Sit back on the flight Georgia and envision yourself in the Deep South during the Civil War. Whether you're channeling Scarlett O'Hara or Rhett Butler, the image of Georgia's burning landscape in the classic, Gone With The Wind, is likely to stick in your head. In recent decades, Georgia has served as the backdrop to other Hollywood movies and Georgia flights are packed with people eager to experience a bit of southern culture here.
Heavy green trees, lush parks and plantations that make the south the south are also what keeps Georgia flights packed with people. Many of today’s films are shot on location in Georgia. You probably won't see hoop dresses and bonnets on your Georgia flight, but Cotillions still take place and Georgia residents pride themselves on their good old-fashioned values. A touch of the Old South might pop up around each corner, but when you book Georgia flights you'll get a bright and fast version of the New South.
From Atlanta to Savannah, travellers booking flights to Georgia will always be welcomed in the Peach State.
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Georgia’s capital, Atlanta, has a host of museums and attractions to visit. One of the more unusual is the Children’s Museum, called Imagine It! The museum encourages children to play together to discover the power of imagination and the “delight of learning”. The museum has many interactive exhibits along with numerous special events related to all the arts ranging from readings of Dr Seuss to a circus workshop.
There are museums in Atlanta for two of its most famous residents. The Margaret Mitchell House was the home of the author and is now a visitor centre and museum. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site comprises numerous buildings around the birthplace of the human rights activist in Auburn, Atlanta. Visits to the house of his birth are available with guides. Also part of the site are a visitor centre, the Ebenezer Church, where King was baptized, and the King Center.
The state of Georgia is a major manufacturer of pecans, tobacco, rosin and cotton. To find out everything you could possibly want to know about the latter, visit the Georgia Cotton Museum in Vienna.
One of the more secluded attractions in Georgia is CumberlandIsland, the largest and southernmost barrier island. A nature-lover's paradise, the island is home to deer, raccoons, bull alligators and armadillos, while the beaches hold loggerhead turtles, sand pipers and ospreys. But the island isn’t just popular for its wildlife. The 17 miles of beaches that surround Cumberland Island are pure white sand. It was voted one of America’s 10 best beaches by the Travel channel in 2005.
The huge Okefenokee Swamp measures 38 miles by 25 miles and has been described by the UN as a “wetland of international importance”. The surrounding area was made into a wildlife refuge back in 1936 to preserve the unique ecosystem of the swamp. All the activities you’d expect are on offer: a swamp drive, camping, hiking, fishing and canoeing. The area is especially worth visiting when one of the annual events is taking place – the largest is the Okefenokee festival on the second Saturday of every October.
Savannah is one of the oldest cities in the state, and in America. It was the site for many of the civil war battles. Today, the city is perfectly preserved, with a mix of old buildings in the central historic district and new developments. To see the most of the city, take advantage of the one-hour trolley tours, which are especially fun if you’re travelling with children.
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