MACON, Georgia, capitalizes on its well-preserved past.
The city entices more visitors to its numerous attractions like Hay House, the Cannonball House, and the Woodruff House than Georgia's largest cities. This makes Macon more than a stop-off point for tourists, en-route to Florida, but a place to relive past with its some attractions dating back more than 12,000 years.
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Macon saw first settlers in 12,000BC that is witnessed by ceremonial relics near the river. The Europeans, more precisely, Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto discovered the area in 1540 that further led to the establishment of trading post at Ocmulgee Fields.
The area saw a large number of attacks by Creek and Cherokee Indians, the French attempted to colonize until Spanish expansion ended in the Battle of the Blankets in 1702. Finally, the city of Macon was shaped in 1833 when it was named after the statesman Nathaniel Macon.
Later, the railroad would link Macon to the main ports of Atlantic coast in 1842 and the city would explode with commerce. Macon would invest the money commerce brought to the city in the Georgia Female College, the Wesleyan College that initiated an educational revolution when it conferred degrees upon women.
Today the biggest part of the city's glorious past is reflected in its numerous attractions.
- The Heritage Trail, which includes a statue dedicated to Otis Redding who was born and raised in Macon
- Rose Hill Cemetery, a cemetery with tombs of popular Allman Brothers Band
- Vineville Avenue offers a concentration of historic houses and churches
- The Museum of Arts and Sciences preserves rich art collections
After a dose of the city's past take in its modern life, this is best seen after sunset. You can go to one of its numerous clubs that cater to music like pop, jazz or rock. In Macon such hangouts are usually packed with young people who come for dancing and drinking
Apart from sampling the night life, upscale dining will also tempt you, filling. It’s all yours to experience after booking your hotel through Booked.net to ensure a comfortable stay.