• Fri. Sep 23rd, 2022

The Ultimate Georgia Travel Guide or Everything to Eat and Drink While Traveling in Georgia

ByKeith M. Jones

May 27, 2022

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

With access to a bustling airport and freeways to various locations in Georgia and the south, Atlanta residents can easily plan weekends in the mountains of North Georgia or south in cities like Savannah. and Macon, or pile into the car for a week at the beach just a few hours away.

Eater has 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, restaurant maps in d other towns in Georgia, where to eat after hiking in the mountains, and even which farms are best for picking peaches and apples.

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Georgia and southern cities

Florida yellowtail snapper.
The expatriate

Short rib stew, bucatini and ricotta salad.

Short rib stew, bucatini and ricotta salad.
The expatriate

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Georgia Beaches

Lobster roll and silver mug filled with spiced fries at Dorothy's Cocktail and Oyster Bar on St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Lobster roll.
Dorothy’s Cocktail & Oyster Bar

Where to dine while visiting St. Simons and Brunswick Island, Georgia

Visit Georgia Farms and the North Georgia Mountains

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

Black Rock Mountains State Park.
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Traveling to and through Atlanta

Atlas Butternut Squash Risotto in Atlanta, GA.

Atlas Butternut Squash Risotto at the St. Regis Hotel.

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