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Essential Travel Experiences To Have In Georgia

Georgia is one of the original thirteen colonies that spreads from the Blue Ridge Mountains down to the Atlantic Coast. With these essential experiences to have in Georgia, you’ll see and do a lot.

This diverse state has plenty of historic and modern adventure to explore. From fascinating museums to local beer joints to great barbeque to Olympic sites, there is something in the Peach State for everyone.

Essential Experiences to Have in Georgia

1. Visit Atlanta

Georgia’s capital of Atlanta has so many experiences to explore. As the home of the 1996 Centennial Olympics, head to Centennial Olympic Park to visit the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Chick-fil-a College Football Hall of Fame.

Afterward, for a great food destination, drive along Buford Highway for a wide swath of international dining options. Art lovers should check out the High Museum of Art and the Fox Theatre. So plan on attending a performance in the evening. And don’t forget Atlanta’s favourite food hall, Ponce City Market.

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2. Explore Savannah

Savannah is a beautiful city that resides on the Georgia-South Carolina border. This historic city is the birthplace of Girl Scout leader Juliette Gordon Low and you can visit her museum. And take some time to stroll through Forsyth Park’s 30 acres before grabbing some cool ice cream at Leopold’s Ice Cream too.

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3. Skip Along the Barrier Islands

Along Georgia’s coastline lies a collection of barrier islands. Each of these islands have their own unique personalities and activities to do. So start with Jekyll Island and visit the Jekyll Island Club Resort to see where some of America’s richest families resided during their winter holidays.

Next, head to St. Simmons Island to sample great barbeque at Southern Soul BBQ. Lastly, explore Cumberland Island by taking a ferry from St. Marys to see wild horses and the Dungeness Ruins.

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4. Travel the Okefenokee Swamp

Okefenokee Swamp is America’s largest blackwater swamp and is located along the Georgia-Florida border. So take a boat tour and become one with the swamp’s flora and fauna. And keep an eye out for some alligators too.

Molly Harris
Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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