If Georgia has been on your mind for some time now it is a clear sign that “The Peach State” is the next holiday location for you! A place which appears often in popular culture, it is the largest state east of the Mississippi River and boasts mountain ridges to the north, flat coastal plains in the south and a mild, sunny climate. Have a particular idea about what your vacation should entail? Then no doubt Georgia will have something for you whether it be spectacular beaches, scenic hiking trails and breathtaking landscapes composed of mountains, lakes and rivers. Visitors can also entertain themselves by make the most of the year-round golf courses, amusement parks and whitewater rafting facilities on offer. All this and more await you in Georgia so take the first step and book your trip today!
Make sure you choose the most fitting accommodation based on your needs and budget when staying in elegant Georgia. Choose a welcoming bed and breakfast by a beautiful park where you can enjoy a leisurely cycle in the sun. Make sure you bring your camera to snap amazing scenery and if you are lucky, exotic birds and sea turtles! Self-catering apartments and studios can also be widely found in cities and towns across the state. Such accommodation is ideal for those looking to discover the nighttime fun that bustling Atlanta has to offer. A bed and breakfast or apartment ensures a cosy setting for visitors looking to ride the sky lift over Stone Mountain Park, experience the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains or capture memories of the magical gardens and cemeteries of Savannah.
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- Georgia has a number of nicknames including "The Empire State of the South," "The Goober State," and "The Peach State”!
- Georgia is home to Coca Cola, and even has a Coca Cola museum!
- Stone Mountain in Georgia is the largest granite monolith in the world!
- During Sundays in Georgia, people are not permitted to carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket!
- Bingo hall owners in Georgia cannot entice people in to play with goldfish!
Georgia’s natural attractions are some of the finest the United States has to offer. It is home to the Callaway Gardens, a 4,610-acre preserve used for biological studies and environmental education programs. The Georgia Mountains Region is a stunning location where visitors can unwind in spas, discover distinct Northeast Georgia wineries and explore plummeting waterfalls and crystal lakes. Those looking to spend the night in the area can do so in a delightful bed and breakfast. Drive to Rock City in time to catch the daily ‘birds of prey show’. Come here in the fall to experience the corn maze and in the winter to see its wonderful Christmas light display.
Things to see and do in Georgia
The man-made attractions in Georgia are equally as enjoyable. The Georgia Aquarium impressively houses more than 100,000 animals in 10 million US gallons of marine and freshwater. Cultural institutions are plentiful in the state and include the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, the Center for Puppetry Arts and the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site. Many a happy hour can be spent wandering around the Savannah Historic District. Appreciate its 18th and 19th century architecture, original squares and fine buildings as you stroll through its streets. The area is home to many important sites associated with the African American community including the Beach Institute which was constructed in 1865 as the city's first black school and the King-Tisdell Cottage, the 1896 home of a working-class African American family. A fun-filled, family day out can be had at the Six Flags Over Georgia Amusement Park which features a wide variety of rides, shows, and activities. Similar attractions include the Six Flags White Water Park and the Wild Adventures Amusement Park. Sports lovers can catch a game at the Georgia Dome, Turner Field or Philips Arena.
Georgia also has many offbeat and odd attractions for visitors to check out. Head to Morganton and drive a tank over a junk car. Get chills down your spine at the Crime and Punishment Museum, a former jailhouse which operated for 87 years. Or go to see the world’s largest peanut, the Lunchbox Museum and the Babyland General Hospital where the Cabbage Patch Kids are born.