There is so much going on in Georgia, it can be hard to narrow down some of the most important things to see and do. Since the state is riddled with opportunities to become immersed in culture, well-versed in history, not to mention literate in all things Georgia, we decided to pull a few of the best opportunities from the pile. Take a look at these 10 unforgettable tours that everyone in Georgia should take at least once.
1. Architectural Tours of Savannah
Everyone always raves about the architecture that peppers our fair city of Savannah, so why not get an informative, up-close-and-personal tour? With this Architectural Tour of Savannah, you’ll be able to learn about the city’s built environment, what Oglethorpe originally had planned, not to mention how far it has come in nearly 300 years since. For more information visit architecturalsavannah.com.
2. Georgia Aquarium Tour - Atlanta
Ranked as one of the top aquariums in the country, you’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t find time to tour the Georgia Aquarium, especially if you have little ones in tow. It’s an amazing learning experience for the whole family, with tons of interactive exhibits to have a blast with.
3. World of Coca-Cola Tour - Atlanta
If you’re from Georgia, you already know that Coca-Cola was invented right in our backyard. However, the World of Coca-Cola museum in Atlanta is so much more than a brief historical blurb. During the tour you’ll be able to see how far the soft drink went in the world, plus photograph some rare, unique memorabilia.
4. Georgia Wine Tours
Georgia has an incredible wine following, believe it or not. There are tons of delicious grapes being grown and wine being produced all over the state. The Georgia Wine Tour takes you from Atlanta to your own choice of wineries - around eight in total. Get ready for a sweet, savory experience you’ll never forget.
5. Hills & Dales Estate Tour – LaGrange
Touring the Hills & Dale Estate in LaGrange, Georgia is a one-of-a-kind, breathtaking opportunity to peruse one of the most stunning places in the state. You’ll be able to glimpse the plush pre-Civil War gardens, along with the huge 30-room Georgian Italian villa. You'll also find out a bit of history about the owners.
6. The Southern Trilogy Tour – Roswell
This popular tour in Roswell, Georgia allows you to visit three homes: Barrington Hall built in 1842, Bulloch Hall built in 1839, and Smith Plantation built in 1845. Not only are these houses absolutely stunning and well-preserved, they also each shed some light into the history our great state has to offer.
7. Atlanta History Center – Atlanta
Over 33 acres in the heart of Buckhead you’ll find the Atlanta History Center. The Center is comprised of one of the largest museums in the Southeast U.S., two historic houses, including the ever-popular Swan House, 22 acres of historic gardens, and serene woodland trails, plus more. It’s a day trip that you’ll never forget.
8. Alpaca Farm Tour – Adairsville
At Southern Estate Alpacas, you’ll be able to explore the 20+ acres of beautiful farmland and vibrant pastures, perfect for the goat and alpaca residents. The tour is around two hours, and begins with an important Alpaca 101, which will give you a glimpse into alpaca history. Eventually, you’ll be able to nuzzle your own alpaca, as well as feed the fuzzy friends!
9. Haunted Savannah Tours
Ghosts galore in Savannah! By taking part in this tour, you’ll walk through the city at night and learn all about the historic hauntings that plagued this city long ago. Choose from the original tour, or perhaps take a risk on the 18+, uncensored tour, which is a bit more terrifying, and explores the darker side of things.
10. Georgia Barbecue Flavor Tour
Who loves barbecue?! Georgians love barbecue. So much so that they dedicated an entire tour to experiencing the flavor barbecue has to offer the Georgia way. Twelve BBQ joints make the list for this unique, flavorful experience. If you’re a BBQ connoisseur, then this might just be the ultimate summer foodie tour.
Have you taken any of these Georgia tours? What was your experience like? What other tours would you recommend? We’d love to hear your thoughts!