Macon, GA

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Macon featuring a city
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 thefamily 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.

Best Western Inn & Suites of Macon
Best Western Inn & Suites of Macon
2.5 out of 5
4681 Chambers Rd, Macon, GA, 31206
The price is $69 per night from Jul 21 to Jul 22
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Macon. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4/5 Very Good! (958 reviews)
"Friendly, helpful staff. Nice clean and large room."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Best Western Inn & Suites of Macon
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, 31210
The price is $95 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Macon. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
3.7/5 Good! (972 reviews)
"Very clean. Quiet. Recently renovated. Furniture, chair and sofa, were worn and stained but seemed clean, just old. Otherwise well worth the price, especially when the quite adequate breakfast is included."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Macon North, GA
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Macon
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Macon
3 out of 5
4630 Sheraton Dr, Macon, GA, 31210
The price is $98 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Macon. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (969 reviews)
"Bedding was comfortable, staff was wonderful and acted happy that you were there."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Macon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Fully Equipped Clean/Comfy Downtown APT w/ Parking
Fully Equipped Clean/Comfy Downtown APT w/ Parking
Macon, GA
The price is $85 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Macon. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Macon Coliseum and Sidney Lanier Cottage ...
5/5 Exceptional! (36 reviews)
This was our 2nd time staying and it's really convenient for everything..
"Nice place, Short drive from where we live, No problems whatsoever, definitely will be staying again."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Fully Equipped Clean/Comfy Downtown APT w/ Parking
LUXURY CONDO (ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MUSEUM, MERCER UNIVERSITY)
LUXURY CONDO (ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MUSEUM, MERCER UNIVERSITY)
Macon, GA
The price is $120 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this family-friendly condo in Macon. Enjoy a water park, WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Macon Coliseum and The Allman Brothers Band Museum ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (32 reviews)
Near downtown and Macon Auditorium
"When we were going to a show a Macon Auditorium there were very few VRBO listings available for 5. This is three bedrooms two bath upstairs, couch downstairs and 1/2 bath, full kitchen, dining room, living room, and patio. It is interesting that you are going down a street lined with huge houses, ..."

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2022

LUXURY CONDO (ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MUSEUM, MERCER UNIVERSITY)
Cottage on Lake Tobesofkee-225 ft Shore-Great Views
Cottage on Lake Tobesofkee-225 ft Shore-Great Views
Macon, GA
Stay at this vacation home in Macon. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a porch. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the bathrooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (45 reviews)
Amazing views and Lake Breeze
"We had an awesome visit, beautiful home, well appointed. The back porch over looking the lake was a great place for morning coffee! We had our parents with us, so everything being on one level was very handy! Thanks!"

Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Cottage on Lake Tobesofkee-225 ft Shore-Great Views
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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