Ruins of the Carnegie Dungeness mansion on Cumberland Island
Headgates at the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area in Augusta
Strolling a beach along Gould's Inlet on St. Simons Island
Catching a movie at the Jesup Drive-in theater
Piedmont Park in Atlanta's Midtown neighborhood
Docks stretching out over Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville
Forsyth Park, one of Savannah's most photographed sights
Surfing at the Tybee Pier & Pavilion on Tybee Island
Photographing the view from the suspension bridge in Tallulah Gorge State Park
Marble Mine trail at James H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park in Summerville
Come and explore all Georgia has to offer
Add These Spots to Your Must-see List
Some of Georgia’s must-see places are worth a special trip because they can’t be experienced anywhere else. The largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, Atlanta's Georgia Aquarium, is one of the state’s signature attractions. Nearby, you can visit the headquarters of Coca-Cola, which was invented in Georgia, at World of Coca-Cola. In charming Savannah, the oldest city in the state, stroll one of the largest historic districts in the USA. The state’s energy can also be experienced through sports, whether you’re a participant or fan. This is the site of Olympic Games and multiple pro football Super Bowl championships. Feel the thrill at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and other professional sports venues, as well as minor league ballparks and top-tier colleges across the state.
Get Outside and Play
Beautiful landscapes make getting out and active come naturally in Georgia. There are trails to be wandered, lakes to be paddled and beaches to be strolled. Natural wonders such as Providence Canyon, Driftwood Beach and the Okefenokee Swamp should top itineraries for outdoor adventurers. If you’re happiest outdoors, you can plan a whole vacation’s worth of adventures at Georgia’s 47 state parks. Leave room in your itinerary to explore plentiful hiking trails, many of which include unique natural and historical features. In the northern region of the state, discover Civil War sites at Sope Creek Trail and Historic Banning Mills. In central Georgia, explore 64 kilometers of trails at F.D. Roosevelt State Park in Warm Springs or marvel at ancient Indian mounds at Ocmulgee Heritage Trail in Macon. Coastal Georgia is full of treasures including Skidaway Island State Park, where a 4.8-kilometer path meanders through Civil War ruins and circa-1930s moonshine stills. For a less active excursion, delight at the wild horses roaming the pristine beaches of Cumberland Island National Seashore.
History Meets Contemporary Culture
Georgia showcases an intersection of history, current events and culture. The state is home to Indigenous American heritage, Revolutionary War sites, the birthplace of a president and the cradle of the civil rights movement. In Atlanta, discover the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and explore the civil rights movement at sites including Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and The Carter Center. Throughout Georgia, you’ll recognize backdrops for popular movies and TV shows. The music scene includes the original influencers – Ray Charles, James Brown, The Allman Brothers Band and R.E.M. – who laid the groundwork for today’s Georgia-grown stars such as Outkast, Lil’ Nas X, Zac Brown Band and Migos. Whether your artistic preferences include folk art, Southern literature, fashion or fabulous gardens, your passions will be satisfied in Georgia.