Historical and contemporary, coastal and mountainous, glitzy and down-home and down-right hot, Georgia is a microcosm of all things Southern. Civil War monuments, Antebellum architecture and Spanish Moss whisper of Georgia’s past, while suburban sprawl and glittering shopping malls serenade with its present. Discover the friendly neighborhoods of “the capital of the South,” Atlanta, where you can visit everything from World of Coca Cola to Martin Luther King Jr’s Ebenezer Baptist Church to Mei Lan the Panda at the Zoo Atlanta. Shoppers won’t want to miss Lenox Square, home to two high-end malls, while art lovers will get their fix at Louvre-connected High Museum of Art. Outside of the big city, you can sink in to the laid-back university culture of Athens, whose music scene is always rocking, and stroll through the history-soaked squares of Savannah, where the kids will swoon for a ghost tour. Kick back coastal style on Cumberland Island, paddle through the swamps of Okefenokee National Park, or hit the Appalachian Trial for truly stunning mountain scenery. And eat some of those famous peaches along the way. It’s all enough to keep Georgia on our minds.