Top 5 Road Trips



Macon Georgia has a lot of things to do, but sometimes you just want to hit the open road.  With that in mind, here are the Top 5 Road Trips from Macon.

1. Stone Mountain, Georgia

Gateway Macon Top 5 Day Trips Stone Mountainhttp://www.stonemountainpark.com
History, adventure, and nature await you at Stone Mountain Park.  Home to the largest high relief sculpture in the world, Stone Mountain has something for the whole family.  Dine on site, or bring a picnic, and stay for the evening laser show, with state of the art digital graphics. 

188 miles round trip from Macon

(Stone Mountain/public domain-Wikipedia)

2. Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Gateway Macon Top 5 Day Trips Lookout Mountain Rock Cityhttp://www.lookoutmountain.com/

Home of the world-famous Rock City Gardens, you can stroll through this natural attraction and “See Seven States”.  Ruby Falls and the Incline Railway are also nearby, as well as many attractions in Chattanooga, TN.

436 miles round trip from Macon
(Rock City Falls/Photo: Averette at en.wikipedia)

3. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site, Atlanta Georgia

Gateway Macon Top 5 Day Trips Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tombhttp://www.nps.gov/malu/index.htm
Come hear the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Walk in his steps.  Hear his voice in the Church where he moved hearts and minds.  Visit his birth home, Ebenezer Baptist Church, and visit his tomb.

180 miles round trip from Macon
(Tomb of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr/Photo: Wikipedia User:Sjkorea81)

4. Georgia’s Golden Isles and Barrier Islands

Gateway Macon Top 5 Day Trips Tybee Islandhttp://visitcoastalgeorgia.org/
With white sand beaches, historic civil war forts, golf and water adventures, and feral horses running free on Cumberland Island, Georgia’s islands offer something for everyone.


Approximately 400 miles round trip from Macon

(Sunrise from Tybee Island Pier/Photo: Brian Stansberry / Creative Commons)

5. Wild Animal Safari in Pine Mountain Georgia

Gateway Macon Top 5 Day Trips Wild Animal Safarihttp://www.animalsafari.com/Georgia/
A wild animal preserve in Pine Mountain Georgia that offers both a walking tour as well as a drive-through animal park (we recommend you rent their vehicles for this one… save your new car’s paint job!)  There’s also a café and a wonderful gift shop.  Animals include giraffe, rhino, tiger, bison, bear, wolf, and much more.
184 miles round trip from Macon

BONUS TRIPS!


Alpine Helen, Georgia

Gateway Macon Top 5 Day Trips Helen Georgia(Helen, Georgia/Photo: Mike Gonzalez/Wikipedia)
http://www.helenga.org/
From natural beauty and white water adventures, to Oktoberfest, and their Christmas Holiday Celebration, this alpine village nestled in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains is a great place to get away from it all.
340 miles round trip from Macon

 

 

Providence Canyon, Southwest Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon”

Gateway Macon Top 5 Day Trips Providence Canyon Georgia(Providence Canyon, Georgia/Photo: Robbie Honerkamp/Wikipedia)
http://gastateparks.org/ProvidenceCanyon
Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” is a testament to the power of man’s influence on the land. Massive gullies as deep as 150 feet were caused simply by poor farming practices during the 1800s, yet today they make some of the prettiest photographs within the state. The rare Plumleaf Azalea grows only in this region and blooms during July and August when most azaleas have lost their color. The canyon soil’s pink, orange, red and purple hues make a beautiful natural painting at this quiet park.
230 miles round trip from Macon

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