AIR JAMAICA The
world's best airline to Jamaica and the Caribbean. 800/523-5585.
AIR TRAN Low fares and a radically simple
way to purchase tickets. 800/AIR-TRAN.
AMTRAK Get on board the most relaxing
and comfortable way to travel. 800/USA-RAIL. amtrak.com.
BRITISH AIR The British have perfected
the art of traveling well. 800/247-9297. experience.britishairways.com.
Sail the Caribbean Princess-Style.
from 14 U.S. gateways to over 100 European destinations. 800/645-3880.
BARNSLEY GARDENS in
Adairsville, GA. Ultimate weekend getaway with world-class cuisine,
championship Jim Fazio golf and full-service spa. Built around the
historic Barnsley ruins. One hour north of Atlanta. 770/773-7480.
BRASSTOWN VALLEY in Young Harris,
GA. Georgia's Mountain Resort offers 508 aces of wilderness in an
elegant setting, with fine dining and accomodations, golf and outdoor
adventures. Hwy 76, 2 hours north of Atlanta. 800/201-3205.
THE CLOISTER at Sea Island, GA. Relax in luxury
suites at the Ocean Houses or stay at the 40-room mansion at Sea
Island Golf Club. 800/Sea Island. seaisland.com.
COHUTTA LODGE & RESTAURANT near Ellijay,
GA. A breathtaking view, friendly folks, comfortable rooms and delicious
dining add up to an irresistible experience. 706/695-9601.
THE DILLARD HOUSE in Dillard, GA. Enjoy
legendary family-style dining, relax in a comfy cottage or chalet
and marvel at the scenic surroundings. 800/541-0671.
EVERGREEN MARRIOTT CONFERENCE RESORT at
Stone Mountain Park, GA. A great family relaxation destination
that pampers with plush accommodations, outstanding dining, magnificent
views and endless entertainment. 770/879-9900. evergreenresort.com.
THE FIELDSTONE RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER in Hiawassee,
GA. Nestled among the mountains in a picture perfect setting on
the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge. 888/834-4409.
FRIPP ISLAND GOLF & BEACH RESORT on the beautiful coast
of South Carolina. Enjoy sophisticated amenities in a relaxed atmosphere
on this private island. 800/845-4100. frippislandresort.com.
HALF MOON GOLF, TENNIS & BEACH CLUB in Montego
Bay, Jamaica. Four-hundred acre estate with mile-long white sand
beach, championship golf course and luxurious accommodations, plus
spa, shopping village and 54 freshwater pools. 800/626-0592.
HENDERSON VILLAGE in Perry, GA. Southern hospitality
with thousands of acres to unwind and relax. Gourmet dining, country
inn, horseback riding, fishing, sport shooting. 478/988-8696.
INTERCONTINENTAL BUCKHEAD ATLANTA
on Peachtree Road. This luxurious hotel features elegantly-appointed
rooms, world-class cuisine, an international staff and a spectacular
ballroom. 404/946-9000. intercontinental.com/buckhead.
LILY CREEK LODGE in Dahlonega,
GA. Quaint bed & breakfast retreat in a quiet mountain setting.
THE LODGE AT BUCKBERRY CREEK in the Smokies of
East Tennessee. Relax and reminisce at this luxurious lodge overlooking
Mount Le Conte. 866/30-LODGE. buckberrylodge.com.
MELHANA PLANTATION in Thomasville, GA. Historic
Southern Plantation featuring 38 suites and fine dining nightly.
Rated best of the top 10 Restaurants by Georgia Trend 2001 and top
Ten Most Romantic Inns by America Historic Inns 2001. World class
sporting adventures. Meetings and retreats. Weddings and receptions.
229-226-2290 or 888-920-3030. melhana.com.
OLD CREEK LODGE
in Highlands, NC. Intimate cabins and lodge suites have fireplaces
as well as Jacuzzi tubs. Complimentary upscale continental breakfast
and evening hors doeuvres and cocktails. Indoor heated pool
and outdoor hot tub. 1-800-895-6343.
