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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.

Fishing in the Golden Isles

Top Fishing Experiences of the Golden Isles

Why Fish in the Golden Isles? There Are Plenty of Reasons, Starting With These Three

While the Florida shores and both Carolina coasts garner a great deal of attention from the fishing world, the Golden Isles continue to be a world-class saltwater fishing destination — it's just that fewer people know about it.

Family bike ride on Jekyll Island

Explore the Golden Isles by Bike

One of the many popular outdoor activities in the Golden Isles is bike riding. Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island both have bike paths that line almost every major street. Beyond making it easy to explore without a car, these bike paths connect many of the islands’ most popular historic sites, restaurants, beaches, hotels and shops.

A child sits on Santa's lap during the Holiday Season in the Golden Isles

Holiday Season in the Golden Isles

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and while snow is most likely not in the forecast for the Golden Isles, there are still many activities that will put you in the Christmas spirit this season. From tree lighting celebrations, holiday parades and classic Christmas performances, even the most “Scrooge-like” will be able to find something enjoyable in the upcoming weeks in the Golden Isles!

Exterior view from the back patio of the Cloister on Sea Island

A Guide to Sea Island

Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the marshlands that Sidney Lanier praised in his famous poem “The Marshes of Glynn,” Sea Island is a world apart. And by that, we don’t mean just scenic beauty.

Taste of the Golden Isles

Announcing the Taste of the Golden Isles Getaway

*Update - This contest has ended as of 4/30/2016. Please check here for current contests.*

Exterior View of the Maritime Center on St. Simons Island

5 Things to Do on St. Simons Island

The Golden Isles' largest barrier island, St. Simons Island, has a knack for captivating travellers with a variety of  things to do while on vacation, including golf, fishing, beaches, history and family fun. These pursuits of adventure result in an interesting nexus of past and present.

A multi-generational family runs down a wide, pristine Golden Isles Beach

The Complete Guide to Beaches

A Beach for Every Mood

Why do you go to the beach? Is it soak in the sun and feel the sand between your toes? Is it play in the surf and feel like a kid again? Or are you more of a naturalist beach goer, who feels happiest where the land meets the sea?

No matter your reason for loving the beach, you’ll find that the beaches of the Golden Isles are pretty close to perfect. To help you find the right beach to fit your mood, we’ve created this complete guide to public beaches, broken down by island.

Historic Downtown Brunswick

Guide to Historic Downtown Brunswick

It doesn’t get more picturesque than Historic Downtown Brunswick. Much of the original Victorian architecture still stands today, and beautiful pocket parks and squares line the streets. On any given day you’ll see families and friends strolling the streets and enjoying the many offerings of the downtown district.

Here’s our ultimate insider’s guide to Historic Downtown Brunswick.

Gould's Inlet

Guide to the Best Spring Ever

Winter is coming to a close and signs of spring are starting to pop up around the Golden Isles. Vibrant purple and fuchsia hues are beginning to overtake the azalea bushes that have remained green for far too long. The sounds of playful shorebirds fill the air, and many people are out and about celebrating the warmer weather.

What's New in the Golden Isles

What's New in the Golden Isles

Now is a great time to discover the newest restaurants, attractions and tours in the Golden Isles. Maybe you’re a first-time visitor who is experiencing everything with new eyes, or perhaps you’re a tried-and-true visitor who knows the Golden Isles better than you know the back of your hand. Either way, we’d like to introduce you to some of our newest friends to join us on our beautiful stretch of the Georgia coast.