Collected by Annette Baesel, AFAR Local Expert
437 Memorial Dr SE A5, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
As a freelance writer, I'm always looking for a place other than my couch to do work. My requirements are free wireless Internet, plenty of outlets and quality beverages. Octane Coffee succeeds on all fronts. Although they have locations...
955 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075, USA
Located in nearby Roswell’s historic downtown, Roswell Provisions takes pride in what it sells, namely artisan meats, cheeses, breads, and pastries. They also have olive oils, vinegars, and over 100 wines for sale. Ask about the locally made...
10950 Hutchesons Ferry Rd, Palmetto, GA 30268, USA
Serenity awaits at the Inn at Serenbe, just 25 minutes southwest of Atlanta’s international airport. Spread across 40 acres, the property makes the most of its natural surroundings. You’ll find an organic farm, a croquet lawn with a...
225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
The world’s largest aquarium by volume, this downtown spot is easily one of the city’s top attractions. Opened in 2005 through partnerships with Atlanta-based Home Depot, the $300 million facility boasts more than 100,000 animals and...
248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
3759 Martinez Blvd, Martinez, GA 30907, USA
Late May through June--if you're in Georgia or South Carolina, it's time for peaches! Don't look for fresh local fruit in the supermarkets, though--their stuff is likely trucked in from California...Keep your eyes open for roadside trucks or...
935 High St, Macon, GA 31201, USA
This simple home in Macon was birthplace to musician, soldier, and notable poet Sidney Lanier. The cottage was rented by his grandparents, who owned many hotels in the south in the 1800s. Lanier spent his childhood in Macon but when the Civil War...
934 Georgia Ave, Macon, GA 31201, USA
In a time of lavish luxury, the 18,000 square foot Italian Renaissance Revival Hay House is an unrivaled mansion. Built from 1855 to 1859, the home's most iconic features are the custom made wooden sliding doors, the art collection and the three...
1071 Riverside Dr, Macon, GA 31201, USA
Rose Hill Cemetery's winding pathways serve as the final resting place for Macon's most well known residents. The lush cemetery served as inspiration for the Allman Brothers Band, and both Duane Allman and Berry Oakley are buried here. Their...
1207 Emery Hwy, Macon, GA 31217, USA
The area now known as Macon was settled over 17,000 years ago by the Ocmulgee tribes, who formed mounds to be used for burials as well as for rituals and ceremonies. The museum has an extensive range of exhibits as well as a 17 minute documentary...
3440 Musella Rd, Musella, GA 31066, USA
There were peach jams and jellies, peach/fig preserves, peach salsa, peach hand pies, peach ice cream, peach slushies, and peaches by the peck or the bag. There were peaches rolling along a conveyor belt and boxes of peaches being loaded into a...
543 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201, USA
The Rookery has been serving up Southern favorites since 1976, and Macon locals are loyal to the place. The sandwiches are infamous, many named for beloved bands like the Gram Parsons Cosmic Club and Blind Willie's Buffalo Chicken. But both the...
856 Mulberry St, Macon, GA 31201, USA
This 1853 planter's townhouse is now called the "Cannonball House" for the damage inflicted upon it during the "War Between the States," better known as the American Civil War. The cannonball struck the home during the Battle of Dunlap Hill, which...
225 Willie Smokey Glover Dr, Macon, GA 31201, USA
Baseball fans will appreciate a stop at Luther Williams Field, the second-oldest minor league stadium in the country. It started as the home to the Macon Peaches in 1929. Since then, the names and teams associated with the park have changed, but...
9131 Selborne Ln, Palmetto, GA 30268, USA
Bilt-House serves the chic, bohemian style needs of the Atlanta metro area. The three locations, including one less than thirty minutes from the airport, provide the perfect place to find unique clothes, artwork, furniture, home decor, and...
10950 Hutchesons Ferry Rd, Palmetto, GA 30268, USA
The Farmhouse at Serenbe is as close to farm fresh as you can get. The small, weekly changing menu is made of dishes with only organic, local ingredients from the private garden, the community's farm next door, and other nearby organic farmers....
9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, GA 30075, USA
The community-supported Chattahoochee Nature Center is tucked between Marietta and Sandy Springs along the Chattahoochee River. The 127-acre park has hiking trails, wildlife walks, gardens, and an interpretive center. It’s a good place to spot...
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