While Flannery O’Connor probably could not have imagined her backyard overtaken by hundreds of banjo enthusiasts, it’s safe to assume she wouldn’t have minded. The author, confined by illness to her family farm in Milledgeville during her last years, was famously hospitable, inviting friends and strangers and especially peacocks to keep her company on the 500-acre estate. […]
Travelers to northeast Georgia are often looking to escape civilization, perhaps via a peaceful skim across Lake Rabun or an invigorating hike into Tallulah Gorge. But when the mood strikes to hear the din of a bustling dining room or sidle up to a bar for a quality cocktail, the tiny town of Clayton, Georgia, is an excellent place to explore. Situated just minutes off […]
A century and a half after they perished from disease, deprivation, or battle wounds, Andersonville’s fallen are finally getting a funeral. To cap more than a year of programming marking the Civil War prison’s 150th anniversary, the national historic site is staging a series of events history buffs will not want to miss.
Count on Labor Day weekend in Atlanta to be hot, crowded, and colorful—in the best ways. The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau estimates some 160,000 people will attend this year’s diverse cocktail of events. So unless you’re enjoying an actual cocktail on a beach, you have no excuse to stay home. Our five picks: […]
This Friday and Saturday, head to Georgia’s beautiful lakes to take advantage of the full moon. An abundance of activities will take place in honor of this special lunar phase, including: Full Moon Kayak Tour: Hard Labor Creek State Park in Rutledge This Friday and Saturday from 8-10pm, the staff at Hard Labor Creek will […]
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Serve restaurant-quality entrees at home with these delicious recipes shared by celebrated Georgia chefs. Hugh Acheson (of 5 & 10 and The National in Athens; Empire State South in Atlanta; and The Florence in Savannah) shares a favorite dish from his new cookbook, The Broad Fork: Recipes for the Wide World of Vegetables and Fruits. […]
With a deep pool of award-winning talent and a variety of recording and production facilities (over 300 recording studios) Georgia is positioned to support the evolution and expansion of its influential music industry in the digital age. Ray Charles, Luke Bryan, Gladys Knight, Lady Antebellum, Outkast, Sugarland, T.I., and countless others are on the roster of international music super stars that hail from Georgia.
Film & Television
With an economic impact of over $5 billion in 2014, "The Peach State" is definitely camera ready. The Hunger Games, The Blind Side, Trouble With the Curve, and Tyler Perry's Madea films were all shot in Georgia. Primetime scripted and reality television shows are also filmed in the state, including: AMC's The Walking Dead, VH1's Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva, Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Fox's Red Band Society.