Downtown Washington, Georgia. Photo by Chris Greer

Downtown Washington, Georgia. Photo by Chris Greer

9 Small Towns Dripping with Georgia Charm

These delightful destinations are some of the most charming small towns in the country.

The Peach State is home to bustling cities, but it's also filled with some of the most charming and bucolic small towns in the country. From Georgia's own Boston to the hometown of U.S. President Jimmy Carter in Plains, these delightful destinations offer the best of two worlds, taking visitors back in time while featuring up-to-the-minute amenities.

Drive along streets lined with picture-perfect historic homes in Madison, and visit an organic farm in an environmentally friendly planned community in Chattahoochee Hills. Explore the oldest English fort on the Georgia coast in Darien, and embark on outdoor adventures from Royston.

Treasures like those and many more can be found throughout Georgia's small towns. Start exploring with this list of nine towns that are worth a detour.

Due to COVID-19, some destinations might have changed their visitation information. This list may not reflect the most recent updates. Before you go, check social media, the venue's website or call to confirm your plans. For more information, visit Explore Georgia's COVID-19 travel information page.

Published: April 2021