A destination guide to bed and breakfasts in Georgia

Ranging from the cherry-blossom parks of Macon to the hazy peaks of the Blue Ridge, historic Savannah to the sloshing shores of the Atlantic coast, the guide below reveals just a few spots where bed and breakfasts in Georgia promise something truly out of the ordinary. Where will you go?

Atlanta – one of the widest selections of Georgia B&Bs

It should hardly come as a surprise that sprawling metro Atlanta has one of the biggest arrays of bed and breakfasts in Georgia. The good news is that these are the stays that can whisk you away to more offbeat neighborhoods in the city. Yes, the Georgia Aquarium and the fountain-spouting Centennial Olympic Park will still be within reach, but you'll also get to enjoy the local BBQ cookouts of Cabbagetown and the fair-trade roasteries of Edgewood.

On scenic byways with bed and breakfasts in Blue Ridge, GA

Tune up the banjo and wax the walking boots because the bed and breakfasts of Blue Ridge, GA, await. These mountain escapes are the gateway to the famous Georgian High Country. Many can be found straddling the wiggling Blue Ridge Parkway itself – one of the country's top-rated scenic drives. Others wait in town, offering fire-warmed lobbies and suites with views over the rolling Appalachian ranges.

Be tempted by bed and breakfasts in Athens, GA

Part kitschy college town, part sports-mad Georgian mainstay, Athens is a great place to get to grips with life in the Peach State. What's more, bed and breakfasts in Athens, GA, are your chance to explore lived-in quarters of the town, checking off bohemian brew bars with the students or attending photography exhibits in art house cinemas.

Choosing bed and breakfasts in Macon, GA

The heart of old Macon's a looker, no questions. The Antebellum homes that dress the blocks have a French chateaux air about them – some are even B&Bs for rent, with deluxe suites and azalea-sprouting gardens. And then there's that nickname, the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World. Nearly 300,000 trees burst into color come spring, dashing pinks and rose tints through the downtown. You'll want to book as early as possible if you're planning on coming then.

A star-studded lineup of bed and breakfasts in Senoia, GA

Well-to-do Senoia is a charming little taste of small-town America. Diners and boutique home-furnishing shops line its bustling Main Street, along with art galleries and quaint cafeterias where the locals are always up for a chat. But that's not it. TV fans might be pleased to discover that bed and breakfasts in Senoia, GA, could be on the filming set of hit show, The Walking Dead.

Savannah, GA– get ready to be enchanted

Some of the very best bed and breakfasts in Georgia make their home in the age-old city of Savannah. It's the perfect setting, reigning as the oldest town in the Peach State, and one of the original Colonial settlements in the Americas. The horse-and-buggy-clopping Historic District is the place to look for opulent Antebellum mansions, but you could also spy out cozy abodes near the gnarled oaks of Forsyth Park, many of which are said to be haunted.

An escape to Georgian shores in Tybee Island

Just a whisker away from the beating heart of venerable Savannah, Tybee Island trades Colonial taverns and fountain-babbling plazas for a slice of life on the coast. If you're lucky, you'll be staying in a bed and breakfast that overlooks the quartz-glinting white sands. There are a few tucked behind the dunes, though the boardwalk pavilion, the salty crab shacks, and the historic Tybee Island Light Station should still be within reach.