Georgia Travel Guide

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The state of Georgia was the final of the original 13 colonies established back in 1733. It was the fourth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, and one of the original 13 colonies that revolted against the British in the American Revolution. One of the original Confederate states during the Civil War, Georgia has a history rife with segregation issues and racism, but its violent history is countered by the natural beauty of the landscape, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Appalachian Mountains and the coastal plains along the Atlantic Ocean. A state of cultural and geographical extremes, complete with small country towns and cities like Atlanta, with rivers and marshlands along with mountains and forests, Georgia is one of those states that simply refuses to be defined by any one thing.

Although racial problems have been an issue in the past, and they certainly exist even today, just as much as anywhere else in the U.S., Georgia's history in regards to racism can often be overlooked simply by a variety of other things available for visitors to experience while in the state. The birthplace of Coca-Cola and home to the Chattahoochee River as well as places like the Appalachian Trail or the headquarters for UPS, Georgia boasts some of the largest global company headquarters and natural beauty that the U.S. has to offer.

The countryside of George is fairly subtropical, with plenty of marshlands, forests, and mountains. There are 63 different parks in the state, ranging from 48 state parks and 15 historical sites, all showcasing American history and beauty in a way that no other state can match. It is home to such natural wonders as Stone Mountain and Amicalola Falls, as well as cities such as Savannah, Atlanta, and Athens. All in all, the combination of elements makes Georgia one of the most unique states in the nation, and well worth visiting.

Atlanta #1 most popular location
It might be becoming as noted for its borderline overpopulation, environmental issues and ever spiraling population as its attractions, but plenty are still steaming down the coast to check o…
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Savannah #2 most popular location
Sometimes described as a beautiful lady with a dirty face, and reveling in a sense of adventure and somewhat-sinful and undignified behavior, Savannah is the 4th largest city in Georgia. Whil…
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Augusta #3 most popular location
Augusta is the second largest city in the state of Georgia. It is home to the Masters Golf Tournament and the home of James Brown.Fort Gordon is located in Augusta which serves as the United…
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Macon #4 most popular location
Located just over an hour away from Atlanta, Macon epitomizes a city in the south. It is a city that has history around every corner next to modern day life. Along with being able to explore …
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Columbus #5 most popular location
Columbus, Georgia, once the site of a Creek Indian Village, is one of the few cities in the United States to be planned in advance of its founding. Columbus, which encompasses an area of a…
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Brunswick #6 most popular location
Brunswick is a city located in southeast Georgia, approximately halfway between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida. Brunswick is an entrance to Georgia's Golden Isles, a string of islands alo…
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College Park #7 most popular location
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Norcross #8 most popular location
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Marietta #9 most popular location
Marietta, Georgia is a wealthy suburb of Atlanta, which is located northwest of the city. It’s about a 30 minute drive to Atlanta. Since it’s so close to Atlanta, you get the best of bo…
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Valdosta #10 most popular location
Valdosta is a city of just under 50,000 population and the county seat of Lowndes County. It is called the Azalea City as the plant grows in profusion there; the city hosts an annual Azal…
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Alpharetta #11 most popular location
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Athens #12 most popular location
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Duluth #13 most popular location
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Kennesaw #14 most popular location
Kennesaw is located in Cobb County and is a northwestern suburb of Atlanta. It was selected as one of the 10 Best Towns for Families and is also the home of Kennesaw State University. It is a…
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Kingsland #15 most popular location
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Tybee Island #16 most popular location
Tybee Island is on the coast of Georgia, located about 15 minutes from Savannah. Most people come to Tybee Island to get away from it all and enjoy the beach. There are rentals homes availa…
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Stone Mountain #17 most popular location
Stone Mountain, GA is located just outside of Atlanta. Over the years Stone Mountain has been one of the largest suppliers of Granite for construction purposes worldwide. There was once a l…
5travelers 7reviews 4blogs
Saint Simons Island #18 most popular location
Part of lower coastal Georgia's Golden Isles, Saint Simons is the third most southern island from the FL/GA state border, latitude 31.21 N and longitude 81.39 W. It is across the marsh, over …
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Warner Robins #19 most popular location
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McDonough #20 most popular location
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East Point #21 most popular location
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Rome #22 most popular location
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Helen #23 most popular location
Less than two-hour drive from downtown Atlanta sits the town of Helen. What makes the little town so special and attracts visitors all year around is not only the beautiful mountainous range …
Statesboro #24 most popular location
Statesboro, Georgia is a small community of near 25,000 covering an area of twelve and a half square miles. Its economy is strongly influenced by agriculture and Georgia Southern University …
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Hinesville #25 most popular location
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Cordele #26 most popular location
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Decatur #27 most popular location
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Suwanee #28 most popular location
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Covington #29 most popular location
The city of Covington, with a population of around 12,000, has a wonderful historic district as well as well maintained downtown area. A couple of the highlights of town are: • Oxford H…
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Richmond Hill #30 most popular location
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Jekyll Island #31 most popular location
Jekyll Island is located along the coast of Georgia in an area known as Georgia’s Golden Isles. The island is small and relatively unpopulated, although it is within driving distance of ot…
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Hapeville #32 most popular location
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Douglasville #33 most popular location
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Acworth #34 most popular location
Acworth, GA, is about 30 miles northwest of the City of Atlanta in what used to be farmland. Now it is a suburb of the still growing city of Atlanta. The area becomes very family friendly p…
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Lithia Springs #35 most popular location
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Waycross #36 most popular location
The area now known as Waycross was first settled around 1820, locally known as "Old Nine" or "Number Nine" and then Pendleton. It was renamed Tebeauvilee in 1857, incorporated in 1866 and des…
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Dahlonega #37 most popular location
Dahlonega is a small town north of Atlanta in Lumpkin county known for being the site of the first gold rush. An hour drive up Intersate 400 will send directly into the picturesque mountain …
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Locust Grove #38 most popular location
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Forsyth #39 most popular location
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Buford #40 most popular location
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Darien #41 most popular location
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Saint Marys #42 most popular location
Escape to a time well before yesterday, and plunge yourself in history, romance and adventure. Historic St. Mary's enchanting storybook setting on the St. Mary’s River calls with white pick…
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Forest Park #43 most popular location
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Pine Mountain #44 most popular location
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Canton #45 most popular location
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Carrollton #46 most popular location
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Lake Park #47 most popular location
Austell #48 most popular location
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Americus #49 most popular location
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Fairburn #50 most popular location
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