Georgia, known as the “Peach State” is also called the “Empire State of the south”. Atlanta is the capital city of Georgia and it is the home of the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport which is the busiest airport in the world. For visitors, there are plenty of ways to get around. MARTA, the regional transport system is very good during the day time. Taxis are available from the airport and there are numerous hotels and restaurant in most of the areas.
The northern part of Georgia is in the Blue Ridge Mountains which is part of a mountain system called the Appalachians. Georgia is a beautiful state with lots of green vegetation, mountainous territory and several rivers including the Chattahoochee, Savannah River, Tugaloo River, Seneca River, Flint River, St Mary’s River and Michael River.
The weather in Georgia is humid subtropical and the summers are hot and humid with moderate winters. The northern, mountainous parts of Georgia have more snow in the winter and occasionally get ice storms in January or February. Tornadoes do occur in summer and Georgia is also vulnerable to hurricanes which usually leave upturned trees and disrupted power and very little other damage. April through October is a good time to visit this state.
Despite its history of slavery and ignorance or human values, Georgia is a beautiful state which has 63 parks and many wild life preserves. National parks include Appalachian Scenic trail, Chattahoochee River Recreation Area, Chickamauga, Cumberland Island National Seashore, St Simon’s Island, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site and Ocmulgee National Monument to name a few. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta deserves special mention.
Other cities in Georgia include the beautiful old seaside city of Savannah, which is a picturesque community resplendent with cobblestone pavements and a beautiful beach.