This attractive guidebook is for the dedicated explorer who wants to discover all of Georgia, from the tiny communities on its western edge to its resort towns along the Atlantic shoreline. A solid introduction looks at all the major gateways into the state, with details on airports and airlines, interstates and coastal ports of entry. The geography and history of the state are also covered here. The author then goes on to consider what type of vacation you want and how best to achieve it, with brief discussions on the activities offered in Georgia, as well your choice of accommodations. After that, it's into the real adventures!
Splitting the state into regions for easy reader direction, Howard visits all the major towns and cities, along with some of the small lesser-known communities. Atlanta, Savannah, Athens, Augusta, Eastman, Douglas and Waycross are profiled in depth, with details on getting there and getting around, where to stay & eat, antique shopping, craft fairs, even where to park. Beyond that, you'll discover what there is to see and do in and around that town: hiking, boating, lake fishing, golfing, deep-sea and shark fishing, whitewater sports. Sights and points of historic interest take another section as Howard walks you through Civil War battlefields, hikes with you around some of the state's best recreation areas and guides you to the most interesting museums. An excellent resource for individual travelers or those planning a group trip.