The Ultimate Travel Guide to Georgia or Everything to Eat and Drink When Traveling Around Georgia

All roads eventually lead to and from Atlanta in the South, and in some cases the world. After all, Atlanta does feature the world’s busiest airport at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Three major Interstates (I-75, I-85, and I-20) connect in the heart of the city, allowing people to travel to destinations throughout the region, and beyond. Then there’s I-285 (aka the Perimeter) that provides travelers the option to bypass driving through Atlanta and its congestion altogether.

With access to a bustling airport and highways leading to various locales throughout Georgia and the South, Atlantans can easily plan weekend trips to the North Georgia mountains or south to cities like Savannah and Macon, or pile into the car for a week at the beach just a few hours away.

Eater compiled this handy guide to travel destinations around Georgia (and Alabama) filled with the best bets for food at area gas stations, chef-recommended restaurants, dining maps in other Georgia cities, where to eat after hiking in the mountains, and even which farms are best for picking peaches and apples.

Where should Eater Atlanta travel to next in the Southeast? Send suggestions to atlanta@eater.com.

Georgia and Southern Cities

Florida yellowtail snapper.
The Expat

Short rib ragu, bucatini, and ricotta salad.

Short rib ragu, bucatini, and ricotta salad.
The Expat

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Georgia Beaches

Lobster roll and silver cup filled with spice fries from Dorothy's Cocktail and Oyster Bar on St.  Simons Island, Georgia.

Lobster roll.
Dorothy’s Cocktail and Oyster Bar

Where to Dine While Visiting St. Simons Island and Brunswick, Georgia

Visiting Georgia Farms and the North Georgia Mountains

An observation deck at overlooking the Black Rock mountains beyond in the North Georgia mountains

Black Rock Mountains State Park.
Robbie Medwed

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A Guide to Apple Picking in the North Georgia Mountains

Traveling to and through Atlanta

Butternut squash risotto from Atlas in Atlanta, GA.

Butternut squash risotto from Atlas at the St. Regis Hotel.
Atlas

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