I haven’t been to Georgia yet. It’s a bit surprising since I have friends that live in Atlanta, it’s the center of the Public Health world, and my all-time favorite book is Gone with the Wind.
Why haven’t I been to Georgia yet?!
Georgia is a state with a deep-rooted history. It’s famous for its historic plantations, peaches, and it’s the birthplace of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr.
Someday I look forward to discovering Georgia from its coast to countryside to bustling city of Atlanta. And who knows, maybe I’ll end up going to grad school in Atlanta! Afterall, that’s where the CDC is headquartered.
Not to be confused with the capital of my home state, Augusta, Georgia is home to the famed Masters Golf Tournament every year. As someone who loves to visit historic homes, Augusta has plenty of them. Many date back to the late 1700s and early 1800s. Augusta also has a thriving arts scene and is an up-and-coming foodie heaven.
Chances are you’ve been to College Park without even knowing it. Most of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located in College Park, Georgia. I’ve been there multiple times now. Someday I might actually make it out of the airport and into the actual town. It’s good to know that if your flight is ever delayed or cancelled due to weather you can stay at one of its many hotels nearby, like the Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport.
Ever hear of Dunwoody? Me either. Dunwoody is located just minutes outside of the Atlanta city limits and is much cheaper in terms of hotel stays. And we know how much I love budget-friendly! Dunwoody is also packed with great shopping and local restaurants. So pack your walking shoes and prepare to break out that credit card.
Norcross is a charming suburb of Atlanta just 25 minutes outside of the hustle and bustle of the city. You’ll step back in time with the beautifully restored brick buildings and old-fashioned street lamps. If you were a fan of the ABC show “Resurrection” you might notice you recognize the town as the show was filmed there. How cool is that?!
Of course you can’t go to Georgia without going to the Big Peach. Atlanta is home to almost half a million people, but sees over 35 million visitors every year. What to know why it’s so popular? Just look at its professional sports teams, world-class museums, like the Civil War and Civil Rights Museums, and its lively nightlife. Tired? Just head to Atlanta Botanical Garden or Zoo Atlanta for a little R&R.
Georgia is a diverse state offering so many activities and sites for visitors. You can head to historic cities like Savannah or Augusta or hit up the big city for some nightlife. Whatever you choose, Georgia is full of history, culture, and delicious peaches.
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