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7 Proven Best Places To Live In America As Of 2024

The Travel, May 18, 2024

Based on a variety of factors, including safety, affordability, and diversity, these are the best places in America to live in 2024.

The 18 Most Beautiful Places in Georgia, According To A Born-And-Raised Local

Southern Living, April 26, 2024

From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the breezy barrier islands, the Peach State is full of surprises.

On the Road | Southwest Georgia

Southbound, Spring 2024

Conceived in 1914, the Dixie Highway was the first interstate highway connecting the industrial North tothe largely agricultural South.

The 50 Best Places to Live in the U.S. | Thomasville, Georgia

Money.com, April 2024

Around 1685, an acorn began to grow in Thomasville, eventually becoming a sprawling tree with a limb span of more than 165 feet and a point of pride for local residents. Like its cherished landmark The Big Oak, this Georgia town has undergone quite the transformation over the years, blossoming into an ideal spot for families to call home.

How to Spend a Spring Weekend in Thomasville, Georgia

Southern Living, April 2024

A tight-knit community of local businesses makes Thomasville one of the most welcoming towns anywhere.

Georgia’s Magical Holiday Events

Explore Georgia, August 2023

From holiday lights to train rides with Santa, experience the magic of the season at these Georgia events!

3 Reasons why Thomasville, Georgia is the perfect Christmas town

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 27, 2023

Whether it’s to escape the cold for warmer temperatures, on a family vacation to Disney World, or to visit one of the top-rated aquariums in the U.S., there’s always a good reason and endless things to do when visiting the South. According to Southern Living, Thomasville, Georgia, is one of the top destinations for a classic Southern Christmas — and it’s only three and a half hours away from Atlanta.

7 Most Charming Christmas Towns & Festivities in Georgia in 2023
Traveling Lifestyle, November 19, 2023

While Georgia doesn’t get a lot of snow, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get festive for the holiday season.

8 Christmas Towns in Georgia That Will Fill Your Heart with Holiday Cheer
Only in Your State, November 7, 2023

When fall comes around each year, many of us start thinking about the best places to go for Christmas in Georgia. There are so many amazing spots to check out each winter, and so much to do!

These Small Towns in Georgia Have The Best Historic Districts
World Atlas, October 26, 2023

Known as the “Peach State” for its plentiful supply of the tasty fruit introduced by Franciscan monks in the late 1600s, Georgia is renowned for its stunning scenery and picturesque small towns.

The Best Southern Cities to Retire on a $3,000 Monthly Budget
Express Healthcare Management, October 17, 2023

If you’re considering settling down in the South, there are several cities that offer an affordable lifestyle.

13 Most Beautiful Small Towns in Georgia You Should Visit
World Atlas, September 2023

Take a spin through 13 beautiful towns in Georgia that should be on your list of getaway destinations.

The Best Weekend Getaways in Georgia
Southern Living, September 8, 2023

Best known as a sportsman destination for quail hunting, Thomasville is an under-the-radar town and a prime weekend getaway.

30 Festive Small Towns In The South For A Charming Christmas Getaway
Southern Living, August 3, 2023

This winter, skip the crowded cities, and spend your Christmas in one of the South's most charming towns.

Georgia Downtowns are in the Midst of a True Renaissance
Georgia’s Cities Magazine, July/August 2023

Thomasville’s downtown metamorphosis has become a lifestyle destination for South Georgians in recent years.

Heroes of the Heartland
Site Selection Magazine, July 2, 2023

Thomas County is listed as one of America’s Best Counties by Projects Per Capita.

These Towns in Georgia Have the Best Main Streets
World Atlas, May 2023

The main street of any town is the heart of the community and where all the action happens. Usually filled with unique markets, live music, vendors, or small businesses, exploring a main street in Georgia, United States, can make for an exciting day trip or evening out.

The 11 Most Picturesque Small Towns in Georgia
World Atlas, May 2023

Located in southern Georgia and the county seat of Thomas County, Thomasville is a picturesque town with a unique charm.

8 Cutest Small Towns in Georgia
World Atlas, April 2023

Nestled in the southern region of Georgia, Thomasville is a small town acclaimed for its Southern hospitality, quaint magnetism, and natural exquisiteness.

The 50 Best Small Towns in the South 2023
Southern Living, March 2023

Forget about size. These 50 Southern towns may be small, but each one has its own distinct story to tell. We asked our readers to share their favorites, and this wide-ranging list captures the wonderful diversity of our region.

15 Things To Do In Thomasville, Georgia
Southern Living, March 2023

Thomasville is a charming, one-of-a-kind town tucked away in rural Southwest Georgia, about an hour's drive from Albany to the north and Valdosta to the east.

