Destination Georgia: A Traveler’s Guide To The Peach State

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Located in the southeastern U.S., Georgia is filled to the brim with notable and fun attractions worth checking out. It isn’t just all about peaches in Georgia; there are many other things to see there. There are stunning examples of historic architecture, beautiful beaches, and mountain landscapes. It’s the perfect place for your next travel nurse assignment! you’re still on the fence about where to go next, here are six reasons to visit Georgia.

High Museum of Art
The High Museum of Art holds the title as one of the most significant and influential museums in the southeastern United States. You can find more than 15,000 works of art within seven different themes of focus: American art, African art, European art, folk and self-taught art, decorative art and design, photography, and modern and contemporary art. Numerous luminaries have their works displayed at the High Museum of Art, including Pissarro, Monet, and Bellini. Southern artists are also supported here, with many collections by self-taught local talents.

The High Museum of Art is a must-see destination in Georgia!

Providence Canyon State Park
Often called “Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon,” this state park is located in southwest Georgia. This unique landscape is a must-see location because of its fascinating backstory—it’s not natural. Poor farming practices in the 19th century caused soil erosion that led to the massive 150-foot ravines there today.

The pink, orange, red, and purple hues make a beautiful natural painting and offer some of the state’s prettiest photographs and views. The rare Plumleaf Azalea grows only in this region and blooms during July and August when most azaleas have lost their color. Visitors can go hiking, biking, and even rock climbing in the canyons. You are also more than welcome to camp overnight in the backcountry for an amazing view of the night sky.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia—so it makes sense that the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is in that same city! The historic site spreads over 35-acres, including Reverend King’s childhood home, the church building where he was a pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, and other historic structures throughout.

If you’re unsure where to start your adventure, try the visitor center, which includes a museum about Reverend King’s work and the Civil Rights Movement. Within the historical site is a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian leader whose insistence on non-violent protest directly affected King’s philosophies, and a rose garden dedicated to world peace.

World of Coca-Cola
This destination is one of the more unique places you can visit in Georgia. You’ll get to watch a short film about one of the world’s most popular sodas, explore the exhibitions on display, and even take a picture with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear mascot. Explore different artifacts of the brand and information relating to the drink’s history and “accidental” creation, the secret formula vault, and even art made by or inspired by the famous cola.

At the end of your trip, enjoy a bunch of free samples of Coca-Cola products, including many that are typically exclusive to other parts of the world! (Pro tip: Don’t try Beverly!)

Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Opening its doors in 1976, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens is a 30-acre delight in the heart of the city and provides a popular and peaceful way to spend time.

The first part of the gardens, the Japanese Garden, uses traditional architecture, evergreens, ponds, and Japanese maples. Other gardens include the Rose Garden, the Southern Seasons Garden consisting of woodlands and southern blossoms such as camellias, hydrangeas, and trilliums, and the Children’s Garden with carnivorous plants and places to run, climb, and play.

The Fuqua Conservatory is an indoor exhibition of plants from tropical rainforests and deserts from around the world, and animals and birds of the tropics such as turtles, macaws, and poison dart frogs. An ideal location if you’re traveling with your family or by yourself.

Tallulah Gorge State Park
The Tallulah Gorge State Park spans 2,689 acres and is one of the most scenic places in Georgia. The Tallulah River’s flow over thousands of years created the two-mile-long, thousand-feet deep Tallulah Gorge. A total of six waterfalls bring the river level down 5,000 feet, marking one of the state park’s most loved features. The state park offers hiking trails with beautiful vistas along the gorge rim (with a permit, you can also hike along the canyon floor), and there’s also a suspension bridge 80 feet in the air above the gorge base for a heart-racing walk.

For a little history, visit the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center for more information on the environment’s ecosystem, background, and terrain.

There is no one way to experience Georgia. There are opportunities for fun around every corner and adventure for families, couples, and all who love nature and the outdoors. If you’re ready to start your journey with Nurse First travel nurse agency look at our travel nursing jobs to start now!

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