The reputations of Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, are well-deserved for their historic landmarks, cuisines, and Southern hospitality. But the Peach State is much more than the two cities. There are dozens of small towns and communities to explore for those looking for a different, more local experience and slower pace.
Within a few hours’ drive from the two major cities, you can be in charming towns in the mountains, by the coast, the marshy swamp, or the red clay hills. Each of these six destinations has been chosen for its incredible restaurants, lesser-known landmarks, and exceptional hospitality. Here are our six favorite small towns in Georgia to explore.