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Best Hikes in Yosemite National Park [HIKING GUIDE]

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Yosemite is a beautiful outdoors travel destination for any hiker, camper, or anyone who just loves the outdoors. That’s why I wanted to create a guide for the best hikes in Yosemite and make it easier for you to find a great adventure that fits your abilities.

Check out these best places to stay in Yosemite too!

There are quite a few ways to rank the trails in Yosemite but most people I talk to about hiking are concerned with the difficulty. Many trails have great scenery and give awesome views of nature, but it’s a bit of a deal breaker if the trail will have you crawling half way through. In addition, we’re going to focus on the Yosemite Valley area for trails.

Also, if you’re researching this for a friend and want to get them ready for the outdoors, be sure to check out our Gifts for Hikers Guide and our guide to Camping for Beginners if you’re planning a camping trip!

So here are the best hikes in Yosemite ranked by difficulty!

Mirror Lake Trail

Best Hikes in Yosemite

Distance: 2.3 (3.2km) miles round trip to lake and back. 5 (8km) miles if you go around the lake

Elevation Gain: 100 feet

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 1 hour round trip; 2-3 hours if you loop around the lake.

This is a simple trail that takes you to a wonderful view of the lake. It has great foliage and atmosphere! It’s not difficult and has very low elevation gain as well. Getting to the trailhead is also simple as you can take the valley shuttle service and the trailhead for Mirror Lake starts at stop #17.

Conveniently, this trail is also open year round as it’s a fairly simple trail and is safe as long as you don’t wander off trail.

Below is a view of the trail and notice that reaching mirror lake doesn’t require you to hike the entire trail.

Mirror Lake Map

Sentinel/Cooks Meadow Loop

Cooks Meadow Loop Yosemite

Distance: 1 (1.6km) miles round trip

Elevation Gain: None, trail is flat

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 minutes

This is a very easy trail that offers great views of the valley and some of Yosemites notable landmarks. Getting there is similar to Mirror Lake as it can be accessed by the shuttle that runs through Yosemite Valley. Simply take the shuttle to stop 5 or 9 and you’ll find yourself at the trailhead!

Overall this trail is fairly easy to manage and is open year round (may be snow covered in the winter though) and is welcoming to pets, bicycles, and strollers.

Sentinel Meadow Loop Map

Lower Yosemite Falls

Lower Yosemite Falls

Distance: 1 (1.6km) miles round trip

Elevation Gain: About 15ft

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 minutes

This hike is more of a scenic walk aimed at viewing the awesome 320 foot waterfall that is awe inspiring and a beautiful roaring monster in the spring.

The trail can be accessed by walking from the visitor center, or to save energy, you can reach it by taking the shuttle to stop 6 and getting off there. It’s recommended to walk the trail clockwise so you can get the best views as you hike and not have to turn around.

The Lower Yosemite Falls trail is also open year round but it’s definitely better to see in the spring and early summer when all the ice and snow melts.

Lower Yosemite Falls Map

Columbia Rock

Columbia Rock Yosemite

Distance: 1.3 miles round trip

Elevation Gain: 950ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 1.5 – 2.5 hours

Now we get into the meat of hiking with a slightly more challenging hike. Columbia Rock isn’t the hardest of hikes but it is in the middle of our list concerning difficulty. That being said, there is a risk/reward take away. The hike is more difficult than the previous but the views are that much more rewarding.

The trailhead is located at the Sunnyside campground and can be reached by taking the valley shuttle to stop 7 and taking a short quarter mile hike to the trailhead.

For more information, check out this guide!

Colmbuia Rock Map

The Mist Trail

Mist Trail Yosemite

Distance: 3 (4.8km) miles round trip

Elevation Gain: 1,000ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 12 – 5 hours (depends on how far you hike)

Moving along, we’re getting to the better known trails in Yosemite. They’re more widely known since most of those beautiful pictures you see of Yosemite are taken on these trails. The views you get to experience the higher you hike are phenomenal! But, with more time on a trail, comes more time needed for preparation. Make sure you’re fit enough for a 5 hours hike and able to carry necessary water to finish.

To start, you can get to the trailhead at Happle Isles near shuttle stop 16. There is a little bit more to it obviously so I’ll leave it to this guide to better explain the journey and a trail map below!

