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Wander South Georgia: Weekend Guide to Thomasville
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: 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.

15 Charming Small Towns in Georgia
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: 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)
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: Tallahassee Democrat, June 28, 2020

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

Visiting Thomasville, GA
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: 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
Source: 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.

9 Charming Bed and Breakfasts Perfect for a Festive Christmas Getaway
Source: Southern Living, December 2019

Expect an old-fashioned, Norman Rockwell Christmas in this small South Georgia town—minus the snow. Book a room at The Paxton, where you'll find trees in all the rooms and the common areas dressed up in a classic mix of citrus, greenery, cotton, and feathers.

Main Street Christmas
Source: Georgia Main Street, December 2019

Check out this video featuring many shops and restaurants in Thomasville, Georgia.

Inside a Hallowed Shotgun Hideaway
Source: Garden & Gun, December 2019/January 2020

The narrow heart-pine stairs ascend above the bustle of the sporting goods store in Thomasville, Georgia, the scent of gun oil growing stronger with each squeaky step.

25+ Awesome Drivable Weekend Getaways in Georgia
Source: 365 Atlanta Traveler, November 14, 2019

There are so many wonderful vacation destinations that sometimes we forget the ones in our own backyard.

Queen Latifah, Dennis Quaid Movie Filming in Georgia
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 7, 2019

A movie starring and executive produced by Queen Latifah is filming in Georgia this week, according to officials. Bonnie Hayes, tourism manager with the city of Thomasville, told WFXL Fox News that “Tiger Rising,” which stars Latifah and Dennis Quaid, is shooting in various areas in Thomasville and Tifton.

Christmas Through the Ages
Source: Southwest Georgia Living, November/December 2019

One of the best things about the holiday season is the rush of nostalgia of Christmastime past—pure glee over childhood presents, grandma’s
tin of Christmas candy, homes transformed with decorations, caroling with the promise of hot cocoa at the evening’s end and the
romantic glow of candlelight at the Christmas Eve service.

Sweet Cacao: For the Love of Chocolate
Source: Southwest Georgia Living, November/December 2019

Things in downtown Thomasville turned a lot sweeter when Dena and Rick White moved there to be near their first grandchild. In fact, today Dena runs the sweetest shop in town and has discovered a passion for chocolate that she didn’t know she had

The Oldest Restaurant in Every State
Source: Southern Living, September 17, 2019

Take a delicious trip back in time. In nearly every state, from Revolutionary Period taverns in New England to Gold Rush holdovers in The West, America's oldest restaurants offer us a direct line to days gone by in a country—and an industry—typically preoccupied with the now and the next.

6 Hot Festivals to Warm You Up This Winter
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, October 28, 2019

Festival season is generally associated with spring or fall, but thanks to the Southeast’s moderate climate, festivals take place in our vicinity year-round.

State Loves Fall in Love with Tville
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise, September 17, 2019

The City of Thomasville Tourism Department recently received the Paul Broun Award for Marketing Initiatives. The award was given at the 2019 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference in LaGrange and was in recognition of the City of Thomasville’s “Fall in Love with Tville” social media marketing campaign.

Day in the Life: Taxidermist Sculpts with Hides, Horns and Dollops of Glue
Source: Tallahassee Democrat, September 14, 2019

The Democrat spent a “Day in the Life” with Dallas Burns, a taxidermist for the last 20 years with Harden’s Taxidermy in Thomasville, Georgia. He is 42. He is a hunter. And with a home menagerie of chickens, sheep, cows, dogs, cats, rabbits, ducks…and llamas, he is devoted to animals - even the ones who are no longer living when he meets them.

Downtown Thomasville Wins Two State Awards
Source: Albany Herald, September 14, 2019

Officials with the City of Thomasville recently accepted two awards from the Georgia Downtown Association. The awards were in recognition of the Creative District Vision Plan and the West Jackson Streetscape Project.

Thomasville – Sean of the South
Source: Sean of the South Blog, September 6, 2019

I’m about to make a speech at a local bookstore. I am running late. I speed into town like Dale Earnhardt on a beer run. I have a soft spot for small towns. In fact, you might say that my entire life has been built by small-town people. Like those in this city.

Sweet Grass Dairy Set to Break Ground on New Production Facility
Source: Deli Market News, August 15, 2019

Sweet Grass Dairy broke ground on a new 12,000-square-foot facility on August 15, 2019. The new state-of-the-art space has customized environmental controls to maintain the correct temperature, humidity, and air flow in the cheese aging rooms.

Jonah’s Fish & Grits Reels in Diners in Thomasville with Excellent Seafood
Source: The Tallahassee Democrat, August 15, 2019

Charming Thomasville, Georgia, is developing quite a restaurant scene, but I have to admit one spot still reels me in: Jonah’s Fish & Grits.

