Must-see attractions in Georgia

  • Close-up detail of lichen encrusted stone flower found on tomb at Bonaventue Cemetery near Savannah, Georgia, USA.

    Bonaventure Cemetery

    Savannah

    Less than a 10-minute drive east of Savannah’s Historic District you’ll find one of the most peaceful, quiet, green escapes tucked away next to the…

  • Forsyth Park fountain in Savannah.

    Forsyth Park

    Savannah

    The 33-acre Forsyth Park, Savannah’s largest, was named after Georgia’s 33rd governor John Forsyth and is home to the most famous fountain in the city…

  • The Silence monument watches over 750 confederate graves in the Laurel Grove North Cemetery.

    Laurel Grove Cemetery

    Savannah

    In a city filled with cemeteries, Laurel Grove is among the most picturesque. The Victorian-era gravesites hint at the city’s history and the lovely…

  • August 4, 2014: Exterior of the High Museum of Art on Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta.

    High Museum of Art

    Atlanta

    Atlanta's modern High Museum was the first to exhibit art from Paris' Louvre and is a destination as much for its architecture as its world-class exhibits…

  • Atlanta, USA - November 3, 2014: National Center for Civil and Human Rights - is a museum dedicated to the achievements of both the civil rights movement in the United States.

    Center for Civil and Human Rights

    Atlanta

    The striking Center for Civil and Human Rights was a 2014 addition to Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. It is a sobering $68-million memorial to the…

  • Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

    South Georgia

    Nearly a half-million acres in size, Okefenokee Swamp is a magnificent environment to explore, with something for travelers of all abilities. Choose from…

  • Providence Canyon

    South Georgia

    Only 30 minutes from Columbus sits Georgia’s 'Little Grand Canyon.' This 1003-acre state park is something to behold. Otherworldly formations include…

  • Wormsloe Historic Site

    Savannah

    A short drive from downtown, on the beautiful Isle of Hope, this is one of the most photographed sites in town. As soon as you enter, you feel as if you…

  • Toccoa Falls, a waterfall with a vertical drop of 186 feet, in Stephens County, Georgia.

    Toccoa Falls

    North Georgia

    This dramatic 186ft-high waterfall, reached along a 500ft path from the visitor center on the campus of Tocca Falls College, is one of the tallest free…

  • USA, Georgia, Atlanta, Martin Luther King National Historic Site, birthplace of Rev. Martin Luther King, King family home

    Martin Luther King Jr Birthplace

    Atlanta

    The home where Martin Luther King was born and spent the first twelve years of his life is now part of the National Historic Site. Free first-come, first…

  • Anna Ruby Falls

    North Georgia

    Not to be confused with Tennessee's far more famous Ruby Falls, Georgia's Anna Ruby Falls is tucked away in Unicoi State Park (part of the Chattahoochee…

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    North Georgia

    A smart, modern gallery where brainy, arty types set up in the wired lobby for personal study, while art hounds gawk at modern sculpture in the courtyard…

  • Sibley Mill

    Georgia

    The fact that this historic building is closed to the public won't stop you from curiously approaching if you see it in the distance. The massive textile…

  • Wolf Mountain Vineyards

    North Georgia

    Wolf lures a hip and trendy 30-something crowd to its gorgeous, 30-acre winery that frames epic sunsets over Springer Mountain from its tasting-room…

  • A Great Heron flies over a frosty marsh.

    Little Tybee Island

    Savannah

    This uninhabited barrier island, only accessible by boat or kayak, is just south of Tybee Island and is actually double its size. The preserved land is…

  • Facade of Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta.

    Fernbank Museum of Natural History

    Atlanta

    Fernbank is a supremely kid-friendly museum that explores a bunch of subjects (dinosaurs, geology, shells, IMAX-style theater), all attached to a 65-acre…

  • The Mercer Williams House in Savannah.

    Mercer-Williams House

    Savannah

    Although Jim Williams, the Savannah art dealer portrayed by Kevin Spacey in the film version of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, died back in 1990…

  • Tidal Flats on North Beach, Tybee Island, Georgia.

    North Beach

    Savannah

    With fewer services and a vibe that feels more remote, this stretch of beach is a great place to relax. You can watch massive container ships drift in…

  • The popular Telfair museum in the historic district.

    Telfair Academy

    Savannah

    Considered Savannah's top art museum, the historic Telfair family mansion is filled with 19th-century American art and silver and a smattering of European…

  • Skyline and reflections of midtown Atlanta, Georgia in Lake Meer from Piedmont Park.

