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Visitors Guide

Macon is a wonderful city bustling with activity and filled with rich history and landmarks. Come for the Cherry Blossom Festival and stay to explore our beautiful city and learn about our history. There are plenty of interesting and exciting things to do that you can’t experience anywhere else. Click here to learn more about things to do in Macon, hotels and area attractions, or the history of the city.

Official Hotel

Marriott Macon City Center is the Cherry Blossom’s official hotel. Check back closer to the Festival for special room rates!

Food

Macon is famous for its delicious food. Macon offers a wide variety of unique restaurants that can satisfy every craving. Make sure to check out your options while you’re visiting. Click here to view restaurants in Macon.

Shopping

Macon offers a wide variety of shopping venues. For an immaculate outdoor mall experience complete with dining and entertainment, visit The Shoppes at River Crossing featuring department stores and niche boutiques. If you prefer indoor shopping malls, visit The Macon Mall. For Cherry Blossom Shopping, visit the vendors at Central City Park and be sure to stop by the Cherry Blossom Gift Shop for all your official Cherry Blossom merchandise (including the coveted Cherry Blossom Pin!)

Transportation

Macon has many transportation options for those traveling from out of state and convenient options for getting around town once you’re here.

From rideshares to public transportation to rental cars, Macon has it all. Below is a list of transportation options for getting around Macon:

  • Uber
  • Lyft
  • Taxi Services
  • Car Rentals
    • Avis (800) 831-2847 Middle Georgia Regional Airport
    • Budget (800) 527-0700 Middle Georgia Regional Airport
    • Economy (478) 476-3597 2145 Riverside Dr. Macon, Ga. 31204
    • Enterprise (800) 736-8222 2135 Riverside Drive Macon, Ga. 31204, and 3096 Riverside Drive Macon, Ga. 31204

Airport

Guests have the option to fly into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport or Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

Middle Georgia Regional Airport is serviced by Contour Airlines and provides daily service to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and flights two times a week to Tampa International Airport.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is less than 90 miles from Macon and offers service to more than 150 domestic and 70 international destinations.  Guests can take Groome Transportation to and from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  Groome can be contacted at (478) 471-1616, and is located at 4540 Sheraton Drive Macon, GA, 31210.

Bus

Macon Transit Authority: 200 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201 | Phone: (478) 803-2500

Buses depart from the Terminal Station (200 Cherry Street) Operates Monday – Saturday: 5:30am – 11pm. Click here for more information about transportation to and around Macon.

Maps

Click here to view a map of the Cherry Blossom Trail, a self-guided tour.

Parking

Parking for “The Festival” at Central City Park is FREE. There are multiple parking decks in Downtown Macon that are available for public use for no charge as well (weekends only). Street side parking is available throughout Downtown as well at no cost.