Destination guide

Georgia is awash with historic towns

This large state, east of the Mississippi River, lacks for nothing. Awash with historic towns, Georgia is full of elegant Victorian homes flanking tree-lined boulevards, soaring mountain ranges which give way to marshlands and pastoral fields. It has also played host to some of the most inspiring figures the country has ever seen. The capital Atlanta brims with attractions and shopping opportunities, while the coast is laden with activities and wildlife. Yet when you come to stay in a Georgia vacation rental, what will linger with you longest after you leave are the memories of the warm Southern locals who make all visitors feel welcome.

Activities

Georgia's outdoor parks and indoor shopping

Georgia has a staggering number of parks that offer endless outdoor adventures. If you pick one of the Georgia vacation rentals nearby, you could spend your days rafting down the Chattahoochee River or trekking along the winding Appalachian Trail. Alternatively, if you don't suffer from vertigo, you could whizz through the treetop canopies on zip-lines, or powder your hands to scale the rock climbing cliffs. If that's not your thing, nab a rental in Atlanta, the Las Vegas of the East, where you can try your luck on the slots or shop till you drop in the world-class retail spaces.

Weather

Flip flop around Georgia

The busiest time in Georgia is during the long summers between May and August. Be warned, the days can get hot and shorts and flip-flops become almost mandatory. It's during this time that you'll find most of the outdoor concerts and festivities occur in the city. If you want to beat the crowds, book up a Georgia vacation rental during the shoulder months. During the spring and fall, the cost of rentals takes a nosedive, and with the weather still being pleasantly warm, it can be an attractive time to visit.

Natural features

Georgia is one of America's wildlife hotspots

Georgia is blessed with some of the most diverse wildlife of all the states, partly due to the variety of ecosystems which range from marshlands to mountains. Even if you wrote a book on Georgia's wildlife, you couldn't cover it all. What you spot depends entirely on where your Georgia vacation rental is located. If you point your binoculars towards the ridges of the Appalachians, you may spot a bobcat or coyote, while beavers and armadillos rustle across the forest floors. Along the coast, plenty of playful bottlenose dolphins jump out of the wakes of fishing boats.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Georgia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Georgia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Blue Ridge: 1,168 vacation rentals
  • Helen: 759 vacation rentals
  • Jekyll Island: 1,415 vacation rentals
  • Ellijay: 1,303 vacation rentals
  • Tybee Island: 2,839 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Georgia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Georgia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Georgia:

  • Blue Ridge: 1,168 rentals
  • Helen: 759 rentals
  • Jekyll Island: 1,415 rentals
  • Ellijay: 1,303 rentals
  • Tybee Island: 2,839 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Georgia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Georgia are:

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL): 2,417 vacation rentals
  • Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK): 1,458 vacation rentals
  • Fulton County Airport Brown Field (FTY): 2,479 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Georgia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Georgia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • United States Customhouse: 3,349 rentals
  • Callaway Gardens: 42 rentals
  • Brasstown Bald Mountain: 1,032 rentals
  • Sea Island Golf Club: 1,106 rentals
  • Driftwood Beach: 1,436 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Georgia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Georgia

Blue Ridge
1,168 vacation rentals
Helen
759 vacation rentals
Jekyll Island
1,415 vacation rentals
Ellijay
1,303 vacation rentals
Tybee Island
2,839 vacation rentals
Augusta
964 vacation rentals
Blairsville
1,362 vacation rentals
Macon
19 vacation rentals
Sea Island
1,411 vacation rentals
Athens
177 vacation rentals
Clayton
1,003 vacation rentals
Stone Mountain
2,478 vacation rentals
Big Canoe
166 vacation rentals
Marietta
2,417 vacation rentals
Brunswick
1,405 vacation rentals
Cherry Log
1,297 vacation rentals
Jasper
742 vacation rentals
Alpharetta
1,919 vacation rentals
Cumming
317 vacation rentals
Cleveland
663 vacation rentals