Visitor safety is the highest priority for the entire Georgia tourism industry.
Hurricane Michael has wreaked havoc in many communities in South Georgia. While the damage is continuing to be assessed in the impacted communities, our Georgia Tourism partners are currently working alongside others as major recovery efforts are under way. Federal, state and local entities are encouraging everyone to avoid traveling through the areas affected by the storm to give responders the space they need to ensure roads are safe. We encourage travelers to follow GEMA's directive in South Georgia at this time. It is also important to note that much of our great state was not impacted by Hurricane Michael and is open for business. We encourage you to check with local tourism entities to assist you with your travel plans and information as you travel to and through Georgia in days to come.
- Nov. 5, 2018
Visitor Information Centers
Georgia hosts 11 Visitor Information Centers (VIC) located on major arteries, including Interstates 75, 85, 185, 20 and 95, as well as highways 301 and 280. VIC staff is available to assist with identifying accommodations and travel information. For a complete list of Georgia VIC locations, hours and individual phone numbers, click here.
Staff at Georgia's Visitor Information Centers provide accommodations and travel information by phone from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days per week.
Georgia Lodging Properties
Georgia is divided into nine travel regions. Refer to the map here for the color-coded regions and the main interstates that run through each region. The downloadable PDF of Georgia lodging properties features hotels, motels, resorts, B&B's, campgrounds, RV parks and other accommodations categorized by Georgia travel regions. This list represents only those properties in the ExploreGeorgia.org lodging database as of August 2018. For more information and availability, please contact lodging properties directly.
Visit www.511ga.org or call 511 for free real-time travel information on road conditions and closures.
Visit www.dot.ga.gov/DS/Emergency/Hurricane for resources from the Georgia Department of Transportation, including hurricane evacuation tips and maps.
Visit www.gema.ga.gov for more information and preparedness tips from the Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency.
Ready Georgia App
Visit ready.ga.gov to download the Ready Georgia app to stay weather aware and informed about potential threats and protective measures to take.
NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center