that has kept people coming back for seconds again and again.

In particular, enjoy some of these local, specialty dishes we are best known for, or browse a complete listing of restaurants.

Fall Food Festivals

Can't-Miss Fall Food Festivals

In the Golden Isles, we don’t just eat to live, we live to eat. Any true Southerner will wholeheartedly agree that food is more than just a meal; it’s a way of life. And with our prime location on the Georgia coast, many of our restaurants and festivals feature locally-caught and harvested ingredients that were in the ocean or garden just hours before finding its way onto your dinner plate.

A mother and daughter play together in Mallery Park

10 Free Activities To Do with Kids in the Golden Isles

The Golden Isles has something for everyone and is full of timeless adventures. For those families with young children, rest assured there are many kid-friendly activities to enjoy during your stay in the Golden Isles. However, we understand that no matter where you go the cost of entertainment can quickly add up depending on how many passes you have to purchase or how far you have to travel to get to your destination.

Biking in the Golden Isles

Enjoy the Ride! Biking in the Golden Isles

Get off the beaten path and discover the Golden Isles of Georgia in a whole new way. Meander through winding trails deep inside maritime forests covered with idyllic tree canopies. Ride over the expansive marshes and take in the sweet salt air while enjoying views unlike any you’ve seen before.

There are more than 50 miles of paved bike paths on St. Simons and Jekyll islands combined. We’ve pulled together biking itineraries to help you maximize your time as you scoot around the islands on two wheels.

Holiday Inn Resort Webcam

Golden Isles Adds New Webcam on Jekyll Island

Just in time for the exciting summer months, the Golden Isles is thrilled to announce a new webcam has been added to Viewers will now be able to enjoy a live feed of Jekyll Island, in addition to the existing feed of the St. Simons Island Pier Village.

East Beach

Ultimate Guide to Summer

School’s out, the weather is beautiful and the sweet sounds of summer fill the air. Summer is, without a doubt, the most popular season in the Golden Isles of Georgia. A pulsating, almost contagious spirit fills the air as families, couples and friends spend time in our great outdoors. The majestic marsh grasses are turning their vibrant green, the days are longer, and the sunrises and sunsets are more spectacular. Wait… is that even possible?