Georgia Travel-Planning Tips

Travel Tips

Weather

  • Spring – Fair & Bright; 65-80
  • Summer – Warm & Sunny; 80-95
  • Fall – Clear & Brisk; 55-75
  • Winter – Mild & Cool; 50-60

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 average rainfall each year and varying snowfall-from light in the mountains to virtually none in other regions, especially those south of the Atlanta Metro.

Time Zone

Georgia is located in the Eastern Standard Time zone.

What to Wear

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, although there's a chance you may not need it. Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, our friendly southern demeanor means casual is the way to go.

Transportation

With Georgia's many airports and interstates, it's easy to arrive. Once you're in Georgia, our state's well-connected transportation infrastructure will help you get around.

Airports

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.

Public Transport

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.

Transport in 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.

Visitor Information Centers

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. Whether you're visiting Georgia or passing through, the state travel guide, maps, a variety of brochures and other collateral materials are available for you at the Visitor Information Centers.  

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.