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Central and North Georgia Travel Guide

When to Go

Summer in the South can be unpleasant; temperatures of 90 degrees or higher (plus humidity) cause even the most Southern of Southerners to wilt. The best times to visit Central Georgia are fall and spring, when temperatures are in the 60s and 70s and there are plenty of recreational activities to enjoy. Springtime is particularly lovely in Macon, as the cherry trees are in full bloom.

Spring, summer, and fall are prime times for travel in North Georgia. Weekends are far busier than weekdays, since many visitors drive up from nearby Atlanta for a short getaway. For the mountains, the ideal time is October and early November, when fall color is at its peak. Don't arrive without reservations during spring and early fall festival weekends, when visitors head north to enjoy the spring wildflowers, fall apple and pumpkin harvests, and absolutely blissful weather.

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