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Hawaiian chicken and pineapple rice casserole.
Hawaiian chicken and pineapple rice casserole.
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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Georgia

From chef-recommended restaurants to the best farms for picking peaches, here’s where you need to go (and eat!) when traveling through 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 in 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, whipped parsnip, tomato confit broth.
Florida yellowtail snapper.
The Expat
Short rib ragu, bucatini, and ricotta salata.
Short rib ragu, bucatini, and ricotta salata.
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Where Atlanta’s Food Industry Pros Like to Eat and Drink Around the South

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

A observation deck at overlooking the Black Rock mountains beyond in the North Georgia mountains
Black Rock Mountains State Park.
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It’s Peach Season Again in Georgia
Where to Eat After Hiking Around Clayton in the North Georgia Mountains
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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14 Atlanta Hotel Restaurants Even Locals Love
18 Touristy Atlanta Restaurants Even Locals Mostly Enjoy
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