When to visit Georgia

by SmarterTravel Staff

Georgia has four distinct seasons and offers many outdoor attractions and activities during each. The spring is filled with blooming azaleas and green hardwoods. Summer is peach season, while fall is time for foliage and the pecan harvest. During the winter, travelers can choose between snow in the north and milder temperatures in the south.

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  • high season: March to May, September to October
  • low season: July to August
  • shoulder season: November to February, June

Weather Information

Georgia experiences an average year-round temperature of 65 degrees. Summer temperatures reach an average high of 90 degrees, while winter averages a high of 55 degrees. Spring and autumn are often the preferred times to visit the state, because of the milder temperatures. Rain is common through out the year, with the heaviest rainfall in March. Light snow falls in the northern mountains in the winter, but rarely in the southern areas.

Crowd Information

A larger number of people visit Georgia in April and October. November through February is a perfect time to visit for those who hate long lines or large crowds.

Closure Information

Westville, an authentic living history town from life in the 1850s, closes during January.

When to Save

Prices don't fluctuate much by season, so values can be found year-round.

When to Book

There is no specific time to book to save money. Prices remain consistent throughout the year. Also, because Atlanta is a major airport hub, airfare to the city remains competitive.

Information provided by the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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