From Georgia’s energetic and lively cities to the relaxing coastline and breathtaking mountain scenery, Georgia boasts rich and unique experiences that are unparalleled. Within the city limits of Atlanta’s spectacular skyline, see the world’s largest aquarium, follow in the footsteps of one of the country’s most notable civil rights leaders, or stroll through collections of art from around the world.
Travel along Georgia’s scenic back roads and trails that tie visitors to Georgia’s past, guiding them through colorful countrysides and picturesque main streets. Small towns showcase our thriving arts and cultural scene offering visitors access to magnificent theaters, museums, unique galleries, and rich musical history. Madison, Rome, Dahlonega, Thomasville, and Washington are prime examples of how a community can preserve the best of its original architecture. Get off the highway and walk tree-lined streets, browse the local shops, and take a break at a local café.
Georgia’s Coast stretches approximately 100 miles between the Savannah and St. Mary’s Rivers. Wander isolated beaches, tranquil marshes, and cobblestone streets. The barrier islands, mysterious swamps and the easy rhythm of coastal culture make for an unforgettable experience. The Golden Isles of Georgia have been a vacation destination since the late 1700s. Founded in 1733, Savannah has been actively revitalizing its historic downtown. Home to over 1,600 historically and architecturally significant structures and 21 of her original 24 squares, Savannah has the nation’s largest registered urban Historic Landmark District.
A trip to Georgia wouldn’t be complete without the breathtaking views in the North Georgia mountains. Visit the home of America’s first gold rush in Dahlonega. Real gold mine tours share the town’s roots as a mining center. Explore charming shops on the town squares, catch a show at a historic theater, or taste the grapes growing on the vines at the local vineyards. Outdoor adventurists will enjoy the thrills of whitewater rafting, hiking, hang-gliding, mountain biking, and kayaking. Or, experience a heightened perspective on life on the new North Georgia Canopy Tours in Lula.
Experience the site of the second-bloodiest battle of the Civil War in Chickamauga. Sites around Georgia will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War from 2011–2015. Visitors can experience battlefields, cemeteries, arsenals, museums, mansions and more that tell the many stories of Georgia’s Civil War. From the extreme to the tranquil, Georgia offers something for every visitor.