Georgia

Georgia is the southernmost of the original 13-colonies and played a significant role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. It features a diverse ecology from the northwestern mountains to the eastern seaboard, with fertile plains in between. Georgia vacations range from urban adventures, outdoor exploration, and historical journeys.

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Price point levels scaled for a 7-day visit for a couple and anchored on research and personal experiences.

$ - up to $1500
$$ - $1500 - $3000
$$$ - $3000 -$5000
$$$$ - $5000+
Price Point
$$-$$$
Language(s)

English

Currency

US Dollar

Reported for the US traveler with foreign countries rankings based on the US State Department's travel advisories.
Safety
Exercise Increased Caution

Reported for three representative cities within the destination via Weather Spark.

Climate (°F)
Summer Winter
Dahlonega 87 34
Atlanta 89 35
Savannah 91 42
Outlets
Type-A
Type-B

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Georgia is from March to May, when you can take advantage of mild weather while enjoying some the state’s concerts and outdoor activities. Summers are notoriously hot and humid, and room rates are at their highest.

Fun Facts

  • Dahlonega was the center of the Georgia Gold Rush
  • Hogzilla, the world’s largest wild hog weighing 1,000′ pounds and measuring 12′ long, was killed in Alapaha, Georgia😭
  • Stone Mountain is one of the largest single masses of exposed granite in the world
  • Savannah is considered the most haunted city in America
  • The first transcontinental phone call went between Jekyll Island, New York City, and San Francisco

Bucket-List Activities

  • Hiking Cloudland Canyon (Rising Fawn)
  • Photographing Driftwood Beach (Jekyll Island)
  • Biking the Silver Comet Trail (Atlanta)
  • Rafting the Olympic whitewater course (Columbus)
  • Kayak camping on the Okefenokee Swamp (Southern Georgia)
  • Hiking the Appalachian Trail (Springer Mountain)

Natural Wonders

  • Amicalola Falls (Dawsonville)
  • Okefenokee Swamp (Southern Georgia)
  • Providence Canyon (Lumpkin)
  • Radium Springs (Albany)
  • Stone Mountain Park (Stone Mountain)
  • Warm Springs (Meriwether County)
  • Tallulah Gorge (Tallulah Falls)
  • Lula Falls (Lookout Mountain)

Major Attractions

  • Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta)
  • Savannah Historic District (Savannah)
  • Atlanta Botanic Garden (Atlanta)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (Atlanta)
  • Rock City on Lookout Mountain (Lookout Mountain)

Native Foods

  • Chicken and Dumplings
  • Sweet Georgia shrimp
  • Peaches
  • Brunswick Stew (a stew that features a tomato base with beans, vegetables, and meat)
  • Cornbread Cake
  • Pecan Pie
  • Vidalia Onions
  • Peanuts

General Travel Tips

Common Phrases

  • Darlin’ – a universal term of endearment
  • Quit Being Ugly! – gossiping or just being mean
  • Yes Ma’am! – Manners matter
  • Y’all – The most southern of all sayings
  • Thank You Kindly – Manners still matter

Enplanements scaled by the number of commercial passenger boardings that occurred at the airport in calendar year per Wikipedia

🛩 - Limited commercial air service

✈ - 25,000  - 100,000

✈✈ - 100,000 - 500,000

✈✈✈ - 500,000 - 1,000,000

✈✈✈✈ - 1,000,000+

Major Cities / Airports

  • Atlanta / Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL ✈✈✈✈) – The capital city and Delta hub
  • Savannah / Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV ✈✈✈✈) – Georgia’s historic port
  • Augusta  / Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field (AGS ✈✈) – Home to the Masters Tournament
  • Columbus  / Columbus Metropolitan Airport (CSG ✈) – Whitewater, Ft Benning, and the National Infantry Museum
  • Valdosta / Valdosta Regional Airport (VLD ✈) – The heart of south Georgia
  • Brunswick / Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK ✈) – Georgia’s natural coast
  • Albany / Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (ABY ✈) – Agritourism at its finest
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