If you’re looking for a luxurious retreat from work, city life, or simply someplace different, you need to check out all the amazing hotspots in Georgia. Here are some general tips on planning a luxury vacation in Georgia.
Where to Stay
To accommodate your stay in Georgia, the first item on your to-do list is to find a luxury hotel. Here are a few top-rated hotels that offer some unique features.
If you’re staying in the Atlanta area, the Artmore Hotel is a great choice, as it’s a modern hotel with unique artistic features that gives it a more retro feel. It’s within walking distance of the High Museum of Art, the Center For Puppetry Arts, and the World Athletes Monument.
Though the prime location between the ocean and Blackbank River should be enough to seal the deal, The Cloister at Sea Island offers more than just a stunning view. The hotel includes amenities such as PGA golf courses, fitness classes, a spa, and seemingly endless beach activities.
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro offers many similar features, including a spa and golf courses designed by renowned golf-course architects Rees Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Bob Cupp, and Tom Fazio. Its rooms offer marble trim, feather beds, and elegant wood furniture. It also hosts five featured restaurants, including the Linger Longer Steakhouse.
Best Times to Visit
Georgia is typically warm year-round, so you won’t have to be concerned about avoiding cold weather. However, it’s best to make your trip during the months of March, April, and May to avoid the summer heat and humidity. Visiting the state in mid- to late fall also makes for pleasant temperatures. Even the winter months can be relatively comfortable. Another tip would be to avoid visiting during popular holidays, as hotel prices might be higher than during other times of the year.
Popular Attractions to See
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Georgia is home to a rich diversity of historic places to visit, including Centennial Olympic Park and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, the Savannah Historic District in Savannah, and the Fort Pulaski National Monument, located on Cockspur Island between Savannah and Tybee Island. While this list is not all-inclusive, it showcases unique sites that hold significance within history, culture, and geographically to the cities that are home to these sites.
Another popular attraction is the Georgia Aquarium, located in the heart of Atlanta, which offers exclusive events such as animal encounters and interactions, educational programs, and Sleep Under the Sea, where people of all ages can take part in a sleepover in the aquarium.
If you’re looking to indulge in the food and culture of the South, many annual festivals and events take place throughout Georgia. The Atlanta Music Festival in March, one of the largest and longest-running festivals in the country, features nearly 25,000 attendees annually. Living up to the nickname of the Peach State, the Georgia Peach Festival occurs in June in Byron and Fort Valley, hosting around 10,000 visitors and activities including live music concerts, a parade, peach-themed arts and crafts, and a trademark fireworks display.