Waterfall at Rock City Gardens in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Photo by @heatherharkinsphotography

A 100-foot waterfall cascades down a mountain at Rock City Gardens in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Photo by @heatherharkinsphotography

Tripadvisor Picks: 23 Fan Favorites

Discover what travelers to Georgia love about the state's top-rated attractions on Tripadvisor.

Discover Georgia travelers' top picks — from breathtaking Anna Ruby Falls in Helen to bustling Ponce City Market in Atlanta to mysterious Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island — in this roundup of reviews from Tripadvisor users.

Waterfall at Rock City Gardens in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Photo by @dvidparks

Rock City Gardens in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Photo by @dvidparks

Rock City Gardens in Lookout Mountain

Absolutely worth the visit

“Wow! Absolutely worth the visit! Views are breathtaking. The rock formations are beautiful. I loved that many of the trees were labeled and the pathways were beautiful. I enjoyed searching for gnomes and seeing the Mother Goose area.” — Mrs.Bacon

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World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia

World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia

World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta

An Atlanta gem

“Great history and memorabilia about this company. My family enjoyed seeing the vault, learning about the bottling process, seeing a 3-D movie and tasting the different sodas that Coca-Cola owns from around the world. This is a must-see if you’re in Atlanta.” — Armyof3

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Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Photo by @christinelentzyoga

Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Photo by @christinelentzyoga

Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island

Natural beauty on the ocean

“Driftwood Beach is stunningly beautiful. The large live oaks are weathered and polished by the wind, sea and rain. Everywhere you look, there is a unique sculpture perfected by Mother Nature. This is a must-see stop if you are visiting Jekyll, St. Simons and Brunswick.” — Dan G

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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Photo by @teratown1

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Photo by @teratown1

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Great trip for fall color!

“Excellent way to spend a day. The train takes you between the towns of Blue Ridge, Georgia, and Copperhill, Tennessee. … The ride is about an hour and you get two hours of time in Copperhill to shop or eat. Leave time in Blue Ridge to enjoy this charming Southern town and all its shops and restaurants.” — Kim W

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Aircraft on display at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, Georgia

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, Georgia

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler

A new favorite military museum

“This is one of the finest military museums I think I’ve ever visited. It shows not only the history of flying in the military, but also the beginnings of the Army Air Corps and the Mighty Eighth as they ventured into Europe to defend Britain and liberate Europe. The restored B17 Flying Fortress that is on display is magnificent.” — Wedeliver2you

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Dale Chihuly sculpture at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta

Always a wonderful experience

“This is one of the best places to visit in Atlanta. There are many walking trails, most paved. The scenery is beautiful. During some holidays, such as Christmas, they have spectacular displays of light ... During the spring, summer and fall, it’s an awesome display of the various flora that can be found in the area.” — William D.

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Rafting with Rolling Thunder River Company in McCaysville, Georgia

Rolling Thunder River Company in McCaysville, Georgia

Rolling Thunder River Company in McCaysville

Rafting you’ll always remember

“Rolling Thunder will not disappoint! Truly an amazing experience. The folks there want you to experience an exciting and safe, action-packed trip down one of the most popular rivers in the world. Their experience and expertise takes you on an unforgettable trip you’ll always remember.” — scott623

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Savannah historic district

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah Historic District

Savannah did not disappoint

“Downtown Savannah was excellent and a great place to wander and walk. Beautiful, well-kept homes and streets. Massive oaks and Spanish moss were everywhere. History was evident everywhere and the park system was fantastic. Great restaurants and coffee shops were easy to find … and it was fun to be able to grab a drink and wander around town.” — dstambaugh3

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Tybee Island Lighthouse. Photo by @mylittlelifesjourneys

Tybee Island Lighthouse. Photo by @mylittlelifesjourneys

Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

Best part of visiting Tybee Island

“I love visiting lighthouses and this was the main reason we went to Tybee Island. I was so glad you got to climb to the top. It was windy but the view was great. We also walked through the keeper’s house and there was a guide to help give you the history. We walked across the street to visit Battery Garland [Museum]. Worth the visit.” — Nancy U

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dolphins

Captain Derek's Dolphin Adventure on Tybee Island

Dolphins following our boat

“This was absolutely the best experience ever. So glad that we chose Captain Derek’s … It was amazing to see the dolphins following behind our boat as we were gliding through the water. … Captain Gator and Lori were wonderful hosts. They provided great history information for Savannah and Tybee Island. Great fun for the whole family!” — Jemilla T

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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, Georgia. Photo by @elizabetheverywhere

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, Georgia. Photo by @elizabetheverywhere

Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Savannah

Amazing architecture

“The most beautiful church I have ever seen—and I have seen a lot of churches/cathedrals in my life! Amazing architecture and art. As crowds come in, they give a very helpful five-minute overview of the history of the cathedral and its art.” — Kate G

