Georgia Bucket List
Ah, Georgia! We’re more than just peaches. This Georgia Bucket list is just as sweet, though. There are so many wonderful “hidden” gems in the state of Georgia. If you are headed to the beautiful state of Georgia, and you are unsure of what to see and do, take a look at this list. If you are a resident of the state of Georgia, how many of these places have you been to?
The Great Outdoors
Lane Southern Orchards – I think it goes without saying that you must get peaches while visiting Georgia. You can find them on roadside stands pretty much anywhere in the state, but my favorite spot to get peaches is at Lane Southern Orchards. They’ve been growing peaches and pecans for over 100 years. Visit the packing plant and see how they inspect and sort their peaches, and if you stop in during pecan season you can grab some of those, too! Bonus: free admission!
Amicalola Falls – If you’re looking for an outdoors adventure, you’ll find it here! Take a hike and explore a series of waterfalls and rapids that descend a total of more than 700 feet. Amicalola Falls Park offers guided hikes, fitness trail runs, and more.
The Golden Isles – Located off the southeastern coast of Georgia, this stop is great for the whole family. Jekyll Island is part of The Golden Isles, and is rich in both history and charm! Tour the Historic District, the Jekyll Island Museum, and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. If you’re looking for the perfect spot to take pictures, head to Driftwood Beach.
Cloudland Canyon – You can enjoy the typical hiking and fishing experience at this park, located at the edge of Lookout Mountain, and have a great time! But why stop there? You can also sleep in a yurt, be brave while taking a wild cave tour, take a sunset stroll, and of course take photos of the amazing scenery. Check the official website to plan your trip. There’s so much to do!
Tallulah Falls – Home of the famous Tallulah Gorge, Tallulah Falls was once a bustling resort town that rivaled Niagara Falls, according to their website. Tallulah Gorge is an ancient 1,000 foot chasm that’s been carved by the Tallulah River over millions of years. Located less than 2 hours north of Atlanta, it’s definitely worth the drive.
Oddities and History
Savannah Historic District – Voted the #1 place to visit in Savannah, the Historic District is one you could explore all day and still not see everything. There are many tours available, and while the walking tour is fun, I love the trolley tours! Remember to bring your camera to capture the breathtaking scenery.
The Southern Museum – A visit to the South isn’t complete until you visit The Southern Museum! Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Civil War – and more – at this museum located in Kennesaw. They have several educational exhibits about locomotive history, but be sure to visit their website to see current exhibits in case they change. There is an admission fee, but kids under 3 are free and they do offer AAA, military, and senior discounts.
Oversized Rocking Chair – Dwight Oliver said he originally built this giant rocking chair as a place for children visiting the farm to use for pictures. The chair can hold about 30 kids at once! Now, tourists stop in from all over the country to stop and take a picture.