Senior Citizen Travel to Georgia

Aug 1st, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Welcome to Georgia.  I just received a very nice 200-page Travel Guide on Georgia.  Totally loaded with sites and neat places to visit just waiting for senior visitors. The Official State Guide is loaded with attractions, events, places to stay, special offers and sites to explore. The state is divided into sections: Historic High Country; NE Georgia Mountains; Atlanta Metro; Historic Heartland; Classic South; Presidential Pathways; Plantation Trace; Magnolia Midlands and the Georgia Coast. Each area will keep you very busy as each is loaded with worthwhile attractions. If you should have an interest in business, the state offers a website just for you.

If you have never been to Savannah, you are in for a special treat.  It has been said, “You could spend a week in Savannah and not see and do everything.” The famed The River Walk is made from old cobblestones and follows along the Savannah River.  A trolley ride through the historic district is very informative, enjoyable and you can get on and off at numerous places. You will see magnificent old homes built around beautiful parks, old churches, and shopping at the City Market.

If you’re looking for a true southern city, Savannah is the place.  Located on the border with South Carolina, Savannah is a step back into the past. With tree-lined streets, the city hosts a variety of architecture from the 18th and 19th century including Victorian homes and old manor. Streets are dwarfed by huge, ancient Oak Trees. To see Savannah, watch the movie, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” which was filmed in the city. But there is much more to see and do in Georgia so lets move on.

The largest state east of the Mississippi (I didn’t know that, did you?), Georgia has a long and glorious history. Civil war monuments are rife throughout the state as are small towns with turn of the century homes. Notwithstanding this culture, Georgia is a very modern state with growing cities such as Atlanta, the most populous city in Georgia.   Take a street tour with me through downtown Atlanta.

Raised in 1865 by General Sherman, the city has a newish feel and has grown to a population of over 3.5 million people. I’ve been there a couple of times and was very impressed with how clean the city was and especially the parks and beautiful buildings.  Coca Cola calls Atlanta home and is one of Atlanta’s top attractions.  From a sports perspective, the city has Michael Vick and the Atlanta Falcons, the Braves, basketball, hockey and has even hosted the Olympics.

And then there is Athens and do check out that Bulldog, the mascot of the University. Roughly an hour north of Atlanta, Athens is a mix of southern culture and college town. Home to the University of Georgia, the town has a population of 30,000 plus students.

Georgia’s Coast stretches approximately 100 miles between the Savannah and St. Marys Rivers. In this unique region you can wander isolated beaches, tranquil marshes and cobblestone streets, sample low country delicacies like soft-shelled crabs and Brunswick stew, or sway to the soulful beat of a Gullah-Geechee song. Additional featured attractions include Stone Mountain Park, Georgia’s most visited attraction, drawing nearly 4 million guests each year. With over 3,200 acres of natural beauty, the Park is a unique and fun destination where guests can enjoy the outdoors together, while experiencing an exciting variety of attractions, entertainment and recreation. Virtual Tourist outlines more neat things that attract seniors from every state. Who knows…you may even pick up a little southern drawl during your visit and bring it back home with you.  jeb



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