It's Time to Hit the Road

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The sights, sounds, and flavors of Georgia are just what we’re craving right now. This peach of a state delivers an experience for everyone with its hip city sophistication, small-town charm, mountaintop serenity, and the beauty of a pristine coast. Whether you want a waterfall hike, lazy days on the beach, or nightlife and authentic shrimp and grits, it’s all within reach. Check out some of our favorites.

Cities with Soul

Skyview Atlanta | Photo credit: @_connerjohn

Skyview Atlanta | Photo credit: @_connerjohn

Whether you want the cool, urban vibe of the ATL, Victorian-era architecture and dazzling skyline of Savannah, artsy energy and thriving food scene of Columbus, or the live music and historic sights in Augusta, Georgia’s soulful cities are hard to beat. Steeped in history, packed with attractions, and humming with culinary talent, Georgia’s cities are a must-do. Learn More

CAN'T-MISS RESTAURANT | THE BUSY BEE CAFÉ | Atlanta, GA | Serving up “the South on a plate” for more than 70 years, this iconic spot delivers on authentic, classic favorites such as Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, Cornbread Dressing, Fruit Cobblers and Banana Pudding.

A Shore Thing

Gould’s Inlet, St. Simons Island | Photo credit: Benjamin Galland

Gould’s Inlet, St. Simons Island | Photo credit: Benjamin Galland

From the minute your toes touch the sandy shores of Georgia’s 100 miles of coastline, you’ll be hooked. From kayaking off Tybee Island and dining on freshly caught wild Georgia shrimp on St. Simons Island, to visiting sea turtles on Jekyll Island, Georgia’s beaches are as low-key or high-energy as you like. Learn More

CAN'T-MISS RESTAURANT | SOUTHERN SOUL BBQ | St. Simons Island, GA | The Soul Sandwich here is a must with its jumbo-sized portion of pulled pork. Just don’t forget the napkins!

Mountainside Moments

Tallulah Gorge State Park | Photo credit: @madiimcgee

Tallulah Gorge State Park | Photo credit: @madiimcgee

North Georgia is home to thousands of acres of state parks and national forest, spreading from Tallulah Falls in the northeastern corner of the state all the way over to Cloudland Canyon in the northwest corner. Within this wooded and mountainous region are miles of trails, hundreds of waterfalls, charming towns, lakes, rivers, and streams. It’s easy to spread out and find your own space in north Georgia. And when you do, you’ll be glad you came. Learn More

CAN'T-MISS RESTAURANT | HARVEST ON MAIN | Blue Ridge, GA | You can’t go wrong with the Grass-Fed Local Beef, served with seasonal veggies, or the Locally Farmed Rainbow Trout.

Small-Town Charmer

Thomasville | Photo credit: @wandernorthga

Across Georgia, you’ll find tiny towns populated by local craftspeople, farmers, winemakers, chefs, and artists who gather inspiration from the state’s natural wonders. Step off the beaten path and into Georgia’s small-town charm. There are so many hidden gems throughout the state, you’ll find something unique, surprising, and authentic to explore around every corner. Learn More

CAN'T-MISS RESTAURANT | JONAH’S FISH & GRITS | Thomasville, GA | Lots of fresh options make Jonah’s a local favorite. Try the classic Fried Green Tomatoes, Crab Cakes, and Cyclone Shrimp.

Georgia isn’t some place you see. It’s somewhere you feel—an experience that’s completely your own. It’s less about snapping pictures and more about making moments worthy of them. From the beauty of the open coast to the vibrant city life, it’s all right here for you.

It’s time for a Georgia getaway. ExploreGeorgia.org

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