With its rich music history, stunning architecture, Southern charm, and a diverse culinary scene, Macon, Georgia is “Where Soul Lives.” This year, BIG changes are coming to Macon! The Ocmulgee Mounds will be the nation’s next and Georgia’s first national park soon. In the Spring, catch national touring artists at the new Macon Amphitheater, or explore a vibrant walkable downtown with new culinary marvels, shops, breweries, and entertainment. You can stay in the heart of downtown at boutique hotels like Hotel Forty Five, a Macon-music-themed option featuring the Hightales rooftop bar, Loom, a locally sourced, chef-driven restaurant, and Reckon wine and coffee bar. If you’re a literary fan, The Woodward, has quaint stay options and a bar called Quill that features stunning murals and drinks inspired by America’s famous novelists and poets. 

Macon, Georgia is “Where Soul Lives.”

Find live music seven nights a week or save-the-date for one of many signature annual events; such as the award-winning, International Cherry Blossom Festival. Over 350,000 Yoshino Cherry trees decorate Macon with pink blossoms and the 10-day festival features nightly concerts, attractions, fair rides, games, food, and so much more! Macon’s musical heritage influenced artists like Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers Band, and Little Richard has now evolved into a thriving music scene featuring an array of music genres and musical talents. 

You can learn more about Macon’s sound by heading to Capricorn Sound Studios and Museum, the birthplace of Southern Rock, or the Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House (the home of the band members in the 1970s that was transformed into a two-level museum with rare memorabilia). Of course, you can’t visit Macon without embracing the King of Soul, Otis Redding! Check out the Otis Redding Mini-museum and coming soon, the Otis Redding Center for the Arts, a philanthropic resource for youth that focuses on music education, training, business management and music industry skills!

There are endless options in Macon depending on your interest, such as our historic theaters where you can catch a Broadway performance or shop and support local artists at our art galleries. If you love the outdoors, you may find yourself kayaking on the Ocmulgee River or enjoying the beaches of Lake Tobesofkee. From family-friendly peach orchards or attractions like the Museum of Arts and Sciences or the rock climbing gym, Macon Rocks, everyone in your group can experience the unique draw of Macon!

Explore all Macon has to offer by planning a trip today at visitmacon.org!