Hailed as the ‘song and soul of the south’, and named ‘Top 5 Friendliest Cities‘ by Rand McNally, Macon lies approximately 85 miles south of Atlanta, within the geographic center of Georgia rightfully earning the nickname, ‘heart of Georgia’. Brimming with historical sites, Macon’s attractions offer the visitor a unique look into the region’s 17,000 year history, including a hike through North America’s only reconstructed earth lodge and enjoy myriad cultural offerings, including the state’s largest collection of African American historical artifacts.
Getting in and around Macon is a cinch with plenty of transportation options including a public transit system that runs six days a week from 5:30am - 11:30pm with Buses departing from Terminal Station on Cherry Street. There are also a number of car rental companies and private car services available. The nearest airport is located a mere 10 miles from downtown Macon, and offers daily commuter flights between popular destinations such as Athens, Atlanta and Macon. Macon is home to Silver Airways, a U.S. airline operating more than 200 daily scheduled airlines between 50 gateways around the country.