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Wormsloe Plantation, Savannah

Georgia State

American history, brought to life

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Introduction

From plantations and coastal islands to the Antebellum Trail and its storied past, Georgia has always been a fascinating destination. Charming towns deeply rooted in America's history give way to coastal regions of exceptional beauty and vast, protected scenic mountain areas dotted with cabins and cottages. For a break, its southern beaches are a real pleasure, as are its restaurant kitchens serving everything from hearty Southern favourites to fine-dining classics.

And, for a taste of Georgia past, head to Savannah, 18 miles from the coast. Its historic centre is packed with 18th and 19th century architectural gems that range from waterfront cotton warehouses to antebellum mansions all arranged around city squares. As the green lungs of Savannah, they’re resplendent in shady oaks twisting around ornate railings and shocking–pink azaleas that are picked out against sun-bleached brickwork. It’s this conspicuous wealth that was brought about by a chequered history that can still be seen in the Wormsloe Plantation Historic Site and Savannah History Museum.

Of course, there’s also the modern pull of Georgia’s forward-facing capital, Atlanta. A skyline dominated by towering skyscrapers is the backdrop to the fascinating Carter Center – dedicated to the presidency of Jimmy Carter – and the excellent High Museum of Art. You’ll also find a full range of family attractions including the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium. And, as the birthplace of Martin Luther King, it’s not just the architecture that’s progressive with plenty of exhibitions showcasing the life and legacy of one of the great Americans.

Outside of the cities, Augusta is the home of the US Masters and, with so many other world-renowned golf courses dotted throughout the state, it's no wonder that Georgia is a must-visit destination for golf fans. Elsewhere, the nation’s favourite Appalachian Trail runs through Georgia while the beaches of Jekyll Island – once the winter retreat for such names as the Morgans, Rockefellers and Vanderbilts – is one of the state’s favourite ‘vacation’ spots. Just to the north, the largest of the Golden Isles – St Simons Island – is an excellent choice for golf courses, charter fishing and resort living in an unspoilt location. For a glimpse back into the grand history of the Old South, Georgia’s Antebellum Trail takes in everything from botanical gardens and manors to cultural centres and authentic farms.  

Top itineraries in Georgia State

Highlights of Georgia Self-Drive

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,070 pp incl. flights

Discover the highlights of the southern US state of Georgia on this tailor-made self-drive tour. Visit Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, Jekyll Island, Thomasville and Columbus as you explore this state, steeped in history and outstanding natural beauty.

Best of the Carolinas & Georgia

15-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,730 pp incl. flights

They say The Carolinas is a land of contrasts and it's true – atmospheric mountainscapes vie with pristine beaches for your attention in a region of incredible natural beauty. This seldom-travelled part of the USA provides nature, relaxation, adventure and history in abundance.

Rhythms of the Deep South Self-Drive

15-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,040 pp incl. flights

Discover a rich and innovative culture, history and heritage on this 15-day self-drive tour of the Deep South states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Luxury Deep South and Florida

12-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,680 pp incl. flights

From historic cities to island retreats, experience the best of the Deep South and Florida with this selection of handpicked tours

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Top places to stay in Georgia State

The Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah

Contemporary hotel

Part of the Kessler and the Autograph collections of hotels, The Mansion’s redbrick steeple and collection of art has made it Savannah’s most recognisable hotel.

Loews Atlanta

Contemporary hotel

Situated in the centre of Midtown, near Piedmont Park, the Loews Atlanta combines contemporary Southern style with classic luxury. Rooms feature a sleek, modern scheme with floor to ceiling windows affording fantastic city views. The location is better than downtown, with a great selection of restau

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Where to go in Georgia State

Savannah

Savannah is one of the most beautiful cities in the USA and a must-see on any trip the Georgia's coastal area.

Macon

The historical heartland city of Macon has a guitar rocking heart with diverse downtown dining and dancing venues.

Atlanta

Atlanta is a dynamic and bustling city that is often touted as the gateway to the Deep South. The city offers everything from shopping, family attractions and world-class museums to fine art galleries and historical places of interest.

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