Antebellum homes, manicured gardens, cherry and peach blossom give colour to this state, while local festivals, music and golf add to its character. Scenic back roads and bike trails take visitors to Georgia's past, guiding them through colourful countryside and picturesque main streets, such as the Antebellum Trail which runs from Athens to Macon. Atlanta, the capital, provides a thriving city gateway to the Deep South and gives easy access to a wide range of places to visit from the World of Coca-Cola to the Gone With The Wind Museum, the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center to Martin Luther King Jr's historical site. Historical Savannah is renowned for its 22 green squares seen in many a movie, its soul food and its coastal Tybee Island. Off the coast of Georgia are Brunswick and the Golden Isles which include Jekyll, Sea Island and St Simons Islands, each providing coastal attractions and eco-friendly reserves. The North Mountains of Georgia provide the rural experience while the swamp at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge stands as one of the oldest freshwater areas in the country. From its pivotal role in the Civil War and its leadership in the civil rights movement, to its championship golf courses, gardens and music festivals, Georgia offers a rich heritage in history and music as well as adventure and cultural attractions.
||315 miles from north to south, making it easy to drive the state|
||EST – 5 hrs behind the UK|
||Mild all year round. South east coast is very warm from February to November|
||63 state parks.|