Georgia is one of the South’s treasures and the places to visit as part of Georgia tourism are many.
Its heritage is one that is rich with historical people and places. One can enjoy family-friendly activities like hiking the trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Georgia’s mountains to the hills of Tennessee, exploring its waterways or visiting museums.
Georgia has a bounty of beaches, parks, golf courses and more sure to enhance any vacation.
Georgia Water Adventures
With 100 miles of beaches along its coastline, 12 barrier islands, 14 major rivers, and numerous lakes, Georgia has many opportunities for aquatic adventure.
There are deep-sea fishing tours along the coast, scuba diving at Gray’s Reef, and dolphins to be watched off the coast of Tybee Island, St. Marys and Darien.
In addition to hours of entertainment spent beachcombing along its sandy shores.
For inland water fun, one should plan to spend a day at Lake Lanier, nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there is skiing, swimming, boating, and fishing.
At Carter Lake, fishermen from near and far come to cast their lines for walleyes, crappie, bass, catfish, and bluegill.
Additional fishing fun can be found at Russell Lake, Thurmond Lake, Lake Oconee, and the Altahama River.
Georgia’s exciting capital combines the past and the present as it reaches to the future.
There are historic landmarks like the Fox Theatre, global connections like the CNN Center or Olympic Centennial Park, elite shopping centers like Phipps Plaza, Lenox Square or the Mall of Georgia and more family-friendly attractions than one could visit in a month-long vacation. And, when it comes to animal adventures, Atlanta has it covered.
Family Fun in Atlanta
Stone Mountain is rated as Georgia’s number 1 attraction; it has been called the 8th wonder of the world.
One can climb the mountain or ride the sky lift to its peak, have a picnic, see the various attractions and, a sure crowd pleaser, watch the laser show during the summer.
Center for Puppetry Arts has productions of children’s classics and modern-day favorites, making it a great activity for everyone.
While there, be sure to visit the interactive museum and see America’s largest collection of puppets.
Six Flags over Georgia offers sky-scraping rides, 11 roller coasters, games, live performances and an area designed for the youngsters, one will find fun at every turn.
Zoo Atlanta is the place for seeing the over 700 animals from around the world, animal demonstrations and rides, while everyone enjoys a walk on the wild side.
The Georgia Aquarium is the world’s largest aquarium.
More than 8 million gallons of water is home to over 120,000 animals.
Tour guides are available to answer any questions one might have.
The baseball lover will have a ball at the Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame where one can see Braves memorabilia and exhibits.
Georgia’s Gorgeous Gardens
Perhaps Georgia’s most well-known gardens are the 13,000 acres of Calloway Gardens.
One will find azaleas, camellias, magnolias, towering oaks, violets, and roses of every kind—to name just a few.
Calloway also has a tropical butterfly house, the famed Summer Adventure Fantasy in Lights, an elegant Lodge and Spa, a world-class golf course and enough activities and attractions to encourage a weeklong stay.
While this is only a brief overview of the adventures and attractions that Georgia’s tourism offers, it is easy to see why so many “have Georgia on their mind”.
Whether one is looking for rest, relaxation or rejuvenation, Georgia has it all.