Georgia, an emblem of the antebellum South, features a wealth of historic landmarks, including the William Scarbrough House in Savannah, the Henry W. Grady House in Athens and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District in Atlanta. Visitors can also explore the beaches on the Atlantic, road trip through farmland and forest areas, visit countless historic towns, golf on its numerous greens and dine in its many world-renowned restaurants.
Atlanta, a symbol of the New South, blends traditional Southern gentility with cosmopolitan charm. With a varied history dating back to before the Civil War, Atlanta has been the backdrop for a number of momentous events, including the destruction of the war, the civil rights movement led by native son Martin Luther King, Jr., the 1996 Olympic Games and its current metropolitan expansion. With an endless array of cultural, historical and culinary possibilities, Atlanta is hard to beat.
Savannah, considered the historic birthplace of Georgia, dates back to 1733. One of the few southern cities to survive the Civil War, Savannah is a treasure trove of antebellum architecture and historic squares. A city with endless charisma, Savannah balances old-fashioned hospitality and modern quirkiness, as exemplified by the Savannah College of Art and Design.
At the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near the North and Middle Oconee rivers, Athens is the home of the University of Georgia, founded in 1785. The city gained significant cultural relevance in the past three decades for its cutting-edge music scene. The city is also known for its antebellum trail, botanical garden and prominent museums, including the Georgia Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History.