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From vibrant cities and historical landmarks to its stunning natural beauty and delicious cuisine, Georgia is a destination that will leave a lasting impression.

About Georgia

Whether you're interested in exploring Atlanta or the historic city of Savannah, there's a travel guide available to help you plan your perfect Georgia vacation.

Also known as the Empire State of the South, or the Peach State, Georgia is named after George II of England.

States neighbouring Georgia: Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Travel Map Mapping Georgia

Map of Georgia

Map of Georgia

Georgia is bordered by Florida to the south, Alabama to the west, Tennessee and North Carolina to the north, and South Carolina to the east.

The state capital of Georgia is Atlanta.

County Map of Georgia

County Map of Georgia.

Colourful map of Georgia showing the location of all 159 counties.

Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Brantley, Brooks, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Butts, Calhoun, Camden, Candler, Carroll, Catoosa, Charlton, Chatham, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Clinch, Cobb, Coffee, Colquitt, Columbia, Cook, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dade, Dawson, Decatur, DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Douglas, Early, Echols, Effingham, Elbert, Emanuel, Evans, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Glascock, Glynn, Gordon, Grady, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Hart, Heard, Henry, Houston, Irwin, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Liberty, Lincoln, Long, Lowndes, Lumpkin, McDuffie, McIntosh, Macon, Madison, Marion, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pierce, Pike, Polk, Pulaski,  Putnam, Quitman, Rabun, Randolph, Richmond, Rockdale, Schley, Screven, Seminole, Spalding, Stephens, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Towns, Treutlen, Troup, Turner, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Ware, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wheeler, White, Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes, Wilkinson and Worth.

Georgia Overview

Georgia is a state located in the south-eastern region of the United States.

Cultural Heritage

Georgia was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes before being colonised by the Spanish and later the British.

The state played a significant role in the American Civil War and was an important centre for the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.


Georgia is known for its diverse economy, which includes industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, film production, and technology.

The state is also home to several Fortune 500 companies, including The Home Depot, UPS, and Coca-Cola.


The state of Georgia is home to several major universities, including the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State University.

Destination Georgia

Georgia is known for its natural beauty, with attractions such as the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Okefenokee Swamp, and the coastal beaches of Tybee Island and Jekyll Island.

Visit Georgia

There are plenty of things to do and see in Georgia.

Whether you're interested in history, nature, or urban attractions, Georgia has something for everyone.

Enjoy Life in Atlanta

Georgia's capital city offers plenty of attractions, including the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Experience Georgia's Small Town Charm

Georgia is home to many quaint small towns, such as Dahlonega, Madison, and Blue Ridge, that offer unique shops, restaurants, and historic sites.

Explore Savannah

Known for its historic architecture, Savannah is a charming coastal city that is perfect for strolling through the streets, taking a riverboat tour, and visiting historic sites.

Georgia's Role in the Civil War

Georgia played a significant role in the Civil War, and there are several historic sites and battlefields, such as Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and the Andersonville National Historic Site, that offer a glimpse into this tumultuous time in American history.

Hike in the Chattahoochee National Forest

With over 750,000 acres of forested land, the Chattahoochee National Forest offers a variety of hiking trails, waterfalls, and scenic vistas.

Outdoor Activities in North Georgia

The North Georgia mountains offer a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, fishing, and whitewater rafting.

Relax on Georgia's Beaches

Georgia has several beautiful beaches along its coastline, including Tybee Island, Jekyll Island, and St. Simons Island.

Visit the Okefenokee Swamp

The Okefenokee Swamp is a unique ecosystem that is home to a variety of wildlife, including alligators, black bears, and over 200 species of birds.

Georgia Attractions

Georgia State Parks and Historical Sites

The Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Park Guide is a handy resource for planning a spring break, summer vacation or family reunion. The free booklet is filled with tips on the best hiking trails, fishing spots, cabins, wedding venues and campsites.

Find a Park using the Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Map.

Ocmulgee National Monument, near Macon, has remains of old Native American mounds and villages.

While on St. Simon's Island there is a British fort that was built in the 18th century.

For Civil War battle sites, head to the north-western corner of the state where you will find Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

The Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is near Marietta.

A Civil War prisoner-of-war camp is in the Andersonville National Historic Site.

Governor's Mansion

The Georgia Governor's Mansion, a three-floor, 30-room, Greek Revival style home built in 1967, stands on approximately 18 acres in northeast Atlanta.

The Mansion is open for tours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 10:00 to 11:30, February to October.

Georgia State Government.

Living History

Georgia offers a diverse group of Living History Museums, which are museums that offer a three-dimensional pilgrimage into a particular historical era.

Georgia Tourism

Georgia's Official Travel Guide is your complete resource to planning a vacation in Georgia.

Explore Georgia.


