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Neighboring Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, and the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia forms part of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian system. It’s one of the original seven Confederate states and is nicknamed the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Adopted back in 1776, “Wisdom, Justice and Moderation” still stands as the state’s motto and was originally associated with the virtues of the government at the time. Atlanta is Georgia’s capital and most populous city and is home to the largest aquarium in the world.

Top places to go in Georgia

Georgia is home to 47 state parks that offer plenty of recreation opportunities and outdoor adventures—from rafting or kayaking on the Chattahoochee River to hiking the Appalachian Trail. The Cumberland Island National Seashore remains well-conserved and its beaches are a true delight. Stone Mountain Park offers a wide variety of activities for families, as well as many natural and historic sites, such as the world’s largest bas-relief sculpture of Jefferson Davis, General Stonewall Jackson, and General Robert. E. Lee.

History and culture in Georgia

Descendants of African slaves, the Gullah Geechee, are part of Georgia’s heritage, as well as the people of Appalachia. Their history can be explored in the Pin Point Heritage Museum, Hog Hammock and the Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center. Georgia is also famous for having more than 400 Civil War sites, including battlefields, cemeteries, and arsenals. The 'Gone With the Wind' Trail features iconic film locations, such as Jonesboro and Marietta.

Best time of year to visit Georgia

Georgia’s humid subtropical climate features mild winters, pleasant springs, hot summers, and significant rainfall. Higher elevations present the coldest average temperatures, while the southern regions register the hottest ones. Spring and summer temperatures range from 70 to 90° Fahrenheit, and sporadic thunderstorms may provide some rainfall. Winters are mild, but temperatures vary throughout the state: the lower regions have average highs of 50° F, while the mountainous regions see snowfall in the north and can reach lows of 20° F.

Things to see outside in Georgia

Georgia has around 250 trees and 58 plant species, including red cedars, pines, oaks, cypresses, and white hickories. Yellow jasmine and mountain laurel are abundant in the area, but the Cherokee rose stands out proudly as the state flower. Visitors can delight in sampling some of the region’s famous crops—such as juicy peaches, peanuts, and sweet onions. What’s more, there is plenty of wildlife to be seen: white-tailed deer, mockingbirds, brown thrashers, alligators, catfish, and more.

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