- Rock City
- World of Coca Cola
- National Center for Civil and Human Rights
- Wormsloe Historic Site
- Tallulah Gorge National Park
- Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
- Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
Enjoy the Deep South even more deeply when you stay in a cozy and customized vacation rental in Georgia. From log cabins tucked away in the mossy tropical foliage, to swanky downtown mansions with modern amenities and private pools - Georgia puts the home back in vacation homes. So whether you've come here to escape it all in nature or learn more about the charming southern US culture, there's a little bit of everything to get the most out of your trip to Georgia.
Georgia is a state located in the southern region of the US and is bordered by Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Florida. Most tourists arrive either by flight into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport or by car via US Route-1. The state's main cities include Atlanta, Savannah, and Augusta each with its own distinct architecture, history, and cultural attractions. With many popular beaches on the Atlantic Coast, as well as a vast spread of forests offering spectacular views of Georgia - you're never too far from that next great adventure when visiting Georgia.
The Savannah Historic District has the largest population of Antebellum houses in the United States dating back to 1853. Characterized by huge columns, spacious window, sweeping porches, and Neo-classical Greek architecture elements. Savannah boasts the largest National Historic Landmark District in the US, with many museums, churches, and monuments erected using that distinct pre-Civil War Antebellum architecture. In Atlanta, make sure to check out the neoclassical Swan House which features a large white mansion and gardens from the same antiquated era.Destination for Civil War history buffs
A visit to the US South wouldn't be complete without a glimpse of the many Civil War battles which were fought here. Georgia fought on the side fo the confederacy doing the war, and you can view reenactments of those momentous battles at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. In addition, make sure to visit Andersonville National Historic Site which was once a prison for Union soldiers but has now been covered into a memorial for all American POW's lost in war.Destination for outdoor junkies
Georgia is ripe with natural beauty from the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest to Providence Canyon State Park. The northern region boasts several lush forests and lakes perfect for a day of hiking and fishing, while the east coast of the state offers some incredible swimming opportunities in the Atlantic Ocean. Some other notable outdoor destinations in Georgia include Cloudland Canyon State Park, Lake Lanier, Tallulah Gorge State Park, and Stone Mountain. Many log cabin vacation rentals can be found in these rural areas, as tourists come to take advantage of Georgia's great outdoors.
Located approximately 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, this roadside attraction on Lookout Mountain located near Ruby Falls is one of the most popular destinations in Georgia. Rock City Gardens started in 1823 and features walking trails, waterfalls, a suspension bridge, and views of seven states in the distance. Those traveling with children will love the Fairyland Caverns and Mother Goose Village which put some nostalgia into an already surreal setting.2. Wormsloe Historic Site
The eastern city of Savannah is filled with history and unique architectural charms. To learn more about Southern Antebellum architecture and early colonial daily life, the Wormsloe Historic Site on the old Savannah plantation features a house built of tabby, a museum, daily historic demonstrations, and a dreamy 1.5-mile oak lined avenue. The site has been open as a museum to the public since 1979, located on Skidaway Road near to the Isle of Hope community.3. World of Coca Cola
The Coca-Cola Company is headquartered in Georgia's bustling capital city of Atlanta. Learn about the history of one of the most popular beverage brands in the world through this fun interactive museum. The World of Coca Cola showcases exhibits and memorabilia, secret recipes, international flavors, and more at the brand's iconic store next to the Georgia Aquarium. You can also watch several short films of the Coca-Cola Company which takes visitors through the beverage's history as a pop-cultural symbol.4. National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Due to the south's murky past with slavery and plantations, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights was founded in order to paint a new and progressive picture of Georgia State. The Museum pays tribute to civil rights movements in the US as well as worldwide efforts in progressing human rights. There are also many speaker series and events throughout the year which engage the public to think about equality, empowerment, and civic duty utilizing powerful storytelling, powerful imagery, and relevant artifacts. Interesting note: the civil rights leader Martin Kuther King Jr was born and buried in Atlanta, Georgia.
Like most of the south, Georgia is prone to subtropical humid weather with long hot summers and short winter seasons. Tornadoes, tropical cyclones, and hurricanes are common natural phenomenon which happen in Georgia, especially in the summer months, so it's a good idea to keep an eye on weather conditions before your visit.