a note from t h e gove rnor Welcome to Georgia! In our state, you will find one-of-a-kind destina-tions, a thriving arts and cultural scene providing year-round events, and much more. The 2015 Georgia Travel Guide is an excellent resource that offers excit-ing ways for you and your family to plan your Georgia vacation, including trip ideas, an events calendar, maps, and local resources. I encourage you to use this guide to discover new adventures that will help create lasting memories and leave you eager to return for another visit. Thanks for keeping Georgia on your mind! Governor Nathan Deal Travel Guide Georgia Department of Economic Development C o mmissi o ner Chris Carr d eput y C o mmissi o ner o f to ur ism Kevin Langston d eput y C o mmissi o ner o f marketi ng & C om m u n i Cation s Greg Torre published by Sean McGinnis Allison Entrekin de s ig n d i re Ctor e ditor p ublisher Katy Miller ass o C iat e publisher Jon Brasher adve rti s i n g d i r e Cto r Garrett Heaberlin Jill Teter trave l sale s d i r e Cto r assistant e d ito r Calli Monnier Mark Ziemer art di re Ctor How to Use This Guide To help you make the most of your trip to Georgia, the Georgia Department of Economic Development has put together the 2015 Georgia Travel Guide . Within these pages, the state is divided into nine regional sections, each packed with useful informa-tion on attractions, events, and lodging throughout the state. Even though the information has been veri-fied, we encourage you to call ahead when planning your trip to confirm the very latest hours of operation, fees, reservations, and other information. maps In the guide, you’ll notice both a state map (page 8) and individual region maps, including state parks and historic sites. For more information on state parks, call 800-864-7275 or visit georgiastateparks.org. visiTor resoUrces Each region features a Visitor Resources section where you will find information on the convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, state visitor information centers, and local welcome centers. 6 g e o r g ia o n my m i n d p r o d u Cti o n manag e r Whitney Tomasino Copy e ditor Ellen Glass more Ways to engage the ipad edition of this guide is available as a free download in apple’s newsstand. simply search “2015 georgia travel guide.” you can also access a free digital edition by visiting ExploreGeorgia.org and clicking on the cover image. Giannina Smith Bedford, Carly Cooper, Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Hermina Glass-Hill, Jennifer Green, Robert Hudgens, Bret Love, Merrell McGinnis, Diondra Powers, Katja Ridderbusch, Kelly Skinner, Daniel Spiller, Karina Timmel Antenucci Robert Hudgens, Diondra Powers Ian Palmer e d ito r emer itus i nte r n faCt Che C k ers C o ntr i b uti n g Wr ite r s information at Your Fingertips request information from any advertiser you see in the 2015 Georgia Travel Guide quickly and easily by visiting ExploreGeorgia. org/readerservice . Kevin Benefield Copyright © 2015 Georgia Department of Economic Development, Tourism Division. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. Published by Atlanta Magazine Custom Media, Sean McGinnis, publisher, 404-527-5501. For advertising sales information, please contact Jon Brasher at 404-527-5517 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jill Teter at 877-554-0780 or email@example.com. Disabled individuals requiring assistance with this information should contact ADA Coordinator, GDEcD, P.O. Box 1776, Atlanta, GA 30301-1776, 404-962-4106, fax 404-962-4098, TTD# 800-255-0056.