Mist Trail Map

4 Mile Trail

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Distance: 4.8 (7.7km) to Glacier Point. 9.6 mi round trip

Elevation Gain: 3,200ft

Difficulty: Very Difficult

Time: 3 – 4 hours one way; 6 – 8 hours round trip

If you’re well acquainted to difficult hikes and aren’t new to outdoors trekking, I highly recommend this trail. It combines quite a few of Yosemites best scenic areas all on one trail. By the time you reach the top, you’ll have an amazing view of Yosemite Falls, Sentinel Dome, El Capitan, and Half Dome.

The trail starts at the base of Sentinel Rock and even more conveniently, if the hike wore you out and you don’t want to get noodle legs and hurt your knees going down, then there’s a shuttle that can take you back down!

There is a bit of information on this trail so please check out this resource for more information and see the trail map below!

4 Mile Trail Map

Half Dome

Half Dome Yosemite

Distance: 17 miles

Elevation Gain: 8,842ft

Difficulty: Very Difficult

Time: 10 – 14 hours

Half Dome is one of the most iconic sites in Yosemite National Park. Thankfully you don’t have to take the same way up Alex Honnold would and there’s a trail that you can reserve a spot on that is strenuous, but worth the hike. It also makes a lot of Yosemite Valley visible and offers some of the best scenic views in the park.

For more information, check out the information here to not just learn more about the trail, but also find out how to get a permit.

Half Dome Trail Map


  • The best times to visit are spring and early summer, especially if you’re looking to see the waterfalls.
  • Come prepared, even short hikes can still take time and you should always have proper hiking gear, food, water, and a way to contact for help in worse case scenarios.
  • Try to avoid visiting on weekends and holidays. The park can become crowded quickly and going during the low times will alleviate the stress of too many people.
  • Carry a small bag for trash with you! Many people comment on “taking care of our parks in America”, but honestly, take care of everywhere! Don’t leave trash in the wild and never leave with less than you came with.
  • Always research possible wildlife and how to handle it. This article can’t cover all the information to staying safe and you should consult a park ranger or wildlife expert to make sure you’re prepared.

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Wanderlust Quotes

Looking for inspirational travel quotes? Sometimes it’s nice to renew your interests and love for traveling. Hopefully these travel quotes will give you that motivation and keep your spirit for travel ignited. If you have more poignant travel quotes you want to share, please leave them in the comments below!

Best Travel Quotes!

 1. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he is willing to lose sight of the shore. – Andre Gide

Travel Quotes

 2. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign” – Robert Louis Stevenson

 3. “Traveling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like Breathing.” – Gayle Foreman

 4. “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 5. Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination. – Roy M. Goodman

Wanderlust Quotes

 6. “A person susceptible to “wanderlust” is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.”  – Pico Iyer

 7. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet” – Rachel Wolchin

 8. “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind” – Marty Rubin

 9. Wanderlust: a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.

Traveling Quotes

 10. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” – Marcel Proust. T

 11.“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

 12. “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”

 13. “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” – Ray Bradbury

 14. Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. – Jack Kerouac

Wandering Quotes

 15. “My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”

 16. “I’m shaking the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I’m gonna see the world.”

 17. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do — especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon

 18. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

 19. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag g

 20. Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures. – Lovelle Drachman 

Adventure Quotes

 21. “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

 22. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world” – Freya Stark

 23. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends” – Maya Angelou g

 24. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.”

 25. It feels good to be lost in the right direction. 

Travel Quote

 26. “The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to” – Alain de Botton

 27. “Collect moments. Not things.”

 28. “A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

 29. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

 30. I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met. – John Green

Quotes on Travel

 32. “We wander for distraction but we travel for fulfillment” – Hilaire Belloc

 33. “The gladdest moments, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.”

 34. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries” – Aldous Huxley

 35. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho

 36. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference” – Robert Frost

37. Traveling – It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. – Ian Battuta

Travel Sayings

 38. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”

 39. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

 40. “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett

 41. “The best dreams happen when you’re awake.”

 42. Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul. – Jamie Lyn Beatty

Wanderlust Sayings

 43. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.”

 44. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”

 45. “Do not dare not to dare.”

 46. “Life is short and the world is wide.”

 47. Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. – Gustav Falubert

Modest Travel Quote

 48. Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?” – Caroline Myss

 49. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

 50. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

 51. “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.”

 52. “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett

 53. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

 54. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu

 55. The most beautiful in the world is of course, the world itself. – Wallace Stevens

World Quotes

 56. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself” -David Mitchell

 57. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled.” – Mohammed

 58. “Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” –Unknown

 59. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” Lao Tzu

 60. Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. 

