Welcome to Georgia
Welcome to the official UK tourism site for the State of Georgia. Here you will find all the information you need to plan a holiday in the Peach State you'll remember for a lifetime. Whether you are looking to relax and unwind on pristine beaches or world-class golf courses, explore history and culture or seek adventure off the beaten track; the State of Georgia offers something for everyone, complemented by the warm, welcoming hospitality of its people.
Georgia's state capital, Atlanta, is home to five-million people as well as the world's busiest international airport. This bustling big city hosted the summer Olympic Games in 1996 and maintains a laid-back Southern feel. Atlanta offers visitors plenty to see and do, highlights include...
World class golf
Georgia is synonymous with golf and some of the USA's best golf courses can be found here, many are only a short drive from Atlanta itself. Watch the excitement unfold on the pine-fringed fairways of Augusta National during the Masters Tournament in April, or take time out to play some of the spectacular courses that are open to the public such as Sea Island, Reynolds Plantation or Savannah Harbor.
Stretching almost 100 miles, Georgia's coastline offers stunning, sandy beaches and charming coastal resorts. Jekyll Island is one of the more than 20 barrier islands that dot the Atlantic seaboard from Savannah to St Mary's. It is a favourite weekend retreat for Georgians themselves, thanks to an abundance of activities for the whole family including a water park, great beaches and plentiful accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. Don't miss our '10 Must Do's on the Georgia Coast'.
With its rich history spanning hundreds of years, travelling around Georgia lets you travel back in time. Follow Georgia's Antebellum Trail that runs 100 miles from the vibrant city of Athens and you'll discover stately homes, see authentic Civil War battle sites and explore historic towns where the past is brought to life such as Eatonton, Madison and Milledgeville. Click for more information on historic Savannah, one of the most popular destinations.
The Great Outdoors
Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River and its vast geographical diversity makes it a haven for adventurers and nature-lovers alike. In the North Georgia Mountains, the Chattahoochee National Forest is an area of outstanding natural beauty and home to an abundant wildlife. It offers gorges and waterfalls, such as the Anna Ruby Falls, as well as numerous campsites and hiking trails. It's here that you will find the southern starting point for the world-famous Appalachian Trail. North Georgia also boasts some of the United State's best white water rafting, combining river thrills with breathtaking scenery along the Chattahoochee and Ocoee Rivers, where the Olympic white water events were held in 1996.
Where to shop
If it's retail therapy you're after, you will find plenty of malls and outlets throughout Georgia. Atlanta's Lennox Square and upscale Phipps Plaza malls in the city's Buckhead District boast hundreds of stores including luxury and international brands. There are also numerous outlet malls around the state that offer discounts on major brands. These include the North Georgia Premium Outlets just north of Atlanta and others outside cities including Savannah and Locust Grove.