Ted Turner's CNN has made Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthplace into the news capital of the world, and most of America's large corporations have offices here.

Map of Atlanta

Map of Atlanta

16 miles east of Atlanta, Stone Mountain National Park is interesting for the giant equestrian figures of the Confederate leaders Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis -- measuring 90ft. x 190ft. -- carved into the granite face.

Where to Stay in Atlanta

Hotels in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Atlanta Attractions

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Learn all there is to know about plants at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Browse the extensive live plants collections and gardens on display in outdoor and indoor exhibits. Horticulture classes and special events are offered throughout the year.

Atlanta Braves - Turner Field

Catch Major League Baseball action at Truist Park, home to the Atlanta Braves baseball franchise.

Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta is home to NFL football team, Atlanta Falcons. Catch play-by-play action at the team’s home field at the Georgia Dome.

Centennial Olympic Park

The Centennial Olympic Park was built in celebration of the 1996 Olympics. The 21-acre park attracts Atlanta residents and visitors throughout the year with musical performances, street fairs, art shows, and beautifully manicured gardens.

City of Decatur

In the City of Decatur, you’ll find Southern charm, the energy of a college town, and the metropolitan zeal of neighbouring Atlanta. Stroll Decatur’s historic districts, browse eclectic boutiques, and dine in quaint cafes.

Cobb County

Cobb County, north of Atlanta, is also a popular destination for travel and tourism in Georgia, offering a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, picturesque cities, and stunning mountain views.

Emory University

Emory University, located in the community of Druid Hills, is recognized among top academic institutions for its leading edge curricula, centres for advanced study, graduate school of arts and sciences, and professional schools for medicine, law, and theology, among other disciplines.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

The earth’s history, physical universe, and human culture come alive at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in downtown Atlanta. Giants of the Mesozoic is the museum’s newest permanent exhibit and features the world’s largest dinosaurs including the 123-foot long Argentinosaurus.

Lenox Square Mall

Lenox Square Mall, located in the heart of Buckhead, offers more than shopping. It is a destination; featuring chic boutiques, upscale departments stores, movie theatres, and dozens of restaurants. A complimentary shuttle service transports shoppers between Lenox Square Mall and neighbouring Phipps Plaza.

Mall of Georgia

The Mall of Georgia, located in Buford (north-east of Atlanta), features over 225 shops ranging from upscale department stores like Macy’s and Nordstrom to home accessories giants such as Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware. A 20-plex movie theatre can be also found at the Mall of Georgia.

Margaret Mitchell House

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and operated by the Atlanta History Center, the Margaret Mitchell House is a turn-of-the century, three-story, Tudor Revival building where Margaret Mitchell lived and wrote her Pulitzer-Prize winning book, Gone With the Wind.

Northlake Mall

Shop for trendy fashions, house wares, beautiful jewellery, and more at Northlake Mall, located off Interstate 285. Major department stores and over 100 speciality shops and restaurants anchor this Atlanta shopping centre.

Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park is Atlanta’s premier outdoors gathering spot. The park features a swimming pool, tennis courts, a stocked fishing lake, pedestrian and bicycle paths, picnic areas, and event facilities.

Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags Over Georgia theme park offers thrilling roller coaster rides like Goliath, children’s attractions like Bugs Bunny’s Playfort, live entertainment, and more.

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park is Atlanta’s top family adventure attraction. Situated on 3,200 acres, the park offers everything from hiking and golf, to riverboat cruises on Stone Mountain Lake and train rides around the mountain. Live entertainment and festivals are scheduled throughout the year.

The Fox Theatre

One of Atlanta's most historic buildings, noted for its legacy of grandeur, The Fox Theatre today plays host to Broadway productions, opera, headline performances, and more.

The King Center

The King Center celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Established in 1968 by his wife, Coretta Scott King, The King Center is an official living memorial located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta. View exhibits, archives, and Dr. King, Jr.’s birth place and grave.

The Varsity

A burgers and fries legend since it opened in 1928, The Varsity is the world’s largest drive-in diner and an Atlanta icon. Situated on more than two acres, The Varsity can seat 800 people inside and accommodate 600 cars in its eat-in parking lot.

Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta features hundreds of animals from around the world. In addition to caring for such magnificent creatures as pandas, lions, rhinoceros, and gorillas, Zoo Atlanta offers interactive programs that demonstrate the necessity of conservation and animal research.


For a taste of the ocean, head out to Savannah. The restored houses of one of the oldest towns in the United States also make Savannah a very pleasant place to visit, even if you're a landlubber.

Georgia Sightseeing

Georgia Municipalities

Albany, Georgia

Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau:
112 North Front Street | Albany, GA 31701
229-317-4760 | Toll-Free 866-750-0840

Georgia Travel Guides

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