6th Apr, 2009 | Source : Georgia Department of Economic Development
Georgia is known as the "Peach State" because of the growers' reputation for producing the highest quality fruit. The peach became the official state fruit in 1995.
From its wonders of nature to its unique attractions and distinctive personalities, you'll be intrigued by the number of interesting cities and towns that can spice up your next trip to Georgia.
Just outside of Atlanta, Roswell is a great place to look into the past. Roswell's preserved antebellum homes include Bulloch Hall, the home of Theodore Roosevelt's mother, and the 1845 Smith Plantation. Also just outside of Atlanta in Hampton, NASCAR enthusiasts should make a pit stop at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. This 1.54-mile quad-oval track is one of the premier motor sports facilities in the country.
In the Mountains region, enjoy the seasons of Lake Lanier in Gainesville. Splash in the water park, relax among spring blossoms and fall leaves, and delight in thousands of twinkling holiday lights. Or if baseball is your game, pay homage to Ty Cobb, "the Georgia Peach," at the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston.