2018 is already off to a strong start here in the Golden Isles! We’re excited to share with you some of the newest additions to our stretch of the Georgia coast. Plan your perfect getaway and discover the latest and greatest activities, shops and restaurants along the way.

Order a Free 2018 Official Visitor Guide

Our brand new edition of the Golden Isles Visitor Guide has been officially unveiled. This year’s guide features an exciting and fresh layout, with many great articles to inspire you and help you as you plan your visit to the Golden Isles. Learn more about famed author Eugenia Price and the historical sites mentioned in her beloved books. Meet four Golden Isles residents who work hard to maintain the beauty, culture and history of our area. Discover the array of lodging, dining and shopping found only in Georgia’s Golden Isles.

View the online guide or order your free copy today!

Get Creative at The Tinted Tide

Commemorate your trip to the Golden Isles with a beautiful handmade piece of artwork. The Tinted Tide is conveniently located in St. Simons Island’s Redfern Village, making it a great place to spend an afternoon after filling up on lunch beforehand. Choose from a huge selection of pottery to paint, or create your own masterpiece in a glass fusing class. Even better – you can stop in at your leisure, since you’re on island time after all! Walk-ins are welcome. And don’t worry if you’re only here for a few days! The Tinted Tide will gladly ship your artwork home for you.

Learn more about The Tinted Tide and plan a visit soon!

If you go: 265 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, 912-580-2530, Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Find International Flavors at La Plancha

If you’re already a fan of Tramici or Halyards, you’re sure to love La Plancha Tacos and ‘Ritas. It’s owned and operated by Halyards Restaurant Group, and is the newest restaurant to make its debut on St. Simons Island. La Plancha has quickly become a local favorite thanks to its casual atmosphere, handcrafted specialty margaritas and family-inspired Latin classics and authentic Mexican food. Don’t miss their happy hour weekdays from 3 – 5 p.m. We highly recommend the Colombian style beef empanadas and the braised short rib tacos!

Learn more about La Plancha Tacos and ‘Ritas, and view their menu online.

If you go: 3600 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, 912-434-6100, Open daily

Say “I Do” to Bridal Bliss at Island Bridal Boutique

Brides-to-be visiting the Golden Isles can bring their wedding dreams even closer to reality at Island Bridal Boutique, the only locally-owned bridal shop on St. Simons Island. Your entire bridal party can be outfitted from head to toe with designer gowns have hand-selected for brides, mothers of the bride/groom, bridesmaids and flower girls. Reserve a free VIP appointment for exclusive access to the store, drinks and appetizers and even after-hours appointments.

Finding your perfect wedding dress in the Golden Isles has never been easier! Learn more about Island Bridal Boutique.

If you go: 3303 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, 912-434-6717, Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Walk-ins and appointments welcome

With new and exciting restaurants, activities and stores on our horizon, now’s the best time to visit the Golden Isles. Plan your trip like a pro and you’ll be relaxing beachside before you know it!