By D. Gregory Perrin
Macon
Georgia
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Macon, Georgia is a fabulous city located approximately 80 miles south of Atlanta in the middle of the state. This is one reason the city has earned the nickname "The Heart of Georgia." Macon has a tremendous history, especially during the American Civil War.
 
EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next vacation to Macon, Georgia. The city has 2 airports that vacationers can fly into including the Middle Georgia Regional Airport (MCN) and Herbert Smart Downtown Airport (MAC). You can click this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to search for low priced airline tickets with EscapeWizard.com. Macon has several amazing hotels for vacationers to stay while they are in the city. EscapeWizard.com can assist with finding you an amazing deal on your hotel experience; just click this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to search out hotel finder.

We recommend starting your tour of Macon with the Hay House. This historic residence has been coined the "Palace of the South." On the tour, vacationers can see how life was in the late 19th century. The home had some of the most unique features of its time, including running hot and cold water, a French lift, an exquisite ventilation system and others. This private house museum was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974 and receives, roughly, 20,000 visitors each year.

Next, EscapeWizard.com recommends stopping by the Cannonball House in Macon. The house has historical significance because during the American Civil War, a cannonball damaged the home. Today, the Cannonball House serves as a museum that display uniforms, weapons and over Civil War artifacts that were used by Georgian soldiers. The museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a must see for anyone traveling in Macon.

Vacationers that enjoy soul music can take in some history in Macon. Otis Redding was one of the largest soul artists of all time. After moving from Dawson, Georgia, he took up his home in Macon. This artist met an early death when his plane crashed when he was just 26 years old. There is an Otis Redding Memorial in Macon, and the artist is buried in Round Oak, which is approximately 30 miles from the city on his family's ranch.

Macon is also the location of the The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House. The Allman Brothers Band is one of the best known acts in the world and has sold millions of albums. At this museum, vacationers can learn a great deal of music history of the band and see guitars, drums, old tickets and so much more.

Other attractions that are of importance are the Ocmulgee National Monument, Saint Joseph's Cathedral, Tubman African American Museum, Museum of Arts and Sciences, and the Macon Convention Center.

Macon, Georgia is very well known for its cherry trees. Each March, the city puts on its annual Cherry Blossom Festival. The cherry blossom trees are in bloom right at the time of the festival. The festivities lasts approximately a week and has nearly any and every event you could think of, including a parade, gala, street party, bed race, fashion show, and a grand finale which includes an enormous fireworks display. Another notable event in Macon, and an EscapeWizard.com favorite, is the annual Big BBQ Competition. This takes place in September, and teams can come and compete in one of the best BBQ competitions around. This event is great fun, and offers some amazing food for all.

EscapeWizard.com knows that you will just love a vacation in Macon. It has a great, wholesome atmosphere and is loaded with history. You can book your next trip to this city by following the above links.
Hotels in Macon
By Lynette Johnson
Homewood Suites by Hilton Macon
1514 Bass Road, Macon, GA
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Home away from home experience is what Homewood Suites by Hilton® Macon-North offers.  This hotel is just five miles north of Historic Downtown Macon, Georgia and a short distance away from Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Homewood has 99 suites that can accommodate short or extended visits.  The hotel offers one and/or two bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas or king and/or queen size beds with a pull out sofa bed.  In each room, there is a fully equipped kitchen with a full -size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, two burner stovetop, new granite countertops and cabinets.  The rooms also has a 32 inch LCD flat-screen TV with HD and premium cable channels, complimentary beverage, DVD/CD player, non allergenic feather pillows, adjustable thermostat and alarm clock with MP3 connectivity.  The family traveler can be at ease to know that Homewood has, upon request, children’s video rental, cribs and high chairs.   As well as, a fitness center and pool (outdoor pool hours are 9:00 am - 10:00 pm).  If your visit to Homewood is more of a business stay, the hotel offers complimentary high speed internet access, USA Today® delivered every morning Monday through Friday, 24 hour business center, audio/visual equipment rental, workstation, and telephone with dataport and surge protected desk outlets.  On the day of your arrival, the check-in time is 4:00 pm. 

Homewood offers a complimentary hot breakfast daily and dinner with wine and beer Monday through Thursday.  If you prefer to venture out for dinner, enjoy the fine dinning restaurants at the Shoppes at River Crossing.  Take in the attractions and entertainment in the area including:  Georgia Sports Hall of Fame; Cox Capital Theater; Museum of Aviation; Ocmulgee National Monument; Bass Pro Shop and Distribution Center;  and Bragg Jam.  You will really enjoy sleeping-in; check-out is at 12:00 pm.

The Homewood Suites by Hilton® Macon-North is clearly the best choice for your short or extended stay accommodations.  EscapeWizard.com will assist you with booking your hotel experience by clicking this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).