Sea Island recognized on Veranda’s most incredible destinations around the world to visit in May
To relax and unwind stateside, we love spending summer weekends at Sea Island. On this southeastern barrier island, you’ll enjoy natural beauty, white sand beaches, three championship golf courses, and a five-star resort known for its trademark southern hospitality.
Multiple Georgia destinations ranked in Southern Living’s 2023 South’s Best Awards
The South's 20 Best Cities: Savannah (No. 2), Atlanta (No. 4), Alpharetta (No. 9)
50 Best Small Towns In The South: Dahlonega (No. 4), Tybee Island (No. 7), Helen (No. 14), Thomasville (No. 46)
The South's Best Hotels: The Cloister at Sea Island (No. 8), King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons Island (No. 10)
Best State Parks In Every Southern State: Tallulah Gorge State Park
Best Barbecue Joint In Every Southern State: Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
Best Locally-Owned Restaurants In Every Southern State: Mary Mac's Tea Room
Multiple Georgia destinations ranked in Tripadvisor’s 2023 Travelers’ Choice Awards
Amicalola Falls named to Travel + Leisure’s best waterfalls in America
One of the tallest cascading falls east of the Mississippi? You bet. “It’s also the start of the eight-mile Approach Trail for the southern terminus of the world-famous Appalachian Trail that calls Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest home,” says Mark Jaronski, Explore Georgia’s deputy commissioner.
Jekyll Island featured as “hidden travel gem” on LIVE with Kelly & Ryan
Little St. Simons Island named to USA Today Outdoors Wire’s stunning eco-lodges to visit for a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Famous for its beauty and hospitality, this eco-friendly lodge has won awards and topped best of lists. You can only reach it by boat, and the property limits guests to 32 per night. With 11,000 acres of undeveloped wilderness and seven miles of beaches, you might think you’re the only one on the island. Staying at the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island is an amazing experience for hikers, kayakers, and birdwatchers.
Black Rock Mountain State Park named to Martha Stewart’s Most Scenic Hiking Trails in the U.S. for Fall Foliage
Filled with wildflowers and fall-centric foliage, Black Rock Mountain is Georgia's highest elevation state park, which allows you to take in the sweeping terrain. The Tennessee Rock Trail is no different, as this path in the park spans over 2 miles and holds plenty of areas to stop and observe the changing landscape in the fall.
Savannah recognized on Fox News’ 5 Honeymoon Destinations in the USA Worth Considering
In Savannah, newlyweds can spend time exploring the Plant Riverside District, a former power plant that's been transformed into a vibrant entertainment destination boasting luxury hotels like the JW Marriott and several rooftop lounges. You can even catch live concerts at District Live.
Savannah ranked No. 1 on Oprah Daily’s 25 of the Best Winter Getaways to Start Planning Now
If you're looking for a place with no shortage of history, beauty, and Southern charm, you won't do better than Savannah.
Blue Ridge recognized on Travel + Leisure’s Best Fall Foliage Train Trips to Take This Year
Constructed in 1905, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway winds through Georgia and parts of Tennessee. On this train, guests have the option of riding in open-air cars to breathe in the fall air while gazing at the near-blinding color scheme.
Macon named to Fodor’s Best U.S. Cities to Visit Based on Your Taste in Music
If You Love Southern Rock: Macon, Georgia
Sea Island, Cumberland Island recognized as Best Family Beach Vacation Destinations in the U.S. by TODAY
Helen named Most Charming Small Town in Georgia by Reader’s Digest
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a European Alpine village when you set foot in Helen, located in north Georgia’s Blue Ridge mountains. Wander through its cobblestone streets, taking in the Bavarian architecture with colorful buildings outlined in gingerbread trim, while enjoying German-inspired cuisine and plentiful shops and boutiques.
Multiple Georgia destinations ranked in Travel + Leisure’s 2022 World’s Best Awards
10 Best Domestic Airports: No. 1. Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
15 Best Cities in the U.S.: No. 4. Savannah
15 Best Islands in the Continental U.S.: No. 5. Golden Isles (Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons Island, Sea Island, St. Simons Island)
100 Best Hotels in the World: No. 55. Lodge on Little St. Simons Island
15 Best Resorts in the Continental U.S.: No. 4. Lodge on Little St. Simons Island, St. Simons Island
15 Best Resorts in the South: No. 1. Lodge on Little St. Simons Island, St. Simons Island
Savannah recognized as a Best Fall Vacation in the U.S. by PureWow
If you want a romantic fall weekend with your partner, look no further than Savannah, where the weather is perfect, the crowds are lighter and the Southern charm cannot be beat.
Jekyll Island’s Driftwood Beach named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 24 Best Beaches in the U.S.
One of the Golden Isles along Georgia’s Atlantic coast, Jekyll Island is a seven-mile-long stretch of marshes and Spanish moss. One of its star attractions is the prehistoric-looking Driftwood Beach. As its name suggests, the site is dotted with gnarled and weathered trees that double as excellent photo backdrops—just be sure to visit at low tide.
Cartersville named to Smithsonian Magazine’s 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2022
As a gateway to both the Atlanta metro area and the pristine beauty of the north Georgia mountains, Cartersville is perfectly poised for cultural enthusiasts and outdoor lovers alike.