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Take a road trip around Georgia

Visit The Peach State and enjoy some key events and anniversaries taking place in Georgia...

The International Cherry Blossom Festival (March 18-27, 2022) will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022. With over 300,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees in bloom, Macon in central Georgia will become the “Pinkest Party on Earth”. During the festival, visitors can take in the epic natural spectacle of the trees on The Cherry Blossom Trail which guides visitors on a blossom-filled route throughout the city.

Along the way discover some of Macon’s 12 historic districts and see some of the 6,500+ structures that are designated on the National Register of Historic Places. Free concerts, rides, and exhibits are also available to enjoy

This year, 2022 marks Jekyll Island’s 75th anniversary as a State Park and will see the island host a series of celebrations throughout the year to represents its history. Visitors can enjoy vintage drive-in movies, fireworks shows, a Beach Village block party, plus special, commemorative programming and tours at the museum.

This year also marks the 35th year since the grand re-opening of the Jekyll Island Club. During the Gilded Age, wealthy industrialists flocked to Jekyll Island, then an exclusive hunting club and now the celebrated Jekyll Island Club Resort. Past guests including J.P. Morgan, the Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, and Carnegie families came to escape the winter weather further north in the USA.

A treasured historic hotel since 1887, it sits just off the coast of Georgia. A member of Historic Hotels of America since 1994, it was the USA’s first condominium. Also, it was at the hotel that the very first transcontinental phone call was made between President Woodrow Wilson in Washington, DC, Alexander Graham Bell in NYC, Thomas Watson in San Francisco, Henry Higginson in Boston, and AT&T President Theodore Newton Vail at Jekyll Island Club. 

 

For more information, visit www.exploregeorgia.org.

 

Posted on: 24/02/2022

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