Now is a great time to discover the newest hotels and events found only 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.

The Grey Owl Inn Opens on St. Simons Island

The Grey Owl Inn

St. Simons Island welcomes The Grey Owl Inn to its family of lodging partners. The Grey Owl Inn is the island’s only true Bed & Breakfast Inn and features five well-appointed suites perfect for an intimate getaway, a girls’ trip or small groups. Stroll through the beautiful gardens after enjoying the Afternoon High Tea. The Inn’s library features countless books, and since each suite offers its own private outdoor seating area, you’ll have the perfect place to curl up with a good book.

Learn more about The Grey Owl Inn, and book your visit today! Bonus: Enjoy 15% off a two-night stay Sunday – Thursday during the month of March. Contact The Inn to take advantage of this special offer!

If you go: 1602 Demere Road, St. Simons Island, 912-434-6292

Home2 Suites by Hilton Opens on St. Simons Island

Home2 Suites by Hilton

Also new to the St. Simons Island list of hotels is Home2 Suites by Hilton. Opened earlier this year, this hotel is adjacent to the McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport, making your trip even more convenient. Home2 Suites offers the functionality of an office but the comforts of home with stylish suites customizable for work or relaxing. There’s bike rentals and complimentary breakfast as well as an outdoor saline pool and fire pit. And, to top it all off, your furry, four-legged family members are welcome, too!

Learn more about Home2 Suites and discover why it should be at the top of your list of hotels in the Golden Isles.

If you go: 105 Terminal Way, St. Simons Island, 912-638-0333

Wings Over the Golden Isles Adds The Blue Angels to its Lineup

Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow

Forced to reschedule due to Hurricane Matthew’s unwelcomed visit last fall, Wings Over the Golden Isles Airshow is back and better than ever! This inaugural event takes place March 24-26 with exciting shows, exhibits, performances and more. New to this year’s lineup of performers is crowd-favorite United States Navy Blue Angels Jet Demonstration Team!

With an undisputed world class line-up of tier-one performers, the three aerial headliners will include the USN Blue Angels, USAF F-22 Raptor and AeroShell Demonstration Teams – plus America’s favorite southern rock band .38 Special performing live Friday evening!

If you go: March 24-26, 2017, Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport. Learn more here about the airshow, schedule of events and ticket prices.

Southern Grown Announces New Festival Dates

Southern Grown

Mark your calendars for September 1-3, 2017 as Southern Grown returns to the Golden Isles for a third year!

Sea Island commemorates the distinctive culture of all things Southern with the third annual Southern Grown, giving guests the chance to taste, sip, learn about, and experience the unique cuisine and traditions of the most special region of America. The weekend overflows with opportunities, kicking off with Friday night’s Garden & Gun signature dinner and concert. Saturday’s daytime Southern Grown University and Marketplace precede an oceanside dinner and a concert followed by a late night After Glow Event. The weekend culminates with a Sunday Brunch. The entire roster of events will be led by award-winning chefs and musical talent from across the South. All in the world-class setting of Sea Island.

If you go: September 1-3, 2017, Sea Island. Learn more about the festival and find talent announcements here.

With several great new hotels and exciting events coming up, now’s the perfect time to plan your next trip to the Golden Isles. Insider tip: you can find lodging and dining specials on our website. Can’t make it to Wings Over the Golden Isles or Southern Grown? Here’s a complete list of upcoming festivals and events in the Golden Isles. We’re constantly adding new events, so check back soon and check back often for the most up-to-date information. We hope to see you soon!