Traveling Abroad Quotes

 61. “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” –Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

 62. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

 63. “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth, then I ask myself the same question.” –Harun Yahya

 64. “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

 65. Take only memories, leave only footprints. 

Traveling Sayings

 66. “We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” ― Jawaharial Nehru

 67. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”  – Anita Desai

 68. “This wasn’t a strange place; it was a new one.” – Paulo Coelho

 69. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

 70. The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have. – Anna Quindlen

Wandering Quotes

 71. Live your life by a compass, not a clock. – Stephen Covey

 72. “Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.” – Freya Stark

 73. “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” – Carew Papritz

 74. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” –Mark Twain

 75. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher



zugspitze travel guide

Germany is a phenomenal country to visit and experience their culture! After living there for over 3 years, I grew to love all it had to offer and still go back as often as I can. It’s also where I met Linn so that’s also kind of important to me.


  1. Introduction!
  2. Getting to Zugspitze
    1. Zugspitze from Germany
    2. Zugspitze from Austria
  3. What’s up there?
    1. Siteseeing
    2. Skiing/Snowboarding
    3. Food and Drink
    4. Gifts

Adventure in Zugspitze

Intro to Visiting Zugspitze Garmisch-Partenkirchen

I loved every minute of being in Germany (well unless I was working). The whole country is beautiful and a great place to go siteseeing, Zugspitze is no exception. Nestled in the southern part of Bavaria and the highest mountain in Germany, Zugspitze is a towering mountain of awesomeness. Coming in at 2,962m (9,718ft), Zugspitze is not the easiest (but also not the hardest) mountain to climb. No worries though, if you don’t want to climb there’s a cable car that can take you right to the top! We’ll cover that in a bit though, first lets talk about how to even get to a spot to prepare ascending this beast.

Top of Zugspitze


Getting to Zugspitze can be done from Germany or Austria as the mountain slices right through both countries. While I recommend driving as it was simple and easier to get around, there are other options depending on the side you choose. But if you can, I strongly recommend renting a vehicle or taking some form of local transportation to get around. Especially since you can drive around to other nearby places like Highline 179!

Zugspitze From Germany

Zugspitze Train

Train (Choo choo!)

If you’re coming from the German side, it’s best to reach Garmisch-Partenkirchen to start your journey, as the Zahnradbahn (cogwheel train) connects the city to the mountain and gives a direct train to Zugspitze. NOTE: There is still a short distance to either hike or take a very short cable car ride to get all the way to the top. For more info on ticket prices, check here.

Zugspitze Cable Car

Cable Car From Eibsee To Zugspitze

An alternative to getting to the top is to take the same train mentioned before, but stop at Eibsee (the lake below the mountain), and then take the longer Eibsee cable car all the way to the top of Germany’s highest peak! I recommend this route as it offers the best view and you get a wonderful site of Lake Eibsee below.

Hiking Zugspitze

There are also 5 main hiking trails you can take that are usually split over two days. These hikes take time and while this mountain isn’t the hardest, I highly recommend you be fit and trained for climbing. I chose the cable car personally, so if you want more information on the trails, check this out.

Zugspitze From Austria

Cable Car Again!

In addition to the hiking trails listed previously, there is another cable car on the Austrian side that will get you to Zugspitze. The Tiroler Zugspitzbahn in Ehrwald, Austria offers rides up the mountain in short time and to compare prices, you can check their website.

What’s On Zugspitze To See?

Zugspitze Summit


Once you get to the top of Zugspitze, you can finally relax and take in the view. Look towards Germany and see Lake Eibsee far below, then do a 180 and see the beauty of Austria! There are multiple viewing areas to get to feel the Alps with your eyes, and if you’re feeling adventurous, there is a slight climb (can be dangerous!) to get to the very tip top of the peak.


Thankfully, due to Zugspitze’s altitude, it is covered in snow for over half the year! This is great news if you’re into skiing or snowboarding as they have awesome trails that are commonly covered in fresh powder. Additionally, if you’re not into skiing or snowboarding, there is a sledding area below the summit (same altitude as where the cog train comes to) for some family fun. The slopes weren’t open at the time we went due to maintenance, so we decided to enjoy some sledding 😊.

Food & Drinks

It takes time to go up the mountain and time to go down. If it weren’t for the restaurants at the top, I would have been hangry about 80% of the time. There are a few options for restaurants once you get there and it’s fantastic German cuisine! To get more info, check here! Even if you are traveling on a budget, you don’t need to have a sit down meal while you’re up there. Scattered around Zugspitze are smaller eateries and food truck sized stands for snacks and refreshments!


