Georgia is deeply entrenched in United States history, big business corporations, and welcoming hometown hospitality. The Peach State is overflowing with American heritage, monuments, battlefields and museums as well as sandy beaches and forested hiking trails. Travel down south this season to Georgia for a truly revolutionary experience.
Georgia is probably most famous in history for its Civil War participation in the Confederacy. Union General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” burned just about everything from Atlanta to Savannah. The battle and the following massacre of fire inspired the famous novel and movie, Gone with the Wind, which takes place in Atlanta’s neighboring Marietta. Travel to the Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum to see the greatest collection of memorabilia and historical accounts related to the event. The museum is located on Marietta Square, a historic location surrounded by unique boutiques, exhibits and parks.
Interestingly, Sherman agreed not to burn Savannah after the mayor allowed his troops full run of the city. What results today is one of the only southern cities with authentic antebellum architecture and the colonial charm of Georgia’s first city. Savannah is an eclectic and often open-minded Georgian city, notorious for its parties and drinking and well rounded with Savannah College of Arts and Design, numerous theaters, countless annual festivals and a plethora of historic sites that are still standing.
Georgia offers an amazing array of activities and outdoor spaces, including the beautiful green and rugged paths of the Appalachian Trail. Hike portions of this winding trail or start from the beginning in Springer Mountain. Jekyll Island was once the prestigious private club getaway for the likes of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers; but today its 5 miles of beaches, resorts and condos are open to the public. Vacation with Georgians during the summer and enjoy golfing, fishing, or snorkeling.
Also a bastion of modern history, Georgia features the legacies of national and international figures such as President Jimmy Carter and civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr. The capital city of Atlanta hosts the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, which preserves his childhood home and church among other exhibits. The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is located near Plains, Georgia, and preserves such places as Carter’s home, school and railroad depot for generations hence to enjoy.
When you book your airfare to Georgia you will also be able to visit the solemn Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, the very same trail that the Cherokee Tribe took when they were forced to relocate to the west in 1838 while some 4,000 individuals perished along the way.
Travel to Georgia is a journey through time with all the luxuries and amenities of the perfect vacation along the way. From the mountain trails to the sunny beaches and rural countryside to major metropolises, Georgia is ready for you.