Georgia's "Great Places"

There's much to see and do in one Peach of a state

The United States Travelers League reveals our inaugural "100 Great American Places" list starting in early 2021. Here are five early nominees for Georgia, the Peach State, including Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium (pictured). (photo: Matt Helbig on Unsplash)

1. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site -- Atlanta

The park includes several buildings in Atlanta, including Martin Luther King Jr.'s boyhood home and the original Ebenezer Baptist Church.

2. Little White House -- Warms Springs

Franklin Delano Roosevelt built this retreat prior to being inaugurated as president in 1933. He first came to Warm Springs in 1924 hoping to find a cure for polio.

3. Georgia Aquarium -- Atlanta

Georgia Aquarium offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world.

4. Amicalola Falls -- Dawsonville

A nature lover’s wonderland, it’s only eight miles from the Appalachian Trail and within the Chattahoochee National Forest.

5. Providence Canyon -- Stockbridge

Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon.” Visitors can enjoy views of the canyons from the rim trail, taking care to stay behind fences and off the fragile canyon edge.

Tell us what you think, and nominate your favorites, either in this post or by using the contact form on our home page. Let's make sure Georgia is well-represented on the nationwide list.

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