A black and white photograph of a group of African Americans celebrating at a Fourth of July picnic.

Celebrating America’s Melting Pot

To celebrate Independence Day, here are some vibrant, living destinations from sea to shining sea where you can experience firsthand the diversity of America’s melting pot.

Sunlight strikes moss-covered monuments and gravestones in Bonaventure Cemetary.

Cinema History in Savannah, Georgia

Beginning in the 1960s, author Jim Morekis covers the history of film in Savannah, from Gator (1975) to Glory (1989) to The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) and beyond.

A hiker with a backpack sits on a bare patch of stone staring out over the mountainous landscape.

The Appalachian Trail through Georgia

Georgia’s section of the Appalachian Trail is 76 miles long from Springer Mountain to Bly Gap and on into North Carolina. Here is a brief overview of Georgia’s six sections of the trail to help you plan your time.

Telfair Acadmey of Arts and Sciences in Savannah, Georgia.

A City of Art: Savannah, Georgia

There are more art galleries per capita in Savannah than in New York City—one gallery for every 2,191 residents, to be exact. Read on to discover galleries both big and small.

Patrons dressed all in white play croquet on the lawn in front of the multistory colonial club building.

The Jekyll Island Historical District

A living link to one of the most glamorous eras of American history, this 240-acre riverfront area takes you back in time to the Gilded Age. Learn more about where to go and what to do during your visit.

Green-tinted water cascades from the spouts in the Forsyth Park fountain.

Irish History in Savannah, Georgia

Today, Savannah holds the second-largest St. Patty’s celebration in the world. In this article, Georgia expert Jim Morekis shares a brief history of the Irish and the parade’s humble beginnings.

photo of the grounds of Middleton Place in Charleston, SC.

The Best of Charleston and Savannah in 10 Days

Both Charleston and Savannah share an abiding respect for social manners and mores, for history, for making money, and for good food and strong drink. This tour begins in Charleston and gives you ten days to explore these two great cities.