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GeorgiaUnited States of America

Atlanta History Center which includes heritage architecture

Known for peaches and pecans, this state has elegant antebellum estates and a booming modern metropolis.

Georgia offers outdoor adventure and city attractions, all graced with Southern charm. The state is the home of several major corporations, an Olympic park and frequent TV and movie filming. Enjoy the outdoors from the Atlantic Coast to the Appalachian Mountains.

In sprawling Atlanta, the state capital, learn about important U.S. history at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum and the Margaret Mitchell House, where the author wrote Gone with the Wind. For sports, see Atlanta Braves baseball or Falcons football, run or walk in the July 4 Peachtree 10K Road Race along the city’s main street or walk through Centennial Olympic Park, with fountains and sculptures from the 1996 Olympics.

Elsewhere in Atlanta, tour the World of Coke, the soft drink known in nearly every part of the globe, or visit the Inside CNN Atlanta Studio Tour, the news medium known around the world. Visit Zoo Atlanta and the very large Georgia Aquarium. Find shopping and dining along Peachtree Road and dotted throughout the city.

Coastal Savannah is laid out in squares, offering more than 20 spots to enjoy gardens, see statues or have a picnic in the shade. Walk through the city, take a horse-drawn carriage or reserve a spot on a Savannah Riverboat Cruise. In the River Street District, find shopping, dining and art. SCAD Museum of Art features up-and-coming artists. Sample delectable pecan pralines and peach marmalade in boutique shops.

Reserve a ferry trip to Cumberland Island, a large barrier island once owned by the Carnegie family. Rent a bike to ride to the Dungeness Ruins to explore the remains of buildings erected in 1884. Enjoy the sandy beaches and look for the wild horses that roam the shore.

At the western end of the state, explore the Appalachian Mountains, perfect for hiking and camping. Visit Springer Mountain, the southern beginning of the 2,160-mile (3,476-kilometer) Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Investigate Providence Canyon State Park, Georgia’s version of the Grand Canyon.

Popular cities in Georgia

Atlanta
Atlanta
Known for Poolside Bars, Aquarium and Theatre
Big business, green space and a passion for history defines the Capital of the South.

Reasons to visit

  • Underground Atlanta
  • Little Five Points
  • Georgia Aquarium
River Street showing a river or creek and a bridge as well as a small group of people
Savannah
Known for Historical, River View and Tour
Grand architecture, galleries and museums combine with a rich southern colonial atmosphere to make this Georgian city a great holiday destination. 

Reasons to visit

  • Candler Hospital
  • Savannah Children's Museum
  • Savannah Civic Center
Helen
Helen
Known for Mountain, Hiking and Waterfall
The Bavarian-style pitched-roof houses, cuckoo clocks and Oktoberfest might sound like the Alps, but this riverside village is actually in the Appalachians.

Reasons to visit

  • Tallulah Gorge State Park
  • Unicoi State Park
  • Anna Ruby Falls
Jekyll Island showing flowers and a house
Brunswick
Known for Beach View, Island and Sea
Just a stone’s throw from the Intracoastal Waterway, this port city is known for its seafood and was once dubbed the Shrimp Capital of the World.

Reasons to visit

  • Driftwood Beach
  • Saint Simons Island Pier
  • St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
Athens
Athens
Known for Dining, University and Sport
Discover a thriving music scene, diverse cultural offerings and plenty of school spirit in this bustling college town.

Reasons to visit

  • University of Georgia
  • The Georgia Theatre
  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Cartersville
Cartersville
Known for Family-friendly, Sport and University
Enjoy outdoor activities, explore ancient Native American sites and check out the other cultural and natural attractions in this picturesque city in Northwest Georgia.