The state of Georgia is one that encompasses a number of things. But one running feature in most of its cities is the history linked with them. If you haven’t checked out these places while you’re in the city of Georgia, you’re definitely missing out on something.
Savannah is a pretty charming city and its allure is undeniable. It’s often described as the hostess city of the south and that’s because of its laid-back southern hospitality. Savannah is a perfect blend of old and contemporary. While you’d find remnants of the past in the Historic Landmark District, you’d also come across River street with its party-hard reputation. Savannah represents a lot of what Georgia is about - Giving a nod to the past while bringing its own personality into the present. The romantic Spanish moss-lined streets, eateries, shops, and iconic fountain in Forsyth Park are nice highlights of the city.
Filled with several locations that would make amazing photos of stunning sunsets over the ocean’s horizon, Golden isles has a number of islands that are worth checking out. The region's larger islands feature all of the amenities out-of-towners could want but the smaller islands like Simons and Sea Island offer private, world-class resorts. However, Brunswick serves as a mainland town complete with a wharf and plenty of shrimp boats.
Athens is another history-loaded city in Georgia. The city marks the starting point of Georgia's Antebellum Trail, which highlights Civil War-era homes and period architecture in its 17 historic districts. The University of Georgia, the country's first public institution of higher education is located here. Several other places of interest in Georgia are situated here. A few of them are The Georgia Museum of Natural History, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and the Georgia Museum of Art. It’s not all history in the town though, the shops, restaurants and live music venues give it a contemporary touch.
Atlanta, the capital city of Georgia means different things to different people. For some, it’s ATL, Hotlanta, and A-Town and for others, it’s the business hub in the south. Many huge companies like Delta, Coca-cola, and CNN are headquartered there. Atlanta is also well known for music and many industry leaders have made the city their home. The Georgia Aquarium and Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta are family-friendly places you can visit while you’re there. Like many other cities in Georgia, there are some historical places that attract lots of attention like the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park.
Cumberland is the largest of Georgia’s islands located at the extreme south. There are about 10,000 acres of protected land and about 17 miles of secluded beaches. To get to the Island, you’d need to take a ferry from St Mary’s. The beautiful landscape and deep history of the island make it a very interesting place to visit. You would find the First African Baptist Church, Plum Orchard Mansion, and most especially the Dungeness Ruins, that tell the story of the Carnegie family, enslaved African Americans, Native Americans, and others who once lived on the island interesting if you love learning about history.
Spending time in Callaway gardens is an opportunity to reconnect with nature. It covers 2,500 acres of garden space and is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the town of Pine Mountains. Callaway Gardens also have a butterfly center with over 1,000 butterflies and nature trails, biking trails, and other amazing conveniences. You can also head up to Robin Lake Beach while you’re there to paddleboard, kayak, and swim. During the warmer months, you can just sit in the sun and enjoy yourself. If you’re going as a family, you can make use of the inflatable playground that’s there.
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