OMNI HOTEL AT CNN CENTER in Atlanta, GA. Luxurious
AAA Four-diamond hotel across from Centennial Olympic Park, connected
to Philips Arena and the Georgia World Congress Center. Most rooms
overlook Centennial Olympic Park on one side or into the CNN Center
atrium. More than 27,000 square feet of meeting and function space.
PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB CHALETS in Pine Mountain, GA.
Bavarian-style chalets tucked in a green forest beside a shimmering
lake at the foothills of the Southern Appalachians. 800/535-7622.
PONTE VEDRA INN & CLUB in Ponte Vedra
Beach, FL. The Atlantic Ocean serves as a dramatic backdrop for
this AAA Five-Diamond rated inn featuring 221 luxurious rooms and
suites. 800/234-7842. pvresorts.com.
PORTOFINO in Pensacola Beach,
FL. An exclusive island resort with Italian Mediterranean flair
that features an Aveda Concept Spa to revitalize the body and spirit.
THE RENAISSANCE RESORT
AT WORLD GOLF VILLAGE in St. Augustine, FL. A relaxing getaway
with luxurious accommodations, spectacular dining, the Serenata
Beach Club, the World Golf Hall of Fame and two world-class golf
RESORT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT in Destin, FL. Luxury vacation
accommodations at Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa and Silver
Beach Towers featuring Panoramic Gulf views, European spa, poolside
cabanas, family recreation programs, watersports and more. 877/447-3767.
BUCKHEAD in Atlanta. Luxury hotel celebrating 20 years of legendary
service. 800/241-3333. ritzcarlton.com.
Enjoy an all-inclusive vacation at Sandals Negril and save up to
SEA PINES RESORT
at Hilton Head Island, SC. World-renowned resort setting with
golf, tennis, dining and shopping. 800/732-7463. SeaPines.com.
THE SMITH HOUSE in Dahlonega, GA. Settle into
a cozy 19th century guest room, relax on a shady front porch, feast
on piled-high platters of home-cooked food. 800/852-9577. smithhouse.com.
THE VILLAS of Jamaica, Barbados, St. Lucia,
St. Thomas, St. John and Puerto Rico. Complete packages include
choice of over 100 luxury villas. 800/331-8681. passportvillas.com.
AMERICUS, GEORGIA Visit
the heart of Carter Country, home to the Jimmy
Carter National Historic Site, Rylander Theatre, Andersonville National
Historic Site and Prisoner of War Museum, the circa-1892 Windsor
Hotel and the Global Village & Discovery Center. 888/278-6837.
CAROLINA Enjoy miles of pristine beaches, championship
golf, Lowcountry cuisine, buggy rides, art galleries and authentic
Gullah crafts. 800/638-3525. beaufortsc.org.
BRUNSWICK & THE GOLDEN ISLES OF GEORGIA Breathtaking
beauty, rich history, warm hospitality, miles of sun-drenched beaches,
234 holes of golf, casino/cruise ship, water taxi and accommodations.
CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA 800/733-2280.
COLLEGE PARK, GEORGIA Housing Georgia's 4th
largest historic district, College Park boasts more than 867 structures
on the Historic Register. 404/767-1537. collegeparkga.com.
DAHLONEGA, GEORGIA Northeast Georgia's gem
of a mining town beckons with old-fashioned fun, shopping, dining,
gold panning and music jamming. 800/231-5543. dahlonega.org.
HIGHLANDS, NORTH CAROLINA This small
town in the Blue Ridge Mountains is blanketed in scenic splendor.
Take a hike. Browse the unique galleries, boutiques and antique
shops. Spend the night at a country inn. 828/526-2112. highlands-chamber.com.
MACON, GEORGIA One of the great historic
cities of the American South, Macon is home to 5,500 National Register
historic structures. Attractions range from 10,000-year-old Native
American Indian mounds to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. 800/768-3401.
