Don't Bypass Macon Georgia

I have driven through Macon for years. Stopped for gas, food, etc but never for long.
We took advantage of the 4 day Presidents school holiday to spend a few days there.
Stayed at Lake Tobesofkee park, a lakefront campground that is very nice. It has a few minor issues: showers that have only hot water, no cable of sewage as advertised. But it is a nice park with great paved sites and close to everything. All for $22 a night. Funny, they close the gate at 9PM, and we were out late both nights, but managed to get in anyway:brows:

Visited the revived downtown area. Great brewery and tap room; the
Ocmulgee Brewpub. Food and beer and nice family atmosphere.
The streets are wide and parking is easy.
We liked the layout with the center islands in the streets.

Visited the BIG HOUSE, Allmans Brothers museum. Where they lived and put the band together, with all the memorabilia a fan could want to see. Duane's guitar and many other great items. Plus the house itself is very interesting place. Live music happens on a stage outside often. Being a huge AB fan I was very happy with this visit.

Allman Brothers music playing around you constantly...make it awesome!

Went to Duane and Berry Oakley's graves in Rose Hill Cemetery. Quite a scenic spot and if you are brave you can drive your car through the winding hilly roads.

Nearby is St Joseph's Catholic Church, perhaps one of the most beautiful anywhere. Reminiscent of European churches that we love to visit when there. The pipe organ is phenomenal.

Driving the area around Mercer College are many historic homes and large beautiful homesteads to see.

Near downtown is the Payne Mill antique mall. A terrific old mill restored and loaded with collectibles and such. We always manage to find  something, and this trip was no exception.

Also right off 75 as you go South, you pass a Starbucks, well next door is a Mediterranean Restaurant that serves up some mighty fine Falafel, Hummus and such. If you enjoy this food as I do, its well worth a stop.

At only 90 minutes from Atlanta, I am embarrassed to say this was my first visit to a great place. 'Stream on down sometime!