Skip to main content

Official Georgia Tourism Commercial

Official Georgia Tourism Commercial
View more

Walk down the cobblestone streets of Georgia’s first city in Savannah, a place filled with southern charm and one of the largest historic districts in the country. Disconnect from the world at Georgia’s Cumberland Island National Seashore which remains preserved in natural beauty with wild horses roaming its beaches.

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War - discover our more than 400 Civil War sites offering a wealth of battlefields, cemeteries, arsenals, museums, mansions and stories.

Georgia’s 47 state parks offer opportunities for outdoor adventure. Go rafting or kayaking on the Chattahoochee River in Columbus - the world’s longest urban whitewater course. Hike the Appalachian Trail that starts at Springer Mountain in the North Georgia Mountains.

Visit the filming locations that are now part of Georgia’s television and moviemaking history. Experience one of Georgia’s most recognizable icons “Gone With the Wind” along the Gone With the Wind Trail from Jonesboro to Marietta.

With all there is to see and do, you’ll want to make sure you explore Georgia.

Official Georgia Tourism Commercial

Official Georgia Tourism Commercial
View more

Fun Fact

Cabin featured in “Stranger Things” in Powder Springs, Georgia
View more

Georgia is a go-to filming site for many popular movie and TV show locations, including Hopper’s Cabin in “Stranger Things,” a riverboat in “Ozark” and a museum in “Black Panther.”

Wolf Mountain Vineyards in Dahlonega, Georgia
View more

With an ideal climate for growing several grape varieties, wineries in northern Georgia’s Wine Country are earning praise from critics and wine lovers alike.

Photo: Ralph Daniel

Walasi-Yi interpretive Center at Mountain Crossings in Blairsville, Georgia
View more

At its southern terminus in Georgia, the Appalachian Trail passes through its only manmade structure, the historic Walasi-Yi interpretive Center at Mountain Crossings in Blairsville.

Photo: Ralph Daniel

Must see places

Providence Canyon State Park in Lumpkin, Georgia
Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Providence Canyon State Park

In southwest Georgia, Providence Canyon State Park, one of Georgia’s seven natural wonders, stuns with its dramatic cliffs, deep gullies and rainbow-hued soil. Visitors will understand why its nickname is Little Grand Canyon. Although this beauty’s creation was caused by poor farming practices in the 1800s, today the park is home to more than 16 kilometers of hiking trails, campsites and stunning scenery for photographers.

Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, Georgia
Ralph Daniel

Driftwood Beach

Explore an otherworldly sculpture garden on the north end of Jekyll Island, one of the barrier islands along Georgia’s 160 kilometers of coastline. Driftwood Beach, the ongoing result of erosion by sand and saltwater, acts as natural playground for kids and photographers alike. The weathered oak trees are perfect for climbing, hanging a hammock or grabbing the perfect shot for Instagram. Pro tip: Be sure to check tide schedules before visiting.

The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia
Ralph Daniel

Georgia Aquarium

Everyone’s a kid at the Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere. Visitors embark on an aquatic adventure around the world, gaining a greater understanding of ecosystems and their inhabitants. The Atlanta attraction features thousands of amazing animals, including beluga whales, whale sharks, manta rays, penguins, sea otters, dolphins and sharks. Get up-close views in seven galleries.

Train tracks passing through downtown Plains, Georgia
Benjamin Galland

Jimmy Carter National Historic Park

See key sites and buildings associated with the USA’s 39th president, Jimmy Carter, who still lives in the rural central Georgia town of Plains, where he was born and raised. The park preserves his life from boyhood to presidential candidate. See the official state school of Georgia, Plains High School, where Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter attended and graduated; the train depot that served as his presidential campaign headquarters; and the farm where he was raised.

Brasstown Bald Visitor Center and Recreation Area in Hiawassee, Georgia
Ralph Daniel

Brasstown Bald Visitor Center and Recreation Area

Journey to the highest point in Georgia, rising 1,458 meters above sea level, in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. Hike less than a kilometer to the top of Brasstown Bald, where an observation deck offers 360-degree views of four states – Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee – and on a clear day, the Atlanta skyline. Inside, watch a film and peruse interactive museum exhibits.

Kayaking in the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia
Ralph Daniel

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Get outdoors in North America's largest blackwater swamp, which is one of Georgia’s seven natural wonders along the state’s southern border. The wildlife refuge near Folkston is perfect for paddlers. Near Waycross, get closer to birds, alligators and other wildlife with train and boat tours, hikes and nature shows in Okefenokee Swamp Park. Stargazers are in for a treat at Stephen C. Foster State Park, an International Dark Sky Park on the refuge’s western edge.

National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia
© Albert Vecerka-Esto & The Freelon Group-HOK

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

The downtown Atlanta cultural attraction explores the U.S. civil rights movement in addition to today’s global human rights struggles. Its museum galleries reflect a combination of powerful imagery, compelling artifacts and poignant storytelling. In the Voice to the Voiceless Gallery, the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection features a rotating exhibit of the civil rights leader’s papers and personal items.

Amicalola Falls in Georgia
Explore Georgia

Amicalola Falls

Northern Georgia is home to the USA’s third-highest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, the 222-meter Amicalola Falls. The waterfall is easily accessed, inviting picnickers and hikers alike to relax and listen the soothing sounds. The adjacent state park and lodge of the same name offer outdoor activities and overnight stays. This natural escape is just 1.5 hours north of Atlanta.

The Atlanta BeltLine and Ponce City Market in Georgia

The Atlanta BeltLine

Among the largest and most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the USA, the Atlanta BeltLine features family-friendly events, experiences and sights that showcase the city’s hidden gems. Wander seven spectacular parks and four trail segments open to the public – with many more to come through 2030 – that offer access to public art, fun neighborhoods and attractions like the Ponce City Market. There’s no wrong way to explore – bike, walk, skate, run, splash, shop, see, dine and enjoy.

The oak-lined entrance to Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah, Georgia
Ralph Daniel

Wormsloe State Historic Site

Just a short drive from the city center of historic Savannah, visit Wormsloe State Historic Site, home to Savannah’s oldest standing structure, the ruins of a home made from tabby (a concrete mix of crushed oyster shells, lime, sand and water) that dates to 1745. The entryway alone, lined on both sides by more than 400 stately live oak trees draped with Spanish moss, is a photographer’s dream. But you can also wander interpretative nature trails, which offer stunning views of coastal Georgia.