Things to do in Georgia

Our most recommended things to do in Georgia

Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium Skip-the-Box-Office

1. Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium Skip-the-Box-Office

Skip the purchase lines at the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, and spend the day enjoying the aquarium's seven different areas and interactive 4D theater. The Aquarium features a variety of places to eat and drink, and parking is made easy in the connected parking garage. Learn about whale sharks, manta rays, giant groupers, and stingrays as you watch them from a huge window or walk through the clear underwater tunnel running through the giant tank. Discover the exciting energy of dolphins and their behavior from experienced trainers. Explore the world's coldest oceans with wildlife like the weedy seadragon, beluga whale, giant Pacific octopus, and Japanese spider crab. Introduce yourself to the charismatic nature of California sea lions before checking out one of the largest living reef exhibits of any aquarium in the world.

Savannah: Ghosts and Gravestones Tour with Low House Entry

2. Savannah: Ghosts and Gravestones Tour with Low House Entry

Board the “Trolley of the Doomed” in Savannah for a guided sightseeing trolleybus around America's most haunted city. Look out for ghoulish creatures and venture inside both the haunted Andrew Low House and the haunted 19th Century shipping warehouse Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery. Old Town Trolley Tours invites you to explore Savannah’s darker side mixed in with a good dose of humor. Hear tales no other tours will dare tell you, as the shadows play gentle tricks with your mind. Journey through time, and hear ghoulish legends of murder and intrigue. The tour starts down on the Savannah Waterfront and travels though the many historic squares located in the heavily haunted Savannah Historic District, such as Columbia Square, Wright Square, Telfair Square & Lafayette Square. Naturally there are also stories relating to the Colonial Park Cemetery. A highlight of the tour is entry into the haunted home of one of the most prestigious Savannah families – the Andrew Low House. Here you will learn tales of the unrest still in the home, as well as personal experiences of both staff and guests. Another highlight is a visit inside Perkins and Sons Ship Chandlery, a haunted 19th Century shipping warehouse restored from an era long past. Here you will experience the stories and legends of the Savannah Waterfront and River Street over the centuries. Other sites you will pass and hear spine-chilling stories about are the Olde Harbour Inn, the Pirate’s House, the 1790 Inn, the Hamilton-Turner Inn, and the Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Savannah: Holiday Lights and Sights Trolley Tour

3. Savannah: Holiday Lights and Sights Trolley Tour

Join one of Savannah’s most beloved holiday traditions during the most wonderful time of the year on this Christmas sightseeing trolley tour. Experience the magic of the holidays in the warm and cozy comfort of a trolley. Whisk past the city’s historic homes and city squares, all dressed in their holiday best, as carolers enliven the night with songs. Stop and go inside the Isaiah Davenport House where you will time-travel back to the 1820s and see how Savannah’s earliest residents experienced the spirit of the season while enjoying some holiday treats. Make another stop at the new Plant Riverside District, where you can enjoy a truly magical winter wonderland at a local Christmas market and even say hello to St. Nick himself.

Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

4. Savannah: Riverboat Cruise & City Tour Combo

See Savannah by land and water on a guided city trolley tour followed by a sightseeing river cruise. Admire city highlights, including Old Fort Jackson, and enjoy insightful commentary from your guide and captain. After meeting your guide at Savannah’s Visitor Center, hop into the trolley to begin your tour through the city. As the wind blows through your hair, admire the lush foliage and Victorian mansions as you cruise around town. With an expert guide to take you through the cultural significance of each site, you’ll gain local insight into the city’s history, stretching back to the 18th century. Following your trolley tour of historic Savannah, embark on a sightseeing cruise down the Savannah River. During the cruise, experience the river that was – and remains – the lifeblood of Savannah. Hear the Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about Savannah’s modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world. Then it's downriver to Old Fort Jackson, home to one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country. Take advantage of the great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline. Snacks and drinks are available onboard at the Riverboat Snack Shop. After the tour, cruise back to the dock, enriched by the wide range of beautiful and historical sights that Savannah has to offer. Additionally, the tour has drop-off options to suit your needs, with transportation available to Historic District hotels, City Market, or the Savannah Visitor's Center.

Savannah: Riverboat Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

5. Savannah: Riverboat Narrated Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

During this new 1 ½ hour cruise you can experience the river that was – and remains – the lifeblood of Savannah! Hear our Captain’s intriguing tales and historic facts about the modern port and the ships that visit from all over the world. Then make your way down river to Old Fort Jackson, home of one of the largest and oldest original artillery pieces in the country! Take advantage of the great photo opportunities of Savannah’s historic riverfront and skyline. Bar & Grille items are available for purchase. *This cruise does not include the lunch buffet* Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to sailing time.

Atlanta: SkyView Ferris Wheel Ticket

6. Atlanta: SkyView Ferris Wheel Ticket

Tower nearly 20 stories above Centennial Park with this ticket to the SkyView Ferris wheel. Choose from a standard ticket for 7-12 minutes or extend your ride to 20 minutes with skip-the-line tickets that grant you access to the VIP gondola that has leather seats and hardwood floors. Hop aboard the the conveniently located downtown SkyView Ferris wheel for the perfect Atlanta skyline picture opportunity. With seating for up to six, you can easily elevate your date night, or a night out with friends with exceptional city views and a thrilling Ferris Wheel ride. Avoid sitting with strangers or getting too hot or cold in a private and climate-controlled gondola. Upgrade your experience with a longer ride in the luxury VIP gondola and time-saving skip-the-line tickets.

Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta General Admission Ticket

7. Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta General Admission Ticket

Connect with wildlife and visit over 1,500 animals with this ticket to Zoo Atlanta. Discover why Zoo Atlanta is one of the best zoological operations in the US. Enjoy a day with the whole family as you see the pandas, visit the the African Savanna, and interact with the animals at the petting zoo. Upon arrival, enter through the Advance Ticket entry line. Visit the twins, Ya Lun and Xi Lun, at the giant panda habitat. Then, head to one of Zoo Atlanta's largest expansions, the African Savanna.  The new elephant habitat is designed with elephant well-being in mind. Plains zebra, giraffes, and ostriches live together in a mixed-species setting. See an upgraded habitat for warthogs and meerkats. Enjoy Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience. Explore a new amphibian and reptile complex featuring over 70 species and 100 individual animals. See over 65 animal habitats, including a windswept desert, Australian billabong, mangrove swamp, Georgia tidal creek, and more. Join a range of educational conversations with animal experts, many of which include an opportunity to watch animals during their feeding times. During the Wildlife Presentations, watch animals' natural behaviors in dynamic wildlife presentations. See mammals, birds, reptiles, and other animals.  Make sure to visit the KIDZone and Naked Mole Rat Playgrounds with your children, with plenty of opportunities to play, climb, and explore. In the summer, cool down at the Splash Fountain. The Petting Zoo, or also Treetop Trail for an additional fee, are both great options for more fun.

Savannah: Hop-On Hop-Off Historic Trolley Tour

8. Savannah: Hop-On Hop-Off Historic Trolley Tour

Spend the day exploring Savannah with a hop-on hop-off trolley bus tour and get to know the city via a lively narration from costumed guides. Discover one of the largest National Urban Historic Landmarked Districts in the United States. The full-day sightseeing tour is the expanded version of the Overview Tour, and in addition to the informative narration by your tour guide, you will be able to explore the Historic District at your own pace by utilizing the 15 trolley stops throughout the day. Each stop is conveniently located near points of interest, such as the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, City Market, and River Street. See unique shops and boutiques, as well as dozens of fabulous restaurants. This touring option is ideal for those who want to see Savannah in its full and finest glory. The tour departs daily, 7 days a week, from 09:00 AM and every 15-20 minutes until 4:30 PM, giving you plenty of options of when to take your tour.

