The RV Travel Guide to Georgia
From stunning beaches to incredible cities, the Peach State is the ultimate RVers playground. All four seasons are can be experienced in Georgia, making for plenty of unique trips for RVers to take throughout the year. With peak travel season just around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year to plan your next RV trip and prep your RV for a season of great adventures. In this handy RV travel guide, we’ll cover a few of our favorite destinations in Georgia for you to visit throughout the year.
Like most of the South, spring in Georgia just can’t be beaten. The climate is relatively mild, with temperatures hovering between 40°F - 75°F depending on where you are in the state. Even better, the humidity is at a relatively comfortable level in the spring. Summer in Georgia is incredibly beautiful, but the humidity can take some getting used to if you’re not accustomed to it.
For RVers who love sports, the spring is arguably the best time to visit Atlanta. Besides the weather, fans can catch a soccer, baseball or basketball game all in the same week. Atlanta’s NBA team, the Hawks, are well in season while the city’s MLS and MLB teams, the Braves and Atlanta United, both start their seasons in the spring. For soccer fans, Atlanta United games are a spectacle to behold with over 50,000 screaming fans filling Mercedes Benz Stadium. The Braves are one of baseball’s most successful teams and recently moved into a new ballpark in 2017, now named Truist Park. The stadium features incredible amenities and is right next to the Battery, an entertainment district that features dining, shopping and more for RVers to enjoy. Finally, RVers who love golf must make a trip to Augusta, home of The Masters. Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most famous golf courses in the world and The Masters features the biggest names in the sport. During Master’s Week, Augusta itself features fun events and the city itself is a great way to experience small-town Georgia.
If you’re heading to Atlanta in the spring, sports aren’t the only thing to do in the city. The Georgia Aquarium, one of the largest in the world, features a stunning array of species and aquatic environments for visitors to explore. Learn more about the history of the world’s most popular soft drink the World of Coca-Cola or check out what it’s like behind the scenes of CNN. Atlanta is one of the most popular filming locations for major movies and TV shows in the world, and eagle-eyed RVers can check out locations from “The Walking Dead,” the Avengers films and more.
The summer marks the best time to visit Georgia’s stunning coast and lake country. The state features around 100 miles of coastline that is a stunning mixture of beaches, islands, swamps, estuaries and marshland. Jekyll Island is one of the Georgia coast’s most popular destinations and is part of the Golden Isles island chain. This coastal state park offers incredible bike trails, beautiful beaches and a chance to view sea turtles at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
About an hour south of Jekyll Island lies Cumberland Island. Accessible only by ferry, Cumberland Island offers a stunning glimpse at the natural beauty of the Georgia coast. Wild horses roam the island and the ruins of a massive mansion built by Thomas Carnegie can be seen.
Georgia’s other popular water destination country is the lake country around Lake Oconee and Sinclair. Both lakes offer tons of RV camping and room for fun activities like boating, fishing, and tubing. The surrounding towns of Madison, Greensboro, Eatonton, and Milledgeville offer a true small-town Georgia experience. Georgia’s Antebellum Trail, a 100-mile trek through seven historic towns that feature stunning pre-Civil War architecture and incredible museums, runs right through the heart of lake country.
A southern fall is the perfect time of year to experience the highlights of southern culture. During the fall, football is king in the state. A trip to Athens, home of the University of Georgia, is a must for any college football fan. A Georgia Bulldogs game features one of the liveliest gameday atmospheres in the country. Athens is another great small Georgia city highlighting the state’s rich history. Fall is also a great time to visit Atlanta, whether it’s to catch a Falcons or Georgia Tech game.
Head to the coast to check out Savannah, a city that exudes southern charm. This coastal city boasts a mix of history, architecture and delicious food that is quintessentially Georgia. One of Savannah’s most unique charms is that it is often referred to as America’s “most haunted city.” Courageous visitors can choose from several ghost tours that explore the spookier side of the city’s history.
Directly southeast of Atlanta sits Macon, a small city of just over 150,000 people. Visitors can check out several historical sites and museums including Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, a prehistoric American Indian site that saw over 17,000 years of continuous human habitation. Macon also features the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the largest state sports hall of fame in the US, and the Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House.
The Peach State boasts several incredible natural attractions for RVers to visit throughout the year. Picking the perfect time of year to visit them is tough, but the winter offers a unique experience for RVers to enjoy. With Georgia’s mild winters, outdoor-minded RVers have plenty of options to choose from for a great getaway.
The town of Blue Ridge advertises itself as “Georgia’s Coolest Mountain Town” and it's hard to argue.
Just 90 miles north of Atlanta, visitors can enjoy quiet hikes through some of the state’s most beautiful country, ride horseback through stunning mountain trails or just enjoy the local cuisine.
Panola Mountain State Park sits approximately 30 minutes to the southeast of downtown Atlanta and offers tons of outdoor recreation for families to enjoy during the winter. Take a guided hike through the woods to Panola Mountain, a 100-acre granite outcrop, fish, go bird-watching or enjoy a relaxing winter picnic. The park is part of the larger 40,000-acre Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, which encompasses historical sites, two large granite outcrops like Panola Mountain and Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve.