Macon Vacation Packages
Known as the “Heart of Georgia,” Macon has wide boulevards lined with cherry trees, rich with delicate pink blossoms in the spring. The city is packed with historical buildings, superb restaurants and great live music venues.
You won’t have to stay long in Macon to realize this is a town that’s proud of its history. Over 5,000 buildings are listed as historical structures, including the resplendent Hay House and one of the city’s architectural centerpieces, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Outdating all of these, however, are the Indian mounds at Ocmulgee National Monument. Visit this 14,000-year-old site to learn about the local Native American history. Climb the Great Temple Mound for a view of the city.
Learn about the nation’s proud African-American heritage at the Tubman Museum. Study the spectacular 55-foot (17-meter) mural noting African-American accomplishments over centuries. Take the family to the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Enjoy the galleries and planetarium inside and nature trail and simulated limestone cave outside.
Some of America’s finest musicians came from Macon. Visit one of the numerous bars hosting bands and singers from the area. Pay homage to one of the town’s greats when you walk the Heritage Trail along the banks of the river. Here you will find a statue of the singer, Otis Redding. To find out more about the city’s musical heritage, head to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Visit in March and April to experience one of the country’s most spectacular cherry blossom festivals. Macon has over 275,000 cherry trees full of pink flowers each spring. Several events take place in and around town to celebrate the blooming of the blossoms.
Macon is easily walkable, so you can see most of the major sights on foot. Buses do run regular services through the city, though driving is the best way to get around.
Accommodation in Macon
Using Expedia's Macon hotel booking page is the simplest way of locating a nice hotel in Macon that suits your budget and taste.
Travelers seeking hotels and apartments at the upper-end of the scale won't be disappointed, Macon features some terriffic stays, such as the Hampton Inn Suites Macon I75 North, at 3954 River Place Dr, and the Marriott Macon City Center, at 240 Coliseum Dr. The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Macon, 4630 Sheraton Dr, and the Residence Inn by Marriott Macon, 3900 Sheraton Dr, are two other excellent Expedia-listed hotel options worth considering.