Adventure Guide to Tallahassee’s Surrounding Cities
Source: The Tally Wire, August 5, 2019

Tallahassee is home to a wide variety of businesses, restaurants, shops, and community events that many residents take advantage of. However, we are all familiar with those days where we’re yearning for something new to see or do. Fortunately, Tallahassee has a few neighboring towns and cities that provide new and exciting experiences, all within driving distance.

30 Small Towns with the Best Flower Shows
Source: Top Value Reviews, July 2019

Sure, we’ve all heard of the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., or the Philadelphia Flower Show in Pennsylvania. But one doesn’t need to visit a big city to experience the color, joy, and fun of a flower show.

100 Plates Locals Love
Source: Explore Georgia, July 2019

When it comes to selecting 100 outstanding plates from around the state, Georgians know best. With the help of nominations from enthusiastic eaters, we found the tastiest local dishes in each region that speak to Georgia's diverse culinary scene, from Southern specialties to meals with international influences.

Guide to Georgia
Source: Explore Georgia, July 15, 2019

Thomasville, Georgia's Rose City, is certainly a place apart. It’s where you can stroll along the historic bricks that were once walked on by guests during the city’s heyday as the "Winter Resort of the South."

These 9 Small Town Georgia Restaurants Will Serve You the Best Meal of Your Life
Source: Only in Georgia, July 2, 2019

Small town restaurants in Georgia may not have the glitz and the notoriety as some of the other restaurants in places like Savannah or Atlanta. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t without merit. Some of the best restaurants in Georgia happen to be located in the small towns that make up the fabric of our state.

The Small Town Georgia Restaurant that is Brimming with Southern Favorites
Source: Only in Georgia, June 25, 2019

Are you ready for a restaurant in Georgia that is brimming with personality? Not just personality though, also brimming with spectacular Southern eats.

Pieces of History
Source: The Valdosta Daily Times, June 16, 2019

The question had been posed to Jack Hadley repeatedly. At the time, he didn’t have an answer. Now, though, the founder and director of the Jack Hadley Black History Museum is working on answers to that oft-asked query, regarding the future of the Imperial Hotel.

Hidden Treasures: 13 Stunning Small Towns in Georgia
Source: 365 Atlanta Traveler, May 3, 2019

Hidden treasures are the best part of traveling, and the small towns in Georgia are riddled with secret finds. Whether it’s a small town near Atlanta, Ga. or one of the quaint towns in Georgia within driving distance of the city, you’ll find unique shops, world class dining, history, outdoor adventure, as well as museums and culture.

4 Georgia Small Towns to Shop This Season
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 1, 2019

From the winding roads of North Georgia to the moss-draped coast, Georgia is blanketed with towns that showcase the creativity of the artisans, chefs and entrepreneurs who live there.

Golf with a Twist
Source: Georgia Magazine, April 2019

Two sports are gaining popularity quickly in Georgia, especially among people who enjoy being outdoors, having fun and staying fit: disc golf and FootGolf. The two sports, which can be found at parks and golf courses worldwide, are similar to traditional golf.

Can Jacksonville Learn From Downtown Thomasville, GA?
Source: The Jaxson, April 16, 2019

One of the most successful Main Street programs in the state of Georgia is located in Thomasville. Established in 1981, the mission of the Thomasville Main Street Program is to foster and enhance the authentic identity and historic character of downtown in order to be a dynamic and creative city center where people want to live, aspire to work, love to play and long to return.

Say Fromage, Y'all
Source: Georgia Magazine, April 2019

Thomasville's Sweet Grass Dairy was launched by Al and Desiree Wehner and now is in the hands of their daughter Jessica and her husband Jeremy Little. The Littles hit pay dirt with their first submissions to the American Cheese Society's competition in 2002, when they won five medals.

This Hotel was in the Real Green Book. Inside a $1M Quest to Restore It and Save Black History
Source: Tallahassee Democrat, February 22, 2019

At Sunday's Academy Awards the critically acclaimed movie, "The Green Book," based on the guide, will be up for five Oscars, including Best Picture. James "Jack" Hadley doesn't need to see the movie to imagine what those days were like. He lived them.

18 Thomasville Ga. Restaurants with Big City Epicurean Delights
Source: 365 Atlanta Traveler, February 27, 2019

The best way to sample the many delicious, locally owned Thomasville Ga. restaurants is to sign up for one of the Taste of Thomasville Food Tours. Not only will you sample some of the best places to eat in Thomasville Ga., but you’ll hear a good bit about the history that makes this town in the southwestern portion of the state such a unique destination.

