Your Invitation to Explore Georgia

Do more than visit. Explore.

Discover places that are distinctly Georgia, from the mountains to the coast and everything in between. See what travelers and locals love about Georgia through their own experiences. We invite you to wander around our world.

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1. Cloudland Canyon State Park

Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon State Park is one of the most scenic parks in the state, offering rugged geology, waterfalls and beautiful vistas.


2. Cumberland Island National Seashore

Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island, Cumberland Island National Seashore's pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes whisper the stories of both man and nature.


3. St. Simons Island

The largest of Georgia's Golden Isles, St. Simons Island captivates visitors with its beaches, shops, restaurants and historic remnants, including a working lighthouse.


4. Music Midtown

Held in September in Atlanta's Piedmont Park, Music Midtown is one of the state's largest music festivals, featuring some of the industry's biggest names.


5. Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Home to the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer's Atlanta United, Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosts sports and entertainment events year-round.


6. Piedmont Park

The 211-acre Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta hosts major festivals, such as the Atlanta Dogwood Festival in April, and is open year-round to athletes, nature lovers and anyone who enjoys a good stroll through a beautiful green space.


7. Georgia Wine Country

Clustered around the North Georgia mountains, you'll find a variety of wineries with spectacular views, cozy tasting rooms and award-winning wines in Georgia Wine Country.


8. Helen

Helen, a Bavarian village in the heart of Northeast Georgia, is a popular destination for travelers seeking outdoor adventures, seasonal festivals and tubing on the Chattahoochee River, which flows through the center of town.




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9. Jekyll Island

Home to picturesque Driftwood Beach, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and a 250-acre Historic Landmark District, development on Jekyll Island is limited to just 35 percent of its available land, making it a unique escape for visitors.


10. Dalton

From the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to the Gateway of the Civil War in Georgia, Dalton abounds with adventure.


11. Columbus

Brave the rapids on the longest urban whitewater course in the world, and explore museums, shops and restaurants in Columbus, located on Georgia's western border.


12. Tybee Island

Located 20 minutes from historic Savannah, Tybee Island's beaches, outdoor adventures, historic lighthouse and pier have a charm all their own.


13. Tallulah Gorge State Park

Overlooking Tallulah Gorge, a 1,000-foot chasm carved over millions of years by the Tallulah River, Tallulah Gorge State Park's hiking and biking trails, suspension bridge, kayaking and waterfalls offer some of Northeast Georgia's most spectacular sights.


14. Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

The pink, orange, red and purple soils of Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area, Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon," with massive gullies as deep as 150 feet, make some of the prettiest photographs in the state.


15. Gibbs Gardens

Every season is a gorgeous display at the 300-acre Gibbs Gardens in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, including water lily gardens that mimic a Monet painting, Japanese gardens that turn brilliant in the fall, and millions of daffodils that cover the hillsides in the spring.


16. Yonah Mountain

Located near Helen in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, hike the 2.1-mile trail from the Mount Yonah Trail Head for spectacular views.


17. Savannah

Hip and historic, robust and refined, Savannah is where you'll find amazing architecture, spooky cemeteries and rich history along with global sophistication, funky nightlife and fabulous food.


18. World of Coca-Cola

Experience the history of the world's most famous soft drink in Atlanta at the dynamic World of Coca-Cola, multimedia home of the 125-year-old secret formula for Coca-Cola.


19. Georgia Aquarium

See beluga whales, whale sharks, manta rays, penguins, sea otters, dolphins and many more at the Georgia Aquarium, the world's most magical aquarium in Atlanta.


20. High Museum of Art

Fascinating inside and out, the High Museum of Art, the Southeast's leading art museum located in Midtown Atlanta, boasts an extensive permanent collection and a variety of exhibitions and educational programs.


21. Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Go fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, wilderness camping, canoeing and more in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, a pristine 680-square-mile ecological wonder.




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22. Cumberland Island National Seashore

Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island, Cumberland Island National Seashore's pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes whisper the stories of both man and nature.

Published: February 2019