MADISON, GEORGIA Pre Civil War and Victorian
homes, as well as a tastefully restored downtown, offer a range
of shops, tastes, sights and services that delight visitors. 800/709-7406.
MARIETTA, GEORGIA 770/794-5631.
GA Hiawassee and Young Harris in Towns County. Beauty
and adventure abound with championship golf, hiking, horseback riding,
fishing, watersports and tennis. Arts, crafts, antiquing, concerts,
fairs and festivals. Charming cabins to full service conference
NEW ORLEANS PLANTATION COUNTRY, LOUISIANA
Step back in time and relive life on a plantation, eat in a quaint
restaurant and venture out into the infamous swamps. 866/204-7782.
RABUN COUNTY, GEORGIA Mountains,
streams, waterfalls, lakes and state parks. Chattooga River, Bartram
Trail, Tallulah Gorge and golfing. Foxfire Museum, Dillards
great restaurants and shops, Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts
and Hambidge Center. Shopping in art galleries and antique shops
in Clayton. 706/782-4812. gamountains.com.
THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA Discover
the historic elegance of Thomasville and Thomas County with cozy
cottages, sprawling plantations, antique shops, art exhibits, fine
foods, historic tours and warm hospitality. 866/577-3600. thomasvillega.com.
& CIVIL WAR MUSEUM Experience "The Battle
of Atlanta," the world's largest painting capturing a pivotal
moment in the history of the nation. 800 Cherokee Ave., S.E.
ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER Visit the 1928 Swan House
mansion, pre-Civil War plantation Tullie Smith Farm and relic-filled
museum on 33 acres of landscaped gardens. 130 West Paces Ferry
Road. 404/814-4000. www.atlantahistorycenter.com.
BRAVES MUSEUM & TURNER FIELD TOURS Unique
treasures of the game featuring tributes to Hank Aaron, Phil Niekro
and the Championship teams of the 90s. Tours include: Coca-Cola
Sky Field, a Braves luxury suite, the press box, the dugout and
clubhouse, the broadcast booth and scouts alley. 404/614-2311.
BUTTS MILL FARM
Carriage & hay rides, covered bridge weddings, petting zoo,
horseback riding, fishing, water wheel, corporate parties. Pine
Mountain, Georgia. 706/663-7400. www.buttsmillfarm.com.
GEORGIA MOUNTAIN FAIR Carnival, country music
shows, crafts & exhibits, cloggers and more. 706/896-4191.
MUSIC HALL OF FAME 43,000
square foot facility features permanent and changing exhibits that
include music, video, memorabilia, instruments, performance costumes
and more. Over 450 artists are represented in the exhibits. 200
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon. 478/750-8555. 888-GA-ROCKS.
RAINBOW RANCH TROUT PONDS Enjoy a
day of fishing and fun in the sun at these freshwater ponds filled
with rainbow trout in Cumming. 770/887-4797. rainbowranchtrout.com.
ROAD TO TARA 800/662-7829. visitscarlett.com.
SIX FLAGS Flat out fly on Superman Ultimate Flight, experience
spectacular family events like Salute 2 America, get drenched on
Thunder River or take in a Hollywood style show.
STONE MOUNTAIN PARK The world's largest granite
monolith rises 825 feet above a 3,200-acre park with a paddlewheel
riverboat, scenic railroad, petting farm and camping grounds. Hwy.
78 East. 770/498-5600. stonemountainpark.com.
WORLD OF COCA-COLA See, hear and taste the
magical story of Coca-Cola on self-guided tours that feature fascinating
exhibit galleries, a soda jerk skit and an international sampler
of soft drinks in a three-story pavilion adjacent to Underground
Atlanta. 55 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. 770/578-4325. woccatlanta.com.
ZOO ATLANTA See lowland gorillas, African elephants,
black rhinos, lions, tigers and nearly 1,000 other animals living
in naturalistic habitats. 800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta. 404/624-5621.