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.
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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
Where can I go from here?
Orlando – 1.5 hours
Chicago – 2 hours
Miami – 2 hours
(* All from Atlanta)
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