From the rugged beauty of Northern Georgia to the rich heritage of the Historic South, Georgia has a lot to offer.
Visit the Altamaha River, the largest river system east of the Mississippi, for kayaking and canoeing. At Tallulah Gorge—almost two miles long and 1,200 feet deep—five magnificent waterfalls provide a dramatic backdrop for hiking and fishing.
Panning for gold at the Dahlonega Gold Museum, home of Georgia's gold rush, is sure to be a unique experience for the whole family. Then take a trip to the Kangaroo Conservation Center, an 87-acre reserve in the southern Appalachian town of Dawsonville, and see over 200 kangaroos and other animals from "down under."
Music, local arts and crafts, and history are what the Old South is about. Experience old-world charm as you travel along Georgia's Antebellum Trail from Athens to Macon. Don't miss the festivals with live music, arts, and parades—such as the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival held each March, with more than 275,000 Yoshino cherry trees in full bloom. The whole family will also love the Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville and Okeefanokee Swamp, with its ecological wonders.
Home to the Savannah Golf Club—the country's oldest golf club—and the Masters tournament, Georgia is the perfect place for a golf getaway. Enjoy a round of golf in any of the hundreds of courses from the mountains to the coast.
In Atlanta, you'll find Zoo Atlanta, with 900 animals—including giant pandas—in a natural setting. The Georgia Aquarium, one of the biggest aquariums in the world, boasts more than 100,000 underwater creatures. For more family fun, travel east from Downtown Atlanta to Stone Mountain Park, which hosts about four million visitors every year. See the famous granite Confederate Memorial Carving, and enjoy a dazzling laser and fireworks show.
Underground Atlanta, a 12-acre complex, brings nineteenth-century Atlanta to life while providing the best of modern entertainment. The World of Coca-Cola Pavilion features memorabilia and exhibits about Atlanta's famous drink.