Difference between revisions of "Macon (Georgia)"
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Macon is a city with a rich cultural heritage and strong vision for the future. Macon offers the amenities of a small friendly city with the advantages of a growing city. Cultural, social, civic, and educational opportunities create an excellent quality of life. Macon is known as the "Cherry Blossom Capital of the World" with over 275,000 Yoshino cherry trees. Macon is a center of a metropolitan area of around 400,000 people including the city of Warner Robins. Macon's downtown is quite attractive with antebellum homes and beautiful churches and cathedrals mixed in. Beautiful houses in downtown Macon include the Cannonball House, the Woodruff House, and the Hay House. They were all built in the past by Macon's elite.
There are two main ways to approach Macon via the interstate system. I-16 runs into Macon from Savannah in the southeast and I-75 runs directly through the town going north/south. I-475 splits off of I-75 north of town in Monroe County, then rejoins I-75 just before Hartley Bridge Road, south of town.
The Macon Greyhound station is located just off I-16 on Spring Street, near downtown.
Amtrak does not stop directly in Macon, but offers bus service to and from the Atlanta station.
Macon also has its own airport, the Macon Regional Airport, which is served daily from Atlanta by Delta Connection. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is approximately 90 miles away, and can be accessed by car or shuttle service on Interstate 75.
The downtown Macon area is very walkable, however, the city does sprawl somewhat, and travelling anywhere outside of the immediate downtown area requires an automobile.
The Macon Transit Authority operates a fleet of buses that traverse the city. Regular fare is one dollar. The MTA also operates the MITSI (Macon Intown Trolley Service, Inc.), which costs twenty-five cents and offers guided tours of the historic downtown area with stops at the Woodruff House, Hay House, The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, and St. John's Cathedral.
This is the easiest way to travel through Macon, especially as many of the tourist destinations like the Museum of Arts and Sciences and the Indian Mounds are outside the downtown area.
The Rookery Pub in Downtown Macon. Club Synergy-a mainly gay dance club, Jazz Plex in Cherry Street also in Downtown Macon.
Holiday Inn, Rodeway Inn, Ramada Inn, La Quinta Inn, Days Inn, The Crowne Plaza Hotel, and more. [Scattered throughout Macon]. Macon officials are currently trying to get a Marriot to locate next to the Macon Coliseum and Convention Center near downtown Macon.
One can get out of Macon by either Northbound or Southbound Highway 75, or any other street for that matter.