Georgia Vacation Destinations

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Georgia, located in the southeastern United States, has diverse geography and landscapes. Within its borders, Atlantic beaches, barrier islands, mountains, large lakes, rivers, and big cities can be found. One of the original thirteen colonies, the state is also rich in history. The peach state offers a wide variety of vacation destinations, perfect for a weekend getaway, a day trip, or week-long respite.

Dillard

This small town is located in the mountains, literally a stone’s throw away from the North Carolina border. The scenery is magnificent, with row upon row of blue mountains, green forests, and tiny farms tucked in fertile valleys. The downtown area is lined with shops that sell local crafts, specialty items, antiques, Christmas ornaments and decorations, and homemade jams, jellies, syrups, pickles, and relishes.

Just outside of town are numerous cabins to rent, many on or near mountain streams. Lake Rabun is also nearby and offers boating, swimming, and fishing. Several area stables provide trail rides through the hills and valleys, which is a wonderful way to experience the region’s natural beauty. Local gem mines are also popular, giving visitors a chance to find their own precious and semi-precious stones.

St. Simons Island

One of Georgia’s Golden Isles, St. Simons is a small barrier island located just off the coast of South Georgia. The island is covered with moss-laden oaks and is steeped in history. The beach is wide and sandy, and there are a playground and park at the main beach.

Sightseeing spots include Christ Church and its famous haunted graveyard, made famous by the fictional series written by Eugenia Price. The St. Simons lighthouse is also popular with visitors. At Neptune Park, visitors can learn the history of Neptune Small, a slave who carried his slain master back home from the battlefield during the Civil War. At Fort Frederica, visitors can explore the tabby ruins of the old settlement, along with the waterfront dungeon.

The island is abundant with upscale boutiques, specialty shops, and charming stores. Restaurants include everything from waterfront dining to crab houses, and from informal to posh. According to many restaurant critics, the most beautiful dining room in the entire state can be found at the King and Prince. A visit to their Sunday brunch is truly unforgettable!

Atlanta

“Hotlanta,” as the locals call it, is an amazing city loaded with things to do. There are huge shopping malls, including the elite Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza. Restaurants are everywhere, serving every kind of cuisine you can imagine.

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A visit to Atlanta just wouldn’t be complete without a stroll through Underground Atlanta, a facsimile of the antebellum city. Stone Mountain has a nice park, with a lake, hiking trails, riverboat rides, and laser shows in front of the huge carving on the granite hill. Zoo Atlanta is a wonderful destination for families, with animals seen in their natural habitats. One of the most popular destinations is the Georgia Aquarium, the largest in the world.

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22 thoughts on “Georgia Vacation Destinations

  1. I live in Georgia and I believe you hit on most must see places! I still need to travel around my little state more, but Little Five Points in Atlanta is a most see.. cool vintage stores and coffee shops, and Tallulah Gorge or Amicalola Falls are some of our favorite places to get in a nice hike with a gorgeous view of the waterfalls… We also have plenty of parks here in Georgia.. I would go to Piedmont, and try to catch it when there is an event going on!

  2. I’ve never been to Georgia, but I think it would be so fun to visit. It looks like there would be so many fun things to do!

  3. I haven’t been to Georgia yet but my friends had been bugging me to go. I did not realize that there’s so much to see and do. I would love to visit the Atlanta Zoo. Thank you for sharing this and will consider this during our next trip.

  4. Would love to visit Georgia one day! Would have to make a trip to their zoo. We love taking the baby to zoos and aquariums in the places we visit!

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