Many people don’t realize that Georgia is a pretty phenomenal place to live. There are so many different beautiful parts of this state, we often take for granted living here. We tend to get caught up in our day-to-day rigmarole and forget about all the wonderful spots in Georgia that deserve endless recognition. So, here is our chance to shout that recognition from the rooftops, all the while providing a few tips for your upcoming summer bucket list. Check it out:
1. Frogtown Cellars, Dahlonega
One of the most beautiful wineries in the state, Frogtown Cellars, is the perfect place to get away for the weekend. You can sit back, sip some wine, and enjoy the acres of natural beauty spread before you.
2. Panther Creek Falls, Clarkesville
As one of the more popular waterfalls in the state, Panther Creek boasts a beautiful picturesque scene. You also can get in a great workout just attempting to reach the falls.
3. Red Top Mountain State Park, Cartersville
Located in northwest Georgia, Red top Mountain State Park provides a ton of options of how to explore the area. Take the weekend, stay in one of their fabulous yurts, and enjoy the 12,000-acre lake at your disposal.
4. Vickery Creek Bridge, Roswell
This covered bridge is one of the prettiest, and most unique, in the state. People flock to this bridge to snap photos and check out the nearby historic Mill ruins.
5. Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island
This is hands down, one of the coolest beaches in the state. The worn down trees and driftwood that scatter the beach resemble a tree graveyard, both haunting and enchanting at the same time.
6. Stone Mountain, DeKalb County
When people visit Stone Mountain, they usually tend to stick to the basic theme park attractions. However, if you're able to go off grid and hike any one of the fabulous trails, you'll happen upon a bit of nature most don't experience.
7. The Altamaha River, Southeast Georgia
There is no better place to kayak, canoe, or paddleboard than The Altamaha River. The area is also known as "Georgia's Little Amazon" and features a wide variety of species and wildlife.
8. Golden Isles, Georgia
The Golden Isles of Georgia are a group of four barrier islands consisting of; St. Simons, Little St. Simons, Jekyll and Sea Island. All of these islands offer something magical when you visit. Experience the separate slices of heaven Georgia has to offer.
9. Piedmont Park, Atlanta
Most people don't use the word "stunning" to describe Atlanta, but you know what? It is. There are many different pockets of the city that truly are mesmerizing, like Piedmont Park.
10. Savannah, Georgia
Everyone loves Savannah during the day—the Spanish moss hanging from trees, the old architecture. But most don't realize just how stunning the city is at night, too.
11. Lake Lanier, North Georgia
If you're looking for a place to relax and stay away from crowds this summer, then pull up a chair at any one of the Lake Lanier beaches. Just 45 minutes from Atlanta, you'll be able to swim, fish, camp, and hike all in one place.
12. McCaysville, Georgia
Right on the Tennessee-Georgia state line, McCaysville is a town with so many different things to offer to visitors. You can tube down the old iron bridge, learn about the historic mines in the area, or check out Horseshoe Bend park.
13. Tybee Island
One of the more popular places to visit in Georgia, and still one of the most beautiful. No matter how many times you frequent Tybee Island in your lifetime, the sunset and sunrise are still just as magical.
So, how many of these places are you dying to visit now? Perhaps you have a few more you’d like us to add to the list. Let us know!