From the mountains to the coast, Georgia is a beautiful state full of history and entertainment. From the Antebellum Trail, Savannah and all the history in between,one of the best ways to see it is to get in a Georgia rental car and hit the road - after all, the best trips happen when you have the freedom to take the next exit on a whim. Here are a few of the best Georgia road trip routes and what you can expect to see along the way.
When General Sherman burnt most of Georgia, some places were spared. You can see seven of these pre-Civil-War communities on The Antebellum Trail. You can immerse yourself in history, of course - especially when sites along the trail hold an open house in mid-April - but you'll also have plenty of opportunities to indulge in fine dining and entertainment along the way. The trail encompasses Athens, Watkinsville, Madison, Eatonton, Milledgeville, Gray-Old Clinton and Macon. Highlights of the trail include Andalusia Farm in Milledgeville, where author Flannery O'Connor spent 13 years of her life, Madison's African American Museum and many other beautiful sights all during a guided city tour of Athens.
Starting in Savannah, you can drive the coastline of Georgia as quickly or slowly as you like. It would only take a few hours to do it in your Georgia rental car all in one go, but you might prefer to take your time and see the cities on the coast and all they have to offer. Savannah itself is a city full of arts and culture and is well worth your time, while the beach at Tybee Island is a can't-miss attraction in the summertime. Indeed, there are plenty of islands to explore if you'd like, all connected by roads and bridges you'll have no trouble navigating in your Georgia car rental.