|Georgia websites about places to go, things to do, vacation information, sports links, facts about the state, destinations, golf, business, and more. There are plenty of great choices. Relax on the sand, tour scenic lighthouses or experience unique ecological settings along the beautiful Georgia coast.
If outdoor adventures excite you, then how about pristine beaches along Georgia's coast, scenic hiking trails, the refreshing scenery of the north Georgia mountains, gorgeous lakes, wildlife refuges, camping, fresh water and salt water fishing, one of the countrys best state parks systems, great year-round golf, or whitewater rafting? You name it, and Georgia probably has it.
Georgia has four distinct seasons and offers many outdoor attractions and activities during each. The spring is filled with blooming azaleas and green hardwoods. Summer is peach season, while fall is time for foliage and the pecan harvest. During the winter, travelers can choose between snow in the north and milder temperatures in the south.
The largest state in the southeast, Georgia is typical of the changing South with an ever-increasing industrial development. Atlanta, largest city in the state, is the communications and transportation center for the Southeast and the area's chief distributor of goods.
Principal tourist attractions in Georgia include the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Andersonville Prison Park and National Cemetery, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the Little White House at Warm Springs where Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt died in 1945, Sea Island, the enormous Confederate Memorial at Stone Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, and Cumberland Island National Seashore. Cumberland Island National Seashore contains the ruins of Dungeness, the once magnificent Carnegie estate. In addition, wild horses graze among wind swept dunes.
Okefenokee Swamp encompasses over 400,000 acres of canals; moss draped cypress trees, and lily pad prairies providing sanctuaries for hundreds of species of birds and wildlife including several endangered species.
Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River. Georgia was named for King George II of England. Savannah was the landing site for General James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of Georgia.
Georgia is the nations number one producer of the three Ps--peanuts, pecans, and peaches. Known as the sweetest onion in the world, the Vidalia onion can only be grown in the fields around Vidalia and Glennville. The Cherokee rose is the official state flower, the live oak the official tree; and the brown thrasher the official bird.
Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. The name "Coca-Cola" was suggested by Dr. Pemberton's bookkeeper, Frank Robinson. He penned the name Coca-Cola in the flowing script that is famous today. Coca-Cola was first sold at a soda fountain in Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta by Willis Venable.
The popular theme park - Six Flags Over Georgia, was actually named for six flags that flew over Georgia. England, Spain, Liberty, Georgia, Confederate States of America, and the United States.
The figures of Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, and Robert E. Lee make up the world's largest sculpture. It is located on the face of Stone Mountain. Additionally Robert E. Lee's horse, Traveler, is also carved at the same place.
Plains is the home of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President. The annual Masters Golf Tournament is played at the Augusta National in Augusta every first week of April.