Nicknamed the “Empire State of the South”, the state of Georgia is a great choice for anyone planning a vacation or looking at real estate and homes for sale in Georgia. It is well known for its excellent museums, natural beauty, and amusement parks in addition to offering great sports teams including the recurrent National League champion Atlanta Braves for baseball, the Atlanta Falcons for baseball, the Atlanta Hawks for basketball, and the Atlanta Thrashers for Hockey. The nightlife, culinary scene, and artistic offerings of the state capitol, Atlanta, are all outstanding, and the capitol building itself boasts a gold plated dome and many fascinating exhibits. This state is home to the site of the Dahlonega gold rush and the largest granite formation in the world, Stone Mountain.
One great way to see Georgia is by train; AMTRAK and American Coach Lines and Tours offer scenic routes around the state and between popular attractions. The coastal area of Georgia is great for swimming, sunbathing, camping, and diving, while ecologically rich regions such as the swamps and wetlands are a nature enthusiasts’ paradise. Car racing fans can enjoy the Atlanta Motor Speedway, while history buffs should drop by the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, and Stone Mountain Park. Other major attractions and things to do in Georgia include the Booth Western Art Museum, Cagle’s Dairy Farm Tours, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the International Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Georgia Mountain Fair.