Top Festivals for Spring in Georgia
Explore Georgia, January 2023

Georgia's winters are mostly mild, but we still jump for joy when spring arrives with its warm sunshine, beautiful blooms and lots of festivals.

9 Spring Break Trips for Grown-Ups
Explore Georgia, January 2023

The term "spring break" may elicit images of out-of-control college students or family-friendly getaways. But it doesn't have to be either one!

This Walkable Stretch of Shops and Restaurants in Small-Town Georgia is the Perfect Day Trip Destination
Only in Your State, January 16, 2023

There’s something so delightfully charming about a walkable town in Georgia where you can park your car, get out, and spend the day in the fresh air.

Candles, Beer and Film Driving New Business in Thomasville
WTXL, January 12, 2023

Candles, beer and film are three businesses that are expected to drive downtown Thomasville’s economy forward in 2023.

16 Beautiful Towns in the Southeast to Visit in 2023
Travel Awaits, January 4, 2023

From the Louisiana Bayou and the mountains of Arkansas to historic Virginia and sunny Florida, the Southeast is one of the best areas of the country for a getaway.

These 6 Georgia Towns are Ranked Among the Best Places to Celebrate Christmas
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 2, 2022

If you’re in the mood for cozy, wintry towns full of twinkling lights, shopping, and great eats, check out these top Christmas towns in Georgia.

25 Best Day Trips in Georgia
Dream Vacation Magazine, October 18, 2022

Packed with interesting indoor and outdoor attractions, Thomasville in Georgia is an excellent choice for a fun day trip or weekend getaway.

How to Assemble the Perfect Southern Charcuterie Board
Garden & Gun, October 13, 2022

Nashville’s Cheese Gal breaks down the basics of a charcuterie spread that’s as tasty as it is beautiful, including a list of Southern purveyors for your shopping list.

My Town: Film Producer Allen Cheney’s Thomasville, Georgia
Garden & Gun, September 20, 2022

What do Dustin Hoffman, the tiger from The Hangover, and the musician Machine Gun Kelly all have in common? If this sounds like the setup for a six-degrees-of-Kevin Bacon story, you should know he’s actually involved too.

16 Best Destinations for a Classic Southern Christmas
Southern Living, August 8, 2022

There's small-town Christmas charm aplenty in Thomasville, Georgia, where the cobblestone downtown streets are decorated for the holidays, and the locally owned shops warmly welcome visitors during the season.

A New Savannah Bakery Celebrates Local Flavors
Garden & Gun, August 3, 2022

Drawing on his cookbook, Seeking the South, Newton and the head pastry chef, Noah Whritenour, surveyed the region for the perfect additions to the menu.

How to Spend the Perfect Afternoon in Thomasville, GA
Uprooted Adventures, August 2022

Let me tell you, it’s HOT in August in Florida and South Georgia so we didn’t LOVE walking around but the town’s so cute, we had to check it out with Tink, the pup. There are so many cute shops in Thomasville, we had a blast window shopping. I may have even bought a couple of items for myself.

Small Towns with Big Art Scenes in the South
Garden & Gun, June 30, 2022

After twenty years of hosting the successful Wildlife Arts Festival every fall, this town holds its own when it comes to infusing art into the landscape of its community.

5 Georgia Podcasts You Should be Listening to
Gwinnett Daily Post, June 23, 2022

These 5 podcasts are based in Georgia and are both entertaining and educational.

Few People Know There Are Quail Statues Hidden Around Thomasville, Georgia
Only in Your State, June 13, 2022

There are 18 bronze quail statues hiding all over downtown Thomasville in a little quail trail that’s the perfect afternoon adventure even for those who aren’t fans of traditional hunting.

Five Restaurants in Georgia have been Ranked as the Best Places to Eat in the State for 2022
OriginalNewsbreak.Com, May 27, 2022

If you're looking for some good places to eat, you might want to consider stopping by one of the following restaurants.

9 Small Towns Dripping with Georgia Charm
Explore Georgia, May 2022

The Peach State is home to bustling cities, but it's also filled with some of the most charming and bucolic small towns in the country.

Quail Country Welcomes Visitors to Festival
The Upland Almanac, April 2022

Many upland bird hunters enjoy looking at fine art of working dogs and flushing quail almost as much as doing it themselves in the field. Every fall, the people of Thomasville, Georgia, welcome art fans and world-renowned wildlife artists from multiple states and foreign countries to their annual festival.

10 Cities to Visit in Georgia (That Aren’t Savannah)
The Travel, March 28, 2022

Many people have been several times to Savannah in Georgia. Here are 10 other cities worth exploring in the unique American state.

