Holidays in Savannah and Jekyll Island - Many Attractions
Savannah is home to the First African Baptist Church, the first of its kind in North America. There’s also the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, which is close to the Savannah Visitors Center. It's dedicated to the lives and services of African Americans and their contributions to the civil rights movements in Savannah. The African American civil rights movement made a profound change to life in the Deep South and its something that you should take a little time to understand on your Deep South holidays.
Jekyll Island is the smallest of Georgia's barrier islands. Barrier islands are found along nearly the entire east coast of the United States. Many of Georgia's islands are the most natural, and are considerably younger than the mainland. The natural environment of Jekyll Island is a magnolia–live oak forest canopy with a forest floor dominated by palmetto and scrub oak. Animals found on the island include white-tailed deer, raccoons, rabbits, and squirrels. The tidal creeks and streams of the salt marsh provide a variety of resources, including seasonal fish and shellfish.
Jekyll Island, Georgia is a great place if you want beaches almost to yourself. Spend time looking for shells in the morning, then nebbing the many homes of the rich and famous on the island (Nebbing: To look around in a nosey way with the hope of seeing something). At night you’ll see deer standing beside the road.