Test your endurance and help the turtles with Jekyll Island’s “Turtle Crawl”

Exercise has benefits such as increased heart health, lower risk for disease, and lower stress levels. When it comes to setting goals, it's always best to have an 'end date' in mind- if you're looking to get healthier this year, why not set a goal to run on the weekend of May 14th on the beautiful Jekyll Island? For beginners, intermediate, or triathlon-level athletes, the "Turtle Crawl" on … [Read more...]

Enjoy Touring the Natural Wonders of the Georgia Marshes

Sandy beaches and seaside sun are great to look forward to when visiting oceanside areas in Georgia. It may be easy to forget that tourists can also enjoy the gorgeous natural scenery and wildlife of the southern marshlands where salt and freshwater meet. Take a Guided Tour Depending on the area, guided tours of the marshes area available to tourists and residents through conservation … [Read more...]

Mysterious Ghost Stories of the Golden Isles

South Georgia may be known for it's sunshine and sand, but the Golden Isles can boast one other claim to fame: ghosts! The area has its range of urban legends and ghost stories that have stood the test of time as tales of mystery and intrigue. Here are a few of the most popular local ghost stories. Ebo's Landing Ghosts A touch of morbid melancholy surrounds the tales of the Ebo's Landing … [Read more...]

Kayak Year-Round On the Golden Isles

South Florida has its recreational perks because of the warmer temperatures year-round. This means that kayaking fans get to enjoy a trip out on local waters no matter the season. St. Simons Island Kayaking If you already know your way around with a paddle, you can find self-guided tours through kayaking the Village Creek Landing and Hampton River Marina waterways. Get a glimpse of some … [Read more...]

Take a Shrimping Tour Near the Golden Isle

Are you a fan of the show the Deadliest Catch? Or perhaps you just enjoy a great adventure on the water, no matter what flavor it is. New residents and seasonal visitors alike can enjoy the delights of a guided shrimping tour on the Lady Jane Shrimpin' Cruise. The Best Crew Around This guided tour is more than just a fishing trip. It's a guided tour led by two marine biologists, Paul … [Read more...]

Georgia History: Check out Fort Frederica National Monument

The Golden Isles of Georgia offer a wide range of historic sites to visit. For visitors and new residents alike, one locale to include on that list should be Fort Frederica National Monument. Early Georgia History It's easy to forget that Georgia was the center of much conflict before it became a state. In the 1700s, it was a central battleground between Spain and Britain—before the United … [Read more...]

Golden Isles Early August Events

Every month and every special holiday brings activities to our Golden Isles. Continue to read our blog for upcoming events and mark your calendar for those that appeal to you and your family. Encounter Youth Choir Tuesday, August 1, 2017 – 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM - FREE Ritz Theater This Choir from Alton, Illinois, will be here as they finish their 45th season. “At the Cross (Love Ran … [Read more...]

Upcoming July Events on Award-Winning St. Simons Island

St. Simons Island is proud to have been named Number Two of “The South’s Best Islands 2017” by Southern Living due to its long level beaches, historic architecture, laid-back local lifestyle, moss-draped oaks, and more. The Number 1 spot for “The South’s Best Barbecue Joints” went to Southern Soul Barbeque on St. Simons, the Number 3 spot for “The South’s Best Hotels” went to the Jekyll Island … [Read more...]

Golden Isles July Fourth Celebrations

The Annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4 at Pier Village Sunshine Arts and Craft Shows from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. with some of the region's best crafters and artists featuring their paintings, pottery, woodcraft, photography, jewelry, garden art, and more. Sunshine Festival 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on July 4 – 1 mile fun run begins at 7:30 AM and … [Read more...]

Jekyll Island Landmarks

Jekyll Island is a marvelous place to explore and admire interesting historic landmarks. Here are just a few examples: Goodyear Cottage Built in 1906 as the winter home of Frank Henry Goodyear, the lumber baron, this white stucco cottage boasts seven rooms and a half bath on the first floor, five bedrooms and three baths on the second floor, and a third floor that originally had a servant’s … [Read more...]

Additional Jekyll Island Landmarks

Enjoy reading about and going to view more of the amazing Jekyll Island historic landmarks such as the following: Indian Mound Cottage Originally, this home was very different both inside and outside, having only the parlor to the right of the front door, one public room, and bedrooms that each had its own bath. Between 1912 and 1917, William Rockefeller made extensive changes including … [Read more...]

May 2017 Events in the Golden Isles

Funky Fitness Fiesta Cinco De Mayo Celebration Friday, May 5 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Newman Fitness Center, Fort Stewart For only $3.00 per person, you will get two full hours to party, Zumba, jam and drink margaritas together. Wear fiesta attire and sombreros and shake maracas to really “feel” the celebration! Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the U.S.? Congress passed a resolution … [Read more...]

Why Is It Called The Golden Isles?

The name "Golden Isles" immediately makes one envision a sunny and delightful place to live or visit. This area of Georgia's coast stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico and lives up to its dreamy picture. Imagine a gorgeous sunrise over the ocean or basking in the beauty of the sun on the beautiful beach sands in a natural radiance. Historically, this land came to be known … [Read more...]

March Events in the Golden Isles

Red Hot Chili Cook Off Saturday, March 4 – 11:30 am to 3:00 pm This annual fundraising event by the Rotary of the Golden Isles is a day of fun for the entire family. The best of those competing for the title of Chili Master will have the awards announced at 2:15 pm. Tickets available in advance are $5 or are $8 at the gate. Great Women of Jekyll Island Each Friday from March 3 to … [Read more...]

February Events in the Golden Isles

Our Golden Isles always have “fun” and unique activities in St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Historic Brunswick. Here are a few of the February ones: Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife Thursday, February 9 to Sunday, February 12 Jekyll Island Beach Village This combines inspired cuisine with beverage tastings. You will find some of the … [Read more...]

More December Golden Isles Events

St. Simons Island Food and Spirits Festival Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Gascoigne Bluff Featured will be the Elegant Island Living VIP Lounge with fully-catered food offerings, a private bar, VIP celebrity meet and greets, music, and more. The Tasting Tents from Noon to 3 pm will have beverage and gourmet tastings, the final rounds of the competitions in the Chefs … [Read more...]