Centrally located in the heart of Georgia
If you do have the urge to get away for a day or weekend trip, Macon is on I-75 and I-16. It's a short drive on to reach the mountains of Georgia or the coast. Macon doesn't have the congestion and pollution that the larger cities have. Traffic is never too bad. Take a closer look at things to do, events, restaurants and to learn more about Macon, GA: https://www.maconga.org/
Macon is growing in recognition as a college town. Wesleyan College, an all-women's private school, is here along with Mercer University - a private Baptist institution, and Middle Georgia State University as well as Central Georgia Technical College.
Bibb County (the county that contains Macon) has seven public high schools. There are an additional eight private high schools in Macon and five specialized schools, including the Georgia Academy for the Blind.
Lake Tobesofkee has beaches, boating areas and campgrounds. It's also accessible year round, and since Macon has a mild climate, it's almost never too cold for a trip.
Macon Is The Cherry Blossom Capital Of The World
More than 300,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees bloom in Macon for a brief couple of weeks in March every year, and the city celebrates with its annual International Cherry Blossom Festival. To say the town turns pink during this time would hardly be an exaggeration. Fountains are dyed pink, houses sport pink wreaths and ribbons, cars feature pink blossoms painted in their windows, and the trees themselves put on a show. The festival includes concerts, charity events and a fair at Central City Park.
Macon has a great music history. Many musicians have called Macon home.
- Jason Aldean, country music singer
- The Allman Brothers, southern rock band
- Bill Berry, member of R.E.M.
- Ronnie Hammond, lead singer, Atlanta Rhythm Section
- Rosa King, jazz and blues saxophonist, singer
- Chuck Leavell, Allman Brothers and Rolling Stones pianist
- Little Richard Penniman, singer, songwriter, and pianist; pioneer of rock and roll
- Mike Mills, member of R.E.M.; lived in Macon in early 1960s-1970s
- Phil Walden, record producer and music businessman
- Young Jeezy, rapper
Clint Eastwood's "Trouble with the Curve" and the Jackie Robinson biopic "42" shot scenes in Macon's historic baseball field, located in Central City Park. More recently, the Aaron Paul flick "Need for Speed" shot some scenes in Macon.