logo

GEORGIA

Chickamauga: A town embracing its history
The name Chickamauga conjures up images of a bloody battle in the 1860s.
LaFayette offers Southern small-town charm
LaFayette, a Georgia city about a 45-minute drive south of Chattanooga, offers visitors Civil War history, Southern small-town charm and mountainous surroundings.
Movies under the stars mark Trenton
Outdoor activities and movies under the stars are among good reasons to visit nearby Trenton, the county seat of Dade County.
Fort Oglethorpe traces its roots to military post
Fort Oglethorpe's roots can be traced to 1898, when it was as an Army post during the Spanish-American War.
Ringgold thrives but retains hometown charm
Before Ringgold, Ga., was incorporated, travelers heading through the community had to pass through the gap in the mountains known as Taylor's Crossroads -- the road owned by Cherokee Chief Richard Taylor.
Calhoun caters to shoppers, history buffs
Near the halfway point between Chattanooga and Atlanta rests the junction where shopping intersects with history.
Cartersville reminds visitors it's not Atlanta
Welcome to Cartersville, Ga.; it's not Atlanta. That's the slogan created in 1996 during the Atlanta Olympics to attract more business to the quaint town. It worked, said Ellen Archer, the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention and Visitors Bureau director.
Dalton: Georgia's gateway to Civil War
Forget the stodgy name of Carpet Capital of the World. Local historians and tourism folks say Dalton's claim to fame lies in its history, enriched by Native American beginnings, Civil War battles and railroad lore.
Blue Ridge: North Georgia's 'Mayberry on steroids'
From crisp apple pies to even crisper Appalachian autumns, Blue Ridge, Ga., is an outdoor enthusiast's treasure trove nestled in the heart of the picturesque mountains of Northeast Georgia.
Mystery wall highlights Chatsworth's past
In an area steeped in American Indian history, the puzzling mystery of a stone wall along the top of a mountain near Chatsworth, Ga., fascinates visitors and residents alike.
Ellijay: Apples, outdoors and mountain bikes
Bite into a fall apple in Georgia and chances are it was grown in the hills and valleys surrounding Ellijay.
Cleveland, Ga.: Birthplace of Cabbage Patch Kids
One of the most well-known legends in Cleveland, Ga., begins with magic cabbage.
Dawsonville relishes moonshine beginnings
Dawsonville, Ga., natives will tell you that the roots for American stockcar racing can be traced back to their hometown, where "shiners" sped to deliver Prohibition-era
Authentic Dahlonega offers 4 seasons of fun
What separates the Northeast Georgia town of Dahlonega, Ga., from other area tourist destinations is a sense of authenticity, according to Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce President Amy Booker.
Helen, Ga.: Where Alpine meets Appalachian
More than 2 million visitors annually pass through 2.1 square miles of Northeast Georgia, lured to the tiny town of Helen by its charming combination of Alpine and Appalachian cultures.