A Georgia vacation offers a wide variety of options from which to choose. For example, consider a vacation to a pristine beach, such as found at Tybee Island.
Here you enjoy a nice hotel, such as the DeSoto Beach Hotel
, eat at top restaurants, and visit the 19th century forts, Fort Pulaski
and Fort Screven. Tour Georgia’s oldest lighthouse; enjoy a peaceful day at the beach; or take in the natural wonders that the salt marshes have to offer. You can always take the 15-minute drive into Savannah and shop along River Street or in the Historic District. Take a tour of Savannah! You have plenty of tour options
from which to choose – trolley, carriage, walking, haunted, boat cruises, audio and more.
Looking for a Georgia vacation that will reflect the history and culture of Georgia? East and south of Atlanta is a stretch of seven historic towns that comprise Georgia’s 100-mile Antebellum Trail,
. The Trail begins in Athens and goes through Watkinsville, Madison, Eaton, Milledgeville, Old Clinton and Macon. These communities escaped destruction by Sherman’s army, so there are many beautiful, well-preserved antebellum homes. Enjoy the southern hospitality of these Georgia towns as you and shop, dine and relive their history. There are many award-winning bed and breakfasts, such as the 1842 Inn
in Macon, in which you can stay as you take this driving tour.
For Civil War enthusiasts, a driving tour to some of the outstanding Civil War sites and attractions would prove to be exciting and educational. Perhaps you can start your Georgia vacation in the northwest corner of the state at the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military
and followed the Blue-Gray Trail that follows Sherman’s path to Atlanta. You could then spend the better part of a day at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park where one of the major battles of the Atlanta campaign was fought. In Atlanta you could then stop at the Cyclorama
and re-live the Battle of Atlanta in one of the great pieces of three-dimensional art in the world. Continuing south you could stop in Jonesboro and visit the Road to Tara Museum, and then you might take a three-hour drive down to Andersonville, site of the infamous Civil War prison camp. Heading east you can make your way to the town of Irwinville where you can visit another very important Civil War site. It was here in 1865 that the Federal troops captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis and the Confederate States officially collapsed. The 13-acre historic site also features a Civil War Museum. There are many other Civil War venues and tours throughout the state that you could add to your itinerary.
Another unique Georgia vacation might be to take a trip back in time to rural and small-time Georgia. Your trip might begin by parking your RV at the Georgia National Fairgrounds
and taking in one of the major events held there throughout the year, such as the Georgia National Fair or a rodeo. Near the town of Lumpkin you can tour the living, historic town of Westville and see what a small town in West Georgia was like around 1850. While you are in this area, you should not miss taking in Providence Canyon State Park, known as the Little Grand Canyon. From there drive your RV over to the beautiful Georgia Veterans State Park at Lake Blackshear near Cordele. Here you can enjoy all kind of family fun (golf, hiking, swimming, fishing, boating and more). You can also catch a ride on the SAM Shortline Excursion Train
and take a ride through several south Georgia towns, including a visit to the Plains area, where the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
is located. Just down I-75 you can visit the Georgia Agrirama
in Tifton and discover what life was like in a small rural community and on a farmstead in the late 1800’s. From here you can head west to Colquitt and catch a performance of “Swamp Gravy”, the official folk life play of Georgia. Entertainment for the family can be found at the Flint RiverQuarium and The Parks at Chehaw in Albany. Also in Valdosta is the Wild Adventures Theme Park that has wild animals, a waterpark, and amusement rides for all levels of thrills.
GeorgiaTouristGuide.com can be used to further explore ideas that you find appealing. You might make your Georgia vacation plans based on the type of destination in which you are interested – such as a vacation in the mountains or at the beach or on a beautiful lake. However, you might not care as much about where you vacation as you do in what you get out of the vacation. Perhaps you would like a laid back, restful vacation or you just want to be pampered for a few days. Maybe you are looking for a great golf trip with the guys. Maybe you just like to visit historic sites, shop and enjoy the local culture. You really can put together a great vacation for any of these plus a whole lot more. As GeorgiaTouristGuide.com expands, we plan to add Georgia vacation plans and ideas for a number of themes and locations, including:
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