Macon is a beautiful city in the United States, located more exactly within the state of Georgia, in Bibb County, being its county seat at the same time. The history of Macon goes back to the early 19th century, when the area was settled. Since then, Macon grew to be a prosperous city. According to the 2010 census, Macon has a total population of 91, 351 residents and spans on a total area of 56.3 square miles (145.7 sq km), making it the seventh largest city in the state of Georgia and the largest city in central Georgia.
Top Attractions within Macon
The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail is a beautiful place in the core of the nature, located along the Ocmulgee River, right in downtown Macon. The green way of parks, plazas and landmarks will give you the chance to relax, take in the fresh air and admire the beautiful scenery. Other parks in Macon include Bloomfield Park, Frank Johnson Recreation Center, Freedom Park and many others.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences is a wonderful cultural institution in Macon. The museum features 4 main gallery with numerous rotating exhibitions, the Discovery House where you can experience hands-on activities, live animal habitats, a nature trail, garden, store and auditorium. The museum is also home to the Mark Smith Planetarium. Other museums in Macon you could visit include The Allman Brothers Band Museum, Tubman African American Museum, Georgia Children's Museum, and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
The International Cherry Blossom Festival is a popular event held in Macon every spring in mid-March. The festival spans on 10 days and features numerous fun events, including animal shows, concerts, international showcase events, fashion shows, theatrical performances, luncheons, marathons, fair rides, dances and more.
Restaurants. Macon is home to numerous restaurants where you can enjoy a satisfying meal, such as Ingleside Village Pizza, Downtown Grill, Natalia's, Marco Ristorante Italiano, Jim Shaw's, Longhorn Steakhouse, Joshua Cup Coffee, Taj Indian Restaurant, Hacienda Vejia, and many more.