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Athens

Athens

In the midst of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Athens is a pleasant far cry from nearby Atlanta. With a population of about 100,000 ...

Atlanta

Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the ...

Brunswick

Brunswick

Located in Georgia's corner on the coast, Brunswick and nearby Sea Islands possess an agreeable blend of urban development and nat...

Savannah

Savannah

On the banks of the slow Savannah River and seventeen miles west from the Atlantic Ocean, this gem retains status as one of the...

Facts

When to visit:
Summer is Georgia’s peak season, mostly by dint of school’s summer vacations and the relative dearth of winter activities. Spring sees some traffic as well, especially along the seashore.

Summer visitors should be prepared for the heat. Temperatures in excess of 100 degrees F aren’t uncommon, though beach-lovers will be happy to know that it’s cooler by the ocean.

Off-season travelers will find spring and summer both less crowded and more comfortable, but spring is tropical storm season, so back-up plans are wise. One often-overlooked option is to visit the city of Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day; the city itself will be a bit crowded for the festivities, but rates should be off-seasonally affordable.

Georgia Facts:

State Abbreviation - GA

State Capital - Atlanta

Largest City - Atlanta

Area - 59,441 square miles (24th biggest state in the USA)

Georgia Population -8,186,453 (as of 2004)

Major Industries - textiles, timber, agriculture

Georgia Rivers - Chattahoochee River, Savannah River, Suwannee River

Georgia Lakes - Lake Sidney Lanier, Clark Hill Lake, West Point Lake, Lake Hartwell

Highest Point - Brasstown Bald - 4,784 feet above sea level

Origin of the Name - named to honor King George II of England State

Nickname - Empire State of the South, Peach State

State Motto - "Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation"

State Song - Georgia on My Mind