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Destination guide

Georgia is awash with historic towns

This large state, east of the Mississippi River, lacks for nothing. Awash with historic towns, Georgia is full of elegant Victorian homes flanking tree-lined boulevards, soaring mountain ranges which give way to marshlands and pastoral fields. It has also played host to some of the most inspiring figures the country has ever seen. The capital Atlanta brims with attractions and shopping opportunities, while the coast is laden with activities and wildlife. Yet when you come to stay in a Georgia vacation rental, what will linger with you longest after you leave are the memories of the warm Southern locals who make all visitors feel welcome.

History

Historic sites near Georgia vacation homes

Georgia is filled with fascinating historic sites and specialty museums that will delight the history buff. Vacation homes are available near places like the World of Coca-Cola, a museum showcasing the history of the popular soft drink that debuted in Atlanta, and the Atlanta History Center, which houses exhibits on the antebellum South and a working farm. You could also visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, a cultural attraction with artifacts, art, and photos from the Civil Rights Era.

Things to do

Georgia is the birthplace of notable figures

Georgia is crammed with impressive attractions, far too many to list in one place. That said, there are a few notable highlights to see when you stay in a Georgia vacation rental. The Georgia Aquarium with its 10-million-gallon tanks make it one of the largest in the world and home to an astonishing number of species. For more wildlife, be sure to swing by Zoo Atlanta, whose most famous residents are the pandas. Georgia has been the birthplace of many of the country's most famous figures, most notably Martin Luther King Jr. whose presence can be felt at his childhood home in Atlanta.

Activities

Georgia's outdoor parks and indoor shopping

Georgia has a staggering number of parks that offer endless outdoor adventures. If you pick one of the Georgia vacation rentals nearby, you could spend your days rafting down the Chattahoochee River or trekking along the winding Appalachian Trail. Alternatively, if you don't suffer from vertigo, you could whizz through the treetop canopies on zip-lines, or powder your hands to scale the rock climbing cliffs. If that's not your thing, nab a rental in Atlanta, the Las Vegas of the East, where you can try your luck on the slots or shop till you drop in the world-class retail spaces.

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Georgia vacation homes

The busiest time in Georgia is during the long summers between May and August. Be warned, the days can get hot and shorts and flip-flops become almost mandatory. It's during this time that you'll find most of the outdoor concerts and festivities occur in the city. If you want to beat the crowds, book up a Georgia vacation rental during the shoulder months. During the spring and fall, the cost of rentals takes a nosedive, and with the weather still being pleasantly warm, it can be an attractive time to visit.

Natural features

Georgia is one of America's wildlife hotspots

Georgia is blessed with some of the most diverse wildlife of all the states, partly due to the variety of ecosystems which range from marshlands to mountains. Even if you wrote a book on Georgia's wildlife, you couldn't cover it all. What you spot depends entirely on where your Georgia vacation rental is located. If you point your binoculars towards the ridges of the Appalachians, you may spot a bobcat or coyote, while beavers and armadillos rustle across the forest floors. Along the coast, plenty of playful bottlenose dolphins jump out of the wakes of fishing boats.

Food and drink

Regional cuisine in Georgia

The cuisine of Georgia is a blend of the rural Scots-Irish culture and the culture of Native Americans and Africans. Seafood, cornbread, peaches, and grits are common staples in Georgia recipes. Barbecuing is a popular pastime, which may include everything from pork to game meat. Whether you want traditional Southern food or a twist on an old favorite, you'll find something for every taste in Georgia restaurants near your vacation rental.

How many vacation rentals are available around Georgia, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 11,242 vacation rentals around Georgia. From 2,374 cabin rentals to 5,048 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Georgia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Georgia. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Tybee Island: 2,891 vacation rentals
  • Blue Ridge: 1,534 vacation rentals
  • Saint Simons Island: 1,187 vacation rentals
  • Ellijay: 1,561 vacation rentals
  • Atlanta: 2,346 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Georgia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Georgia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Georgia:

  • Tybee Island: 2,891 rentals
  • Blue Ridge: 1,534 rentals
  • Saint Simons Island: 1,187 rentals
  • Ellijay: 1,561 rentals
  • Atlanta: 2,346 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Georgia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Georgia are:

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL): 2,137 vacation rentals
  • Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK): 1,495 vacation rentals
  • McKinnon Airport (SSI): 1,480 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Georgia?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Georgia. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Georgia Governor's Mansion: 2,397 rentals
  • Tybee Island Fishing Pier and Pavilion: 8,357 rentals
  • Cloudland Canyon State Park: 364 rentals
  • St. Simons Island Pier: 1,479 rentals
  • Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds: 1,719 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Georgia listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Georgia

Tybee Island
2,891 vacation rentals
Blue Ridge
1,534 vacation rentals
Saint Simons Island
1,187 vacation rentals
Ellijay
1,561 vacation rentals
Atlanta
2,346 vacation rentals
Helen
792 vacation rentals
Sautee Nacoochee
829 vacation rentals
Hiawassee
850 vacation rentals
Jekyll Island
1,454 vacation rentals
Morganton
1,624 vacation rentals
Mineral Bluff
1,408 vacation rentals
Eatonton
288 vacation rentals
Savannah
3,427 vacation rentals
Augusta
929 vacation rentals
Gainesville
278 vacation rentals
Dahlonega
585 vacation rentals
Cleveland
688 vacation rentals
Jasper
848 vacation rentals
Clayton
1,148 vacation rentals
Athens
219 vacation rentals