May 31, 2024

Discover Georgia

With the hiking of Anna Ruby Waterfalls, swimming in crystal clear water, lush inland forests, stony black sea coastline, medieval fortresses and monasteries, vibrant city life, welcoming culture, affordable prices, excellent and cheap transportation options, delicious food and drink Georgia is an all-rounder tourist destination to visit with your family and friends. From adventurous activities with rafting experiences and skiing in the mysterious mountains to the virtual tour of Georgia’s most enchanting destinations, there are lots of things to do with your kids. Here you will find the top 10 places to visit in Georgia, which are filled with activities and natural beauty that you can’t miss.

10 Places to visit in Georgia

  1. Jekyll Island
  2. Atlanta
  3. Helen
  4. Savannah
  5. Tallulah Gorge State Park
  6. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
  7. Cumberland Island
  8. Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
  9. St. Simons Island
  10. Tybee Island

Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island

Visit the unique and tranquil island of Georgia, the Jekyll Island, and enjoy visiting beaches, playing golf, and exploring historic sites. Stroll on Driftwood Beach or Glory Beach, or visit the nearby Jekyll Island Beach Village.

Travel to St. Simons Island, an area of white sandy beaches and protected natural habitats. We recommend you to come here in the months of September, October, and November. Indulge ins some delicious fcraft brews, BBQ Ribs at Daddy D’z, Mac and Cheese at the Busy Bee Cafe, Hot Chicken at Hattie B’s, or Lasagna Pizza, which are famous in Jekyll.



Visit the famous Georgia Aquarium, Ponce City Market, and the iconic Peachtree roads of Atlanta city. This city is home to some major cultural vibes be it through beautiful parks and outdoor spaces, a fabulous art scene, and a variety of festivals and events that will fill you with festive enjoyment, making it one of the must-see places to visit in Georgia. Enjoy delicious crispy fried chicken, mouth-watering barbecue, hearty meat, and threes with diverse international cuisines.

Enjoy a 2-hour historic market food tour, absorb the beauty of sunset at Horizon of Khufu and an amazing VR Expedition. The city is also home to the world’s largest aquarium, professional sporting leagues and also some soul-filling delicious food. We recommend you visit Atlanta from March to May, when you can enjoy the city’s concerts and outdoor activities in mild temperatures.


Ride the Georgia Mountain Coaster with your children, hike to waterfalls, and relax to towering cascades in the middle of the forest at Helen. Float down the Chattahoochee River on an inner tube, or go for some local Georgia wine testing. 

Take a unique carriage ride with your family. Fly through the tops of trees in north Georgia and discover Alpine-style shops, restaurants and accommodations in this Bavarian town. Try some delicious brews at a local brewery or taproom.

From hiking and carriage rides to exploring the Habersham winery and the Anna Ruby Falls, there are many things to enjoy in Helen with your family or even on a solo trip. Come to Helen in August and September when the weather is warm to enjoy the cool river.


Savannah must be on the top of your list when it comes to the places to visit in Georgia if you are looking for a historic vibe. This city knows how to show its visitors a good time as it has a plethora of experiences , ranging from charming historic sites, trendy spots and southern soul food, at its disposal to show its visitors a good time.

When you come to this city, do come and visit the 18th and 19th-century mansions, stroll through the tree-lined square to enjoy the beauty, a rich history of Savannah or if you want, you can even indulge yourself in a pub crawl.

Come here during the months of March to July. These months are is the best decision for your family trip when you can enjoy Savannah’s festival season.

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Visit the Tallulah Gorge State Park as it is one of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S. Enjoy hiking and trailing along this amazing park to observe its heavenly beauty.

Tallulah Gorge State Park is open daily year-round, but the fall season is a popular time with leaf watchers. In the summer, Bridal Veil Falls is called as Sliding Rock as tourists throw down the rocks into a pool below.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Take a walking tour of this historical site with your family without any charges. Visit all the famous places of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, which are the visitor center, Dream Gallery, Behold monument, “I Have a Dream” World Peace Rose Garden, Historic Fire Station No. 6, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, and the King Center. 

