The South Rivers area of Georgia, USA, is centred around the river of the same name, which is a 65-mile-long tributary of Ocmulgee River. The South Rivers area is a popular destination amongst the lovers of the ‘great outdoors’, as well as a popular day-trip destination amongst residents from Atlanta, which is just a short drive away to the north-east. Tourists looking to spend their holidays in the South Rivers area will find that there is a great choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available in this mainly rural region. There are log cabins and chalets, as well as apartments and villas in the area’s larger settlements and towns.
Outdoor pursuits are the main interest for tourists spending their holidays in the South Rivers area of western Georgia. Kayaking, canoeing and fresh-water fishing are especially popular, whilst the region’s rolling hills and gentle valleys are perfect for walkers, hikers, horse-riding and cycling. Golfing enthusiasts who are looking to improve their handicap and enjoy some rounds whilst on their holidays will be pleased to discover that the region boasts a number of extensive courses.
Those tourists spending their holidays in South Rivers area who have a hankering for big city life may wish to make the short trip to Atlanta. The state capital and the USA’s ninth largest city boasts a wide array of attractions and amenities, to suit all interests, tastes and budgets. Renowned for its cultural and historical attractions, Atlanta is home to a number of museums, galleries and historical landmarks. Perhaps the biggest draws are the High Museum of Art, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Site, the bohemian atmosphere of the city’s Little Five district and the former home of the writer of ‘Gone With The Wind’ – Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. Other popular tourist attractions in Atlanta include the World of Coca-Cola and the city’s extensive indoor aquarium.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in the South Rivers area will find that summers can be hot, with temperatures often reaching the mid-thirties degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler, with temperatures averaging between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall of 36 inches is pretty evenly distributed throughout the year.
Travellers from the UK looking to spend their holidays in South Rivers will find that there are regular flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to nearby Atlanta International Airport (ATL). These Trans-Atlantic flights are operated by British Airways and Delta Airlines.