According to historical documents when the Colony of Georgia was founded in 1733, Catholics, lawyers and hard liquor were banned! Nowadays things have changed somewhat...
The Peach Tree State of Georgia is very diverse; from the delightful coastal resorts to wild mountains and wilderness, from cosmopolitan Atlanta to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
Apart from the city of Atlanta and its immediate surroundings here are five distinct regions that characterise this historic state, making Georgia a great holiday destination.
The wilds of the Georgia coast lure visitors for more than just fishing. Find nature in its purest form along the wind-swept beaches and marshes. Explore a fort that dates back to the American Revolutionary War. Climb to the top of a lighthouse to enjoy the ocean view. Take a carriage around an island some of the wealthiest families in the country used as a summer retreat. Much like the water that flows leisurely with the tide, such is life in Coastal Georgia.
Georgia Holidays are rich in musical and literary heritage, Georgian culture is 'home grown' in this part of the state. Images of Southern belles sweeping along porches easily come to mind at a glimpse of antebellum homes. Take a stroll through the gardens of Georgia blooming with camellias, azaleas, magnolias and many other blossoms. Follow the Civil War trail that Gen. Sherman blazed on his famous March to the Sea. On your Georgia holidays you will discover landscape that inspired authors to write Pulitzer-prize winning novels. Y'all are welcome in the Historic South.
From the first bloom in the spring until the last golden leaf falls from the trees in the autumn, the Georgia Mountains are unequalled for their breathtaking scenery. While the area is known as the site of the original gold rush, echoes of the skirmishes fought on Civil War battlegrounds still reverberate through the landscape. Georgia has crystal blue lakes and fast flowing rivers which invite sportsmen as well as those who just want to drift along the water. Allow this area to cast its magical spell over you on your holidays to Georgia.
Celebrate the essence of Georgia in the Southern Rivers region, where the legendary peanuts, peaches and pecans grow in abundance. The simplicity of life in this area of Georgia holds charm for many, including two Presidents of the United States. Saunter among the blooms of native plants and the wings of thousands of butterflies. Spend a day discovering how life in Georgia was before modern conveniences. Partake in a festival celebrating every Southerner's favourite side dish.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford