Bainbridge featured on cover of Georgia’s Official State Travel Guide

Published 10:41 am Friday, February 9, 2024

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Bainbridge, Ga. (February 6, 2024) – The Visit Bainbridge office today announced that Bainbridge is featured as one of the four covers of Georgia’s 2024 Official State Travel Guide. Produced annually by Explore Georgia, the tourism division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the guide is dedicated to inspiring travel to and within the state.

“The growth and evolution of our Official State Travel Guide has contributed to Georgia’s strongest tourism economy ever,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Chief Marketing Officer Mark Jaronski. “The communities featured on the covers of our travel guide represent Georgia’s unique and diverse range of experiences and geographies, and inspire travelers of various types and interests to discover so many more beach, mountain, small town, rural, and city destinations throughout the guide.”

Informed by traveler sentiment research and visitor data, the travel guide’s four covers showcase Georgia’s small towns, cities, mountains, and beaches, representing the key types of destinations that travelers are most interested in visiting. Featured cover destinations include the Downtown Square in Bainbridge, Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Bell Mountain Park and Historical Site in Hiawassee, and South Beach Pier and Pavilion on Tybee Island. Aside from the various covers, each guide contains the same content, with nearly 130 pages of inspirational images and enticing trip ideas spanning the entire state.

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“We are immensely grateful for the honor of being recognized as one of the top small towns in our state. This acknowledgment underscores the vital role visitor spending plays in sustaining our local economy. Being recognized by the state tourism office is a tremendous compliment, affirming our commitment to providing an enriching experience for visitors and locals alike.” said Crystal Hines, Executive Director of Visit Bainbridge.

The free travel guide is available digitally on the Explore Georgia website, by phone at 1-800-VISIT-GA, on-site at the nine Georgia Visitor Information Centers, and through a statewide network of tourism partners.

For more information and to order a travel guide, visit