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About Georgia

Visiting Georgia

When it comes to family vacations, Georgia is an unforgettable experience with a dose of Southern charm. Families can enjoy a relaxing walk along one of Georgia's stunning beaches, scenic hiking trails, or spend a day at some of the best amusement parks and attractions in the United States. Through Vacationhomerentals.com, visitors can book vacation rentals in many different parts of Georgia and experience all the activities that the state offers.

Areas within Georgia

If you're planning an outdoor family vacation, by owner Georgia cabin rentals make a perfect "base camp" for exploring the Historic High Country or the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Your family can be at the heart of history by staying at one of the High Country, Georgia cabin rentals, and exploring the region's streams, lakes, wineries and orchards. Cabin rentals in Georgia help your family unwind and relax, away from all the hustle and bustle of city life, all while you save money.
Georgia's history isn't just in its mountains though; the state's Historic Heartland offers a glimpse at Georgia's Civil War Capital. Georgia's Plantation Trace region is steeped in local lore and brimming with historic treasures. If you want to spend your vacation immersed in history, stay at one of the region's cabins for rent. In Georgia, you don't have to go far to be surrounded by history.
Families looking for a huge selection of things to do can take in Atlanta's numerous museums, amusement parks, and attractions. Rental homes in Georgia's largest city mean you never have to leave the endless energy and big city sophistication that the city is known for.
If the beach is what your family wants, coastal Georgia vacation rentals offer all the comforts of home and the luxury of never having to leave the beach. For a day excursion, Savannah, GA offers historic strolls down magnolia tree-lined avenues in one of America's most picturesque cities.

Sightseeing in Georgia & Things to Do

The hard part in planning your Georgia family vacation isn't finding things to do, it's choosing between all the great options! Families will love Wild Adventures, the largest amusement park in the Georgia. The park is home to over 500 wild animals, Splash Island Water Park and regularly hosts all-star concerts. The state also hosts over 500 live events and festivals that visitors can experience. If all the options online overwhelm you, the staff at one of Georgia's Visitor Information Centers can help guide you to the perfect attraction for your family.

Regional Foods & Dining in Georgia

One of the best ways to experience true Southern hospitality is to sit down to some of Georgia's famous fried chicken and legendary peach cobbler. Boiled peanuts are a particular specialty in Georgia, and can purchased from numerous street and roadside vendors. A trip to Georgia also isn't complete without trying grits, the state prepared food. BBQ is another popular food option in the area.

Georgia's Weather & Climate

Georgia's weather is typical of a humid subtropical climate, with mild winters and hot summers. The Atlantic Ocean along Georgia's east coast and the mountains in the north of Georgia also affect those regions' climate. Georgia gets a lot of sun, but also receives a moderate amount of rain; so if you're planning a day excursion, make sure to look at the weather report or pack umbrellas.

When to Visit Georgia

No matter when you decide to visit Georgia, you'll find numerous festivals and events for your family. Winter tourists should visit Atlanta's Global Winter Wonderland and the Georgia Roots Music Festival. If you're planning on visiting during the spring, don't miss the Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival and the Civil War Experience. Summer brings Watermelon Days and the Butterfly Festival, which are sure to delight children of all ages. The changing colors of fall bring the Annual Rock Shrimp Festival and the Beaver Creek Festival and Duck Race, both family favorites.
Whether you prefer a relaxed vacation in the great outdoors at one of the many cabin rentals in Georgia, or the bustling energy of an excursion in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia's combination of stunning outdoor vistas, rich history and museums, and metropolitan delights make it the perfect family vacation getaway.

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Georgia is a state rich in contrasts. It's home to the modern and cosmopolitan Atlanta, as well as the Appalachian trail, and historic Antebellum architecture. With acres of golf courses, not to mention the natural beauty of Stone Mountain and Okefenokee Swamp, those who love the outdoors will enjoy the Peach State. Looking for a romantic getaway instead? Savannah is happy to accommodate you. A Georgia vacation rental is the best way to enjoy it all.

Things to Do

Atlanta and Savannah are vacations in and of themselves. Exploring the history and architecture of these southern cities could keep you busy for days. History buffs will appreciate the state's many Civil War battlefields, Southern plantations, and music heritage in Athens and Macon. The state also offers wonderful opportunities in agritourism including a number of wineries, distilleries, and even some moonshine operations.

Transit

In order to explore the vast regions of this beautiful state, you'll want a car. Visitors to Atlanta will appreciate the economy of the MARTA system but if you're staying at a Georgia vacation rental, a car will help you enjoy all the beautiful back roads and scenic drives. Atlanta has one of the busiest airports in the nation with a large number of direct flights from a variety of cities.

Climate

The temperatures vary across this state because of the landscape and altitude. For instance, Atlanta temps are moderate most of the year but summers do get steamy in the upper 80s. Winter brings high temps in the low 50s with occasional snow or ice. The mountains will be cooler than that. The temps along the coast fluctuate less. Georgia is a state that experiences all four seasons.

Events

Some of the most popular events are Atlanta's Peach Drop, the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the south. The following day is Gainesville's Polar Bear Swim at Lake Lanier Olympic Venue. Cordele hosts Watermelon Days in June every year. September brings Savannah's highly attended Craft Brew Fest. Jekyll Island keeps summer alive through September's Shrimp and Grits Festival. Ellijay hosts the quintessential family event of the fall season with its Georgia Apple Festival. Dublin rounds out the events calendar with Christkindlmarket in December, which provides visitors with a little taste of Germany.

Food

As witnessed by its large number of food festivals (most of which aren't even mentioned here), Georgia is a place to enjoy farm fresh tastes and harvest experiences. A leading producer of peaches and pecans, you'll find these delicious ingredients in a number of local dishes. The state is also known for its comfort and soul foods, as well as its Lowcountry cuisine. Atlanta offers several professional tours centered around food and the area's culinary history, while Savannah boasts a thriving restaurant scene. 

A Georgia vacation rental allows you a base to explore this varied state. From the mountains to the coast, Georgia is rich in history and natural beauty. The people are friendly and the stretches of back road are gorgeous. 
 
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