Take a tour of the iconic Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and offer some prayers with your family. See the presentation on the Home where Dr. King was buried and smell the beautiful roses at the World Peace Rose Garden.

It is open between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M.  Walk through Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, which was the backbone of the civil rights movement. Watch the funeral cart of Martin Luther King Jr. and witness the courage. Take some time to pay your respects at the graves of Dr. and Mrs. King.

Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island

Come to Cumberland Island and enjoy a private tour or take a walk of across this gorgeous ilsand and visit the ruins of Dungeness and wild horses. Visit the Carnegies’ Gilded Age mansion. and enter the servants’ quarters that accommodated over over one hundred laborers employed by the Carnegies.

Explore the Revolutionary War general Light-Horse Harry Lee’s gravesite and learn why he was laid to rest there and not in his home state of Virginia. Observe the oldest building on the island, built by another Revolutionary war hero Nathanael Green’s family over 200 years ago.

To enjoy hiking, tours, camping, and spotting wildlife visit this island between March and May. Visit the St. Mary’s restaurants or shops to buy and eat food.

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

Enjoy hiking, fishing, and enjoying the gorgeous view of the cascading falls at Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. Visit the clear-running streams and rivers, approximately 850 miles of recreation trails, and dozens of campgrounds and picnic areas to observe the scenic beauty, rich history, and culture.

Feel the mist from Georgia’s tallest waterfall, Amicalola Falls, enjoy the views of four states from Brasstown Bald Visitor Information Center and look out from the summit of Blood Mountain. Take a trail to spectacular twin waterfalls with your family, or get a taste of the Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain. 

Feel some adventure in decoding the petroglyphs at the track rock gap. The recreation area is open from sunrise to sunset daily throughout the year.

St. Simons Island

St. Simon's Island

Feel the cool breeze when you come to St. Simon’s island to relax and have an adventure. You can go fishing on the beaches or horseback riding and marvel at the scenic beauty of marshland. Find hidden treasures and observe the sea turtles hatching from eggs on the beach. 

The island is also home to diverse flora and fauna where you get to experience coastal life at St. Simons Public Beach. Enjoy the scenic view from St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum and feel the goosebumps in the dark rooms of Fort Frederica National Monument. Enjoy watching the beauty of the sunset on the beach when the sun’s rays play with the color of the water. The most comfortable time to visit is during winter for mild temperatures.

Tybee Island

Tybee Island

Visit the recreational and healing heaven of Tybee, where the soothing saltwater air has brought many visitors relief from seeking remedies for respiratory ailments. Take a dolphin tour and admire the bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. Paddle through salt marshes and view wildlife with your kids.

Take a walk on the sandy shore of the Atlantic Ocean or take advantage of the opportunity to catch a redfish, trout, and flounder with a local fisherman. Search for megalodon shark teeth along the beach, and relax on a hidden beach at low tide. You can also enjoy delicious seafood or an adventurous picnic with local seafood like Wagyu Beef hotdogs, Shrimp Burger, or Deviled Crab Dinner sitting on the seashore with your family.

To Conclude..

Georgia has it all—from hiking, trailing, swimming in crystal clear water, and picnicking on beaches to guided tours of wildlife and falls, ghost towns, and graveyards of Revolutionary warriors, there are so many places to visit in Georgia as each one of these locations has something in store for you and your family. Do consider the weather, Atlanta traffic, Allergens, and lack of public transportation before visiting Georgia. With proper awareness and knowledge, Georgia can offer you a hilarious experience that will fill you with peace and delight.

FAQs on Georgia

What is the specialty of Georgia?

Georgia is home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites which are: the Gelati Monastery, Mtskheta, and the mountainous region of Svaneti.

Which is the best month to visit Georgia?

The best time to visit Georgia is from May to June or September to October, as these months will have mild weather and fewer crowds.

How expensive is Georgia to travel?

A one-week trip to Georgia usually costs around $229 (GEL611) for one person and $458 (GEL1,222) for two people including accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

What is the best way to roam in Georgia?

Trains are one of the easiest ways to travel in Georgia with a fast and reliable connection between major cities and tourist attractions. You can purchase tickets online. Tbilisi is one of the only cities in Georgia with a metro system.