Georgia

GeorgiaGeorgia is a down-home southern state, with plenty of fun to be had in its cities, as well as the countryside.

The Peach State, like the rest of the southern states, is enamored with sports and has a variety of teams to see. Out of Atlanta there are the NFL’s Falcons, who are champions of their division, the always-competitive Braves, the NHL’s Thrashers, and an NBA playoff team, the Hawks. Augusta is the home of the greatest golf tournament in the world, The Masters. A Georgia vacation is the perfect opportunity to treat your sport-lover to a thrilling sporting event.

Atlanta, the largest city in Georgia, is home to over half a million people and provides tons of fun attractions for visitors. In the downtown area of the city, you’ll find the World of Coca-Cola, where visitors can take a tour of the factory and see the historic Coke advertisements in the museum. Underground Atlanta is a hot-spot for anyone who loves to shop. It contains a variety of specialty shops and an entirely underground food court. The Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the world, is a great place to take aspiring oceanographers to see 120,000 animals. The Fernbank Museum of Natural History lets guests come face-to-face with huge dinosaurs, explore human development and sustainable life on Earth, connect with interesting cultures, and view IMAX movies in a five-story theater.


For those interested in more scenic destinations, come see the Appalachian Trail, which runs through Georgia and fourteen other states. Beginning at the Springer Mountains in Georgia, it is great for a beautiful hike. Another amazing outdoor spot is the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where you can view swamps full of heron, cranes and alligators. Families can also explore the Stone Mountain Park that covers 3,200 acres and lies just outside of Atlanta. Guests can experience many outdoor adventures at the attractions within the park including the Summit Skyride, a Paddlewheel Riverboat, Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard, Scenic Railroad, Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf, and many museums.

Georgia is also home to Stone Mountain, just outside of Atlanta where a laser light show is held on the weekends, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site, where the great civil rights leader lived. Other popular destinations within the state include state parks stretching throughout the mountains, miles of beaches, and the popular cities of Macon, Augusta, and Columbus.

Helpful links:

http://www.exploregeorgia.org/

http://www.atlanta.net/

http://www.gastateparks.org/

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