"Anything you want to find, you can find it in Macon, Georgia," says the city's Goodwill Ambassador, Little Richard. There's so much to choose from, the Macon Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a variety of itineraries to help make planning easier, including suggestions for touring, dining, entertainment and other activities.
The city, just over an hour south of Atlanta, encourages visitors to get lost in time. Attractions range from the National Historic Landmark Hay House to historic churches, African American highlights and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Also included is the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, honoring greats from Ty Cobb and Bobby Jones to Evander Holyfield. Just off the beaten path, Ocmulgee National Monument unearths 10,000 years of Native American heritage, and The Museum of Arts & Sciences offers world-class interactive exhibits for all.
The city celebrates its Cherry Blossom Festival every March, set against a backdrop of 270,000 Yoshino cherry trees. April brings world-class cycling with the Dodge Tour de Georgia, the nation's only internationally sanctioned stage race. In May, visitors explore private gardens and historic homes on the Mansions, Moonlight and Gardens Tour. Summertime sizzles with water fun at Lake Tobesofkee or strolls along the Ocmulgee River Heritage Trail, where a lifesize bronze statue of Otis Redding sits forever on the dock of his hometown. Fall brings four favorites: September's Ocmulgee Indian Festival, Georgia Music Week, Macon Music & Heritage Festival and the 148-year-old Georgia State Fair, the longest running fair in the country. December brings the fabulous Christmas in Olde Macon.
No matter when you visit, Southern hospitality typifies the song andsoul of the South in Macon, Georgia! As Little Richard says: "Tell 'em that the Architect of Rock 'N Roll sent ya' and told you to have a good time!"