Sweet Georgia! Where one thinks of Georgia, they think of riding horseback and eating peaches. Well that’s not all we have to offer. Georgia is home to many major cities, universities, and people that make Georgia a fusion of cosmopolitan, international, hospitality! Here are 20 great things to do when you’re in Georgia.
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1. Visit the music festivals, all you can drink beer festivals, and the infamous Taste of Atlanta Festival.
When all of the perils of snow melt away, all of the Georgians come out to play! We have possibly hundreds of festivals all over Georgia throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall. One of the most notable ones is Taste of Atlanta, where people travel from all over to come and sample all of the many tastes of Georgia.
2. Go to a different restaurant every day of the year in Atlanta.
Since Atlanta is an international city, there are many, many different restaurants to visit. Georgia is a foodie’s dream! Think southern comfort, eclectic food fusion mixed with (insert different nationality here). You can have your choice of gluten free, organic fried chicken one day and Ethiopian the next!
3. Go see a Braves Game
Here in Georgia we’re serious about our baseball team, the Braves. It’s nothing more Georgian than going to a Braves game on a hot summer day and throwing back a few cold brews!
4. Tube down the Chattahoochee River during the hot summers.
There’s nothing like having some fun in the sun by cruising or kayaking down the Chattachoochee River in the hot Georgia sun.
5. Get a Job. Atlanta is home to many corporation headquarters.
Not only do we make awesome sweet tea, we also have 16 Fortune 500 corporations headquarters located in Atlanta, and many more Fortune 1000 companies to boot. Some big ones are The Home Depot, Coca-Cola, Southern Company, and UPS.
6. Go see a Falcons game.
Yea we haven’t been to the Super Bowl since 98’, but that doesn’t mean we’ll let anyone trash talk our Falcons—except for us!
7. Visit the largest aquarium in the western hemisphere.
Yes, it’s true—The Georgia Aquarium is like the largest aquarium on this side of the planet! It also has a reputation for being the most interactive aquarium in the world. Get up and close with playful otters or touch the sting rays.
8. Drive a golf cart in Peachtree City.
Yes! You heard right. People here actually own golf carts and drive around in them like cars in Peachtree City, a suburb of Atlanta.
9. Go to the great Mall of Georgia.
This super mall have 195 stores and not only is it Georgia’s largest mall, it’ one of the biggest in the United States.
10. Travel through Hartsfield Atlanta Airport.
Catch a flight in the country’s busiest airport. Make sure to arrive at least 2-3 hours early—seriously, it’s a big airport!
11. Get out on Lake Lanier.
There’s nothing as fun as getting out on Lake Lanier, whether it’s fishing or taking part in our fun boat parties there’s always something to do on the lake!
12. Go to North Georgia (Blue Ridge or Dahlonega) to see the mountains.
There’s nothing more simple and beautiful than going up into the mountains of north Georgia when the leaves turn bright auburn and yellow and sit around a fire.
13. Run in the Peachtree Race on the 4th of July.
Hands down the biggest 10K we host in Georgia is the Peachtree Race. It’s a 4th of July tradition that beckons runners from all over.
14. Go to Savannah's Riverwalk Street.
Beautiful and historic Savannah is only a short drive away from metropolitan Atlanta. It’s common for Georgia residents to go and party up and down Riverwalk Street for St. Patty’s day.
15. Visit Six Flags over Georgia.
The childhood memories of going to Six Flags over Georgia are common for native Georgians. Visit during Fright Fest for an extra fun time!
16. Meet people! Hardly anyone in Georgia is from Georgia!
One of the greatest things about Georgia is all of the different people here. There’s so many non-native Georgians that it makes Georgia a much more interesting place to live.
17. Experience our Southern Hospitality/
How ya’ll doing? Here in Georgia, we’re known for our southern hospitality. We always greet each other with a smile and a wave even if we don’t know one another.
18, Attend one of our many universities.
Not only do we have University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Emory, we’re home to six HBCUs, and have at least two dozen other universities, colleges, and technical schools.
19. Go to quirky Little Five Points and eat at the Vortex.
If you come to Georgia, you have to visit Little Five Points. It’s like hippie, urban, and artistic vibes all mixed together. If you decide to stop by, make sure to have a burger at the famous Vortex.
20. Climb the rock we like to call Stone Mountain.
The great man-made mountain is a tradition to climb. There’s a beautiful breathtaking view of Georgia at the mountain’s peak.
There you have it–20 great things every person should experience in Georgia. What are some other really cool things to do in Georgia? Let us know in the comments below!