When you travel to Georgia, there are obviously many things to see. But it depends on the length of our stay (and your budget, of course) if you can see all of the state, or just focus on some of the big cities.
First-time visitors will mainly concentrate on Atlanta. In this town, there is enough to make your stay interesting.
If you are intrigued by history, visit Underground Atlanta. This historical tour starts at the railroad depot and takes you through the history of the town, from the civil war and throughout the civil rights movement. It is by far one of the best places to visit, and as an added bonus there are lots of interesting shops and cozy restaurants.
For visitors with children, there’s the Atlanta Zoo. It famous for its gorilla research. Visitors can look at the lives of silverbacks and gorilla babies in their daily routine. Nowadays, it is possible to take a bus ride from the Zoo to the Atlanta Aquarium, with gallons of water and thousands of sea animals. It’s an exciting place to see if you’re single and great for families too.
Looking for some peace and quiet after a busy day sightseeing? Go to the Centennial Olympic Park, which can be found in the middle of downtown Atlanta. There are water features, artwork and the Fountain of the Rings. You can easily spend a couple of hours there.
For entertainment, Chastain Park is the place to be. In summer there is music and dancing throughout the night. The park provides tables, and you can bring your picnic basket to enjoy a day there. At the Fox Theatre you can see comedy, plays, music and more. The theatre has comfortable seating and an amazing stage, and is almost a century old.
Another town worth a visit is Savannah. The visitor will be welcomed with true Southern hospitality, as they have been doing since 1733. In this refined city, you’ll find great architecture, spooky cemeteries and rich history. Take a historical tour around the town, and go back to the times of the ages past.
In the center of the historic Heartland, you’ll find the town of Barnesville, which boasts a gem of an historical building: the restored Carnegie Library. The beautiful accoutrements are well-preserved and now houses a working art studio/gallery. There are living quarters on the second floor and a sculpture garden outside.
In Jonesboro, Clayton County, you can see the home of Margareth Mitchell’s ‘Gone With The Wind’. You can take a tour of the area, with interesting stories of the Old South. The tours start daily from the 1867 train station in downton Jonesboro.
If you want to get away from it all for a while, go to Cumberland Island. Wild horses freely roam the island and you can get close to them. A great place for outdoor camping, as it only has one B&B. You can reach the island by ferry and have to leave the car behind.