Georgia and the Carolinas

Georgia and the Carolinas Overview

 

Georgia and The Carolinas provide a fantastic blend of historic culture, spicy food, fantastic music and great cities. Take a journey through some of the iconic cities and experience this wonderful region.

Holidays in Georgia and Carolina offer the gentler side of US life. Here you can explore plantation-era mansions in blooming pastures. Or head out hiking in the rugged Appalachian Mountains. On the coast, the sandy banks of the Atlantic barrier islands offer an unspoiled paradise packed with waterfalls, marshes, cliffs and secluded beaches.

Georgia is a bustling state with a deep history in the American Civil War.

Meanwhile, North Carolina and South Carolina holidays offer some of the best beaches in the USA. Between the eastern coastline and western Appalachian Mountains, you’ll discover a huge mix of cultures and communities as well as a great number of colonial plantations.

 

 

Top Reasons to Visit Georgia and the Carolinas

Coastline and Islands

From the Cape Lookout National Seashore in North Carolina to Cumberland Island in Georgia, one of America’s most unspoilt coastal regions; the coastline of these three states is pretty special. Don’t miss a trip to the Outer Banks, Hilton Head Island or Jekyll Island.

Film Locations

Whether you’re into Driving Miss Daisy or the Hunger Games, you’ll find some of the best-loved movies were filmed around Georgia and the Carolinas. In particular, visit Lake Lure where the famous water-balanced Dirty Dancing lift took place or Chippewa Square in Savannah where Forrest Gump sat on a bench waiting for a bus.

Atlanta Aquarium, Georgia

The world’s second largest aquarium boasts tens of thousands of fish and other sea creatures, housed in 5 million gallon tanks. It’s also one of the only places in the world where you can be guaranteed to dive or swim with whale sharks, manta rays and more!

Plantations

Visit Boone Hall, one of America’s oldest continuously working plantations in South Carolina. Situated north of downtown Wilmington in North Carolina, Poplar Grove is the country’s oldest peanut plantation and offers numerous attractions.

Blackbeard’s Pirate Trail, North Carolina

Tales of Blackbeard the Pirate are abound in North Carolina. You can visit coastal pirate hideouts, explore the town Blackbeard called home, see the waters where his sunken ship is still submerged, and explore the coastline where he met his violent end.

Congaree National Park, South Carolina

Pay a visit to South Carolina’s newest National Park and enjoy a whole host of activities, ranging from backpacking and fishing to canoeing, kayaking, birding and nature study. The park also boasts the largest expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the United States.

Transylvania County, North Carolina

Located in western North Carolina, this beautiful county is nicknamed the ‘Land of Waterfalls’, with more than 250 waterfalls located in the area. Discover outdoor adventure, arts, music, breweries, dining, quaint towns, forests, waterfalls and more here.

 

 

Best Time to Visit Georgia and the Carolinas

The spring (April to May) and Autumn (September to October) months are the best time to explore this region, when temperatures are warm but it’s not as humid as summer (June to August). Having said that, the summer can be a good time to visit the coastline, where you can cool off in the ocean and appreciate the breezes.

Suggested Itineraries, Escorted Tours and Accommodation in Georgia and the Carolinas

View our suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Georgia and the Carolinas, and see itinerary routes and escorted tours we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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