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Romancing the Golden Isles: A lovers' guide

Prepare to fall in love!

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Created by Golden Isles - December 13th 2016

There's nothing quite like a romantic beach trip. The Golden Isles is especially enchanting... in fact, an idyllic and sweet atmosphere permeates most of the area. Life moves slower here, allowing you to savor special vibes as you treat yourself to walks on the beach, luxurious dinners, horseback rides, and more. Grab your special someone and get ready for an unforgettable and totally romantic trip through the Golden Isles!

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The Stables At Frederica

On the gorgeous Georgia coast, what's a romantic getaway without the southern charm of a horse ride through the natural setting of Sea Island? Choose the experience that fits you best: a ride through the maritime forests of St. Simons Island, beach rides on horseback, and more. For first-timers wanting to try something new and experienced horse-lovers alike, The Stables at Frederica are there to ensure that you enjoy your experience.


Brunswick, GA

Being over 900 years old, Lover's Oak is said to be the rendezvous spot of Native American lovers. It's rumored that people have kissed their true loves underneath its branches since the 12th century. The tree attracts couples and curious folks alike to the picturesque parks and historic homes of Brunswick. Located in a beautiful, historic neighborhood, this enormous oak is worth the quick stop, whether for an extra-special kiss or just a photo-op with one of the most gorgeous, Spanish moss-draped oaks in town!

Driftwood Beach

Driftwood Beach is a hidden gem located the north side of Jekyll Island. For a romantic trip to the shore, or a visit to what's been called a photographer's paradise, Driftwood Beach is an amazing way to spend an afternoon or cozy evening at sunset. The beach is filled with trees left behind from years of erosion, and has created an almost-graveyard of weathered, gnarled branches and twisted limbs. Keep an eye out for shorebirds soaring through the air and tide pools that form around the bases of trees. Be sure to time your visit for the morning, as sunrise walks create unmatched beauty and set the stage for a perfect day!


St. Simons Island, GA

For travelers and lighthouse-lovers alike, St. Simons Island Lighthouse is a must-stop while in the area. It's just one of five surviving light towers in the state! The Coastal Georgia Historical Society manages the lighthouse and its museum, which is housed in the Keeper's Dwelling. The old Victorian home at the base makes the experience feel even more romantic, and visiting the area allows for a break from time on the beach to learn about its rich history. Plus, the top is the perfect place for a kiss with a view.

Tramici Restaurant

After a day of romantic getaway fun, or before a sunset-soaked evening, Tramici offers a cozy Italian dining experience that makes for the perfect vacation treat! The restaurant has unbeatable movie night deal with the theater next door: $19 for a slice of pizza, soup or salad, an adult beverage of your choice, your movie ticket, AND popcorn! The brick oven menu is one-of-a-kind, featuring pizzas and pastas everyone will love. Make your night extra special by sitting on the lovely, breezy patio!


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The Inn At Sea Island

The Inn at Sea Island is perfectly located in the middle of the island, yet has a secluded comfortable feel, ideal for those wanting to get away. For those looking to stay on St. Simons Island, but wanting to experience the same warm hospitality Sea Island is known for, The Inn at Sea Island is the perfect place. Go golfing, explore the island, relax at the spa, and let yourself be spoiled with that special someone! The Inn at Sea Island is conveniently located just a couple miles from Sea Island's other award-winning properties, The Cloister and The Lodge, with shuttles for easy access to each. And to top it all off, Tramici and the move theater are just a short walk away from the Inn!

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If you're looking for a memorable destination for your romantic getaway, the Golden Isles is perfect. The charm, hospitality, beach weather, and history all combine to create an atmosphere that's perfectly dreamy. Between horseback rides on the beach, lazy days at cozy inns, seaside sunsets, and romantic dinners, you'll fall in love with the Golden Isles as much as you will with your special someone!

Golden Isles

Nestled on the Georgia coast lies the mainland city of Brunswick and its four beautiful barrier islands: St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. Pristine stretches of marshland, punctuated by small islands, define the Golden Isles' breathtaking landscape.