As your wedding day draws closer, you might be starting to make plans for your bachelor party. When you choose Georgia as your destination, you’re in for an unforgettable celebration. From mountain towns with outdoor activities to cities with a bustling party scene, Georgia has a lot to offer your groomsmen. By staying at one of numerous spacious Georgia vacation rentals, you can enjoy privacy and enough room for your group to hang out together without the need for separate hotel rooms. When you’re ready to pick a bachelor party spot, start with this list of cities and towns in Georgia.

1. Atlanta

Ariel view of a city at night.

As the capital and largest city in the state, Atlanta has all the activities you crave for your bachelor party. During the day, Feel the need for speed? Head over to the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Racing Experience, where you ride along or drive yourself at speeds over 150 mph on the track. For lunch, try an 11-pound pizza and get your name on the wall when you finish it at Big Pie in the Sky, or opt for burgers and drinks at the Vortex. In the evening, Atlanta has a thriving club scene, and your group can make the rounds to Wildpitch Music Hall, Bassment, The Royal Peacock, and many others.

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2. Savannah

Cityscape along a river.

Located on the coast, Savannah has a great small-town feel with a host of bars and active party scene. During the day, hit the links at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa with its 18-hole Troon course. Rest up before a night out with a day of fishing and Captain David Newlin Fishing Charters takes you to the best fishing holes in the area. Belford’s Savannah Seafood and Steaks is the place to enjoy a hearty dinner. Start your evening out at City Market and Congress Street for its lively bar scene, and be sure to stop in at Molly MacPherson’s as it has more brands of scotch than any other place in town.

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3. Athens

Stadium full of people watching a football game.
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Just an hour and a half east of Atlanta, Athens is home to the University of Georgia and a thriving bar and foodie scene. In the fall months, buy tickets for a big SEC football game at Sanford Stadium to see the Bulldogs play between the hedges. Another option is to take a tour of the Terrapin Brewery and enjoy sampling on the patio. You purchase a commemorative glass and enjoy eight samples. Creature Comfort Brewery has a tasting room in downtown for another place to sample suds. Athens is home to more than 50 clubs and bars, such as Wonderbar, Five Bar, Manhattan Cafe, and Sister Louisa’s Church, for a great night out.

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4. Tybee Island

People having fun on a beach.

Surf in the ocean and watch pretty girls in bikinis with a bachelor party in Tybee Island, a quintessential southern beach town. For lunch, walk through the dangling claws of a gigantic clam to grab an outdoor table at The Crab Shack and enjoy buckets of beer and crab legs. Coastal Rivers Charter can take you out on the Savannah River or the Atlantic Ocean for an afternoon of fishing or scuba diving if your group is dive certified. Wet Willies is the best place in town to start your evening out with its selection of frozen drinks and end the night with a some dancing at The Sand Bar.

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5. Ellijay

Waterfall in the woods.
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Go low key and enjoy the great outdoors with a cabin in Ellijay in the north Georgia mountains. Put on your sturdy hiking boots and take a hike with your buds at Amicalola Falls. These falls are the tallest cascading falls throughout the Southeast, and you have to climb 600 stairs to reach the top so bring a bottle of water. Cohutta Wilderness Area is another popular hiking area, and after you reach the Jack’s River Falls, hop in for a quick dip to cool off. The Country Corner Kitchen is the place in town to grab a Cuban Sandwich or an ice cream cone. Walking around the downtown area, stop by Mountain Treasures to sample some actual moonshine.

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6. Augusta

Tree lined golf course.
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If the guys in your group enjoy golfing, then Augusta is your bachelor party destination. Augusta is home to the Masters Golf Tournament, and your group can hit the same links as the country’s most famous golfers at the Augusta National Golf Club. On Sunday evenings during the summer, head over to the Augusta Riverwalk for a free jazz concert. Other things to do in this area on any night including singing your heart out at the Greene Streets Karaoke Bar or dancing the night away at the Tropicabana Latin Nightclub.

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7. Helen

Bench by a wall in an alpine village.

Go German when you book a vacation rental for your bachelor party in Helen. This north Georgia mountains town is designed to resemble a Bavarian Village, and you can enjoy German beer and authentic sausage throughout your trip. During the day, get some horseback riding in at the Sunburst Stables Adventures and ride past stills that date back to the Prohibition era. Float down the Chattahoochee River with a tube rental from Cool River Tubing. Nacoochee Village Tavern and Pizzeria and the King Ludwig Biergarten are the two best places in town for a bite and some beers.

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