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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.

Where to Shop for the Holidays on the Golden Isles

Where to Shop for the Holidays in the Golden Isles

With the holidays around the corner, you might look at your shopping list and wonder “where can I find something unique and personal?”

Our advice? Make a quick trip to the Golden Isles, and in addition to browsing through many of the independent galleries, boutiques and stores, you can enjoy a quiet weekend of relaxation before the madness of the holidays.

Plus, there are plenty of holiday events to attend as well, to really get you in the festive spirit.

Golden Isles Featured in US Airways Magazine

Golden Isles Featured in US Airways Magazine

The Golden Isles is honored and excited to announce that we have been featured in the November 2014 issue of the US Airways in-flight publication, US Airways Magazine. Our magnificent seaside haven is presented in a 30-page spread filled with information on things to do, dining, shopping, history and the area’s pristine natural surroundings. All of this is of course accompanied by a variety of images that showcase the majesty of the Golden Isles.

Holiday Season in the Golden Isles

Holiday Season in the Golden Isles

The holiday season is rapidly approaching and while snow is most likely not in the forecast for the Golden Isles, there are still many activities that will put you in the Christmas spirit this season. From tree lighting celebrations, holiday parades and classic Christmas performances, even the most “Scrooge-like” will be able to find something enjoyable in the upcoming weeks in the Golden Isles!

Spectator Guide to Attending the McGladrey Classic

Spectator Guide to Attending the McGladrey Classic

If you are planning on being a spectator at this year’s PGA TOUR McGladrey Classic, we have gathered all the essential details right here.

Fishing in the Golden Isles

Top Fishing Experiences of the Golden Isles

Why Fish in the Golden Isles? There Are Plenty of Reasons, Starting With These Three

While the Florida shores and both Carolina coasts garner a great deal of attention from the fishing world, the Golden Isles continue to be a world-class saltwater fishing destination — it's just that fewer people know about it.

Antique Show in Postell Park

Uncover Antiques in the Golden Isles

When it comes to a historical past, the Golden Isles is not short on stories. Home to the Bloody Marsh battle site, a National Historic Landmark District and an iconic working lighthouse, people from all over flock to the Georgia coast to learn about what life was like in days gone by.

Golf Experiences in the Golden Isles

4 Quintessential Golf Experiences in the Golden Isles

Our Quintessential Golf Experiences: Why Golfing in the Golden Isles is So Magical

With the warm sun on your back, you crouch down to read your putt. Left to right? Uphill slightly? Then it hits you once again: the beauty of your surroundings. An elegant live oak tree — draped in Spanish moss — casts a long shadow across the green, while a great blue heron lifts off from a nearby marsh. Good luck focusing.

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.

Golden Isles Beaches

The Complete Guide to Beaches

A Beach for Every Mood

Why do you go to the beach? Is it soak in the sun and feel the sand between your toes? Is it play in the surf and feel like a kid again? Or are you more of a naturalist beach goer, who feels happiest where the land meets the sea?

No matter your reason for loving the beach, you’ll find that the beaches of the Golden Isles are pretty close to perfect. To help you find the right beach to fit your mood, we’ve created this complete guide to public beaches, broken down by island.

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.