Georgia

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Georgia encompasses two Souths—the Old South of Savannah with its elegant homes, planned squares, and Spanish moss–draped live oaks, and the New South of Atlanta, a bustling high-rise metropolis with enough to keep visitors busy for weeks. For white-columned mansions and romantic visions of the past, look no further than Central Georgia. One of the most popular Civil War battlefields is in northern Georgia. There's coastline here, too, with lush barrier islands stretching all the way to Florida.

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Savannah

Savannah is such a warm, welcoming city that you may find it especially easy to get acquainted with the "Hostess City," as it is known to those...

Atlanta

Originally built as the terminus of the Western & Atlantic Railroad, Atlanta remains a hub for transportation, with the world's busiest...

St. Simons Island

St. Simons may be the Golden Isles' most developed vacation destination: here you can swim and sun, golf, hike, fish, ride horseback, tour historic...

Jekyll Island

For 56 winters, between 1886 and 1942, America's rich and famous faithfully came south to Jekyll Island. Through the Gilded Age, World War I...

Dahlonega

Hordes of fortune seekers stormed the town of Dahlonega (pronounced dah-LON-eh-gah) in the 1820s after the discovery of gold in the nearby hills...

Clayton

The town of Clayton, with a downtown filled with shops, is a gateway to North Georgia's mountains. The beautiful lakeshore and the grandeur...

Athens

Athens, an artistic jewel of the American South, is known as a breeding ground for famed rock groups such as the B-52s and R.E.M. Because of...

Tybee Island

The barrier island 18 miles east of Savannah, formerly known as Savannah Beach, has been a destination since the 1920s, when a train connected...

Augusta

Although Augusta escaped the ravages of Union troops during the Civil War, nature itself was not so kind. On a crossing of the Savannah River...

Helen and Sautee-Nacoochee Valley

Helen was founded at the turn of the 20th century as a simple lumber outpost. In the 1960s, when logging declined, business leaders came up...

Sapelo Island

The fourth-largest of Georgia's coastal isles—and bigger than Bermuda—Sapelo Island is a unique community in North America. It still bears evidence...

Macon

At the state's geographic center, Macon, founded in 1823, has more than 100,000 flowering cherry trees, which it celebrates each March with...

Thomasville

This appealing small town in the Tallahassee Red Hills started out as an agrarian community like its neighbors. Cotton and other cash crops...

Blue Ridge and Ellijay

Blue Ridge is one of the most pleasant small mountain towns in North Georgia. After you've eaten breakfast or lunch and shopped for antiques...

Pine Mountain

Pine Mountain Ridge is the last foothill of the Appalachian chain, and the town of Pine Mountain rests at the same elevation as Atlanta, making...

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Larger than all of Georgia's barrier islands combined, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge covers 700 square miles of southeastern Georgia...

Cumberland Island

Cumberland, the largest of Georgia's coastal isles, is a national treasure. The 18-mile spit of land off the coast of St. Marys is a nearly...

Columbus

During the Civil War, Columbus supplied uniforms, weapons, and other goods to the Confederate army, making the city a prime target for Union...

Plains

This rural farming town—originally named the Plains of Dura after the biblical story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego—is the birthplace and...

Rome and the Chieftain's Trail

Nestled in the countryside of Northwest Georgia is the antebellum town of Rome. Like its Italian namesake, it’s built on seven hills with a...

Madison

In 1809 Madison was described as "the most cultured and aristocratic town on the stagecoach route from Charleston to New Orleans," and today...

Milledgeville

Novelist and short-story writer Flannery O'Connor is one of Milledgeville's most famous residents. The author of novels Wise Blood and The...

Eatonton

Right in the middle of the Antebellum Trail, Eatonton is a historic trove of houses that still retains the rare Southern architecture that survived...

Hiawassee, Young Harris and Lake Chatuge

The little town of Hiawassee, population 750, and nearby Young Harris, population 600, are near the largest lake in North Georgia, Lake Chatuge...

