If you’ve never ventured to the beautiful state of Georgia before, you’re in for a surprise. With magnificent vistas catering for all, from the epic mountain backdrops to the swathes of coastline, or the urban regeneration to the historic cobbled lanes, Georgia is a state of great diversity. Known for the friendly welcome, Georgia will smother you into its bosom, and you won’t want it to let you go. Whereas you could stick to the tried and tested tourist trails, you should consider traveling off the beaten track, away from the footfall and discover a more kooky side to this magnificent state.
One of the finest things about Georgia is its wealth of accommodation options. If you have nothing more than a rucksack on your back and a few dollars in your pocket, why not hot foot it to one of the many hostels across the state. If you’re after something a tad more luxurious while still watching the pennies, look no further than a place like the Iris Garden Inn to rest your weary bones after a day’s sightseeing. With great transport links, any hotel based in one of the state’s major cities makes a useful base for touring.
Trail Of Dolls Heads
Sounding more macabre than it actually is, the dolls head trail takes you on an urban hike across Constitution Lakes Park. On your travels, you’ll come across a variety of random dolls heads mixed with other paraphernalia to create some installation art. While weird, the art exemplifies the derelict nature of the industrial site.
If you are one of those sci-fi geeks who often ponders what it might be like if zombies took over the world or if a nuclear war was to begin anytime soon, then the CDC Museum might be right up your street. Based in Atlanta, the exhibits aim to show how the American government prepares for a virus of epidemic and destructive proportions. You may even be able to try on one of the ubiquitous pairs of thick white overalls that you see in movies a la Contagion.
The Crypt Of Civilization
Although not hugely inspiring to look at, it pays to visit the world’s first time capsule. A time capsule was placed behind a heavy metal door in 1936, only to be opened in the year 8113. You may not be able to see the contents of the capsule, but you will discover the extensive list of what it does contain including a pair of tweezers, some foil and some recordings of bird song.
Old Car City
If you fancy something a little more outdoorsy, why not take a trip to Old Car City. Located just outside of the small town of White is a plethora of old vehicle chassis’ making up over thirty acres of a junkyard. Rather than a city, the area now resembles a weird automotive forest with vines growing across abandoned vehicles and moss adorning the interiors of old VW Beetles. Reminiscent of something out of Day of the Triffids, this unique landscape still attracts motor buffs who want to locate the decrepit yet rare old 1939 Chevy.
Georgia is a state that can hold the attention of surfer dudes, culture vultures, city dwellers and outdoor enthusiasts. When you arrive in the southeastern state be sure to take some time out to visit its most weird and wonderful offerings.