The Peach State has some magnificent bigger cities, don’t get us wrong. There is so much to do in Atlanta, and it goes without saying that Savannah is gorgeous. But to only focus on the larger metropolitan areas of the state means you’ll miss out on some wonderful small towns in Georgia. Some are isolated and rural, and some are suburbs conveniently tucked away right outside of a larger city, but the one thing they all share is their quaint charm and Southern hospitality. It should come as no surprise to anyone who’s spent much time here that some of the best towns in the state, like Madison, Georgia, are home to fewer than 10,000 people.

One small town in Georgia that has garnered quite a bit of attention nationally is the wonderful town of Madison, GA. Located about half an hour south of Athens, this delightful little town was named Best Small Town in Georgia by Southern Living magazine and has also appeared on lists from various other publications. There’s enough to do in this region of the state that you could easily visit for an entire week, but the next time you’ve got just a few days to spare, plan on taking a trip to this great small town. Here are a few ideas of things to do in Madison, Georgia to get you started.

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If you’re not able to make it to Madison right now, check out this YouTube video from user Build The Dream:

Have you ever visited this charming small town in Georgia? Share your favorite attractions in Madison, GA in the comments! We’d love to update this Madison travel guide with your suggestions.

If you’re looking for nearby places to check out, you won’t want to miss the classic city of Athens, Georgia.

If you’re going to have to travel for a bit to reach Madison, Georgia, you’ll definitely want to check out our Road Trip Essentials Packing List to make sure you’re prepared before hitting the road.

Not Your Average Bucket List Podcast

Only In Your State’s podcast Not Your Average Bucket List takes a deep dive into Madison, Georgia and everything it has to offer. Our hosts, Marisa Roman and Sara Heddleston, discuss what their “Perfect Day” in Madison would consist of. From wildlife hiking trails to sleeping in a cottage by the ocean, take a look at the infographic below to get your own suggestions for the perfect day exploring this small town.

To discover even more about Madison, Georgia in a fun, easily-digestible manner, tune in to OnlyInYourState’s brand new podcast, Not Your Average Bucket List, where we talk all about this charming town. Listen now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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