Main Spotlight: Community Preservation in a Historically African-American Georgia Community
Main Street America, April 5, 2022

In the early 20th century, the neighborhood made up of the 200 and 300 blocks of West Jackson Street in Thomasville, Georgia, known as The Bottom, was the heart of the African American community.

The 14 Best Free Things to Do in Georgia
Lonely Planet, February 19, 2022

The charms of the Peach State are many. Gorgeous waterfalls tumble down rugged mountains. White sand beaches ribbon along barrier islands. Small towns spotlight public art and eco-minded parks.

2022 Official State Travel Guide
Explore Georgia, February 2022

We’ve divided the state into five regions to help you more easily navigate this guide.

A 5-Day Adventure in South Georgia and the Coast
Explore Georgia, January 2022

Every good road trip needs a starting point, so we thought we'd start in one of South Georgia's staple cities. Thomasville is a quintessential small town with a vibrant Main Street, award-winning restaurants and amazing people.

Visit the Friendliest Town in Georgia the Next Time You Need a Pick-Me-Up
Only in Your State, January 21, 2022

Let’s be honest, there are some places you visit in Georgia that are a bit friendlier than others. Take Thomasville, Georgia for instance.

The 7 Coziest Towns in Georgia to Snuggle Up in This Season
Only in Your State, January 4, 2022

Wintertime can be a long and somewhat tumultuous season, but just because it’s cold and snowy doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a little bit of adventure, right? We have seven picturesque winter towns in Georgia that offer up some real cozy accommodations.

Top 25 Best Things to Do in Georgia
Vacation Idea, December 2, 2021

From the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains to many historic memorials and forts, Georgia offers something for everyone (check out Thomasville at number 23).

Best Trips of 2022
Explore Georgia, December 2021

There has never been a better time to explore the Peach State, whether you’re looking for history and culture in the capital city or to disconnect on a barrier island on the coast.

Our 16 Favorite Hallmark Christmas Movie Towns to Visit in the U.S.
Travel Awaits, December 2021

We’ve rounded up our favorite U.S. charming towns and quaint villages that come alive with holiday spirit each year and truly embody the same feel-good spirit as a Hallmark movie.

Community Comes Together for Magical Christmas in Thomasville Memories
Tallahassee Democrat, December 27, 2021

Holiday wreaths, decorated storefronts, photo opportunities, twinkling lights, and an abundance of holiday events turned Christmas in Thomasville from a marketing slogan in December of 2020 into a magical time of year filled with cherished holiday memories in 2021.

PlanFirst Success Story: Downtown Economic Development – Courtyard-Marriott
Georgia Department of Community Affairs, October 2021

DCA’s PlanFirst program recognizes and rewards Georgia communities that clearly demonstrate an established pattern of successfully implementing their Local Comprehensive Plan.

10 Best Things to do in Thomasville, Georgia
VacationIdea.com, August 4, 2021

The City of Thomasville, Georgia is often referred to as the state’s “Rose City” and is a destination in itself.

Delivering for Downtown Vitality
Georgia Trend, August 2021

Georgia Main Street communities continue to build and maintain relationships.

Historic Thomasville is a Southern Charmer
South Georgia Magazine, Summer 2021

As a city that’s been welcoming and entertaining visitors since the late 1800s, Thomasville is a must-see travel destination for those seeking true southern hospitality.

Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop in Georgia Provides Straight from the Farm Goodies
Only in Georgia, July 28, 2021

If you ever find yourself in the Thomasville area, then we have the perfect place to kick back and enjoy some cheese.

It’s Time to Hit the Road
Food Network, July 2021

The sights, sounds, and flavors of Georgia are just what we’re craving right now.

Travel & Leisure: Where to Find Southern Charm in Georgia’s Storied Smaller Towns
Travel & Leisure, July 2021

Georgia’s cities, such as Atlanta and Savannah, are wondrous in their own unique ways, but there’s something special to be found in the small towns.

Wander South Georgia: Weekend Guide to Thomasville
Wander North Georgia, May 2021

Every good road trip needs a starting point so we thought we would start ours in one of South Georgia’s staple cities, Thomasville.

Explore Georgia Announces New and Alluring Hotel Openings
All on Georgia, May 19, 2021

Georgia is filled with lodging options where you can check in – to check out – as they create escapist atmospheres and unique experiences for guests.

12 Amazing Experiences in Quaint Thomasville, Georgia
Travel Awaits, May 18, 2021

The quaint city of Thomasville, in the southwestern part of Georgia, is located less than an hour from Tallahassee, Florida.

8 Adventures You’ll be Surprised to Find in Southwest Georgia
Explore Georgia, April 2021

Southwest Georgia may be the least populated part of the state, but it packs a whole lot of fun.