If you’re anything like us, mementos and gifts for family are a must to grab on any of our travels. We always visit these places rich in culture that have unique aspects we may never see again, so we always try to take a small piece back with us. If that’s you too, then rejoice since there’s plenty of shops to grab presents from at the top!

zugspitze travel guide


So is the trip worth it? Should you take the time to travel to Gramisch-Partenkirchen and ascend Zugspitze? Absolutely! I spent 3 years in Germany and loved this place so much I actually ended up going twice. It’s a perfect getaway and will be a place to create memories and enjoy the beauty of Germany!

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AMAZING Places to Visit in Georgia – [TRAVEL GUIDE]

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Places to Visit in Georgia


  1. Intro and Inspiration for this post
  2. Outdoor adventures
    1. Stone Mountain Park
    2. Tybee Island Beach
    3. Callaway Gardens
  3. Museums
    1. World of Coca Cola
    2. National Infantry Museum
  4. Historical Interest
    1. Savannah (all of it)
    2. Westville
    3. Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
  5. Overall

Best Places to Visit in Georgia Inspiration

I’m very excited to write this post as Georgia is not just a beautiful place to visit, but it’s also where I was born and raised! Most people think of rednecks and country music when they mention Georgia (and they’re partially right to do so), but there’s so much more to see and do in this amazing state!

There’s actually so much to do that I tried my hardest to narrow down the possibilities, but still had to organize them into separate categories just to make it a little easier to read. So let’s not take all day, what are the best places to visit in Georgia?


Georgia is a gorgeous collection of forest and greenery, so it’s only right to start with the outdoor adventures you can take. I’ve listed my favorite three below but by no means is this list comprehensive.

1. Stone Mountain Park:

Stone Mountain Georgia

Stone Mountain Park is only 26(ish) minutes east from the center of Atlanta. It’s a fairly well-known place and can get crowded during the summer months. We went a little later when it was starting to cool off, so there was minimal foot traffic and no stampedes thankfully. Also BRING WATER! Not because there isn’t any, but you will be walking around a lot and staying hydrated is important! Especially if you’re going during a summer month.

Depending on what you’re into, Stone Mountain has options for camping, winter events, and other live events that go on throughout the year. I recommend checking out their website to see what kind of things they have planned. In fact, there’s a bit too much to do there for me to mention in one post. Personally, Linn and I just wanted to get some hiking in and see the top of this gigantic rock!

Stone Mountain Cable Car

We were grateful to see they have a lift to the top of the mountain (probably because hiking it would be near impossible), so we began our journey there! Now I’m not necessarily afraid of heights, but being in a tin bucket that high made my nerves a little shaky. But you do get used to it after a while. We made it to the top and were greeted by park workers and were allowed to explore the top of the dome. They also have quite a bit of information on how it formed and the history around the mountain (I love learning on trips!).

Stone Mountain Georgia

2. Tybee Island

Tybee Island

This magnificent place is just along the coast next to Savannah, GA. You’ll see Savannah mentioned here more than once since it’s basically the best place to visit in Georgia if you’ve never truly experienced the south.

I spent the fourth of July here and there’s tons of rich culture to explore and oh man the FOOD! I grew up with things deep fried and this was nostalgia central.

I didn’t stay too long on Tybee island, and regret it. But if you’re looking for some beach fun and experience a Georgia coast, this is the best place to do it!

3. Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens Georgia

Callaway Gardens is mentioned here and there for things to do in Georgia, but personally I loved the free roam aspect and it became one of my favorite places (it’s a bit romantic too given the right time of year). Callaway Gardens is similar to Stone Mountain in that there is a plethora of things to do and so little time. So, we focused on only the gardens and just exploring ourselves. If you’ve interested in events, golf, or other things happening during your time there, definitely check out their schedule!

As far as the gardens themselves go, there are walk paths basically everywhere. Plus, most of the gardens can be experienced indoors as they manage the climate and other conditions, so it can still be enjoyed in bad weather. There’s also an awesome butterfly garden where we learned a little more about them than we bargained for and got to basically live a Disney princesses dream for half an hour.


Ok, so those are awesome places for outdoor adventures in Georgia. But what if you’re a history buff like me? What if you want to learn and experience some past culture? Well the next two are perfect suggestions for that!

