Georgia’s twelve official state visitor information centers provide a warm welcome to more than twelve million guests each year. Pick up travel brochures, travel tips, and find friendly, trip-planning assistance when you stop by one of these locations. Visitor Information Centers Augusta 2. Tallapoosa 3. Ringgold 4. Sylvania 5. Lavonia 6. Valdosta/Lake Park 7. West Point 8. Plains 9. Columbus 10. Savannah/Port Wentworth 11. Kingsland/St. Marys 12. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Travel Tips for International Guests Time Georgia is in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone, which is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). For example, Georgia is five hours behind Great Britain, six hours behind mainland western Europe, and thirteen hours behind China. Currency The U.S. dollar is the accepted form of currency in Georgia. While it is a good idea to arrive with some currency on hand, most locations accept travelers’ checks and major credit cards. Check with your financial institution to find out their fees on foreign exchange. Driving In the United States, people drive on the right-hand side of the road. The speed limit on most interstate roads and highways is between 55 and 70 miles per hour. Within towns, cities, and residential areas, speed limits average between 25 and 35 miles per hour. In Georgia, it is against the law to drive without a seatbelt. Accommodations Particularly in major cities and with large groups, make your reservations before arriving. Most Americans schedule family vacations between the months of May and August, so you may have more trouble finding available hotel accommodations during that time. Going e Distance Use this chart to calculate mileage between regional cities.
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