Amazeball Things to Do in Thomasville Ga. for an Active Girls Weekend
Source: 365 Atlanta Traveler, February 27, 2019

I’ll admit it, I was a little shocked there were so many things to do in Thomasville, Ga. I’d heard of a world-class food tour in Southwest Georgia. Well, ok, that would be a reason to visit for a day, but a whole weekend? Let me tell you, my cousin and I visited for three days and only scratched the surface.

Creativity, Conversation, & Passion: Women Gather to Support Entrepreneurship
Source: South Georgia Magazine, Winter 2019

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While being an entrepreneur may seem like an exciting adventure, there are times when a new business owner finds themselves in uncharted waters, searching for answers, and in need of a reassuring voice of encouragement. For Emily McKenna, owner of You’re Maker in Thomasville, the desire to open an art studio came with some apprehension.

Tourism in South Georgia
Source: South Georgia Magazine, Winter 2019
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With annual festivals and events held across South Georgia – from azaleas to peacocks and honeybees – the Thomasville Rose Show and Festival has been a tradition since the 1920s.

These are the South's Best Bed and Breakfasts
Source: Birmingham Magazine, February 14, 2019

Bed and breakfasts, with their cozy and quaint appeal, are ideal for spending quality time with your significant other. Often the most colorful and intriguing aspect of B&Bs—especially those in the South—is not the architectural beauty or long list of amenities, but the history of the building itself. From luxury wilderness escapes to Latin-inspired city life, here are five cozy places to stay on your next romantic adventure.

7 Georgia Destinations to Take in African-American Culture
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 5, 2019

The Peach State is riddled with routes to some of the most integral and inspiring destinations to appreciate African-American culture from then to now. From Southern farmlands to Southern cities, these sites share the emergence of black excellence and heritage across the state.

Georgia Cheese and Chocolate Makers Among 2019 Good Food Award Winners
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 24, 2019

Six Georgia businesses, including Sweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville, took home top honors at this year’s Good Food Awards.

Inside the 9th Good Food Awards Ceremony and Mercantile
January 16, 2019

This weekend, the West Coast experienced a whirlwind of artisan food activity. Kicking off a weekend that saw many of the nation's leading food crafters, grocers, chefs, journalists, and activists convene on Baghdad by the Bay, the ninth annual Good Food Awards held its award ceremony – celebrating 220 food and drink crafters spread across more than 30 states.

What is the Margin of Something You Buy?
Source: The Brunswick News, December 19, 2018

We were in Thomasville, Georgia a few weeks ago. Like many cities, Thomasville has shopping centers around the community with TJ Maxx, Publix, Lowes, food chains and on and on. (No Starbucks for some reason?) What is unusual, however, is that they surround a viable, exciting, amazing downtown.

The Playful Side of Southern Luxury
Source: The Clubs by Joe, December 2018

You don’t have to be from Thomasville to love it. In fact, some of the most dynamic residents of this small South Georgia town were, once upon a time, tourists themselves.

These 8 Small Georgia Towns Do Christmas Right
Source: Explore Georgia, November 2018

Step back in time during Thomasville’s extraordinary Victorian Christmas Festival. Carriage rides with jingle bells, live music, Victorian-clad carolers and more set the stage for strolling the streets and pering in storefronts.

At Christmastime, This Georgia Town Has the Most Enchanting Main Street in the Country
Source: Only in Georgia, November 22, 2018

There is a town in Georgia that all should consider visiting during the holidays in order to enjoy a truly festive experience. Downtown Thomasville, Georgia transforms into a magical holiday wonderland every year, and everyone in town gets into the festive spirit.

The 140-Acre Farm That is Quickly Becoming the Reigning Cheese Champ in Georgia
Source: Only in Georgia, October 29, 2018

Sweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville, Georgia is revolutionizing the cheese game for the state.

A Boozy Tour of Georgia: 8 Awesome Watering Holes
Source: Explore Georgia, October 2018

Who’s thirsty? Liam’s is a fun, locally owned restaurant in the historic downtown area of Thomasville.

From Pop-Ups to Storefront
Source: South Georgia Magazine, Fall 2018

In downtown Thomasville, the pop-up concept was used to jump start several new businesses and encourage economic revitalization within the city’s Creative District.

Food Quest TV Series Features Thomasville, GA and Nature's Own
Source: Food Quest TV, October 2018

We’re in Georgia for old-fashioned bread with modern day appeal.

SouthLife Supply Company is Rockin’ Its Way to Success
Source: South Georgia Magazine, Fall 2018

From shotgun shell jewelry to high-end leather products, Kelly and Heather Abbott, owners of SouthLife Supply Company in Thomas County, firmly believe that necessity is the mother of invention.

