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Southern Charm in Macon

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A travel journal to Macon by Steve S.

Quote: The phrase "southern charm" rings no truer than when describing the beautiful historical and cultural city of Macon, Georgia.

Southern Charm in Macon

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Overview

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Although the appeal of Southern hospitality can be found in Macon year-round, it is most present during Macon's annual Cherry Blossom Festival. The 271,000 cherry trees lining the quaint historic streets of Macon are the largest number to be found outside of Japan and make Macon a fantastic tourist destination. Each spring, the Cherry Blossom Festival brings artistic, musical, and cultural stars to Macon, and their worldly impact lasts long after the festival ends--as is reflected in the collection of museums, restaurants, and lasting history that makes Macon a unique educational or vacation location.Quick Tips: If you're visiting during the Cherry Blossom Festival (...Read More

Blue Plate

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Restaurant

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Though Macon's newest restaurant may not be high on fine dining, crystal glasses, and real china plates, it's no reason to keep you from trying at least one meal here. From the outside, the restaurant looks almost like a 1950s theater, complete with a neon marquis sign advertising the "Blue Plate" in bright blue lights. Inside, however, it's the food and not the decor that speaks volumes. Oversized murals bring to life the traditional meaning of the "blue plate special," but it's the whole experience--from ordering to eating--that evokes the essence of what it means to be Southern. The menus are a bit curious; this is perhaps the only restaurant I've ever visited that encouraged writing on them...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 7, 2003

Blue Plate
2323 Ingleside Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31204
(478) 745-1600

El Sombrero

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Restaurant

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My wife and I are connoisseurs of Mexican food and the last place we would have expected to find an authentic Mexican restaurant would be Macon, GA. El Sombrero, however, is exactly that. The restaurant is decorated, like most Mexican restaurants, with posters of peppers, advertisements for Mexican beer and, of course, the namesake sombreros hanging from the ceiling. Immediately after you sit down, the friendly and engaging wait staff are at your table with a fresh bowl of salsa and hot chips. They make both mild and spicy salsa here fresh daily, and I would recommend trying them both as they are quite excellent and extremely flavorful. On one of our first visits to this rest...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 8, 2003

El Sombrero
3555 Mercer University Drive
Macon, Georgia 31204
(478) 471-6040

Back Burner

Restaurant | "The Back Burner"

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The Back Burner is not an easy restaurant to stumble upon while exploring Macon. It sits alone, in a wooded area, up a small hidden drive from Ingleside Drive, but for those willing to explore in order to find it, it is a true gem of a find. The restaurant is not much to look at from the outside. It is reminiscent of a small French countryside cabin, with a small porch out front that seems to tie it easily to the more common stylings of Southern architecture that are seen in this mostly residential part of town. On the inside, the restaurant is fairly small and is broken into several quaint rooms, each with its own unique colors and paintings that work flawlessly to give the feel of an...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 8, 2003

Back Burner
2242 Ingleside Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31204
(478) 746-3336

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

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Attraction

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If there is one must-see attraction in Macon for the sports lover, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is it! The sprawling museum covers an entire city block in the historic downtown area of Macon and chronicles the history of sports in the Peach State from 1800s to present day. You enter the museum into a large rotunda with a hardwood basketball-type floor lit by natural lighting from an enormous basketball-shaped window. From the first-floor coridor, you have several options, each worth your time and attention. To the left, explore the plaques of the enshrined Georgia sports icons, from Josh Gibson (the Negro Leagues' Babe Ruth) to Evander Holyfield (the former heavyweight boxing champion) to vir...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 7, 2003

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
301 Cherry Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
(478) 752-1585

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Steve S.

Steve S.
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