15 Charming Small Towns in Georgia
PureWow, March 19, 2021

Keen to get your travel fix, but not ready to bust out your passport just yet? Consider a domestic getaway.

Discover the Hidden Gems off Georgia’s Scenic Byways
The Extra Mile Blog, March 2, 2021

Georgia’s Scenic Byways are more than just state routes with captivating picturesque landscapes.

Tourism Has $83 Million Plus Impact on Thomasville in ‘19
The Albany Herald, February 18, 2021

The tourism industry in Thomas County generated $83.62 million in direct, domestic traveler expenditures in 2019.

10 Georgia Communities Honored for Successful Planning
Georgia Trend, February 18, 2021

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA’s) PlanFirst program recently recognized nine cities and one county for comprehensive planning that is helping to create more vibrant communities.

10 Favorite Travel Destinations of 2020 (Ranked by Awesomeness)
Road Trips & Coffee, January 1, 2021

The definitive list of the most awesome destinations I visited in 2020 – and why you need to visit these in 2021.

You Can Visit a Massive 300 Year Old Tree in Georgia & It’s Serious Whomping Willow Vibes
Narcity, September 19, 2020

Georgia has so many hidden gems, natural wonders, and places you need to visit at least once in your lifetime.

A Taste of the Scenic Fun and Relaxing Getaways Southwest Georgia's Small Towns Offer
Atlanta Magazine, September 11, 2020

When traveling through Southwest Georgia, you’re never too far from delicious Southern meals, exciting excursions, museums housing tons of history, or cozy places to stay.

A City Full of Roses
Sean of the South, August 7, 2020

This small Georgia town is painted with late afternoon shadows, and it looks like an illustration fit for the cover of “The Saturday Evening Post.”

5 Small Town Getaways Perfect for Families
Explore Georgia, July 2020

Georgia’s small towns aren’t just for grown ups. They’re also great for families and pint-sized travelers with plenty of things to do, places to stay, and restaurants to enjoy. Pack up the group for one of these memorable getaways.

List Ranks Top 20 Southern Small Towns for 2020
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 28, 2020

If you are looking to get out of the city for a bit for a change of pace, the South is dotted with scenic small towns to explore and visit.

A Rising Tide: Industry, Infrastructure and Tourism
Georgia Trend, July 2020

Following a record year of $190 million in new investment and nearly 800 new manufacturing jobs, economic dvelopment prospects in Thomas County waned this spring, understandably.

Curator Finds Facts, Treasures at the Thomasville History Center
Tallahassee Democrat, June 28, 2020

History is reflected in landmarks for historian Ephraim J. Rotter.

Visiting Thomasville, GA
Southern Hospitality Blog, June 28, 2020

It’s been a few months since I visited Thomasville, GA, and I have never shared the experience with you all, so today I’m doing just that.

Signature Toiles Celebrate Our Favorite Southern Towns
Southern Living, June 2020

Thomasville, Georgia’s custom toile, Toile of Thomasville, is stocked at downtown shop The Hare & The Hart.

The South’s Best Small Towns 2020
Southern Living, March 2020

We all have our favorite Southern small towns—from those perfectly picturesque villages we consider our go-to retreats to the happy accidents we discover on road trips.

Experience the Charm of Thomasville, Georgia
Southern Living, March 2020

Do you name Thomasville among your favorite small towns in the South? You're in good company. Located in southwest Georgia, this Thomas County community is a treasure.

Thomasville is a Trip Back in Time
Houstonia Magazine, March 2020

The city was named one of USA Today’s top historic towns a few years back, and it’s easy to see why.

Southern Traditions: Festivals a Staple in Georgia
The Tifton Gazette, March 3, 2020

Festivals say so much about a community. For some cities, these annual signature festivals have become a way of life, a part of the culture and just a whole lot of fun.

Thomasville, Georgia: Jack Hadley Black History Museum
Momma Wanderlust Blog, February 20, 2020

I travel to Thomasville, Georgia, frequently to visit my dad who moved to the city a few years ago, after marrying a Thomasville native. In all of my visits, I never took the time to learn and explore the city until recently.

The Small Cafe, Jonah’s Fish & Grits in Georgia, has a Peanut Butter Pie Known Around the World
Only in Georgia, February 20, 2020

Jonah’s Fish & Grits in Georgia has become one of the premier food destinations in Thomasville over the years. While many patrons visit this foodie heaven in order to indulge in scrumptious Southern food, there is an entirely different reason to visit that has developed—the dessert.

20 Destinations for Your 2020 Travel List
Momma Wanderlust Blog, January 13, 2020

We made it to 2020, y’all! It’s the beginning of a new year, which is my favorite time to dream big and think of all of the places that I’d love to visit if money and paid time off weren’t obstacles.