5 REASONS WE LOVE GEORGIA IN THE FALL
When you feel that first crisp breeze and watch the colors begin to change, you know that summer is gone and fall is in the air! Although we think every season in Georgia is just peachy, autumn has a particular beauty to it. Here are 5 reasons we love Georgia in the fall
1- College Football: College football is the number one reason to love the Fall anywhere, but especially in Georgia. Within a four-hour drive of Atlanta, you could tailgate and watch games at the University of Georgia, Auburn University, University of Tennessee, Clemson, University of Alabama, Vanderbilt, University of South Carolina, Georgia Southern not to mention Georgia Tech and Georgia State right in the heart of Atlanta.
2- Temperate Weather: You couldn’t ask for better weather than Atlanta in October. With an average high of 73 degrees and an average low of 53 degrees, and just 3.11 inches in average rainfall, Georgia is the ideal place to experience all the outdoor activities Fall has to offer. The evenings are chilly enough for a fire, but the days are warm enough to fully enjoy a day of looking at the changing leaves, and some days are warm enough to get in an extra few days on the water.
3- Halloween: Atlanta has a long and creepy history, so what better time to celebrate that than Halloween? Plan a tour of the famous Oakland Cemetery to check out the resting places of many famous Atlantians (think Margaret Mitchel and Bobby Jones). Celebrate early with the Little Five Points Halloween Festival on October 15th for an epic Halloween parade, artist market, and food vendors. And for the bold, check out Netherworld Haunted House. Celebrating it’s 20th season, Netherworld is one of the scariest in the world and has gained national attention from CNN and the Wall Street Journal.
4- Seasonal Local Beers: Georgia is well on it’s way to becoming the beer capitol of the South. With over 20 major craft breweries, there is no time like the Fall to enjoy a local brewery tour. Many of these places have seasonal brews on tap. Try Reformation Brewery’s Declaration Stout or Terrapin’s Cranberry Pumpkinfest to really celebrate the season.
5- Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes: Fall means pumpkins! The Georgia Mountains are home to some world-class pumpkin patches and corn mazes, and most are just a short drive from Atlanta. Try Burt’s Farm in Dawsonville for pumpkin patches and $5 hay rides, and Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze.
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