Georgia Travel Guide

Planning to travel to the Peach State of Georgia? Georgia is located on the East Coast of the United States and borders the States of Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Alabama. This State offers beautiful beaches, nature, mountains, and more! So in the Georgia Travel Guide, we are coving travel tips, Georgia itineraries, and more!

Wormsloe tree line is perfect for a weekend in Savannah
Wormsloe Historic Site

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Georgia Travel Guide Tips

Here is some practical information and travel tips for traveling in Georgia including popular cities, favorite eats, and more!

Georgia Capital:

The Capital city of Georgia is Atlanta.

Atlanta Population:

The population in Atlanta is around 504,784 people.

Georgia State Population: 

The Georgia State population is around 3,979,765 people.

Credit Cards/ATM:

Credit cards are widely accepted in Georgia. Some of the major banks are Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Sun Trust. Having some extra cash is never a bad thing, however.

Currency in Georgia:

Like the rest of the United States, the currency is the US Dollar.

Airports in Georiga:

The popular airport to fly into Georgia is the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).

Fun Atlanta fact, this airport is also known as one of the busiest airports in the world! The Savannah International airport (SAV) also offers some direct flights. Find flights here.

Getting Around Georgia:

The best way to travel around Georgia is by car. Atlanta and Savannah can be discovered without a car, although having a car can make exploring easier. Find cars here.

Popular Cities in Georgia:

Some of the most popular cities in Georgia include Atlanta, Savannah, Athens, and Helen.

Georgia Famous Dishes:

Make sure to try some of Georgia’s famous dishes. Pimento Cheese, Pralines, Peach Cobbler, Shrimp and Grits, Biscuits and Gravy, Peach Cobbler, Peaches, Pecans, Fried Chicken. Make sure you tip your waiter/waitress.

Georgia Safety:

Travel around Georgia is generally very safe. Practice normal precautions.

Accommodations in Georgia

You will find plenty of hotels and vacation rentals across Georgia. The closer you are to a major city or attraction, the more options you will have to choose from. This includes big hotel chains such as Mariott and the Sheraton.

Our favorite way to book hotels is on Bookingdotcom. They have flexible cancellations and competitive rates.

Weather in Georgia

Georgia experiences all four seasons. With that being said, the weather can be quite erratic.

Spring is a great time to visit Georgia. The average temperatures in Atlanta are in the high 60’s – 80’s towards the end of May.

Summers are generally hot and humid, although the mountains are cooler. Average temperatures in Atlanta are in the high 80’s.

Fall in Georgia is also very pleasant and you can even see fall foliage. The average temperatures start in the low 80’s to the low 60’s as you get closer to winter.

Winter in Georgia is generally mild, however, it can hit below zero and snow. Average temperatures in Atlanta are in the 50’s. Generally, it will be much colder at night, so I’d suggest a winter jacket.

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Best Places to Visit in Georgia

Full of history, Georgia has tons of great cities and Islands. Some of the best places to visit during a trip to Georgia include Savannah, Tybee Island, Cumberland Island, Jekyll Island, Atlanta, and the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia.

Georiga offers a mix of mountains, lakes, city and beach vacations to enjoy.

Some of the best attractions to check out in Georgia include:

  • The Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Georgia Aquarium (3rd largest in the world)
  • Coca Cola World
  • Savannah Historic District
  • Forsyth Park
  • Rock City Gardens
  • Stone Mountain
Savannah Sunset on the Riverfront
Rocks on the River Rooftop in Savannah

How Many Days Do You Need in Georgia

How many days you want to spend in Georiga totally depends on your travel style. Georgia is a rather large state with lots of ground to cover.

When visiting the peach state, you will likely visit more than once to discover different areas the state has to offer. You can spend 2-4 days in most, if not all, cities in Georgia to see most of the main attractions. Because Atlanta is such a large hub, you can usually spend a weekend in the Capital.

Don’t forget to explore the charming Savannah, GA!

Columbia Square oak tree in Savannah GA
Columbia Square

Georgia Travel Guide: Wrap-up

This concludes our Georgia travel guide. I hope you have the best time visiting the Peach State. Have any questions or did I miss something? Let me know!

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