Made in Georgia: Sweet Grass Dairy
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 31, 2018

Travel U.S. Highway 19 through the South Georgia community of Thomasville. Just a few miles north of town, you’ll see a small green and white sign at the west side of the road. It marks an unpaved driveway leading through trees. You’ve found the home of Sweet Grass Dairy, one of the nation’s pre-eminent artisan cheesemakers.

Beyond the Bird
Source: Good Grit Magazine, August 13, 2018

An invitation to quail hunt on Merrily Plantation in Thomasville, Georgia, is one that you must say yes to. For wing-shooting enthusiasts, this small, remote part of the South could be compared to the Masters golf tournament.

Plantations to Peaks Excursion
Source: Outdoor Adventure TV and Fox Sports Southeast, August 2018

Host David Zelski explores Georgia’s Quail Country and then journeys North to take on adventures in the state’s mountains and skies.

The 10 Best Public Golf Courses in Georgia
Source: Best Things in Georgia, July 2018

Golfers in Georgia rejoice! With its year-round temperate weather, tourists and locals alike can enjoy a wealth of well-maintained public golf courses. The best part? No memberships required. Lush green courses await. Here are our 10 favorites.

100 Plates Locals Love
Source: Explore Georgia, June 2018

When it comes to selecting 100 outstanding plates from around the state, Georgians know best. With the help of nominations from enthusiastic eaters, we found the tastiest local dishes in each region that speak to Georgia's diverse culinary scene, from Southern specialties to meals with international influences.

The Best Antiquing Spots Can Be Found in These 8 Towns in Georgia
Source: Trips to Discover, July 6, 2018

Georgia’s southern style has been ever-present for decades, and you can find pieces of your favorite era in one of the many antique stores sprinkled throughout the state.

America's Top 5 Coolest Towns to Buy a Vacation Home
Source: Forbes, May 2018

Unless you happen to love hunting Bobwhite quail, there’s no reason you would have ever heard of Thomasville before. The locals know how to keep their secrets close to their vests.

Tourism on the Rise in Thomasville
Source: WTXL, May 18, 2018

It's no secret that tourism is huge in Tallahassee, but what about some of the smaller towns in rural Georgia? It turns out, tourism is on the rise throughout the Peach State.

An Incremental Approach to Bike Friendliness
Source: Strong Towns, May 7, 2018

In the small town of Thomasville, Georgia, a quiet biking revolution is taking place.

10 Best Things to do in Thomasville
Source: Trips to Discover, February 2018

Thomasville was known as the “Winter Resort of the South” during the Victorian Era. Today, the same charm is significantly present with its perfectly preserved structures and locally run shops.

I Went Looking for Cheese and Found One of the Best Small Food Towns in the Country Right Now
Source: Food & Wine, January 8, 2018

A small group of passionate makers have found their way to the historic winter resort town of Thomasville, Georgia, and you should, too.

This Southern Bookstore is a Hidden Gem
Source: Southern Living, January 2018

It's easy to feel welcome in a bookstore, but visitors to Thomasville, Georgia's The Bookshelf experience something more—they feel completely at home.

Thomasville, Georgia: A Proper Southern Town
Source: Atlanta Magazine, March 27, 2017

In the late nineteenth century, Thomasville was a terminus on the Southern Railway, making it an easily accessible destination for wealthy Northerners. Enchanted by its pine-scented air and warm temperatures (it’s just a few miles from the Florida line), they chose it as a winter vacation destination.

Thomasville on NBC Nightly News
Source: MSNBC, February 26, 2011

For all the talk of technology and innovation leading us into the future, there may be something to learn about economic vitality from the experience of a small town in Georgia.

The 15 Best Holiday Shopping Destinations in Georgia!
Source: Best Things Georgia, November 16, 2017

The “City of Roses,” Thomasville, Georgia, boasts a Victorian-style downtown district with more than 80 shops for visitors to check out. From antique shops to bookstores and art galleries, this historic downtown is the ultimate southern shopping destination.

The Hidden Charm of Thomasville, Georgia
Source: Wine Enthusiast Magazine, September 11, 2017

Long ago a getaway for fancy Yankees, there’s an abundance of old-fashioned Southern charm to be enjoyed in Thomasville, Georgia. Just over the state line from Tallahassee, Florida, the revived downtown and historic preservation district make this little town a gem to be discovered.

In Your Wildest Dreams: Nine of America’s Top Sporting Destinations
Source: USA Today, August 23, 2015

The hunting or fishing may be very good in your backyard, on the grounds of a local club, or at the wildlife management area down the road, but every sportsman envisions a dream destination that can offer up a spectacular outdoor experience.