Founded in 1733 on the banks of the Savannah River, the city of Savannah is the oldest in the entire State of Georgia. An important port city during both the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars, modern-day Savannah remains a bustling urban center and crucial Atlantic seaport.
Located in Cobb County, Kennesaw is a delightful place to visit year-round, with hot summers and mild winters. Conveniently located just 30 minutes from Atlanta, nature lovers will surely love the time spent in the Kennesaw area.
Dahlonega is the seat of Lumpkin County and is where the modern Gold Rush began in America in 1829. Some 105 km from Atlanta, this town is home to a population of under 8,000 inhabitants and is indeed a most interesting and charming Georgia locale.
The college town of Athens may not be as famous as its Greek counterpart, but it is still the most beautiful and unique place to visit in the State of Georgia. Home to the University of Georgia (founded in 1785), nearly 128,000 residents live in this town, some 100 km north of Atlanta.
Founded in 1822, Fayetteville is just 35 km from Atlanta and is home to a population of just under 19,000 residents. The seat of Fayette County, this historic town houses many buildings and landmarks of national importance. These include the County Courthouse (1825) and the antebellum-style Holliday Dorsey Fife House constructed in 1847.
This small town may be easy to overlook, but it is a definite treasure to discover. Located on the Chattahoochee River banks, only 531 inhabitants live in this splendid mountain town. Some 145 km from Atlanta, Helen is also affectionately known as Georgia’s Alpine Village for its resemblance to a Bavarian resort.
Georgia’s capital, largest metropolis, and by far its most famous city, Atlanta, was one of the most important sites during the American Civil War. Infamously burned by Union Forces during General Sherman’s March to the Sea, Atlanta was rebuilt to become a true industrial hub in the 20th century.