Experience the Best of Georgia: Destinations For All Tastes

If you are looking for a great travel destination, then look no further. The state of Georgia will welcome you with open arms and Southern hospitality. There are plenty of fun things to do for the whole family. Whether you like big cities like Atlanta or beach towns like Savannah, you will find plenty of fun on your vacation. So pack your bags, book your tickets and head out to Georgia for your next vacation.

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Atlanta is sure to keep you and your family plenty busy with all the hustle and bustle of a big city. For starters, if you go to the city during baseball season, one of the best things to do is catch a Braves game. This major league baseball team is one of the most popular baseball teams in the South and would be fun for the whole family. The World of Coca-Cola is another fun place to go whether you’re a kid or an adult. After all, who doesn’t love Coke? The World of Coca-Cola is a permanent exhibition on the history of coke located in downtown Atlanta. Other things to do in Atlanta are the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Park, Atlanta History Center and the Atlanta Movie Tours.


If you like beaches or historic towns, then Savannah is the perfect place for you and your family. Along with some of the most beautiful beaches in the South, Savannah hosts a beautiful historic district that is fun for everyone. If you want to spend the day in the sun and on the ocean, you can go on a Dolphin Magic Tour where you’ll cruise the Savannah River into the harbor and towards Tybee Island. You and your family will be sure to have a good time on this short cruise. If cruising isn’t a good fit for you, perhaps you would enjoy a historic walking tour of Savannah. You’ll learn all about history in Savannah by walking through it yourself. At night you can enjoy many restaurants and cafes or even go on a ghost tour! This quaint town will keep you occupied for days.
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Enjoy the great outdoors just a stones throw from Atlanta

Chattahoochee River is a National Recreation Area located just outside Atlanta. It covers more than 48 miles of river and 10,000 acres of land. It is an excellent destination for anyone who wants to spend a little time in the great outdoors while in Georgia. For the more adventures travelers Georgia offers the Appalachian Trail that starts in Georgia and runs all the way up to Maine. The 2,200 miles long Appalachian Trail is a wonderful experience and I recommend to everyone who get the chance to walk the trails to do so at least once in their lifetime.  The park offers hiking, fishing, mountain biking, kayaking and horse riding in stunning surroundings.

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The Chattahoochee River park is home to all types of wildlife. When you first visit the park you might not see a lot of wildlife but if you take the time to really look around you will soon discover different animals all around you. Chattahoochee River is among other things home to Barred Owls (Strix varia), Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina), North American Beavers (Castor canadensis), Bobcats (Lynx rufus), Coyotes (Canis latrans) and White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus).

The wildlife under the waters surface is just as healthy as it as above the surface and Chattahoochee River offers great fishing. The river is home to healthy populations of Bass and Catfish but the main reason to fish this river is the abundance of trout. All in all the river is home to 23 species of game fish. Fishing requires a fishing license and special rules regulates trout fishing. If you plan to do some fishing during your trip to the Chattahoochee River, it is important to know that the regulation only allows one rod per person and that fishing using bait fish is prohibited within the park. I recommend that you visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website to make sure that you know the latest rules and regulations before every fishing trip.


Most types of small water crafts are allowed within the park with the note worthy exception of jet skis. Jet skis are banned from the park all year round. A kayak or boat trip down the river can be an excellent, relaxing way to spend the day. You can access the area with your boat at Bowmans Island, Abbotts Bridge, Medlock Bridge, Jones Bridge, Island Ford, Morgan Falls Park, Johnson Ferry, Powers Island and Paces Mill. If you do not have a boat or simply don’t want to bring it, you can rent canoes, kayaks and rafts within the park from a number of authorized outfitters. By renting from one of these outfitters, you know that you get a safe craft and that personal floating devices always will be included in the price. All people are required to use personal floating devices while on the river.
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The Cotton South Fine Arts Festival @VisitMadisonGA

Beautiful and historic Madison, Georgia will be the place for fine art lovers this fall, as The Cotton South Fine Arts Festival makes its debut Sept. 28-29.

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The show will bring the works of more than 120 artists to the downtown area, The Cotton South Fine Arts Festival will be the first of its kind in the Lake Country, says Tim Reilly, festival organizer. Reilly has sought out and invited niche artists whose medium spans oil, pastels, watercolor, sculpture, glass, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, photography and metalwork. In all, 23 different categories of work will be featured at the festival.

Nationally and regionally renowned artists like Anne London, Jean Yao, Frank Strunk III and Thomas Lott will be coming to Madison for the first time, and Reilly is rolling out the red carpet in anticipation of a great show of gallery-quality work.

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