True to its nickname - 'the Heart of Georgia', the city of Macon is located in the center of the state of Georgia. Served by three interstate highways I-75, I-16, & I-475, Macon is easily accessible from all the sides through road. Considered as the jewel of Georgia, Macon is lively with varied landscapes of rolling hills and rivers. Known as the 'Cherry Blossom Capital of the World', the city of Macon is home to a varied species of Cherry blossoms that come to life during the season of Spring. Characterized by a humid subtropical climate, the peak season in Macon is from May to August. But alternatively, you can visit Macon during the season of late autumn and early winter, to get the best deals and to stay away from the crowd. Highlighted by a plenty of historic places, Macon is for the historic buffs who wish to trace their way back to history and get every ounce of information as possible. Some of the best things to do and see in Macon include taking a family trip to the wonderful Ocmulgee National Monument, explore your spiritual side at the St. Joseph's Catholic church, attend a live orchestral event held at the Grand Opera house, go on a family outing to the Amerson park, and visit the historically beautiful Rose hill cemetery. Be in time for the city's special event of International Cherry Blossom festival celebrated in the month of March. Highlighted by over 300,000 - 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees that decorate the city, the 10-day long festival is totally colorful and charming. For shopping, head to Macon Mall and Shoppes at River Crossing. And once you are exhausted from all the shopping, treat yourself to what is considered as the best hot dogs in the US at Nu-Way Weiners.
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