When Georgia’s On Your Mind — or to learn why it should be — our 2015-2016 Site Selection Sourcebook has you covered. Here’s a preview:
From the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia to the bustling culture of downtown Atlanta to Middle Georgia’s scenic Lake Country all the way down to the beautiful Golden Isles of the Georgia coast, there are so many great ways to experience the Peach State. It’s no wonder that Ray Charles’ famous song Georgia on my Mind has become the Southern tagline for a state full of wonder, a top choice for groups looking for a variety of experiences.
One major draw for those exploring Georgia is the multitude of outdoor adventures available, many that provide heart-pounding, non-stop action including motorcycling, ATV and motocross, skydiving, hang gliding, spelunking, rock climbing, tree climbing and zip lining.
Explore Historic Banning Mills, an adventure resort and retreat center 45 miles west of Atlanta featuring the Guinness World Record Screaming Eagle Zip Line canopy tour with more than 10 miles of course overlooking the Snake Creek Gorge and the ghost town of historic Banning Mills. On the Ocoee River, groups can hire guides to enjoy team building— whitewater-rapids style—with the Rolling Thunder River Company.
Heading to south Georgia, visitors get to experience the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel, a popular vacation spot for the Rockefellers, Morgans and Vanderbilts in the early 1900s. The breathtaking Golden Isles of Georgia feature golden landscapes and beautiful beaches, including Driftwood Beach, with its windswept driftwood trees making for one-of-a-kind sunsets.
Savannah, the setting for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, offers historic cemeteries and distinctive architecture along with a lively nightlife. In Atlanta, a diverse culture provides art, music, theatre and sports events at such renowned venues as the Fox Theatre and the High Museum
Known as the world’s most magical aquarium, Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium offers the interactive animal program Journey With Gentle Giants, in which visitors can swim or dive with whale sharks. Those who are SCUBA certified can dive while those who are not can snorkel on the surface with a flotation device. Animal interactions can also be enjoyed at the Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Otter Encounters.
Near Rome, Ga., Cave Spring’s Rolater Park comprises The Cave, a 57-degrees-cool natural limestone cave with stalagmites and the legendary “Devil’s Stool” formation; the historic Hearn Academy for special events; the Historic Hearn Inn, a bed and breakfast available for functions; Cave Spring Baptist Church, which hosts special events; picnic pavilions for group rental; and Rolater Lake, the cave- spring pool where visitors can enjoy a variety of water activities.