Jekyll Island -- in southern Georgia near Florida -- has scenic beaches, birds and other wildlife, and a historic district from the Gilded Age when wealthy families holidayed there. Today, families can bike on trails, take a guided tour, or try out a water park. Lodging includes the high-end Jekyll Island Club Hotel (built by the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts) and affordable all-suite hotels. The island is state-owned, and 65% of it must stay undeveloped.
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