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Explore Georgia’s Iconic Destinations and Experiences


Energetic and lively cities, a relaxing coastline and breathtaking mountain scenery offer rich and unique experiences that can only be found in Georgia.

Within the beautiful skyline of Atlanta you’ll have access to the world’s largest aquarium, the chance to follow in the footsteps of one of the country’s most notable civil rights leaders and even see the world’s largest collection of Coke memorabilia at the World of Coca-Cola.

Walk down the cobblestone streets of Georgia’s first city in Savannah, a place filled with southern charm and one of the largest historic districts in the country. Disconnect from the world at Georgia’s Cumberland Island National Seashore which remains preserved in natural beauty with wild horses roaming its beaches.

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War - discover our more than 400 Civil War sites offering a wealth of battlefields, cemeteries, arsenals, museums, mansions and stories.

Georgia’s 47 state parks offer opportunities for outdoor adventure. Go rafting or kayaking on the Chattahoochee River in Columbus - the world’s longest urban whitewater course. Hike the Appalachian Trail that starts at Springer Mountain in the North Georgia Mountains.

Visit the filming locations that are now part of Georgia’s television and moviemaking history. Experience one of Georgia’s most recognizable icons “Gone With the Wind” along the Gone With the Wind Trail from Jonesboro to Marietta.

With all there is to see and do, you’ll want to make sure you explore Georgia.

Georgia Highlights

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

Lighthouse on St. Simons Island

Georgia’s coastline stretches approximately 161 kilometers 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…

Helen, Georgia

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?

Jesup Drive-In is one of the state's few continuously operating drive-in theaters and offers movie lovers a unique viewing experience. Pack a picnic and bottle of wine—and catch a classic or recent release on the big screens.

Classic road trip

Antebellum Inn in Milledgeville

Georgia’s Antebellum Trail is a 161-kilometer 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 Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Driving Miss Daisy, Fried Green Tomatoes, Glory, The Blind Side, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and My Cousin Vinny. Take a movie tour during your visit! See where your favorite movie was filmed on one of the many tours offered around the state.

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.

Official Georgia Travel Site

Georgia Department of Economic Development

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