As Buzzfeed noted, with tongue firmly in cheek, "Many people believe the South is some kind of beautiful place. Their beliefs are 100% false!"
To prove this point — or, actually, its opposite — Buzzfeed compiled 25 beautiful photos from Tennessee, Texas and more.
But with respect to those other states, you could just as easily have made an entire gallery of places from Georgia. So we did.
Here are 13 reasons you should "never" visit.
1. Amicalola Falls is the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast. (Jason Getz/AJC)
2. Because we have more than 2,600 acres of park land, including six waterfalls, just at Tallulah Gorge. (AP/Nathan Bolster)
3. Because you can probably go see a wild horse right now, at Cumberland Island.
4. Because we don't just have one island. We've also got Jekyll Island ...
5. ... And Tybee Island. (And those are just the ones everyone will tell you to visit.) (Kay Shumate)
6. Because Savannah's Forsyth Park, erected in 1858, includes 30 pedestrian-friendly acres, including its centerpiece fountain. (Contributed by Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce)
7. Because Stone Mountain isn't just a great way to get a good workout. It's also host to the summertime "lasershow spectacular." (Handout)
8. Because the Okefenokee Swamp is one of the state's "seven natural wonders."
9. Because USA Today called the Chattahoochee's whitewater course in Columbus the greatest man-made adventure on the planet. (Kent D. Johnson/AJC)
10. Because the state seriously lacks for culture and history -- if you ignore the the High Museum of Art (and the Fox Theatre, and the National Center for Civil & Human Rights, and ...). (Hyosub Shin)
11. Because Rock City in Lookout Mountain is exactly what it sounds like: an entire tourist attraction, but made of rock. (AP/Juliette Coughli)
12. There's always something blooming at Callaway Gardens. (David Tulis)
13. Because Brasstown Bald, the highest natural point in the state, is an excellent perch for watching the leaves turn in fall.