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Southern Living’s 17 Best Things To Do In Macon, Georgia

March 7, 2024

17 Best Things To Do In Macon, Georgia
Published on February 29, 2024

There’s an old saying about this part of Georgia: “There must be something in the water.” People said it in the 1950s when rock ’n’ roll icon and Macon native Little Richard hit it big. They repeated it about 10 years later when rhythm and blues singer Otis Redding burst on the scene. Then it happened again in the early 1970s when the Allman Brothers Band took the town—and nation—by storm.

But the phrase, or something like it, may have actually been around long before Macon made a name for itself as a music capital. The Muscogee people have lived in this region for thousands of years, and the Ocmulgee River provided near-perfect conditions for their agriculture. By the time Macon was founded in 1823, water was still the draw. The river provided a mode of transportation, was a catalyst for trade and industry, and then became a resource for electrical power.

Today, the phrase still echoes throughout town, which is one of our favorite destinations. You can hear it in the sultry whine of a bass guitar at Grant’s Lounge. You can taste it in the deceptively smooth daiquiri at The Monkey’s Paw Tiki Lounge. And you can see it in well-patronized businesses—from buzzy Macon Bagels to Reboot Retrocade & Bar.

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