Georgia boasts a moderate climate year round, while providing a distinct and rich experience each season. Our summers are warm, our falls brisk and sunny, our winters mild and our springs are blooming with dogwoods and azaleas. Georgia has moderate rainfall each year and varying snowfall from light in the Mountains to virtually none in other regions, especially those south of the Atlanta Metro.
Georgia is located in the Eastern Standard Time zone.
Depending on what time of year you visit Georgia, shorts and a t-shirt will generally carry you through your entire trip. During the late fall and winter months, pack your coat and sweater but there's a chance you may not need it. Whether your trip for business or pleasure, our friendly southern demeanor means casual is the way to go.
With Georgia's many airports and interstates it's easy to arrive. But once you've in Georgia our state's well-connected transportation infrastructure will help you get around.
Interstates - All roads lead to Georgia with four major interstates, including I-85, I-75, I-20 and I-95, as well as more than 20,000 miles of federal and state highways.
Marta - When traveling in the Atlanta Metro region, visitors can easily reach their destination by rail or bus in a fast, safe and convenient environment
Georgia Navigator - Georgia Department of Transportation's (GDOT) Intelligent Transportation System. This website provides the latest information on travel conditions pertaining to accidents, severe weather, roadway debris or stalled vehicles.
CAT - In the Savannah area, catch the Chatham Area Transit (CAT) for transit options in Georgia's unique coastal communities.
Other areas - For transportation options in Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties, visit the Georgia Regional Transit Authority (GRTA) for a variety of options to get you where you need to be.
Georgia's 11 Visitor Information Centers serve as a gateway to the state and are located on major travel arteries in Augusta, Columbus, Kingsland, Lavonia, Plains, Ringgold, Savannah, Tallapoosa, Valdosta, West Point and Sylvania. Travelers are greeted by information specialists who provide valuable travel information, directions and traffic updates, weather conditions and book hotel rooms. The state travel guide, maps, a variety of brochures and other collateral materials are available to those traveling to or through Georgia.
Our centers are open daily from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and restrooms are open from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. The centers are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Learn More.