From its energetic and lively cities to the relaxing coastline and breathtaking mountain scenery, Georgia boasts rich and unique experiences that are unparalleled—especially its world-class Southern hospitality. The wide diversity of holiday destinations, from the mountains to the coast, from its southern rivers to historic heartland to metro Atlanta, guarantees every visitor an unforgettable experience.
Don't leave without tasting...
The fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café in Juliette. Does the Whistle Stop Café sound familiar? Well, it’s where they filmed Fried Green Tomatoes.
Where locals go to relax
Georgia’s coastline stretches approximately 100 miles between the Savannah and St. Marys Rivers. Wander along isolated beaches, tranquil marshes and cobblestone streets. Put your toes in the sand on St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Cumberland Island, Little St. Simons Island, Sea Island and more.
You might be surprised by…
The town of Helen, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a re-creation of an alpine village, complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. Visitors flock to Helen every year for the annual Oktoberfest celebration.
Want to stay up late?
The Starlight Six Drive-In in Atlanta, in operation since 1949, is perfect for a date night. Pack a picnic and bottle of wine—and catch a classic or recent release on the big screens.
Classic road trip
Georgia’s Antebellum Trail is a 100-mile trek through seven communities that escaped General Sherman’s burning march through Georgia during the American Civil War. Stately, pillared manors line the streets of historic communities such as Madison, Macon, Watkinsville and Eatonton. Tour the Old Governor’s Mansion in Milledgeville or observe Athens’s famous double-barrelled cannon before seeing ‘the town that time forgot’, Old Clinton.
Films shot here
More than 700 feature films have been shot here, including Deliverance, Driving Miss Daisy, Fried Green Tomatoes, Glory, The Blind Side, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and My Cousin Vinny.
For your first visit…
Established in 1733, Savannah has magnificent live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, antebellum mansions overlooking picturesque squares, art galleries and ‘low country’ restaurants.
Made in the state
Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley has been growing peaches and pecans for more than 100 years. The farm, which now totals almost 5,000 acres, was started in 1908 by John David Duke. You can also explore the history of the Vidalia onion and the growing region that has made it so famous at the Vidalia Onion Museum.
One awe-inspiring building
Designed by Richard Meier, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art opened to worldwide acclaim in 1983 and has received many design awards, including a 1991 citation from the American Institute of Architects as one of the ‘ten best works of American architecture of the 1980s’. In 2003, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the building, the High unveiled enhancements to its galleries and interior.