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What to do in 72 Hours in Macon,Georgia
Living in East Tennessee, there are so many great places to visit that are within a few hours drive. This means that there are endless possibilities for fabulous weekend trips. One of the locations that we have been wanting to visit is Macon, Georgia. Macon has a rich history, fabulous food, and stunning architecture that makes it an ideal vacation destination for anyone looking to experience its Southern charm. There are plenty of activities for visitors of all ages and budgets. Check out all the things you can discover in just 72 hours in Macon, Georgia.
Macon boasts a wide variety of festivals every season. These festivals are usually on the weekends and make a great stop during a 72 hour getaway. From the Fall Greek Festival, the Festival of the Trees, and the International Cherry Blossom Festival, the city of Macon comes alive as it celebrates diversity and culture.
The festivals are not the only free events, Macon boasts a wide variety of Farmer’s and Craft Markets where you can purchase local Georgia goods. These markets run at various times during the week and offer plenty of opportunities to sample the best of Macon and the surrounding areas.
Looking to get outside and explore nature, Macon has an extensive network of parks and walking trails. The ten parks are free and often host different community events for visitors of all ages.
Macon boasts a wide variety of museums which showcase culture, art, history, music, sports, and culture heritage. Every visitor to Macon will find something they enjoy at this amazing collection of museums. Some of the great museum options include the following:
- Museum of Aviation (Free admission)
- Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
- The Allman Brother Band Museum at the Big House
- Tubman Museum
- Museum of Arts and Science
- Hay House
- Ocmulgee National Monument
Theaters & Music
Macon is know for being a place “Where Soul Lives” and has a strong music history. They boast successful music artists such as Otis Redding, Little Richard, Marshall Tucker Band and the Allman Brothers Band who recorded at Capricorn Records. Macon is also the birthplace of country music star, Jason Aldean. With strong roots in entertainment, you can find a variety of performances from Broadway style shows, music concerts, pop orchestras and art galleries. With a wide variety of theater venues the city provides something for everyone during the year. Check out the schedules at these theaters (and the rest of Macon’s theaters) to discover the artistic side of Macon.
- Cox Capital Theatre
- Macon Centreplex
- The Grand Opera House
- The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom
After spending time taking in the sights and sounds of Macon, you can indulge yourself with a shopping spree by visiting the variety of shopping malls and eclectic boutiques. You will also find wonderful antique markets, flea markets, and art galleries. You can also shop for the perfect Macon gifts at the retail section of the Downtown Visitors Center.
All of these activities, will leave you hungry so you will want to make sure you take a break to enjoy the tantalizing eats from some of the South’s best cooks at these great restaurants.
- The Rookery – Not only is this restaurant a great place to eat but it is one of the most noticeable landmarks in Macon. It has been around since Jimmy Carter ascended The White House. You can dine inside or outside on the large patio, which extends into Cherry Street. You will find a great mix of locals and tourists who find this place a great place to grab a drink or enjoy delicious food.
- Fish N’ Pig – Enjoy delicious fresh seafood and hickory smoked BBQ which are the specialties here. They also have a full service casual dining room, full bar, and a large covered deck that surrounds the building and overlooks Lake Tobesofkee.
- H&H Soul Food – Make sure to stop in here for a delicious breakfast or lunch featuring amazing Soul food cooked & served from the heart. It was called Georgia’s most iconic restaurant in 2017 by Thrilllist.com.
- Nu-Way Weiners -This is the second oldest hot dog restaurant in the United States and was founded in 1916. There are eleven locations in the Macon area and you won’t be disappointed when pop in this family friend restaurant to grab a delicious Slaw Dog or other tasty hot dog options.
- Back to Edenz – This family friendly eatery offers classic meals without the meat. This vegetarian restaurant has a vegan & vegetarian hot bar which changes daily and includes entrees, sides, salads, desserts, and a juice bar. It is the only restaurant of its kind in Macon and boasts a vegan macaroni and cheese that has to be tasted to be believed.
These are just a some of the things you can do and see while enjoying a 72 hour trip to Macon. The area is full of rich culture and history that will make you want to visit again and again. Discover all that Macon has to offer & start planning your trip to Macon, Georgia by visiting visitmacon.org.