State Of Georgia
Georgia’s capital, Atlanta, is the entertainment center of the South. But the Peach State also features diverse landscapes comprised of farmland, pastures, beaches, mountains, and dense forests.
The southern state’s varied landscape is divided into five main geographic regions: the Coastal Plain to the South, the rolling Piedmont to the North, The Blue Ridge Mountains in the North East, the Ridge and Valley region in the West, and the Appalachian Plateau in the North West. These areas include coastal beaches like Tybee Beach, dense forests such as Chattahoochee National Forest, waterfalls including Amicalola Falls, and farmland and pastures such as White Oak Pastures. There is plenty for the nature lover or outdoor adventure seeker to explore through mountain biking, hiking, whitewater river rafting, or camping throughout this diverse geography.
“The Peach State” is also home to vibrant cities like Atlanta, galleries and museums such as the High Museum of Art, and historically significant destinations like the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site or the National Infantry Museum. Families can have fun touring film and TV production sets, tasting beverages at the World of Coca Cola, or visiting a theme park or zoo.
Whether you’re looking for a fun getaway that the whole family can enjoy, an outdoor adventure exploring diverse geography, or a romantic getaway to a small town full of southern charm, Georgia has an array of experiences for visitors of all ages.
Best Places to Visit in Georgia
As the entertainment center of the South, the state capital has a vibrant music and arts scene, world class restaurants, beautiful urban parks and several historic sites.
Piedmont Park: The 185-acre park features two ponds, jogging and walking paths, playgrounds, tennis courts and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Fox Theatre: Catch a Broadway show or concert at this 4,655-seat historic theater.
CNN Center: Tour the world headquarters of the Cable News Network and visit one of their newsrooms.
Georgia Aquarium: Visit the nation’s largest aquarium which features 500 species from around the world, including whale sharks, manta rays, and dolphins.
Cities in Georgia
Savannah: Stroll along cobblestone squares or ride a horse-drawn carriage through the historic district of this charming coastal city.
Jekyll Island: The southernmost of the Golden Isles of Georgia barrier islands, Jekyll Island is home to the iconic Driftwood Beach and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
Athens: This southern college town is known for its antebellum architecture, music scene, and the start of the Antebellum Trail which winds through historic Civil War towns and historical sites.
Augusta: Take a walk through the Augusta Riverwalk, which runs along the Savannah River, or hit a few balls at the Augusta National Golf Club.
Georgia State and National Parks
Black Rock Mountain State Park: This 1,743-acre park located in the Blue Ridge Mountains is named after its sheer cliffs of dark colored biotite gneiss.
F.D. Roosevelt State Park: Named after the 32nd president of the United States, this 9,049 acre park is Georgia’s largest state park.
Cloudland Canyon State Park: This scenic park located near Lookout Mountain features the popular Waterfalls Trail, a two mile out and back trail with two waterfalls and sweeping views.
Stone Mountain Park: This unique urban park features the largest high relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving, in addition to a family adventure course, laser show, and golf.
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park: Located in the town of Macon, this Prehistoric American Indian Site traces 17,000 years of Southeastern Native American culture.
Popular Georgia Film Locations
Over the last decade, Georgia has become a popular filming destination and one of the entertainment capitals in the U.S.
Covington: The Covington Walk of Stars features over 30 pavers dedicated to the small town’s Hollywood legacy including “The Vampire Diaries,” “My Cousin Vinny,” and “Dukes of Hazzard.”
Senoia: This small town is home to quaint coffee shops, historic bed & breakfasts and the long-running television show “The Walking Dead”.
Juliette: Visit the Whistle Stop Cafe where “Fried Green Tomatoes” was filmed and enjoy the namesake signature dish.