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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.

St. Simons Island

St. Simons Island: The #1 Most Romantic Town in America

Throughout the years, the Golden Isles has received various accolades praising the area for its gorgeous seaside scenery paired with its simple and laid back lifestyle. Recently, Travel + Leisure named St. Simons Island the #1 Most Romantic Town in America and the mainland city of Brunswick made the list at #20. With a wide variety of couples lodging packages now available and endless amounts of romantic activities, there is no better time to experience the Golden Isles with the one you love.

View the Golden Isles Live!

View the Golden Isles Live!

We are excited to announce a new addition to the Golden Isles website, a live webcam feed in the Pier Village on St. Simons Island! You can see the sun rise daily, cargo ships passing by the pier and palm trees waving in the warm coastal breeze.

St. Simons Island: America's Favorite Beach Town

St. Simons Island: America's Favorite Beach Town

The Golden Isles is no stranger to international recognition and numerous awards each and every year. Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Southern Living are just a few of the publications that have honored the Golden Isles in the past. But with world class dining options and accommodations paired with unique scenic beauty and a family friendly atmosphere make it easy to understand why the Golden Isles tend to top travel destination lists quite often.

Sea Turtles in the Golden Isles

Journey of the Loggerhead Turtles

From the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, there is no other sea turtle more widely distributed than the loggerhead sea turtle. But don’t let this fact fool you into thinking they are a common sight. Like many sea turtles, loggerheadsare increasingly rare and considered endangered. Seeing one in its natural habitat is often a once-in-alifetime highlight for nature lovers, and there is no better place on the Eastern Seaboard to encounter them than the Golden Isles.

Fun for Kids in the Golden Isles

Fun for Kids in the Golden Isles

The warm summer months are rapidly approaching and with the changing of the seasons come summer vacation for children from all over. Summers are the perfect time for family vacations filled with countless hours of fun and relaxation. While planning your summer getaway with the little ones, keep the Golden Isles in mind because it truly is the idyllic spot for family vacations. The Golden Isles offer a variety of day camps, classes and activities for kids of any age to enjoy.

Sea Turtles in the Golden Isles

Seasons of Sea Turtles

Salty sea waters meet beautiful sandy shores along the coast of Georgia. Here, you will find many unique species of animals living in and around our marsh and ocean waters. One animal that is truly becoming iconic to the Golden Isles is the sea turtle. With several different species of sea turtles and countless ways to witness and learn about this shelled creature, the Golden Isles makes the perfect trip for those who are interested in discovering all that there is to know about this exceptional animal.

Camping in the Golden Isles

Camping in the Golden Isles

Filled with vast marshlands, beautiful sandy beaches and magnificent oak trees, the Golden Isles is graced with a unique and natural beauty. Visitors to the area who enjoy adventure and the wilderness often choose to camp while vacationing in the Golden Isles. Camping is a great way to experience the great outdoors first hand and it is one of the most affordable ways to see all that is offered.

St. Simons Island marina

At Home on the Water: Golden Isles, Georgia

Written by Brad Kovach for Marinalife Magazine, Winter 2014 Issue

Just off the Atlantic Coast, midway between Savannah, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla., lie the Golden Isles, so named for their radiant beauty and gleaming stretches of sand. Native Americans, European explorers, pirates and tycoons have all left their footprints here, creating a setting rich in history and luxury.

Bowling in the Golden Isles

6 Ways to Have Fun Indoors in the Golden Isles

A trip to the Golden Isles may include several of the area’s popular outdoor activities, such as golfing, kayaking, boating, camping, fishing, sailing and swimming. But sometimes visitors and locals like a break from the outdoors. With numerous options when it comes to both indoor and outdoor fun here in coastal Georgia, people of any age can always find something new in the Golden Isles.

Biking the Golden Isles

Cycle Across Coastal Georgia's Barrier Islands

Can you guess one of the most popular activities for both visitors and locals of the Golden Isles? If you guessed biking, you would be correct! With the many bike paths that encircle St. Simons Island and the surrounding areas, biking is a great way to exercise and simply get around here in the Golden Isles.