If it’s been awhile since you’ve done Atlanta, treat yourself to an old-and-new tour: visit CNN’s high-tech studios, then take in Margaret Mitchell’ s house.
The past doesn’t seem so long ago here, where gracious old homes and moss-covered live oaks abound. Enjoy the slower pace with a canoe trip on the Ocmulgee River or fishing in one of the local lakes.
You’ve seen them in glossy magazine spreads, but nothing beats touring Savannah’s glorious mansions in person; each has a story to tell. Coastal escapes include Tybee Island and St. Catherines Island, home of Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge.