Recent Story from Forbes by Katie Chang
Macon might be best known as the home of Southern rock and soul – after all, it’s where Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers, and Little Richard launched their illustrious careers – but there’s far more to the central Georgia city than deep musical roots.
Thanks to the revitalization of Macon’s historic downtown, which kicked off about a decade ago, there’s been a steady uptick in new and notable restaurants, bars, shops, and cultural venues. And no matter where you find yourself – whether it’s the Tubman Museum to brush up on your history or Macon Bagels to start your morning off right – you’ll discover a community that’s warm and eager to share everything they love about their city. No wonder Macon’s referred to as “Where Soul Lives.”
Here, a weekend guide on where to stay, what to eat and drink, and what to do in Macon.