Discovering Georgia: 10 Must-See Gems in the Peach State

Georgia, the southern belle of the United States, is not just about peaches and sweet tea. It’s a state steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty. From the majestic mountains to the vibrant cityscapes, Georgia offers a diverse range of attractions that cater to every traveler’s taste.

Whether you’re a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast, or a foodie, Georgia has something for you. Here are 10 must-see destinations in the Peach State.

10 Must-See Gems in the Peach State
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10 Must-See Gems in the Peach State

Savannah Historic District: Step back in time as you wander through the cobblestone streets and oak-lined squares of Savannah’s Historic District. Admire the beautifully preserved 18th and 19th-century architecture, visit historic homes like the Mercer-Williams House, and take a stroll along River Street overlooking the Savannah River.

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Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park: Built for the 1996 Olympic Games, Centennial Olympic Park is now a vibrant gathering place in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Take a selfie in front of the iconic Fountain of Rings, relax on the lush green lawns, and explore nearby attractions like the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola.

Stone Mountain Park: Located just outside Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park is home to the world’s largest exposed granite monolith. Take a scenic sky ride to the summit for breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, or embark on a hiking adventure along one of the park’s many trails.

Callaway Gardens: Nestled in the rolling hills of Pine Mountain, Callaway Gardens is a nature lover’s paradise. Explore the extensive gardens, go boating on the serene lakes, and experience the thrill of the TreeTop Adventure obstacle course.

Cumberland Island National Seashore: Escape to the pristine wilderness of Cumberland Island, Georgia’s largest barrier island. Hike through maritime forests, relax on deserted beaches, and keep an eye out for wild horses roaming freely across the island.

Chattahoochee National Forest: Immerse yourself in nature at Chattahoochee National Forest, a vast wilderness spanning over 750,000 acres in northern Georgia. Enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and scenic drives amidst the stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Augusta National Golf Club: Golf enthusiasts won’t want to miss a visit to Augusta National Golf Club, home of the prestigious Masters Tournament. While the club is private, the nearby Augusta National Golf Course offers guided tours during the offseason, allowing visitors to experience the iconic venue up close.

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site: Pay homage to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at this historic site in Atlanta. Tour King’s birth home, visit the Ebenezer Baptist Church where he preached and explore the exhibits at the National Civil Rights Museum.

Tybee Island: Just a short drive from Savannah, Tybee Island offers miles of pristine beaches and a laid-back coastal atmosphere. Take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean, explore the island’s historic lighthouse, and sample fresh seafood at one of the local eateries.

Tybee Island
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Dahlonega: Known as the site of America’s first major gold rush, Dahlonega is a charming mountain town nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. Stroll along the picturesque town square, visit historic gold mines, and indulge in wine tasting at one of the area’s many vineyards.

From vibrant cities to serene natural landscapes, Georgia beckons travelers with its rich tapestry of experiences. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, the Peach State has something for everyone. So pack your bags and embark on a journey to discover the treasures of Georgia.

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Discovering Georgia 10 Must-See Gems in the Peach State

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Natalie has been married to her college sweetheart for 17 years and before children they traveled as much as their work schedules would allow. After working as a financial manager for six years, she welcomed her first son in 2010 and began a journey as a stay-at-home mom. Two years later she added another baby boy, to make them a family of four. In 2013, she launched the Knoxville Moms and started working from home while trying to find a balance of raising her family. In June 2016, she added their third boy to their crazy crew as well as launching the Chattanooga Moms just a few months before his arrival. 2017 proved to be an even bigger year of change as they added pink to their household and welcomed their first daughter to make them a family of six. In June of 2021 she became co-owner of Atlanta Mom and in March 2022 she took over ownership of Nashville Moms. When she's not carpooling the kids to sports and activities, you can find her enjoying a cup of coffee, reading a good book, and dreaming about her toes in the sand. She enjoys meeting new people and enjoys connecting the moms of Atlanta with the community of Atlanta Moms and local resources. Be sure to check out her other sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville.

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