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Best Things to Do in Macon, GA

Set in the Heart of Georgia – and by that we mean right smack in the middle of the Peach State – Macon is the fourth largest city in the state.

Packed with museums, parks, sports teams, and more, Macon features plenty to do for those visiting or just passing through. Whether you’re flying into Middle Georgia Regional Airport, or just heading down Interstate 75, we’ve got plenty for you to explore.


Catch a party.

Macon is the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World, so it makes sense that it hosts the International Cherry Blossom Festival – a 10-day event bursting with activity. This mid-March event brings the Mulberry Street Festival, the Ocmulgee Lantern Light Tour, the Cherry Blossom Parade, and so much more.

The rest of the year, Macon is teeming with celebrations, especially the Pan African Festival, the Macon Film Festival, and the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration at the Ocmulgee National Monument.

Best Things to Do in Macon, GA

So much history in Macon!

Find a historic site.

Macon is full of history, and it’s pretty easy to find. Be sure to visit the Ocmulgee National Monument, the Johnston-Felton-Hay House, and Fort Benjamin Hawkins.

Even Wesleyan College happens to be the world’s first chartered women's college.

See a game.

Catch the Mercer University baseball team at Claude Smith Field, or their basketball team at Hawkins Arena. Baseball fans can also catch the Macon Giants at the Ed Defore Sports Complex, or see the Middle Georgia Derby Demons at the Bibb Skate Arena.

And if you can’t catch a game in this town, you can always visit the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

Visit a museum.

This is a unique town, and it’s many museums speak to that. Check out the Georgia Children's Museum, the Museum of Arts & Sciences, and the Tubman Museum of African American Art, History & Culture. And for the music lover in your family, be sure to stop by the Allman Brothers Band Museum.

Best Things to Do in Macon, GA

Macon City Center

See a show.

Macon is cultured, and it has plenty of ways to prove it. Check the show schedule over at the Douglass Theatre, the City Auditorium, the Macon Coliseum, and the Macon Little Theatre.

You can even catch the Macon Symphony Orchestra at the Grand Opera House.

Get outside.

This is beautiful central George, meaning there is plenty to do outdoors. Hit a round at the 18-hole Barrington Hall Golf Course, or take the nature lover in your group to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail.

Check out one of the many parks in town, including Bloomfield Park, East Macon Park, and Freedom Park. You can even sign up for a day at the Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens.

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Best Western Hotels Along the Way:

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Best Western Riverside Inn

2400 Riverside Drive, Macon GA 31204-1779
Phone: +1 478-743-6311  |  Fax: (478) 743-9420  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Inn & Suites of Macon

4681 Chambers Road, Macon GA 31206-5366
Phone: +1 478-781-5300  |  Fax: (478) 784-8111  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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