Macon Tourism

Visit Macon - Best of Macon

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.

While politics and higher education institutes have garnered a significant amount of attention to Macon, one cannot deny the upwardly rising Macon Georgia tourism. Th city’s tourism scene is well balanced between the indoors and outdoors. While the indoor attractions mostly consist of museums, the outdoors involve some serious adventure. Visit the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House and the Museum of Arts and Sciences for a good day out in the city. Those craving some physical activities can rent a bike and head to places like the Amerson River Park, Ocmulgee Heritage Trail or the Tyler's Place Dog Park. Pretty churches and buildings of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Sidney Lanier Cottage and the Cannonball House fringe the streets daintily.

Macon Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Macon tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST). UTC/GMT - 5 hours.
  • Currency: Currency used in Macon is US Dollars (USD).
  • Electricity: The standard electrical voltage in Macon is 120 Volts and 60 Hertz alternating current. The power sockets used are of type A and B. Check your electrical devices for their voltage consumption and use adapters if necessary.
  • Internet: Almost all the hotels in Macon provide free WI-FI connectivity and there are free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city, especially in the major public spots.
  • Languages: American English is the most widely spoken language in Macon. Apart from English, Spanish and French are some of the other languages spoken in Macon.
  • Security: General Emergency: 911, Hospital: +1 478-845-7462.
  • Tipping: Tipping is expected in Macon. It is advisable to tip around 15-20% of the pre-tax bill.
  • Tourist Traps: Avoid traveling in the subways during the nights and talking to strangers in excess.
  • Customs: Be on time, because the Americans are very serious about punctuality. And be wary of your surroundings. Cleanliness and hygiene are much expected.
  • Be sure to look after your belongings. Especially, when you are walking alone in the nights.
More about Macon

Facts and Stats for Macon*

  • Pollution Statistics in Macon

    Know the pollution level of Macon before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 26.79 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 36.11 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 87.5 (Very High)
  • Macon: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Macon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Macon.

    • Burglary and Theft 65.63 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 78.13 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 71.88 (High)
    • Car Stealing 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 90.63 (Very High)
    • Attacks 71.88 (High)
    • Drug offense 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 81.25 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 87.5 (Very High)
  • Living in Macon - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 24.41 (Low)
    • Climate Index 85.3 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 52.83 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 28.33 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.39 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Macon

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Macon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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