Georgia

Explore Georgia:

Georgia is a state with many faces, all of them attractive. From the sleepy Golden Isles guarding the Atlantic Coast to the southern end of the Appalachian Trail, you will have plenty to do and see. Atlanta is a bustling, modern city but many would say that Georgia’s charms are in its southern charm and hospitality, the Antebellum (literally before the war – in this case the Civil War) plantation homes and its rural countryside.

Known as the Peach State, Georgia was established in 1732 and was the last of the Thirteen Colonies to be created; nearly 150 years later it was the last to be re-admitted to the Union after the war. History abounds and you can see many sites from the Civil War which swept across the Southern States as well as the American War of Independence. But history is more than wars and Georgia is certainly known for its musical heritage having stars such as Ray Charles, Trish Yearwood, the Zac Brown Band and Otis Redding calling Georgia home.

Many famous names are synonymous with Georgia including that of Augusta, known to all golfers (and many non-golfers) as the home of the Master’s Golf Tournament. Augusta is Georgia’s second oldest city and alive with music, shops, art galleries and a beautiful Riverwalk along the Savannah River. Sadly, we cannot get you an entrance onto Augusta’s hallowed greens but we can introduce you to great tapas, classic Southern fare and farm-to-table cuisine.

The historical town of  Macon is the home of Otis Redding whose life size bronze statue is in the town; “Where Soul Lives”! So they say. Macon’s wide avenues are lined with Antebellum mansions, art galleries and boutiques. You can hike though ancient Indian mounds and see Georgia’s largest collection of African American historical sites.

Like much of the Deep South, Georgia has some beautiful Antebellum houses and plantations. The Antebellum Trail is a 100 mile journey through 7 charming communities including Madison, Athens and Macon.

The Southern Appalachian Mountains are also worthy of a visit; Georgia’s Southern Appalachian Mountains lay claim to the end of the Blue Ridge Mountain Range as well as Georgia’s highest point, Brasstown Bald and Amicalola Falls – in Amicalola Falls State Park – the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi, at 729 feet tall. Glorious scenery, trout fishing, ziplining, guided hikes and archery can all be discovered in the park.

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