Driftwood Beach at sunrise on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Photo by @wandernorthga

Georgia in the News

November 2022

Macon named Best Places to Go in 2023 by Frommer's

October 2022

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.

Read more at MarthaStewart.com

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.

Read more at FoxNews.com

September 2022

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.

Read more at OprahDaily.com

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.

Read more at TravelandLeisure.com

Macon named to Fodor’s Best U.S. Cities to Visit Based on Your Taste in Music

If You Love Southern Rock: Macon, Georgia

Read more at Fodors.com

August 2022

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.

Read more at RD.com

July 2022

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

Read more at TravelandLeisure.com

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.

Read more at PureWow.com

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.

Read more at CNTraveler.com

June 2022

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.

Read more at SmithsonianMag.com

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