Top Things to Do in Georgia: Where Will You Go?

Fact Checked by Nate Hamilton

Here’s a fun fact: Georgia is the largest U.S. state, by size, east of the Mississippi River, and that means there are plenty of great places to visit.

Tourism is big business in Georgia. In 2022, the Peach State welcomed more than 167 million visitors from across the U.S. and the globe, a new state record.

While many people think of Florida as an ideal travel destination, the state to the north does well in that regard. According to Explore Georgia, the state has ranked in the top five for overnight visitors from across the country for the past three years.

So, with millions of people flying and driving into Georgia each year, they’re likely looking for something to do. Our team at has paused Georgia sports betting updates to put together a list of top attractions based on search volumes.

Top Things To Do In Georgia

Rank Attraction Search Volume
1 Georgia Aquarium201.1K
2 Rock City49.5K
T-3 Atlanta Botanical Garden27.1K
T-3 Fox Theatre27.1K
5 World of Coca-cola22.2K
6 Forsyth Park18.1K
T-7 Bonaventure Cemetary14.8K
T-7 Anna Ruby Falls14.8K
9 Olde Pink House9.9K
10 Savannah Historic District6.6K

Fish, Rocks, & Gardens

Each year, millions of visitors flock to the Downtown Atlanta aquarium. It’s the largest in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world, holding more than 10 million gallons of water and hundreds of species. The attraction is one of the few aquariums in the world that can accommodate whale sharks, the largest fish in the seas.

Nestled just south of the Tennessee state line, Rock City doesn’t have a big fish to attract tourists. What it does have are several rock formations that date back thousands of years and spectacular views into as many as seven states.

Another North Georgia attraction, Anna Ruby Falls, landed in the top 10. The twin waterfalls are located in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, less than two hours away from Atlanta.

Other Atlanta attractions rounded out the top five, and the World of Coca-Cola is located next to the Georgia Aquarium. That means visitors could plan a whole day and not have to haggle with Atlanta traffic to get from attraction to attraction.

For history buffs and lovers of architecture, Savannah is a dream destination near the coast, and four of the top places earned rankings in our top 10.

When will visitors to the Peach State finally be able to bet on Georgia sports betting apps? We don’t know the answer to that question yet, but follow us on X at @BetGAdotcom for the latest developments as lawmakers consider expanding gaming across the state.


Steve Bittenbender

Steve is an accomplished, award-winning reporter with more than 20 years of experience covering gaming, sports, politics and business. He has written for the Associated Press, Reuters, The Louisville Courier Journal, The Center Square and numerous other publications. Based in Louisville, Ky., Steve has covered the expansion of sports betting in the U.S. and other gaming matters.

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