Get off the highway and into the countryside, where the land spreads out and the roads roll into small towns, each of which offers its own unique charms and intriguing history. You'll discover an outdoor paradise, where the lakes teem with fish, the woodlands are alive with wildlife and the rivers flow steadily across the landscape.
The region has a strong tie with our nation's presidential past. Franklin Delano Roosevelt owned a cottage in Warm Springs, which he would visit to bathe in the springs-seeking relief from the pain of polio. The region's favorite son, Jimmy Carter, announced his bid for the presidency from his hometown in Plains. The area's early plantation society, and its Civil War heritage, can still be seen in its many museums and monuments.
The Southern region combines massive gardens, outdoor adventures, luxurious elegance, and simple pleasures. The past is brought to life through museums and historic sites such as the Andersonville National Cemetery, while the future is seen at the Space Science Center. Its many facets make Georgia's Southern region one of the most attractive parts of the state.