#21 best destination in the world

Doll’s Head Trail

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  • Trail dedicated to found art in an abandoned 19th century brick factory site
  • The work of a local carpenter named Joel Slaton, who envisioned an art project created from discarded doll parts and other trash that was scattered around the site
  • He encouraged visitors to contribute their own found art, and it’s been collecting there ever since
  • The pieces are mostly doll heads, but also include bottles, collages, decorated old bricks, and beheaded doll and truck parts.

Junkman’s Daughter

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  • Storefront with an eclectic interior selling unique clothing, costumes, and unusual gifts

Atlanta Botanical Garden

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  • Composed of a number of smaller themed gardens, such as the Japanese garden and the rose garden, two woodland areas, the Upper Woodland, and the Storza Woods, which feature large trees and shade-loving flowers and undergrowth
  • The Children’s Garden features whimsical sculptures, fountains, and interpretive exhibits on botany, ecology, and nutrition
  • Founded in 1973

David J. Sencer CDC Museum

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  • Museum at Centers for Disease Control & Prevention headquarters showcasing public-health history

Mercier Orchards

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  • Orchard in the North Georgia Mountains, and open all year long
  • They offer U-Pick on many seasonal fruits, a bakery featuring fried pies, a restaurant, and a shop

Anna Ruby Falls

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  • Twin waterfalls accessible via a half mile paved trail
  • Curtis Creek and York Creek join at the base of the falls to form Smith Creek, which flows into Unicoi Lake
  • Both Curtis and York creeks begin on Tray Mountain

Georgia Guidestones

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  •  Granite monument erected in 1980
  • A set of 10 guidelines is inscribed on the structure in eight modern languages and a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient language scripts
  • The anonymity of the guidestones’ authors and their apparent advocacy of population control, eugenics, and internationalism have made them a target for controversy and conspiracy theory

Savannah Historic District

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  • Historical district prior to the American Civil War era.
  • Known for its 18th and 19th-century architecture and green spaces.

The Paris Market

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  • Bi-level boutique offering an eclectic range of antiques, housewares, gifts & jewelry

Neptune Park

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  • Water park with pools, water slides and sun loungers offering swimming lessons, and classes, as well as a miniature golf course

Costs

Number of Days: 18 days

Best Time To Fly: March-May

Airline tickets: $353

Seattle -> Atlanta (round trip) = $353

Food: $45/day x 18 days = $810

Rental car: $55/day x 18 days = $990

Gas: $61

Entertainment: $93

Airbnb: $178/day x 17 days = $3,026

TOTAL: $5,333

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