Located at the heart of the South, Georgia is one of the most popular and most historic states in the USA. Filled with destinations that will satisfy the appetite of every adventurer, this state is a must-see for explorers everywhere. Here is a list of some of the best places to visit while in Georgia.
The state capital of Atlanta is one of the most important cities in the USA. A city that is equal parts modern and historic, Atlanta is the city you should include in any Georgia trip. For those who want to look back at the nation’s history, a visit at the Atlanta History Center and Martin Luther King Jr.’s home is an absolute must. Museums abound in just about every corner of the city. Atlanta is also arguably the best place to enjoy traditional Southern cuisine.
2. Tybee Island
If you want a day at the beach, Tybee Island is the place to be. Just 20 minutes away from Savannah (another great city to visit), Tybee Island has miles of public beach with white sand! Whether your desired activity is swimming, fishing, sailing, or just loitering around the coastline, you’re in for a treat right here. Venture out of the beach, and you’ll see the other great attractions of Tybee Island, such as old maritime forests and the Tybee Lighthouse.
3. Driftwood Beach
The Driftwood Beach presents some of the most intriguing natural scenes you will ever see. A tree graveyard located near the sea, the fallen trees create some of the most scenic natural landscapes you will ever see. This place is rarely filled with people, making it a favorite among campers, photographers, and nature lovers. If you want to visit somewhere unique, Driftwood Beach will satisfy your cravings for a mind-blowing nature experience.
4. Tallulah Gorge State Park
A state park that occupies more than 2000 acres of untouched wilderness, the Tallulah Gorge State Park is a wonderful location for hiking, photography, and more. The main attraction here is the Tallulah Gorge, a 2-mile long and 1000-foot deep gorge that is fed by the Tallulah River. At the sides of the waters thrive plants, some of them being centuries old. You can also visit the nearby Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretative Center to get to know more about the state park’s natural history.
5. Blue Ridge
Dubbed as the “Switzerland of the South”, this town has a distinct charm that will make visitors keep coming back for more. It has a unique natural vibe that attract free spirits to let their creativity flow. As a result, a lot of local artisan institutions, from art galleries to craft breweries, have risen in this town. If you happen to drop by at Blue Ridge, these places are a must-see. Historic landmarks include the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and the Fannin County Clubhouse.