    Piedmont Park

    Atlanta

    A glorious, rambling urban park and the setting of many cultural and music festivals. The park has fantastic bike paths and a Saturday Green Market (from…

  • Coca-Cola Space Science Center

    South Georgia

    Operated by Columbus State University, this space-themed wonderland is full of interactive exhibits that your kids will love, plus some of the most…

  • Vogel State Park

    North Georgia

    Located at the base of the evocatively named Blood Mountain, this is one of Georgia's oldest parks, and constitutes a quilt of wooded mountains…

  • Tallulah Gorge

    North Georgia

    The 1000ft-deep Tallulah Gorge carves a dark scar across the wooded hills of North Georgia. Walk over the Indiana Jones–worthy suspension bridge, and be…

  • Ebenezer Baptist Church (New)

    Atlanta

    The new Ebenezer Baptist Church is the home of the congregation once led by Dr Martin Luther King Jr. As befits one of the most influential church…

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    North Georgia

    Truly gorgeous, with winding outdoor paths and a sociohistorical edge, Athens' gardens are a gift for a city of this size. Signs provide smart context for…

  • Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge

    Savannah

    A wild, minimally developed coastal barrier island and 10,053-acre refuge where you can enjoy bird-watching, beachcombing and hiking around the beaches,…

  • Center for Puppetry Arts

    Atlanta

    A wonderland for visitors of all ages and hands down one of Atlanta's most unique attractions, the museum – expanded in 2015 – houses a treasury of…

  • Amicalola Falls

    North Georgia

    The tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast is a spectacular sight. It tumbles 729ft through protected North Georgia mountain scenery within…

  • Unicoi State Park

    North Georgia

    At this adventure-oriented park, visitors can rent kayaks ($10 per hour), take paddleboard lessons ($25), hike some 12 miles of trails, mountain bike, or…

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    Stone Mountain Park

    Atlanta

    In the northeast Atlanta suburb of Stone Mountain sits this unique – and controversial – theme park based around the 825ft-high Stone Mountain, the world…

  • CCM1FJ Nov. 13, 2010 - Atlanta, GA, U.S. - ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 12: Visitors take in the panoramic painting and diorama depicting the Battle of Atlanta at the Cyclorama Civil War museum in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, November 12, 2010. The sesquicentennial of the Civil War is in 2011. PHOTO CREDIT: ERIK

    Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama

    Atlanta

    Once considered the largest oil painting in the world, this historic, cylindrical panoramic painting of the Civil War's Battle of Atlanta was unavailable…

  • Pasaquan

    South Georgia

    After experiencing visions in which he was chosen by 'people of the future' to depict their culture of peace and love, self-taught artist Eddie Owens…

  • Ebenezer Baptist Church at Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site.

    First Ebenezer Baptist Church

    Atlanta

    Martin Luther King Jr, his father and grandfather were all pastors here, and King Jr's mother was the choir director. Sadly she was murdered here by a…

  • Dusk view of new College Football Hall of Fame, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA, Opened in August 2014, it is a 94,256 square feet (8,756.7 m2)  attraction in Atlanta???s sports, entertainment and tourism district, Architects: TVS design

    College Football Hall of Fame

    Atlanta

    It is impossible to overstate the importance of college football to American culture. This museum, relocated from Indiana in 2014 and revamped into this…

  • Pin Point Heritage Museum

    Savannah

    Set in what used to be the AS Varn & Son Oyster Seafood Factory, this museum highlights the culture and history of the Gullah-Geechee peoples in the Pin…

  • Tybee Island Light Station & Museum

    Savannah

    Take a self-guided tour of Tybee's iconic lighthouse and see panoramic views of the island from its observation deck. Tickets include admission to the…

  • EXTERIOR VIEW TELFAIR MUSEUM OF THE ART'S JEPSON CENTER.DESIGNED BY MOSHE SAFDIE.SAVANNAH, GEORGIA

    Jepson Center for the Arts

    Savannah

    Designed by the great Moshe Safdie, and looking pretty darn space-age by Savannah's standards, the JCA – rather appropriately, given its architecture –…

  • World of Coca Cola in Pemberton Park

    World of Coca-Cola

    Atlanta

    This self-congratulatory museum might prove entertaining to fans of fizzy beverages and rampant commercialization. The climactic moment comes when guests…