Guest Post: 3 Popular Tourist Cities in Georgia

English: A landmark along Ponce de Leon Ave in...

English: A landmark along Ponce de Leon Ave in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Atlanta, Georgia, is one of America’s most beautiful states possessing borders with sunny Florida, the vast Atlantic Ocean, and diverse Louisiana. It was the last of the original Thirteen Colonies, and it still proudly shows off that history today. Visitors to Georgia have a lifetime of attractions to visit, but here are just three of the most popular tourist cities.

Whether you want to stay in luxury accommodation like Ellis Hotel or stay in a budget motel, there’s something for everyone in Georgia.

1. Atlanta
Atlanta is Georgia’s economic and historical heart. It’s the most populous part of the state and plays host to much of Atlanta’s business output. It also has a famed sporting franchise, the Atlanta Falcons, within its limits. It’s full of charm and still retains much of its older architecture and attitude.
One of its biggest attractions is the World of Coca-Cola. This guides you through the history of one of the world’s iconic drinks brands, from its humble beginnings to its successes of the modern day. The Georgia Aquarium is also worth a visit as it has the largest indoor body of water in the world. Swim with the magnificent whale shark and enjoy regular performances showcasing dolphins, sharks, and seals. It also has its fair share of luxury accommodation. It is quite easy to find Atlanta, GA lodging as the city is a big draw for tourists and hundreds of hotels are available.

2. Savannah
Savannah is the birthplace of modern Georgia. Settled by the British in 1733, this is perhaps Georgia’s most laid back city. They say whilst in Atlanta they ask you about your business, in Savannah they ask you what you drink. It’s far more different than any of Georgia’s other cities. The streets lined by magnificent Spanish Moss are a local symbol of pride.

The main focal point of Savannah is the newly renovated City Market. Its four blocks of shops, entertainment, and bars. Tourists nearly always find themselves spending many hours in this area. With underground bars and friendly hangouts introducing you to the locals, it’s no wonder so many people want to come back to Savannah.

The city has always been known for its focus on the arts. The Lucas Theatre has weekly events showcasing the best of what the local art scene has to offer. It also plays host to popular events like the Savannah Film Festival.

3. Columbus
Columbus is at the heart of the classic heartland of Georgia. Known for its quirky attractions and conservative attitudes, Columbus has made a name for itself with its adherence to southern hospitality.

The Coca-Cola Space Science Museum is an attraction like any other. Climb aboard and participate in a simulated space mission in the Challenger Learning Center. Or observe the stars with a trip to the Mead Observatory. It’s open to the general public all year round.

Take a bike ride around the Columbus Historic District. It’s home to Civil War era homes, and even a 1954 ranch built in the Californian style. Perfectly preserved, this area is the pride and joy of Columbus. Some of the houses have also been transformed into mini museums.
Author bio:
John is an avid traveller and regularly pays a visit to Georgia, where he has family and friends. In his spare time, he writes extensive travel guides relating the hidden underbellies of the destinations he travels to. He recommends Ellis Hotel and its Atlanta GA lodging for the best accommodation service.

Jerry Nelson is a freelance photojournalist from America.  Now living in Argentina, he continues to turn his lens on social justice issues around the globe.  Connect with Jerry on MosaicHub, Facebook or LinkedIn today. Follow this link to read more of his work on Huffington Post and Examiner.  Have a story that needs to reach national media?  Email him today.

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