You will want to work your way through all of the attractions when you arrive for an unforgettable holiday in Georgia...
Nicknamed the Peach State, Georgia is located in the southeast corner of the United States of America. It shares borders with Florida to the south and Tennessee to the north, while its eastern edge is licked by the frothy waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
Anyone taking coastal holidays in Georgia is in for a treat. Lighthouses, piers, wind-swept dunes, and sunrises over a watery horizon – the beaches of Georgia are simply splendid. It is not for its beaches, however, that Georgia is widely known as a holiday destination. Here, the tree-draped historic district of Savannah tussles for the crown of best-loved tourist attraction. It will have to fight off the charms of Atlanta however, with its family-friendly amusements and fascinating museums. The great outdoors wants a piece of the action too, vying for its place at the top with the help of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a clutch of alluring national parks (not to mention those beaches).
You will simply have to book a Georgia holiday and make up your own mind about what makes this state so great.
The city of Atlanta is an ideal base for your travels in Georgia. A friendly destination with world-class shopping and dining, as well as a rich sprinkling of American history, Atlanta is central to the northern half of the state and surrounded by natural beauty spots. Book good-value car hire in Georgia and you can explore with ease.
Atlanta also has the widest selection of hotels anywhere in the state. Enjoy a holiday in a luxury hotel in the city, where big brands such as Mandarin Oriental, Marriott and Four Seasons continue to up the style stakes.
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Figure out when to book your break with our handy climate guide to Georgia…
In Atlanta, summers are hot and humid (expect daytime temperatures of 30-34C in July and August). Summer days at the beach are ideal, as the sea breeze keeps humidity at bay. Spring and autumn are warm and less humid, perfect for sightseeing. Winters can be cold in Georgia; average temperatures during the day rarely drop into single figures, but nights can be very chilly. Rain can also be expected at any time in Georgia.
There’s never a dull moment in Georgia. We’ve picked out three of the best annual events, but the calendar is packed all year round...
Martin Luther King March and Rally; January 15: Celebrate the life of this famous son of Atlanta on the anniversary of his birth. It is the largest celebration of the human rights champion in the USA and an event not to be missed if you are in the city.
International Cherry Blossom Festival; March-April: Journey to the city of Macon, also known as the “Cherry Blossom Capital of the World”, to see hundreds of thousands of Yoshino cherry trees decorate the streets with their pretty pink petals.
Oktoberfest in Helen; September-October: Can’t make it to Munich? Worry not; simply travel to the alpine-styled city of Helen, in Georgia’s Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, for its unique take on this beer-swilling event.
There is a lot to love about amiable Georgia. What will you add to this list of things to do?
Kids and teens: Six Flags Over Georgia is a vast theme park just west of central Atlanta. Wild rides and a water park ensure a fun day out.
Romance: The city of Savannah exudes romantic charm – oak trees draped in Spanish moss, historic, riverside mansions, sweet-scented gardens and cobbled streets. And, if your loved one is a fan of the movie “Forrest Gump”, take them to the bench where Forrest sat and told stories as he waited for a bus.
Active types: Why just stroll around Atlanta, checking out the aquarium, the botanical gardens, the museums and parks, when you can do it at speed? Hop on a bike tour around the city or get to grips with a Segway as you see the sights on wheels.