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5 Reasons Why Now Is The Best Time To Visit This Southern U.S. State 

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Oozing in Southern Charm and low-hanging Spanish moss, this U.S. state is known for its hospitality, welcoming culture, and historical streets.

In the Southeastern part of the U.S., surrounded by Tennessee and North Carolina, Georgia claims the title of 24th largest state, with some of the friendliest people!

If you’re looking for a quick getaway, here are 5 reasons why now is the best time to visit:

People on a carriage ride in Georgia

Pretty Cities

We’ve all seen the movies featuring those beautifully decorated Southern homes, cobblestone streets, overgrown trees, and endless landscapes. While the entire state is diverse in its regions, there are certainly a few stand-out cities that fit the mold. 

Savannah was actually ranked in the top five of “Best Cities in the U.S.” by Travel and Leisure — and it’s well-deserved! Savannah offers river-facing views, spooky tales, 22 public squares, old mansions, and the liveliness of River Street. 

For a quick change-up, Atlanta is another popular spot to visit and offers a completely different vibe than Savannah altogether. This buzzing capital city is a hub for nightlife, city vibes, and an incredible variety of restaurants not to be missed. 

view of a city in georgia

Don’t Skip Out On The Food Scene

If there’s one thing Georgia prides itself on, it's the state's eclectic food scene. One of the biggest factors leading to Savannah taking the top 5 spot? It’s number of delicious restaurants scattered throughout the city. (The Grayson was even voted one of the best by Bon Appetit!)

We’re talking biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, fried chicken, beignets… Georgia has it all. But, if you’re not in the mood for a Southern-special, there are also other restaurant options that’ll satisfy every appetite. Browse some restaurant favorites in Savannah and Atlanta here. 

view of cooking utensils

Charming Stays

If you’re planning a trip to the Peach State, then you must be looking for that Southern hospitality, right!? Luckily for visitors, that charm is evident the moment you arrive. 

I had the pleasure of staying at the River Street Inn twice during my stay in Savannah, and have never been treated with such respect and hospitality as I have here. The entire state of Georgia is filled with cozy accommodations waiting to be explored. From luxury stays to beach-front escapes– they’re all here. 

Atlanta, Georgia skyline

Festivals & Events

Holiday festivities, food festivals, family festivals. If there’s something to be celebrated, Georgia’s got you covered.

Statewide for the foreseeable future, there are over 40 events scheduled for all to attend — so you’ll really never run out of things to do!

Check out the full list here.

horse drawn carriage in georgia

Shoulder Season

To be honest, there’s really no ‘bad time’ to visit Georgia. What you’re looking for, activities you’d like to try, and prices you want to pay will all factor into the time of year you’ll travel.

Many travelers overlook shoulder seasons- which we don’t understand why! Especially for somewhere like Georgia where the weather is still manageable, the crowds are somewhat fewer, and prices drop- we’d get booking ASAP!

If you’re looking to visit Savannah, this will help you decide. 

view of a road in Georgia with trees over the road

An Added Bonus: Mild Weather!

While it’s not in the 80s, the weather is still reasonable in the winter months and won’t keep you locked indoors! Ranging between the 50s and 60s, it’s mild enough to get outside and try some activities around this vibrant state.

If you’re feeling adventurous, these are some of the best things to do in the winter!

Macon, Georgia

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