Central and North Georgia

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Central and North Georgia - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Brasstown Bald


    In the Chattahoochee National Forest, Brasstown Bald reaches 4,784 feet, the highest point in Georgia. Below the bald is Georgia's only cloud...Read More

  • 2. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park


    A visit to Chickamauga and Chattanooga Military Park could easily take all day—or multiple days. The park spans the borders of Georgia and Tennessee...Read More

  • 3. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park


    A visit to this 9,000-acre military park could easily take all day—or multiple days. The park spans the borders of Georgia and Tennessee, with...Read More

  • 4. Chief Vann House


    This beautiful home with all the trappings of the wealthy planter lifestyle is fascinating because of the intermingling of cultures that took...Read More

  • 5. Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia


    Located 4 miles southeast of Helen in the Sautee Nacoochee Center, this museum showcases a 200-year unbroken tradition of folk pottery in northeast...Read More

  • 6. Hay House


    Designed by the New York firm T. Thomas & Son in the mid-1800s, Hay House is a study in fine Italianate architecture prior to the Civil...Read More

  • 7. State Botanical Gardens of Georgia


    Just outside the Athens city limits, you'll find this tranquil, 313-acre wonderland of aromatic gardens and woodland paths. It has a massive...Read More

  • 8. Tallulah Gorge State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The 1,000-foot-deep Tallulah Gorge is one of the most impressive in the country. In the late 1800s this area was one of the most visited destinations...Read More

  • 9. Amicalola Falls State Park

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    This is claimed to be the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi, with waters plunging an eye-popping 729 feet through a cluster...Read More

  • 10. Andalusia


    A picturesque farm with peacocks, a pond, and a lofty barn, Andalusia inspired much of Flannery O'Connor's work. Now a museum, the 1850s farmhouse...Read More

  • 11. Anna Ruby Falls

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    One of the crown jewels of the vast Chattahoochee National Forest, Anna Ruby Falls is actually the junction of Curtis and York Creeks. With...Read More

  • 12. Augusta Canal Discovery Center

    Historic District/Site

    Housed in a converted mill in the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, this museum traces Augusta's important role in developing Georgia's...Read More

  • 13. Augusta Museum of History


    This museum is a great first stop in understanding Augusta’s rich history. Begin your visit by taking a 12,000-year journey through the region...Read More

  • 14. Augusta Riverwalk


    The well-maintained pathways of the Riverwalk (between 5th and 10th Streets) curve along the Savannah River and are the perfect place for a...Read More

  • 15. Black Rock Mountain State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    At more than 3,600 feet, Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia. Named for the black gneiss rock visible on cliffs in the...Read More

  • 16. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Ride the rails on a four-hour, 26-mile round-trip excursion along the Toccoa River. The trip includes a stop in McCaysville, smack on the Georgia...Read More

  • 17. Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson


    The home where President Woodrow Wilson spent the formative years of his childhood still stands in downtown Augusta across the street from First...Read More

  • 18. Callaway Plantation


    Be sure to stop by historic Callaway Plantation, 4 miles west of downtown. Here, at a site dating to 1785, you can experience the closest thing...Read More

  • 19. Chattooga River

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    The first river in the Southeast to be designated a Wild and Scenic River by Congress, the Chattooga River forms the border between Georgia...Read More

  • 20. Chieftains Museum


    This historic home, now a museum, was built by Cherokee leader Major Ridge and is a part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. The...Read More

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