Located in the heart of the South, Georgia is a state where right-leaning politics rub against liberal ideology, close-knit communities remain on the fringe of urban sprawls, rural Scotch-Irish culture merges with Southern demeanor, and Gone with the Wind hasn't gone out of people's lives. The true spirit of Georgia lies in the struggles of Celie Harris and in the soul of Ray Charles.
Whether it's the Civil War battlefields up north or the Atlantic coastal scenery down south, Georgia is the classic heartland of America. From rattlesnake round-ups to the Oktoberfest in Helen, the state has a year-round line-up of entertaining events.
The city of Atlanta – where the Coca-Cola was invented and Dr. King was born – balances southern etiquette with sleek modernism. The city is the face of Antebellum South. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, High Museum of Art, Six Flags Over Georgia, Piedmont Park, and Zoo Atlanta are popular places to visit in Atlanta. The city's Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the entire Western Hemisphere.
Walk down to the cobblestone streets of Savannah to explore the historic district, take studio tour of the CNN Center, bike along the scenic Silver Comet Trail, hang out with college kids in Athens, tube down the Chattahoochee River, and take a road trip on Blue Ridge Parkway; there's a slew of things to do in Georgia.
Famous places to visit in Georgia
- Tallulah Gorge State Park
- Sweetwater Creek State Park
- Amicalola Falls State Park
- Tybee Island
- Jekyll Island
- Cumberland Island
- Stone Mountain
- Callaway Gardens
- Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
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Last Updated on: May 19, 2017
|Stone Mountain Park
||Chehaw & Wild Animal Park
|Splash In the Boro Family Water Park
||PDGA International Disc Golf Center
|Lane Southern Orchards
||Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge