Three of the ‘1,000 Places to See Before You Die’ are in Georgia

Best-selling author adds Georgia locations to deluxe edition of her book

Savannah is home to some of the most beautiful places in the South.

According to author Patricia Schultz, there are 1,000 places you should see before you die.

A deluxe edition of her New York Times best-seller "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" is out in time for holiday shopping, and three of the locations are in Georgia.

Savannah, Schultz told CBS46, "is one big, walkable, open-air museum full of fantastic architecture, history, great food and lovely people."

Savannah was founded in 1733 along with Georgia's birth as the last of the original 13 Colonies.

Last year, Condé Nast ranked Savannah No. 3 among the best small cities in the U.S.

Here’s what Condé Nast had to say about the coastal city:

Mossy, moody Savannah has no shortage of 'grammable views. Start with a walk along its cobblestoned historic district past horse-drawn carriages, ornate architecture (and haunted buildings), or find shade under live oak trees drooping with Spanish moss. Book well in advance for your pick of luxury at The Gastonian, an upscale historic bed and breakfast just two blocks from 30-acre Forsyth Park. And for a fantastic dining experience, go to The Grey, a former Greyhound Bus depot elegantly reborn as a James Beard best new restaurant nominee, where executive chef Mashama Bailey—a finalist herself, for best chef in the Southeast—serves elevated comforts like foie and grits and tempura fried catfish.

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Not too far from Savannah is another Georgia place you need to see before you die — the Golden Isles.

The region includes the city of Brunswick and the barrier islands of St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island.

St. Simons and Jekyll were also named two of the best islands in the South by Southern Living magazine.

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The third Georgia destination Schultz says you must see before you die is the Appalachian Trail.

The Appalachian Trail is about 2,200 miles long, with 78 of those miles in Georgia. With the leaves changing right now, the trail is a beautiful hike, but don’t forget to check out the cities along the way.

  • Blairsville in Union County
  • Dahlonega
  • Gilmer County
  • Helen in White County
  • Hiawassee in Towns County

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