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Apr 22, 2013 - Lesser known Georgia attractions

The state of Georgia is a destination for many private bus visitors who visit Atlanta, Six Flags and some of the barrier islands off the Atlantic coast. Some of the lesser known roadside gems that show the true heart of Georgia are often missed because they're not as highly publicized. As you travel through the state from one tourist destination to another in your private bus, stop off at some of the places that aren't as well known for an unexpected treat. Travel through Georgia with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus rented from Private Bus, and you will be assured of friendly, reliable service.

The peanut is one of Georgia's culinary staples, so showcasing it atop a pedestal and crown of floodlights along the side of the road is very fitting. Although there isn't much to do at the giant peanut, you can read the dedication plaque at the base and drive into the town of Ashburn to tour the peanut shelling plant. The peanut is visible from Interstate 75 and is always available for private bus visitors to view.

Located in an old doctor's clinic, Babyland General Hospital is the birthplace to the adoptable Cabbage Patch Dolls. The "hospital," or factory, offers a free tour so private bus visitors are able to watch this multi-generational phenomenon being born. The people who work at the facility are happy to answer questions about the "babies" and even take in older dolls that need to be cleaned or restored. New Cabbage Patch Dolls are available for sale at the "hospital."

The Swiss-like town of Helen, Georgia, is nestled in the mountains and features a variety of shops, activities and events, including the Oktoberfest, a two-month celebration during the fall, with an abundance of German food and drinks. The Nacoochee Village, a shopping district features antique shops and craftspeople doing live demonstrations. Other activities for private bus visitors include panning for gold, an amusement park and tubing down the Chattahoochee River.

The Mandala Spa just south of Helen provides a relaxing retreat to private bus visitors who enjoy leisurely weekend getaways or are looking to purchase bath products, essential oils and herbal teas. This facility also features a natural smoking cessation program.

The Habersham Winery in the Nacoochee Village is one of the oldest wineries in the area. All the wines from Habersham are produced from locally grown fruit. Private bus visitors can enjoy the many antique shops and restaurants and then stay in a cozy cabin in this mountain town.

Georgia always has something to surprise the private bus visitor. Plan a visit to Georgia with the help of Private Bus, and choose from one of their fleet of rental buses that can cater for any private bus group’s travel needs. Private bus promises you a fuss free and fun filled private bus visit to Georgia, any time of the year.