List of Tourist Attractions in Georgia

List of Tourist Attractions in Georgia
Georgia offers many attractions for the tourist. In addition to all the big-city attractions you would expect to find in Atlanta, the state is home to mountainous areas and a coastline. If you are an outdoor nature lover, the beauty of this gentle Southern colonial state is a beacon calling to you. As the largest state in the South, you can quite easily plan a vacation here for several days and explore the vast variety of fun offerings.

St. Simon's Island

St. Simon's Island draws in tourists mainly due to its coastline that offers opportunities for kayaking, swimming, fishing and diving. The East Beach area of St. Simon's offers a popular public park and miles of walking areas so you can enjoy the ocean. The St. Simon's Bike Path is a road trail that makes its way around the island. Although called a bike path, you are as likely to find in-line skaters as you are bikes. The bike trail is an excellent way to get to know St. Simon's as you follow the 12.5-mile trail beneath the moss of live oaks and past landmarks like the St. Simon's Lighthouse.

Chattooga River

Don't let the fact that the Chattooga River was the river used in the film "Deliverance" scare you away from the wild rides down the whitewater rapids. This river provides a boundary between Georgia and South Carolina. Various rafting and paddling companies have set up shop along the course of the river. Be forewarned that the movie was realistic in its depiction of the rugged challenge of the Chattooga. This is not really the place for a novice to learn about whitewater rafting.

Southeastern Expeditions
7350 Hwy 76 East
Clayton, GA 30525
(800) 868-7238

Stone Mountain

Located just outside Atlanta, Stone Mountain is most famous for the relief of Confederate heroes carved into the side of the mountain and the nightly laser and music show that ends each night. This is actually a mini theme park, however, as many activities are to be found at Stone Mountain. Sky Hike is a rope trail that hangs as high as 40 feet in the air. The Great Barn is mainly for kids with its many interactive activities, but adults can have fun, too. You'll also fine rock climbing walls, zip lines and campgrounds.

Stone Mountain Park
U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(800) 401-2407

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