Warm Springs

Renowned for centuries for the supposed healing properties of its thermal waters, Warm Springs is where the Creek Indians brought their wounded...

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

With nearly a million visitors a year, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is one of the most popular battlefields in the country...

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Little St. Simons Island

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Savannah

Savannah is such a warm, welcoming city that you may find it especially easy to get acquainted with the "Hostess City," as it is known to those...

Atlanta

Originally built as the terminus of the Western & Atlantic Railroad, Atlanta remains a hub for transportation, with the world's busiest...

Dahlonega

Hordes of fortune seekers stormed the town of Dahlonega (pronounced dah-LON-eh-gah) in the 1820s after the discovery of gold in the nearby hills...

Clayton

The town of Clayton, with a downtown filled with shops, is a gateway to North Georgia's mountains. The beautiful lakeshore and the grandeur...

Athens

Athens, an artistic jewel of the American South, is known as a breeding ground for famed rock groups such as the B-52s and R.E.M. Because of...

Augusta

Although Augusta escaped the ravages of Union troops during the Civil War, nature itself was not so kind. On a crossing of the Savannah River...

Helen and Sautee-Nacoochee Valley

Helen was founded at the turn of the 20th century as a simple lumber outpost. In the 1960s, when logging declined, business leaders came up...

Macon

At the state's geographic center, Macon, founded in 1823, has more than 100,000 flowering cherry trees, which it celebrates each March with...

Thomasville

This appealing small town in the Tallahassee Red Hills started out as an agrarian community like its neighbors. Cotton and other cash crops...

Pine Mountain

Pine Mountain Ridge is the last foothill of the Appalachian chain, and the town of Pine Mountain rests at the same elevation as Atlanta, making...

Blue Ridge and Ellijay

Blue Ridge is one of the most pleasant small mountain towns in North Georgia. After you've eaten breakfast or lunch and shopped for antiques...

Columbus

During the Civil War, Columbus supplied uniforms, weapons, and other goods to the Confederate army, making the city a prime target for Union...

Plains

This rural farming town—originally named the Plains of Dura after the biblical story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego—is the birthplace and...

Rome and the Chieftain's Trail

Nestled in the countryside of Northwest Georgia is the antebellum town of Rome. Like its Italian namesake, it’s built on seven hills with a...

Milledgeville

Novelist and short-story writer Flannery O'Connor is one of Milledgeville's most famous residents. The author of novels Wise Blood and The...

Madison

In 1809 Madison was described as "the most cultured and aristocratic town on the stagecoach route from Charleston to New Orleans," and today...

Eatonton

Right in the middle of the Antebellum Trail, Eatonton is a historic trove of houses that still retains the rare Southern architecture that survived...

Hiawassee, Young Harris and Lake Chatuge

The little town of Hiawassee, population 750, and nearby Young Harris, population 600, are near the largest lake in North Georgia, Lake Chatuge...

Warm Springs

Renowned for centuries for the supposed healing properties of its thermal waters, Warm Springs is where the Creek Indians brought their wounded...

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

With nearly a million visitors a year, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is one of the most popular battlefields in the country...

New Echota

...

Washington

...

St. Simons Island

St. Simons may be the Golden Isles' most developed vacation destination: here you can swim and sun, golf, hike, fish, ride horseback, tour historic...

Jekyll Island

For 56 winters, between 1886 and 1942, America's rich and famous faithfully came south to Jekyll Island. Through the Gilded Age, World War I...

Tybee Island

The barrier island 18 miles east of Savannah, formerly known as Savannah Beach, has been a destination since the 1920s, when a train connected...

Sapelo Island

The fourth-largest of Georgia's coastal isles—and bigger than Bermuda—Sapelo Island is a unique community in North America. It still bears evidence...

Cumberland Island

Cumberland, the largest of Georgia's coastal isles, is a national treasure. The 18-mile spit of land off the coast of St. Marys is a nearly...

Sea Island

...

Little St. Simons Island

...

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