If you are on I-75, I-85, I-20, or I-85, make a stop in Atlanta. For RV parking, just drive 25 miles outside on I-75 and exit 122 in Cartersville, GA. There you will find the Allatoona Campground They have full wood campsites with some full hookups. There is a 1/4 mile white sand beach and a marina with a launch ramp and boat rentals, a recreation building with a sundeck, a swimming pool, a barbecue area, a childrens playground, a general store, tiled bathrooms, laundry, and cabins if you have anyone with you who doesn’t want to sleep in the RV.
What to eat while you’re there. Of course it is always preferable to eat like a native, those are the restaurants where all of the best food is. One of the best restaurants for down home southern cooking is Mary Mac’s Tea Room. Located at 224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE and it is open for lunch. The best items on the menu are fried green tomatoes, okra, greens, grits, fried chicken, craklin cornbread, and sweet potato pie.
The main attraction when visiting Atlanta is the World Of Coca Cola. You will learn how Dr. John S. Pemberton, an Atlanta Scientist invented this soda originally a cure for headaches. You will find an old-fashioned soda fountain from the 1930s and the Taste Of The World Soda Fountain, a unique dispenser that shoots soda 20 feet in the air and will land in your cup with pin point accuracy.
Another suggested stop on your Georgia tour is Savannah, GA. Savannah was an important port during both the American Revolution and the Civil War. It was under British rule during the American Revolution and the United States took full control by the Civil War.
Waterway RV Park is located off I-95 exits 14, 15 and 16 in Richmond Hill. They have full hookups, phone hookups, a general store, a boat ramp, restrooms, and a laundry facility. You can also try Bellaire Woods Campground, locate at 805 Argyle Rd on Georgia Hwy 204 which is 2 1/2 miles west from I-95. They offer some full hookups, cable tv, shady pull-thrus, a security, a laundry facility, propane service, a playground, showers, a playground, propane service, showers, a fishing dock, a swimming pool, and boat ramp.
Of course when you are in Georgia, you must eat southern food. Try Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House, located at 107 W Jones St. There is a real Mrs. Wilkes and it is a real house, however, it has no sign on the front. They serve only lunch and the locals know that you have to start lining up in the front at 11:00 am.
You can also try Crystal Beer House which has been open since 1933 and is located at 301 W Jones St. There you will find such favorites as crab stew, fried oyster sandwiches, deviled crab burgers, and over 80 choices of beers.
If you love historic homes, visit The Hamilton-Turner Mansion and the Owens-Thomas house. The Hamilton-Turner Mansion is located at 330 Abercorn St. You can call 912-233-4800 for hours of operation. The Owens-Thomas house is located at 124 Abercorn St. Call 912-233-9743 for their hours of operation.
Enjoy your travels!