Do you love being outdoors? If so, head to Georgia for a canoe or kayak trip through the Okefenokee Swamp where you can spot alligators in the water or wildlife on the banks. By traveling north, hiking enthusiast will love the awe-inspiring flora and fauna while trekking the Appalachian Trail. Or, maybe you prefer flowers. If so, go west to Callaway Gardens in LaGrange. Callaway Gardens is a delightful haven for plant lovers. With its 14,000 acres of lakes, wooded trails, flowering trees and plants, you will be astounded at this beautiful environment.
If it is the beach you crave, then head south on I-95 to the Georgia coastline. Here you will enjoy the numerous coastal locations like Tybee, St. Simons, or Jekyll Island. The Georgia coast is unlike any other, as it is made up entirely of islands. Many of the islands remain predominately undeveloped and as wild as when they were discovered in the 1500's.
For an urban adventure, you will be thrilled by the sights and sounds of the city of Atlanta.This is a city that always has something happening. Whether touring the World of Coke Museum, eating a hot dog while watching the Atlanta Braves play at Turner Field, or taking a leisurely stroll in Centennial Park, there is much to see and do. If you are a patron of the Arts, then you can spend a day viewing the works displayed at the High Museum of Art, followed by an evening enjoying the renown Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Atlanta is home to a thriving business community with companies like Coca-Cola.
For those who love to learn, be sure to visit the Fernbank Museum of Natural History or go to SciTrek. These Atlanta attractions have many hands-ondisplays and interactive demonstrations sure to entertain and educate the entire family. If you love history, then no trip is complete without a visit to Stone Mountain Park, the world's largest visible granite mountain. Here you can tour the historic village, hike to the top of the mountain, or watch a laser show projected on the mountain each night of the summer.
Georgia is home to musical artist- R.E.M., Collective Soul, Allen Jackson, and The Wahoo Creek Band; athletes- Kevin Nash, Hank Aaron, Evander Holyfield; actors and actresses-Chris Tucker, Julia Roberts, to name a few. Georgia is also the hub for great writing including writers like Terry Kay, Margaret Mitchell, Alice Walker, and Ferrol Sams. It is a state that holds on to its Southern traditions while reaching towards the future. Regardless of your age or interest Georgia has something for everyone.
Little girl eating a Georgia Peach by Savannah Grandfather; Aquarium by Terren