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Anna Ruby Falls in Helen, Georgia. Photo by @westy4xer

Anna Ruby Falls in Helen, Georgia. Photo by @westy4xer

Anna Ruby Falls in Helen

Breathtaking

"We stopped in while going through Helen … There is so much to see here! Give yourself at least 90 minutes to enjoy it. The falls run parallel to the path almost the whole way. It was gorgeous. Bring a picnic and swim at Unicoi [Lake] after." — floridagirl83

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Aerial view of Chateau Elan Winery in Braselton, Georgia

Chateau Elan Winery in Braselton, Georgia

Chateau Elan Winery in Braselton

Time to savor

“A wonderful experience! Our tour guide, Sarah, was exceptional. She was both knowledgeable and humorous. The tasting was great. You have time to savor each different wine and aren’t rushed through the tour. The chateau is a beautiful piece of property.” — Migdy M

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Woman standing near the fountain in Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia

Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia. Photo by @thewanderess

Forsyth Park in Savannah

Relaxing stroll, beautiful fountain

“The park has large open areas, paved paths, recreation and beautiful trees ideal for relaxation, strolls and exercise. Many areas are photogenic, with large trees laden with Spanish moss and a large fountain. The park is also surrounded by historical houses with interesting architecture and stories of their own.” — MarsOrbiter

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Woman at MLK birth home in Atlanta, Georgia

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by @capturedbymel

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta

A must see in Atlanta

“I found my visit very moving and educational. The main exhibit ... has a good overview of King’s life, with videos, quotes, photos, visual art and even the wooden wagon on which his coffin was conveyed. The tour of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s restored birth home was excellent, and the ranger shared lots of interesting insights about his childhood and the influences of his formative years.” — Ogo N

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Family and technician holding a turtle at Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia

Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Photo by @jekyll_island

Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island

Educational & fun

“If you love sea turtles, this is the place for you! … See live surgeries, rehab pools and feedings, and learn some interesting facts in the education room. All proceeds from entry to purchased items go right back to the turtles!” — Stacie

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Brasstown Bald observation deck in Blairsville, Georgia

Brasstown Bald in Blairsville, Georgia. Photo by @danraw82

Brasstown Bald Mountain in Blairsville

Breathtaking views

“Very well-manicured trail … Pretty steep, but once you get to the top you can take in the best views in Georgia. We went during sunset and it was amazing! … Lovely experience and can’t wait to go back and hike some of the other trails that are around it.” — Chaz Parks

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Glass of wine and mountain view at Yonah Mountain Vineyards in Cleveland

Yonah Mountain Vineyards in Cleveland. Photo by @_bellabellini

Yonah Mountain Vineyards in Cleveland

Don’t miss this winery!

“My wife and I have visited a number of wineries in the region and this may be our favorite! Incredible views of Mount Yonah … but the star of the show is the wine. I was very impressed with the Genesis and the pinot noir. My son was equally impressed with the sav blanc.” — mplegal

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Entrance to Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Gene Philips, courtesy of ACVB & Atlantaphotos.com

Ponce City Market in Atlanta

A must-go

“This place is a must-go in my opinion. It was one of my favorite places in Atlanta. Not only does it have a great variety of food options, but they also have stores, a book shop and items made by locals. It was definitely one of the highlights of the trip.” — Danarodz

Visit Ponce City Market

City Market in Savannah, Georgia

City Market in Savannah, Georgia

City Market in Savannah

Beautiful downtown area

“The city market is a few blocks of quaint shops and restaurants. It’s not a flea market or open-air market but an area of local shops and eateries in a beautiful downtown area. Lots of places to sit and have a drink or grab a bite and shop.” — DesiraeMarie

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Person picking apples at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge

Absolutely love this place

“This is a highlight of our fall pilgrimage to North Georgia. The place is huge and the selection of apples is great. It’s also a complete store full of fresh cider, local wines and fried apple pies.” — HJR1960

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Minnehaha Falls in Lakemont, Georgia

Minnehaha Falls in Lakemont, Georgia. Photo by @benjamingalland

Minnehaha Falls in Lakemont

Lovely falls

“This is a lovely falls hidden away from most travelers. It is well worth the drive. There is a small sign marking the trailhead, with spaces for only a few cars. The trail is about .4 miles with a gentle incline. There are a few glimpses of the water along the way. Just lovely.” — Ron C

Visit Minnehaha Falls

Segway tour with ATL-Cruzers in Atlanta, Georgia

ATL-Cruzers in Atlanta, Georgia

ATL-Cruzers Electric Car & Segway Tours in Atlanta

Beyond wonderful

“Such a wonderful experience! This was not my first time in Atlanta, yet everything that was shown and spoken about was new to me! It’s great to know the background and history of places. Our tour guide was beyond wonderful and very knowledgeable. I definitely recommend anyone to take this tour.” — Kee D.

Visit ATL-Cruzers

Published: January 2023
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