Georgia, the land sheltering Rock City, Varsity, and Savannah Historic District, is a site of astounding natural beauty. The ‘Peach State’ has lots of marvelous things to offer to the wanderlusts. Welcome to ‘Endless Tourist!’
Number 8: Georgia Aquarium
This public aquarium in Atlanta is the third-largest aquarium in the world, it shelters hundreds of species of marine life. From whale sharks and 11-foot beluga whales, to really exotic forms of marine life like Manta Rays, California Sea Lions, and Bottlenose Dolphins. Did you know that this is the only place outside Asia accommodating this grand species? The exotic collection of marine creatures is spread across 7 major galleries. 11 million US gallons of water permit the survival of some really fantastic specimens. Imagine walking through a 100-foot-long acrylic tunnel… a surreal experience of fishes swimming around you.
Number 7: Lookout Mountain
Situated at the border between Georgia and Tennessee, the Lookout Mountain is renowned for its picturesque nature park along a rocky ridge. This place also has historical importance because it was the hot spot of a civil war. The vibrant rock formations add to the beauty of the spot. You can reach a swinging bridge present here, and enjoy the spectacular views offered by the Lookout Point. Once you reach the ‘Rock City’ point on Lookout Mountain, you can enjoy witnessing breathtaking views of seven states of the US which include: Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.
Number 6: Amicalola Falls
The captivating Amicalola Falls is the highest waterfall in Georgia, having an exceptional height of 729 feet. Interestingly, this waterfall is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Georgia. The waterfall got its name from the Cherokee language which means ‘tumbling waters’, and of course, the meaning also aligns with the name of this pretty natural wonder. You may choose to experience the impressive beauty of the Amicalola Falls by traversing on an easy pathway or taking the thrilling trails and stairs to enhance the element of adventure in your journey.
Number 5: Tallulah Gorge & Falls
The captivating Tallulah Falls is the pride of a beautiful Victorian-era resort town in Georgia. The gorge is 1000 feet deep and presents a picturesque view of one of the most fantastic canyons in the USA. To add to the thrill of your journey, visiting the suspension bridge located here will be an excellent idea. Hiking on the trails of Tallulah Gorge State Park that offer exquisite views of the adjoining areas is sure to impress you. The serene river banks of this popular spot in Georgia add to the beauty of the place.
Number 4: St. Simons Island
St. Simons Island serves as a popular romantic getaway in not only Georgia, but also in America at large. The exotic beaches and salt marshes are notable features of this island. The beautiful Southern Oaks wrapped in soft mossy cover add to the overall charm of the island. Located here is a museum that recounts the history of St. Simon’s Lighthouse, which was reconstructed back in 1872 after it got completely destroyed in the civil war. Book a condo or a luxurious spa-resort and have a great time rejuvenating your body and mind.
Number 3: Savannah
Savannah, the oldest city in Georgia, has lots of marvelous places to offer to its enthusiastic tourists. The city is situated on the east coast of Georgia, just near the point where the Savannah River merges with the Atlantic Ocean. You may choose to turn south to the iconic Savannah Historic District. You’ll discover fascinating historic sites, exquisite museums, ornately designed churches, and captivating art galleries. Don’t forget to spend some time at the renowned city squares of Savannah.
Number 2: Blue Ridge
This town in Georgia has got its name from its location being at the foothills of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains. Aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway to embrace the true beauty of the place. This is one of the most popular romantic getaways in the world. Of course, why won’t it be? The wonderful views presented by it are sure to impress anyone who visits this place. The downtown is studded with many restaurants and craft breweries. Explore the rich collection of art at the Blue Ridge Community Theater. From Blue Ridge, you can also go hiking by following the trails that criss-cross the nearby Chattahoochee National Forest and the mesmerising Long Creek and Fall Branch waterfalls.
Number 1: Tybee Island
Tybee Island is an extremely beautiful barrier island that is located at a distance of 30 minutes drive from the core historic centre of Savannah. The crystal clear beaches and sandy coasts add to the exoticness of the place. South Beach is an important site here. Piers and pavilions are also present on the picturesque Tybee Island. Fort Screven, situated on the northern side of Tybee Island, features the 19th-century gun batteries and at this point too, the iconic Tybee Island Light Station and Museum is located. Have a great time swimming, kayaking, sunbathing, strolling, and fishing on this splendid coast!
Top 8 Best Places to Visit in Georgia on a Map
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