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Georgia is a state in the south-eastern United States. It was established in 1732, and was named for King George II of Great Britain. It is the largest state east of the Mississippi River. Georgia was the last of the 13 original colonies that became the first 13 states. It is bordered on the south by Florida, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina, on the west by Alabama, and on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina. Georgia is known as the ‘Peach State’ and the ‘Empire State of the South’, Its capital and largest city is Atlanta.

What to see & do

The state offers a wide variety of attractions. The best place to go to is Pemberton Place, where you can find Atlanta's three biggest attractions: World of Coca-Cola, which tells the story of the brand (also, free samples given away!); Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the world by volume of water – which you can swim in with the whale shark itself; and CNN Center and Studio Tour. History buffs should definitely check out the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Sweet Auburn, where Dr. King himself was born and buried; the century-old Atlanta Cyclorama in nearby Grant Park, where a massive panoramic circular painting tells the story of the Battle of Atlanta; and Atlanta History Center in Buckhead, home to the largest collection of Civil War memorabilia in the nation. See exhibits depicting ancient and modern history at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, Michael C. Carlos Museum, High Museum of Art, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA).

How to get around within Georgia

Most locals drive to get to their destination instead of taking local transport as it is often the fastest way to get around. Public transit is always an option of course, especially for tourists/visitors. Major downtown neighbourhoods in Georgia are rather walkable and plenty of attractions are accessible from public transit. The city of Atlanta is served by MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority), which operates both rapid rail and bus networks in the city, as well as the counties of Fulton and Dekalb. The seven types of buses that serve the state have their own corresponding routes. Taxicabs are usually plenty along tourist attractions and bars in Midtown and Downtown, but booking a cab is still recommended. If you’re planning to rent a car to drive around, you should know that rush hour peaks around 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and that first-time visitors can be confused with the street names.

How to get there

If you’re getting in by plane to the state, you’ll go through Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Hartsfield–Jackson), the principal airport in Atlanta City. From the airport, you can take a taxi or a shuttle van to your destination. Taxi drivers charge a fixed rate for rides to and from the airport, as well as major business areas. Driving is the quickest way to or from Hartsfield–Jackson. It is accessible from the highways (I-85 for domestic terminals, I-75 for international terminal). There are other ways of getting in. One is by train. Atlanta is served by Amtrak; its Crescent train runs daily and serves New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Charlotte, Gainesville, Birmingham, and New Orleans. Atlanta is also accessible by bus from various parts of the country. Greyhound Bus Lines, megabus.com (express bus service), and Bus Bank (charter) serve the city.

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