Some people vacation, others get away.

Uncover a winter haven just under five hours south of Atlanta. In the Golden Isles, average temperatures during the winter months are in the 60s, making a sunny afternoon walk on pet-friendly beaches an ideal activity.  Biking and hiking are other popular things to do, especially when you're in search of the St. Simons Tree Spirits or Jekyll Island's Island Treasures. And when you've had a day full of exploring or a day full of relaxing, head to one of many local restaurants for authentic flavors of the coast.

Comprised of four natural barrier islands, St. Simons IslandSea IslandLittle St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island, each of the Golden Isles has its own charisma and personality for you to discover, and all are complemented by the mainland historic city of Brunswick.

Enjoy more than 20 miles of paved bike paths on Jekyll Island, GA.

How to Get Here

Traveling to the Golden Isles has never been more convenient. Whether you choose to arrive by car or by plane, you won't feel as though you've left home; you'll feel as though you're coming home. 

If you're planning a Georgia coast road trip, Interstate 95 provides easy access to the Golden Isles, as do U.S. highways 341 and 17. Take advantage of direct daily flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport into the Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport, where you can leave the bustle of city life and have your toes in the sand in just under an hour. Private flights can be accommodated at both the St. Simons Island Airport and the Jekyll Island Airport. 


Things to Do this Winter in the Golden Isles

Temperate weather, quiet beaches and year-round activities make winter one of the best seasons to visit the Golden Isles. December and January may be the coolest months on the Georgia coast, but with an annual average temperature of 68° F, you can…

Pet Friendly

4 Pet-Friendly Activities in the Golden Isles

When planning a trip to the Golden Isles, there is no reason why four-legged friends have to stay behind. With a variety of pet-friendly accommodations available and an array of activities and attractions for pet owners and their pets to enjoy, the Golden…

Food & Drink

15 Best Restaurants on St. Simons Island

The largest island in the Golden Isles, St. Simons Island, is known for its beautiful beaches, quaint shops, and picturesque scenery. But it's also extremely well known for its abundance of delicious restaurants, both new and tried-and-true, that keep…


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…


5 Things to Do on Jekyll Island

Spending a few days in the Golden Isles? Use this list of things to do on Jekyll Island to guide your stay on the southernmost island of the Golden Isles. Jekyll Island is defined by its abundance of recreational activities and natural beauty. Visitors of…

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