Georgia is a spectacular combination of tradition and modernity. The wilderness, amazing mountain ranges, exotic national parks comprising rare flora and fauna majestically intertwine with the sophisticated cities. Whether you are visiting Georgia for fun, adventure, romance, or are on a business appointment, it is sure you won’t return disappointed. Georgia has several attractions that are worth exploring.
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
Encompassing huge swaths of green forests, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is a real treat to the eyes. It is a perfect destination for those who want to escape the hectic and tension-filled city life. The Chattahoochee National Forest covers 18 Georgia counties and comprises around ten wildernesses. Besides, the picturesque surroundings that appeal to tourists; here you can indulge in some very exciting sports. Kayaking, horseback riding, hiking and fishing are just some of the activities that would keep you entertained. Spend some time at Helen, a small village located in the forests. A replica of a Bavarian alpine town, Helen is a favorite getaway for families out on vacation.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site throws valuable light on the work and life of Martin Luther King, Jr, one of the greatest civil rights champions during the 20th century. The historic site comprises several buildings associated with King such as his birthplace and childhood home. Take a walk down to Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King was baptized as a child. In 1960 King became a co-pastor at the church and remained in this position till his death in 1968. Another place worth visiting is The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc. The center was established by King’s wife Coretta Scott King in 1968. Here you can view the final resting place of King as well as exhibits of Mahatma Gandhi. The personal belongings of King as well as his family are also exhibited at the historic site.
Situated in one of Georgia’s biggest towns, Atlanta, Fox Theatre is an amazing piece of architecture. It’s Moorish design indicates that the theatre was initially designed as a religious shrine, instead a theatre was built here. The theatre opened in 1929. Today it hosts a number of events such as the Atlanta Ballet as well as enchanting performances by touring companies of Broadway shows. One of the most amazing features that make the theatre stand out from the other buildings in its vicinity is its minarets and beautiful onion domes.
If you want some time of your own and are looking for a place which provides you with a bit of solitude but does not get boring then Jekyll Island is a place which you ought to visit. Apart from watching the splendid surroundings, there are many activities to keep you occupied. These include walks along the beaches, bike trails and a water park. Take a walk down the marshes and you can view stunning species of birds and reptiles. The Horton House, which is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Jekyll Island, is a major tourist attraction. The house dates back to the times of the British rule in Georgia. Built in 1742, the house was occupied by Major William Horton who is also known to have brewed beer in Georgia’s first brewery. The brewery, situated near the house, is now in shambles. A paradise for travelers, many scenes of the X-Men: First Class were filmed in Jekyll Island.