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Historic Destinations and Discoveries Highlight East Georgia

Step into the heart of the classic South, and enter a world of hospitality, higher education and history. East Georgia is home to Georgia's flagship university, a top-tier luxury resort, quaint bed and breakfasts, and arguably one of the most famous golf courses in the world. 

There is plenty of adventure to be found in East Georgia on land and on water. Among several lakes in the region, Lakes Oconee and Sinclair offer opportunities for recreation virtually year-round thanks to the mild climate of the region. The town of Greensboro is home to the Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation, a AAA Five Diamond Lodging recipient, which has become a preferred destination for visitors from all over the world. Further down the road is Madison, which garners honors such as "Top 16 Most Picturesque Villages in the World" by Budget Travel Magazine. Residents will love the small-town feel of this community, while enjoying easy access to Athens (30 mintues by car) or Atlanta (one hour drive).

Further East you will find Augusta, which becomes the focus of the golf world each April as the Master's Tournament takes place at the legendary Augusta National Golf Club. James Brown Arena brings world-class musical acts, productions, and events to the area, and the boyhood home of President Woodrow Wilson is a cultural attraction that showcases Georgia's ties to presidential history.

 Finally, Vidalia, known as the "Sweet Onion City," boasts a charming downtown and is home to the Vidalia Onion Festival each April.

Area Highlights

 
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  • Rich antebellum history and landmarks
  • Abundant land and water recreation
  • Georgia's flagship university
  • World famous resorts
  • Internationally acclaimed golf facility

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