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MaconUnited States of America

Visit ancient Indian burial grounds, admire a wealth of fine historical architecture and dance in lively music venues when you come to Macon. 

Known as the “Heart of Georgia,” Macon has wide boulevards lined with cherry trees, rich with delicate pink blossoms in the spring. The city is packed with historical buildings, superb restaurants and great live music venues.

You won’t have to stay long in Macon to realize this is a town that’s proud of its history. Over 5,000 buildings are listed as historical structures, including the resplendent Hay House and one of the city’s architectural centerpieces, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Outdating all of these, however, are the Indian mounds at Ocmulgee National Monument. Visit this 14,000-year-old site to learn about the local Native American history. Climb the Great Temple Mound for a view of the city.

Learn about the nation’s proud African-American heritage at the Tubman Museum. Study the spectacular 55-foot (17-meter) mural noting African-American accomplishments over centuries. Take the family to the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Enjoy the galleries and planetarium inside and nature trail and simulated limestone cave outside.

Some of America’s finest musicians came from Macon. Visit one of the numerous bars hosting bands and singers from the area. Pay homage to one of the town’s greats when you walk the Heritage Trail along the banks of the river. Here you will find a statue of the singer, Otis Redding. To find out more about the city’s musical heritage, head to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Visit in March and April to experience one of the country’s most spectacular cherry blossom festivals. Macon has over 275,000 cherry trees full of pink flowers each spring. Several events take place in and around town to celebrate the blooming of the blossoms.

Macon is easily walkable, so you can see most of the major sights on foot. Buses do run regular services through the city, though driving is the best way to get around.

Top hotels in Macon

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Macon North, GA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Macon North, GA
2.5 out of 5
3915 Arkwright Road, Macon, GA
The price is £71 per night

Located in the heart of Macon, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon ...

3.9/5Good! (2,043 reviews)

"I got in after 9pm and the check in was easy. The hotel was quiet."…"

Reviewed on 19 May 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Macon North, GA
Best Western Riverside Inn
Best Western Riverside Inn
2.5 out of 5
2400 Riverside Dr, Macon, GA
The price is £67 per night

Situated in Macon, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, Carmichael House and Hay House. Cannonball House ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,565 reviews)

"The check-in was efficient and courteous and the room was clean and neat. The only negative is that the bathroom is very small, such that you stepped out of the shower practically on top of the toilet."…"

Reviewed on 23 May 2020

Best Western Riverside Inn
Extended Stay America - Macon - North
Extended Stay America - Macon - North
2.5 out of 5
3980 Riverside Dr, Macon, GA
The price is £51 per night

Situated in Macon, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 miles (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon Little ...

4.2/5Very Good! (233 reviews)

"Everything you would want at the end of a long day"…"

Reviewed on 24 Apr 2020

Extended Stay America - Macon - North

Popular places to visit in Macon

Warner Robins Museum of Aviation
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Warner Robins Museum of Aviation

Honor United States Air Force veterans with a visit to this large display of aircraft, with important stories of history and heroism.

Hay House
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Hay House

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Find out why this stately Italian Renaissance Revival-style mansion has earned the nickname Palace of the South.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
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Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

You can browse the exhibits at Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, a museum with a storied past, during your travels to Macon. Experience the area's live music and entertainment venues.

Top things to do in Macon

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Georgia
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Georgia

£8
Per adult
Survival Scavenger Hunt walking tours of Georgia
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Survival Scavenger Hunt walking tours of Georgia

£16
Per adult
Macon Scavenger Hunt: The Mysteries of Macon
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Macon Scavenger Hunt: The Mysteries of Macon

£16
Per adult

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