Golden Isles, Georgia

The gorgeous marshland and hammock islands are the perfect last stop for your culinary journey. The seasonal menu at Halyards on St. Simon’s Island offers delicious local, fresh flavors with meticulously selected wines. For fantastic seafood (order the oysters) and great wine, visit The Half Shell. Fork up shrimp and grits at the island’s only oceanfront restaurant, Echo, as you sit and watch the beautiful tide and breathtaking sunset. For a more casual experience, stop by Gnat’s Landing for locally caught seafood, melt in your mouth burgers, and a variety of homemade goodness. Make your way to the southernmost island of the Golden Isles to Jekyll Island and enjoy an evening glass of wine and dessert at Latitude 31 Restaurant & “Rah” Bar, with live music on Saturday and Sunday nights. If you’re in town in early June, don’t miss the Georgia Sea Island Festival on St. Simons Island, which celebrates the African American musical traditions, crafts and food of the coastal barrier islands.