When most people think about the state of Georgia, they immediately hear the song by the same name playing in their mind. Although that song is beautiful, the state is also beautiful as well and it offers much to anyone who wants to visit from outside and to those who live inside of its borders as well.

Georgia is an excellent area to take a vacation, and for those who reside inside of the state, a staycation. With plenty of attractions to visit that include both natural treasures and urban conveniences, you will have more to do than you could possibly do in a lifetime. Here are a few things that you should not miss when you visit the state.

Callaway Gardens – Located on the mountain near the area of Columbus, this garden area is absolutely saturated with beauty. In fact, it doesn’t matter what direction you look, you are going to see some feature of nature that is likely to take your breath away. Not only does it offer the opportunity for hiking, there are plenty of opportunities for those who enjoy water sports as well. Don’t forget to bring your golf clubs, as there are 2 courses that are not to be missed.

Chattahoochee National Forest – With almost 750,000 acres of wilderness, there is plenty to do and see in the area. Make sure that you plan your visit to the national forest carefully, and stick to the areas that are designated for visitors. You don’t want to get lost in the wilderness.

Atlanta – Not only does the city offer all of the amenities that you would want for your comfort, it is rich in history as well. It played a pivotal role in the Civil War and there is much to learn about what took place during that time. When you are in Atlanta, be sure to visit the botanical gardens. They are open all year long but if you can visit in the spring, you will not regret it.

For many people, Georgia is the state that they must travel through to get to Florida. For those who take the time to stop and experience all that the state has to offer, however, they find that it offers more than you could ever hope for. Make your plans to visit today, it will be a trip that you will treasure for a lifetime.