Places To Visit in Georgia
Located in the USA's Southeast region, Georgia is bordered by South Carolina, Florida, and Alabama. Its capital is Atlanta, a bustling city that's home to a plethora of museums. The High Museum of Art is definitely worth a visit.
Don't miss your chance to explore Atlanta's parks. Take a stroll in Piedmont Park or see the five-ringed fountain in Centennial Olympic Park, a remnant from the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Head to coastal Savannah, the oldest city in Georgia and home to historic towns and ports. Savannah is known for its architecture, historic sites, and Southern hospitality. Explore the city and learn about its history of producing silent movies or stroll through Forsyth Park, along the main promenade, and past the white fountain. Also known as America's Most Haunted City, Savannah also has the largest National Historic Landmark District in the USA.
Make your way north of the city to take a giant step back into Georgia's past. Visit Pickett's Mill in Dallas, a Civil War battlefield that's now a peaceful natural area with a museum. In Chatsworth you'll find Vann House, Georgia's best-preserved 19th-century Cherokee home. Pay a visit to the Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site in Cartersville to learn about 400 years of Mississippian culture.
If you love nature and also fancy yourself to be a wine connoisseur, leave the cities behind and travel to the mountains. The Northeast Georgia Mountains region is only 45 minutes outside of Atlanta and boasts wineries for sampling and waterfalls for swimming. Here you can also relax at a luxurious spa resort and unwind after tantalizing your taste buds.
If you prefer a little more adventure, you can try your paddling skills on the rapids of the Chattahoochee River. You can also choose to take it easy relaxing at one of the area's lakes. Visit Tallulah Falls, a gorgeous waterfall within Tallulah Gorge State Park, where you can learn about the history of this stunning gorge.
Home to some sweet-smelling Southern flavors, Vidalia is known for its sweet onions and even has its own Onion Museum. You can take a tour to see how onions are grown and processed here. In the afternoon, you can mingle with farmers while browsing for arts and crafts at the market on Madison. Then sample one of Georgia's best brews at the Eagle Creek Brewing Company.
There's so much to see and do in Georgia, from touring the the state's historic and cosmopolitan cities to exploring islands along the central coast to enjoying a glass or two of the region's wine. Georgia definitely has you covered.
Get Your Guide – Get Your Guide helps you to find top-rated day tours and activities in Louisiana. Choose from a 5 hour Atlanta city tour, a modern Southern food tour of historic Inman Park or a Georgia wine country tour.
There are several to choose from including an Atlanta CityPASS, a Savannah boat cruise with lunch, or a ghosts and gravestones trolley tour in Savannah, and it’s really simple to use. Just check the reviews, price and availability then book online. Read my Get Your Guide review or click the link below for all their tours.
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Viator – Viator are similar to Get Your Guide. They are an American company and a tour platform with more than 345,000 tours and worldwide activities. They also offer an Atlanta sightseeing bus tour, a Martin Luther King Jr. history tour, and a sixth sense Savannah walking tour. Read my Viator review or click the link for all their tours.
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Intrepid Travel – If you’re searching for some company to explore the USA with, Intrepid Travel is a responsible travel company that offers a Southern Comfort USA tour. Over 12 days experience the real Southern hospitality of the country’s Deep South from New Orleans to Charleston. Intrepid operate a flexible booking policy so you can change your travel plans up to 21 days before departure. Read our Intrepid Review here or click on the link below for the itinerary.
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Where To Stay in Georgia
Georgia has several types of accommodation to choose from. You’ll find plenty of 3 and 4-star international chain hotels within Atlanta or if you prefer to camp or travel there in an RV there are campgrounds outside of the city. Atlanta has a good system called the MARTA so even if you choose to stay at an airport hotel you can take the train into the city. In Savannah, in addition to 3 & 4-star hotels there are cosy inns and suites to choose from.
Plus there’s Airbnb which offers rooms with a local and rental accommodation within Georgia on a short-term basis. You can stay in a private room in a local's house or rent their whole apartment. Save $20 off your first stay with this Airbnb link.
All of the accommodation below have been recommended by solo female travellers from our Girls about the Globe community and come with our Solo Female Friendly endorsement.
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For those who prefer the freedom of the open road consider hiring an RV and driving yourself around the USA stopping in Georgia on the way. As a solo traveller, you’ll have plenty of space for your accommodation, your own transport and possibly a kitchenette too. RVshare allows you to compare RV rates from different brands and find local owners near you. In most cases, they deliver to a specific location or park, so the home-away-from-home will be ready and waiting for you on arrival. Plus, you can bring your pet! Prices start from $75 a night. * Book a campervan with RVshare
Atlanta – Reverb by Hard Rock
Located in Atlanta Downtown, this stylish 4-star hotel has a swanky rooftop bar and stylish lobby, and even a fitness room with a view. The rooms are clean and cosy and some have a view of the stadium. If you love your music there’s live music and mini sound booths. There’s even a hotel guitar to play! The staff are really friendly and the whole place has a great vibe. Choose from a single room, a standard or deluxe king room or a standard double or deluxe room.
- Prices from £148 / $210 USD per night for a standard king room
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Atlanta – The Candler Hotel Atlanta
Built in 1906, this hotel is just stunning and is one of the Historic Places in Atlanta. It has been beautifully restored in a classic style with art deco and marble columns that you feel as though you’re in a classical museum. It’s well situated and close to the High Museum of Art and the MARTA, making it easy to get around. Choose from a king or queen room or. Deluxe king or queen with a city view. You can also upgrade to a one-bedroom suite.
- Prices from £188 / $267 USD per night for a king room
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Savannah – The DeSoto
Located in the heart of the historic area, and The DeSoto is in a central location. On the second-floor, you’ll find a swimming pool and terrace with fountains and fire pits plus you can enjoy a cocktail or two at the cabana bar. There’s a lively lobby and they also offer a “Sip & Stroll’ walking tour. Plus there are three different places to eat onsite offering farm-to-table eateries and if you’re lucky you may experience some live music on a weekend evening or for brunch. Choose from a double room or king room poolside, a double room skyline, a corner king room or a king or double room skyline with a balcony.
- Prices from £192 / $272 USD per night for a king room
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Savannah – Olde Harbour Inn
For those preferring to stay in a historic property, the Olde Harbour Inn dates back to 1812 and is one of the historic inns of Savannah. It’s close to many restaurants and shops with a great character and charm including the staff. You can mingle with the other guests at Happy Hour or just choose to make the most of your comfortable room and prepare your own food there. Choose from a one-bedroom king or queen suite with a street view or a two-bedroom suite with a river view or balcony.
- Prices from £178 / $252 USD per night for a king room
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Planning a Trip to Georgia
Budget – $130 USD + a day
Capital – Atlanta
Population – 10.62 million
Language spoken – English
Local Currency – US Dollar
The Best Time to Go – May
Events and Festivals in Georgia
Where can I go from here?
Orlando – 1.5 hours
Chicago – 2 hours
Miami – 2 hours
(* All from Atlanta)