Unofficial Guide 2019 Recap

We will be moving our Unofficial Guide to a monthly article beginning in January. It will be released on or about the 15th of each month. For this last one of 2019, we'd like to share some of our favorite…

All Around Georgia

As the temperature goes down, we decided to share a way you can support businesses all over Georgia without leaving your house! Here are some Georgia grown, made and produced products for you. SHOP: At the Georgia Crafted you can…

Atlanta, Helen, Fort Valley, Macon, Boston

It's the perfect season for candied apples, fudge, caramel and fruit covered in all things delish! EAT: In the lovely Ponce City Market - a revitalized area in Atlanta known as the Old Forth Ward - houses. It's the Collier…

Atlanta, Warm Springs, Juliette, Darien, Carrollton

SEE: A must-see Atlanta in the (fairly new) National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Visitors can explore the fundamental rights of all human beings through engaging exhibits that educate and memorialize. Their lunch counter exhibit is profound to experience.…

Augusta, White, Moon River, Hapeville, All of Georgia

DO: This weekend, get yourself to Augusta for their annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival. You'll be able to spend an entire day or the weekend shopping for handmade arts and fine crafts, delicious food and shows by…

Perry, Stone Mountain, Helen, Across Georgia, Nashville

DO: Have you been to the Georgia National Fair yet? From October 3-13 in Perry, just a little bit south of Macon. If you're a teacher or school administrator in a school, you and your students and allotted chaperones can…

Thomasville, Hartwell, Columbus, Savannah, Across Georgia

DO: In Thomasville, you may want to visit the Jack Hadley Black History Museum. Founded in 1994, the city's first Black History Museum was established with African-American historian, James “Jack” Hadley who preserved over 4,669 pieces of African American artifacts.…

Atlanta, Georgia, Waycross, Savannah

SEE: Heard of the Atlanta Beltline yet? In 1999, Georgia Tech student Ryan Gravel had an idea that he presented in his master’s thesis. He proposed something that would become a grassroots campaign:…

Atlanta, Carrollton, St. Mary's, Alto, Sautee Nacoochee

EAT: One mile inside the infamous Interstate-285; you can visit David's Produce, a family-owned, long-standing, small, produce stand. Monday through Saturday you can get fruits and vegetables, cookies and cakes (baked by small-time bakers!), vintage sodas (strawberry cream pop anyone?)…

Atlanta, Cumming, Leslie, Young Harris, Covington

SEE: Tiny Doors? In Atlanta? Yes. Throughout Atlanta and surrounding the city are Tiny Doors, just waiting to be seen by you. Tiny Doors ATL has installed tiny doors throughout the city. You could walk past our doors for months…

Helen, Tybee, Atlanta, Milledgeville

DO: While we've focused on northern Georgia, we did not share Anna Ruby Falls and the beautiful hike you can find while visiting. At Unicoi State Park, you'll find the falls through a 1/2 mile paved trail to two viewing…

Dawsonville, Clarkesville, Cumming, Stone Mountain, Columbus

It's all about adventure on today's Unofficial Guide! As with anything adventurous, proceed safely with caution! DO: Go kart riding sounds great, right? Visit a VERY LARGE kart racing track, right here in Georgia. AMP Kart Racing is located at…

Cartersville, Darien, Americus, McRae, Morganton

DO: In Cartersville, north of Atlanta and south of Calhoun in the Northeast area of the state you'll find the Booth Western Art Museum (pictured above) which is the "world's largest permanent exhibition space for Western art," and we are surprised!…

Across Georgia, Atlanta, Newnan, Richmond Hill, Conyers

In light of yesterday's holiday and all of the events around Georgia, we want to help you get you ready for Labor Day. We're giving you information on five events, but one covers the state of Georgia, so no matter…

Eatonton, Chamblee, Dahlonega

SEE: Heard about Rock Eagle Mound? It's a stone shaped bird built by Native Americans. The mound is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is open to the public free of charge from dawn to dusk. rockeagle4h.org.…

Columbus, Decatur, Savannah, Mountain City, Moultrie

EAT: 11th and Bay Southern Table in Columbus touts southern hospitality and quality ingredients and the use of local farmers and purveyors for the best product. That sounds good, right? Well, if that all sounds good, you should taste their…

Kennesaw, Macon, Lilburn, Cleveland, Calhoun

EAT: Biscuits anyone? You know one of the things we do in Georgia is keep an eye out for a yummy biscuit and they are yummy for different reasons. Stilesboro Biscuits is the place to go this weekend if you're…

Tifton, Kingsland, Pine Mountain, White, Augusta

DO: The Market at Rutland Farms is the place to go year round, but here's their summer schedule of fruit picking and pulling. While you're there, feel free to pick up some yummy jams and jellies and such! EAT: Steffen's…

Tifton, Toccoa, Columbus, Augusta, Jekyll Island

EAT: Say you're on the way to Florida by way of I-75 South or I-75 North toward Atlanta and you come across Tifton. If so, you'll want to stop at Pit Stop B-B-Q & Grill. Their BBQ is pretty special…

Athens, Atlanta, All of Georgia, Savannah

EAT: If you're near Athens you may want to eat at Food for the Soul on Broad St. You guessed it, it's soul food. We especially remember the mac and cheese and fried chicken. We can't find a website or a Facebook…

Lookout Mountain, Chamblee, Columbus, Valdosta

DO: Rock City's Southern Blooms, May 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2019. We know that Rock City is connected to Chattanooga, but we get to claim is as ours because it address is Lookout Mountain. If you haven't been, it's…

Duluth, Newnan, Cartersville, Savannah, Macon

Enjoy the beginning of our weekly share of places to eat, things to do and see, shopping destinations, services, and products from our great state, and where to visit in Georgia! EAT: Atlanta and Georgia - Recently spotted in Duluth,…

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