Fun things to do in Savannah : Jekyll Island, GA. Jekyll Island

94 Miles 1.5 Hours

Jekyll Island is the southernmost island of the Golden Isles.In 1886 Jekyll Island was purchased by a group of wealthy families as a private retreat. The Jekyll Island Club membership included the Rockefellers, Morgans, Cranes and Goulds and represented over one-sixth of the world’s wealth. In 1942 the Club closed and Jekyll Island was purchased by the State of Georgia in 1947.

Today, this era of Jekyll Island’s history can be revisited with a tram tour of the National Historic Landmark District. You can see many of the affluent mansions owned by the millionaires. Jekyll Island also offers an abundance of recreational activities for all ages.

A variety of amenities including: ten miles of white sand beaches, 63 holes of golf, an outdoor tennis complex, a water park, fishing pier, nature centers, 20 miles of bike trails and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Accommodations include a grand historic hotel, oceanfront properties and camping.