Located near Brunswick and part of Georgia’s Golden Isles, Jekyll Island was once the retreat of wealthy turn-of-the-century families including the Rockefellers and the Vanderbilts. Many of their cottages still stand and are open for tours, along with Faith Chapel also built during the time period. The stately Jekyll Island Club, once the private club for these families, now stands as an elegant historic hotel, or head to the beach side of the island for a stay at the Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island. . Read more.