1. World of Coca Cola

Coca Cola Museum

I know, a strange ‘museum’? But trust me, Georgians love their Coca Cola and put plenty of effort into make this museum worthwhile! There are numerous exhibits inside with plenty to see and experience. Their general admissions tickets are roughly $17, or were when I went, and of course there are discounts for seniors, youth, and toddlers. It’s honestly not a steep price for what they offer.

You get to sample different flavors of coke dispersed and sold in other countries, see the rich history behind the company and their secret formula, and even a sneak peek into bottling! I know, probably not the most exciting thing when you read it here. But trust me, it’s a wonderful experience.

2. National Infantry Museum

National Infantry Museum Columbus

This one is special on my list since I not only loved it, I also grew up about 30 minutes away. So as soon as they opened (both of my grandfathers and myself served, so we’re pro military history), we went straight there to check it out.

I do have to offer a bit of warning. This place is not something you go to just see. The way the curators have the exhibits laid out for you to experience is truly awe-inspiring and will be emotional. Especially if you’re like me and have a family and personal history in the military. There really isn’t any experience like this museum and to be honest, if you’re into truly experiencing history, forget about the other destinations on this list and just go here.

You walk through the exhibits and are greeted with some of the best history curation you can find. All of your senses are bombarded and emotion rushes over you. You see sites of infantry soldiers storming beaches and navigating trenches, while simultaneously hearing the roar of helicopters drowning out the sounds of leaders shouting orders to their men. The vibration of tank tracks rolling on the ground next to you. While no group of sensations can bring you close enough to the stress felt by the soldiers who lived it, this museum does the best in my opinion, to bring you to an emotional point that no other place does.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve visited so I’m not sure if things have changed much. But I strongly believe that experiencing history should be felt, not simply read. And this museum over delivered on my expectations.

If you’re curious about a few of their exhibits, or just want more information, check them out here! 


I didn’t put too many museums since Georgia has some interesting museums, but none jump out quite like the ones mentioned, onto historical interests!

1. Savannah (ALL OF IT)

Savannah GA

I mentioned earlier in this post that Savannah would pop up again. Oh man, this city is so rich in history and there’s so much to experience. Keep in mind, the United States of America isn’t that old in comparison to other nations. So, when you’re comparing the history of Bavaria or London, to the history of a place in the USA, then of course there will be more that happened in Europe. Even considering that, the amount of crazy history that has occurred in this amazing city is astonishing. I mean, it’s been around almost 300 years and has burned down twice and almost a third time during Sherman’s March. Basically, this city has seen some s@*#.

Despite the terrors and negative occurrences that have plagued Savannah’s past, it emerged a more beautiful city than any other in Georgia (in my opinion). In fact, I usually recommend that you explore a city by yourself and just research the history… Not this time. There are hidden gems and amazing things to learn from this place and I STRONGLY recommend booking a professional tour! There are history tours through the city, about the filming of Forrest Gump (since some awesome shots were taken there), and even ghost tours!

For more info on Savannah, check out Explore Georgia’s section on Savannah.


Oh boy, I remember going here for a field trip when I was in middle school (yes, I’ve been experiencing Georgia that long) and have been back a few times throughout the years. At the time of writing this, they are currently moving from their previous location and will now be in Columbus GA. I’m not sure if the grand opening has happened yet, but hopefully it has, because I loved this place! Be sure to check their availability here.

Basically, the whole place is an 1800s town, literally everything is old fashioned. You walk around getting to experience a culture long gone. Get carted around in a horse drawn carriage, visit your local blacksmith, even see how they make cotton into clothing! This was definitely a highlight of my childhood that I look forward to taking the girlfriend to when it reopens!

Fort McAllister State Park

Fort McCallister

The final destination recommendation for exploring Georgia. There’s quite a bit to do here depending on what you fancy. From picnics, camping, hiking, cottages, and a civil war museum. There’s plenty of history to be felt here and a lot to experience.

There are still remnants of confederate fortifications and barracks, so you can walk the grounds and have a glimpse into the past during our nations civil war. Obviously this isn’t a historical site you go to ‘enjoy’. It’s a place to be somber and take in what it took for the USA to get to where it is.


There’s a lot to do in Georgia. I’ve spent roughly 19 of the last 26 years of my life in Georgia and was always fascinated at the rich history to be discovered. If you want to look at more places, Explore Georgia is a great resource and very easy to navigate (link below). There are also plenty of options for things to do in Atlanta for the gay or LGBTA community! If there are any questions or something specific you want to ask a Georgia native, just leave a comment below! Especially let me know if you have some better ideas for places to see!

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