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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.

Wildlife of the Golden Isles

How to Witness Coastal Georgia’s Natural Wildlife

The Golden Isles is an area known for its natural and picturesque beauty. This includes the area’s maritime forests, sandy beaches, and untouched marshlands, as well as its array of native wildlife. A variety of animals call the Golden Isles their home and witnessing these animals in their environment can be a rewarding experience like no other. While on vacation in the glorious Golden Isles, keep an eye out for the diverse species of birds, marine life and land mammals that inhabit this quaint seaside community.

Experience St. Simons Island, Georgia

Written by Allison Entrekin, Special for USA TODAY
Published January 14, 2014

Pack your pastels and head for St. Simons Island, where crowds of preppy Southerners congregate during the warm-weather months. This is the heart of the Georgia coast: Roads are lined with 100-year-old live oaks dripping with Spanish moss; the shops in the charming town village include one owned by a Carnegie heir (Gogo Ferguson, who sells sea-inspired jewelry at her eponymous boutique); and local restaurants serve crab fresh from the Atlantic.

Haunted Happenings in the Golden Isles

Haunted Happenings in the Golden Isles

Known for its abundance of history and culture, along with folklore, legends and tales of ghosts, there is no better place to be in the month of October than the Golden Isles. From ghost walks, trolley tours, Halloween family fun and even a ghost hunt weekend package, everybody will be able to find something “spooktacular” to do in our beautiful coastal community this October.

Get Fit in 2013 with these 5 Golden Isles Activities

Year Round Activities to Help Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution for a Healthier Lifestyle

At the beginning of each year, most people create a list of New Year’s resolutions and commit to a new way to live. What are your resolutions for 2013? Quitting smoking? Losing weight? Getting more exercise? Taking better care of your health? Giving more to charities?

Visual Arts portray beauty of the Golden Isles

Visual Arts Portray Beauty of the Golden Isles

With the beauty of the vast marshlands, pristine beaches, and historical attractions of the Golden Isles, it’s no wonder why local and regional artists are so inspired to spend their time portraying our coast in the form of art. Local museums and galleries are graced with the creations of these talented artists’ oil paintings, photography, and pottery; and they often host monthly and seasonal exhibits to showcase the works that creatively depict the Golden Isles and its rich history.

Right now in the Golden Isles and coming soon, there are many art gallery exhibits to explore…

Small Town Theatre

Small Town Theatre in the Golden Isles

While the Golden Isles is known for its beautiful beaches and picturesque scenery, when the cooler months of autumn and winter approach, visitors and locals alike search for quality indoor entertainment to enjoy. One way to do this is to take part in experiencing the area’s ever growing, small town theatre scene.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Golden Isles Museums Offer a Break from the Beaches

The Golden Isles of Georgia is a popular destination for summer beach getaways and outdoor activities. However, there are times when you need a break from the beach and may be seeking other activities for entertainment. A variety of indoor museums and historical sites in the Golden Isles provide fun learning opportunities about the history of Georgia's coast.

Summer Wave Water Park

Summer Waves on Jekyll Island Set to Open 2013 Season on May 4

A splish. A splash. A smile! That’s what guests will find this season at Summer Waves on Jekyll Island! As the biggest and coolest water park in the Golden Isles, Summer Waves offers fun-seekers 11 acres of water-filled family fun.

“We can’t wait for summer to get the fun started,” said Steve Sharpe, General Manager of Summer Waves. “Last year was an excellent summer for us and this year will be even better. As always, safety is our top concern, and our well-trained staff is ready to ensure a safe, fun summer for all of our guests.”

Summer Time is Kid Time in the Golden Isles

Summer Time is Kid Time in the Golden Isles

The long lazy days of summer allow for countless hours of sun-drenched fun, water-filled activities, and quiet evenings perfect for chasing lightning bugs, seeking sea turtles or just hanging out. With a bounty of unique camps available for kids of all ages, summer in the Golden Isles is the place to be.

Neptune Park Fun Zone, St. Simons Island

Putt, Plunge and Play!

Visit the Neptune Park Fun Zone on St. Simons Island to enjoy 18 holes of miniature golf, a wading pool and water gym for kids, and a state-of-the-art playground including swings and slides. This is considered a one-stop entertainment venue for families with young children. A great addition to your Golden Isles itinerary, the Neptune Park Fun Zone is one of many fun-filled activities that will deliver lasting memories for your kids.