Savannah: Old Town Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

9. Savannah: Old Town Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Explore Savannah with a 1 or 2-day ticket to the hop-on hop-off old town trolley tour. See Reynolds Square, Juliette Gordon Low Historic District, and Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens while listening to the conductors provide a fascinating narrative filled with information about the historic city. Drive down avenues lined with magnolia trees draped in Spanish moss. See stunning architecture, learn about the city from friendly conductor guides, and enjoy the warm southern hospitality that lures millions of visitors to Savannah each year. Hop aboard one of the charming trolleys and experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Informed conductors narrate the tour with a fun mix of trivia, facts, and humorous stories. Jump off to visit the bamboo collection at Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens to explore the historic homes of the Juliette Gordon Low Historic District. Gaze out the window at moss-draped oaks, magnolia trees, and stately mansions as you drive down cobblestone streets. Stop at locations like Reynolds Square where you can see the statue of John Wesley. Enjoy stops at regular intervals and have the freedom to stop at the sights that interest you. With its quaint country squares and historical spots, there is much to see and do in Georgia’s first city. There are 15 stops conveniently located close to many of the places of interest in Savannah, these are: 1)301 MLK Blvd: The Savannah Visitor Center 2)214 West Boundary: Old Town Trolley Welcome Center 3)200 West Bryan Street: Ellis Square 4)6 West Harris Street: Madison Square 5)622 Drayton Street: Forsyth Park 6)207 East Gordon Street: Calhoun Square 7)222 Harris Street: Cathedral of St. John Baptist 8)234 MLK Blvd: Trolley Barn 9)217 West Julian Street: City Market 10)32 Abercorn Street: Lucas Theatre 11)301 East River Street: River Street 12)531 River Street: The Waving Girl 13)324 East State Street: The Davenport House 14)201 Abercorn Street: Colonial Park Cemetery 15)10 East Oglethorpe Ave: Bull Street Corridor

Atlanta CityPASS®: Save 44% at 5 Top Attractions

10. Atlanta CityPASS®: Save 44% at 5 Top Attractions

Your Atlanta CityPASS® includes admission to Atlanta’s most famous attractions and is valid for 9 days from first use, giving you plenty of time to see all of the great sights. See amazing animals, fun pop culture, inspiring history, fascinating natural science and more with the Atlanta CityPASS, which provides you line-skipping privileges at select attractions.   The Atlanta CityPASS includes admission to 5 attractions: 1. Georgia Aquarium Experience 10 million gallons of awe-inspiring wonders at Georgia Aquarium. Visit and learn about whale sharks, beluga whales, manta rays, penguins, and sea lions. Don’t miss the sea lion presentation and Dolphin Celebration presentations, The 4D Fun believable Theater, and the daily penguin Waddle Walk. 2. World of Coca-Cola Learn the story behind the world’s most famous and most loved beverage brand at the World of Coca-Cola and get closer than ever before to the vault containing the Secret Formula. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process, take a trip around the world in a thrilling 4D movie experience, and tempt your taste buds with more than 100 beverages from around the globe. 3. Zoo Atlanta Explore the natural world with more than 1,000 animals at one of Georgia’s most beloved destinations. Don’t miss the all-new African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, and more. Other highlights include one of North America’s largest populations of great apes, as well as several giant pandas. 4. Your choice of 2 from the following 3 attractions: 4.1 National Center for Civil and Human Rights A powerful and uplifting journey that highlights the power of people—and our shared responsibility to take the rights of all humans personally. Sit at an interactive lunch counter and experience what heroic protestors braved, stand face-to-face with global human rights champions, view items that changed history, and see MLK’s personal papers & artifacts. Feel the Power at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. 4.2 Fernbank Museum of Natural History Discover a world of wow at Atlanta’s science and nature experience. Explore 75 acres of the great outdoors and three levels of immersive indoor exhibits featuring hands-on science, dinosaurs, live animals, and cultural artifacts. 4.3 College Football Hall of Fame Take your fandom to the next level at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame with interactive, immersive and entertaining exhibits. Explore the game’s most legendary experience filled with fun for everyone from families to college football fanatics.

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What people are saying about Georgia

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J Deveraux was fabulous!! She was so much fun and made all of us feel so welcomed! Very dramatic yet very down to earth! She talked to all the people on the street that we passed on our crawl! Super friendly with a great sense of humor and style. Her sparkling red lipstick was the bomb!! We highly recommend this pub crawl for a fantastic time with so much fun and a lot of laughs!!

Don shares a world of Atlanta history! He is so informed and knowledgeable . One would never think to ask the things he shares!!! Pam was an exvellent bus driver!

Enjoyable cruise! A lot of history! Narrator was excellent! Would definitely do it again!

it was great! we had the grinch as our guide and he was awesome

Lots of great information. Lots of great food. Fun time.