Atlanta Metro The dynamic capital city of Atlanta and its neighbouring communities offer big city sophistication with legendary Southern charm. From world-class arts and major-league sports to outstanding shopping and dining, the region promises plenty of excitement. The region is also home to significant sites associated with the Civil War and the civil rights movement, as well as iconic family attractions, including the World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium and Stone Mountain Park. The Coast Georgia’s history began on the coast, and the region’s timeless quality beckons to visitors looking for escape. From the enchanting city of Savannah and a host of charming coastal communities to the wonders of the Okefenokee Swamp and the state’s barrier islands, this land of lighthouses and live oaks, alligators and seaside resorts is a world away from the everyday - and its mild year-round climate guarantees that outdoor fun is always on tap. Classic South The embodiment of Southern grace, this is a region that holds fast to its genteel culture, as well as a spellbinding history that includes significant episodes in both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Historic sites and museums abound. Home to the Masters, it is also a golfer’s paradise, offering a range of championship courses. Outdoor activities extend to water sports and fishing on the region’s many lakes, as well as hunting, motocross and disc golf. Historic Heartland Stretching across the heart of Georgia from the hip college town of Athens to the stately city of Macon, this region has been home to many of state’s most recognised musicians, athletes and authors. Travelling its roads, visitors encounter one idyllic Southern town after another, each featuring quaint squares, charming antique shops and boutiques, and beautiful antebellum homes. From gracious front porches to luscious peaches, iconic Georgia is on glorious display. Magnolia Midlands This region of rolling fields and farmland is renowned for its agricultural bounty, particularly blueberries and the world-famous Vidalia onion. The countryside is dotted with lovely small towns, and along its scenic byways produce stands beckon. Stretching across the region, the Altamaha River is home to more than 100 rare or endangered species and offers ideal opportunities for camping, fishing and bird-watching. Historic High Country Alive with captivating stories of Native Americans and early pioneers who settled in this rustic land of forested hills and mountains, this region, known as the Land of Sights and Legends, is also steeped in Civil War and locomotive history. Thrill seekers will find plenty of high-flying adventure, from rock climbing and mountain biking to hanggliding and zip-lining, and numerous apple orchards promise plenty of autumn fun. Northeast Mountains Known as Mother Nature’s Playground, this mountainous region offers an abundance of recreational opportunities in the great outdoors, from camping, hiking and horse riding to fishing, canoeing and white water rafting. The region’s distinct Appalachian culture lives on in small mountain communities and is celebrated at a host of festivals. The region is also home to a number of celebrated wineries, which welcome visitors for tours and tastings. Plantation Trace Once the home of historic antebellum plantations and later the site of legendary hunting lodges, this region is renowned as an outdoorsman’s paradise. Its lakes and rivers teem with fish, and its woodlands are filled with wildlife. Historic farms and majestic houses tell of the region’s rich agricultural traditions, and acclaimed ranches, dairies and speciality food producers keep that proud legacy alive. Presidential Pathways As its name implies, this region figured prominently in the lives of two U.S. presidents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter, who maintained homes in this beautiful land of pine forests and peanut farms. Rich in military history, blessed with unique parks and boasting a number of nature-based attractions from Callaway Gardens to the longest urban whitewater course in the world along the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, adventures abound.
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