Nicknamed the Heart of Georgia, Macon is in the state's center and just 85 miles south of Atlanta. Southern rock and blues lovers will thrill to learn that the Allman Brothers were once based in Macon. The city is rich in music and history, with plenty to do for those with other interests, too.
Once you settle into one of the many area hotels, Macon, GA awaits. Check out these popular attractions:
The Allman Brothers Band was based in Macon from 1969 to 1973. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House is a collection of memorabilia from those years and throughout the band's career. The museum features mementos from each of the band member's personal lives. Spend a couple of hours browsing.
The ornate St. Joseph's Catholic Church was constructed between 1889 and 1892 and has mesmerizing stained glass windows. It was renovated around 2004, and all repairs kept the building's original integrity in mind.
Journey back to the 19th century at Hay House. An Italian Renaissance villa, this historical mansion is a masterpiece. Take the tour and learn firsthand how people from this era lived. It is especially beautiful when decorated for the holidays.
Native American tribes called Macon home for 10,000 years, and the Ocmulgee National Monument honors them. See burial mounds and follow trails that reach points high above Macon. The on-site museum features even more history. A Native American festival is held here each September.
Rose Hill Cemetery is not only a beautiful resting place in Macon, but it is the cemetery where both Duane Allman and Berry Oakley are buried. Both were members of the Allman Brothers Band. Some folks find the cemetery so pretty that they get their exercise here. Walk past mausoleums and tombstones, along the river and under beautiful magnolia trees.
Rich in history and a beautiful piece of architecture, the Grand Opera House is located in downtown Macon. Although the stage is small, the acoustics are good and shows are featured year round. You can also take a tour.
Whether you savor local music, architecture or the great outdoors, be sure to check out these hotels in Macon, GA for a welcoming stay.
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