Newnan, Georgia, incorporated in 1828, has been called the City of Homes due to its many beautiful historic homes. However, is also noteworthy for its nationally acclaimed authors such as Lewis Grizzard, talented musicians like Alan Jackson and its convenience to Atlanta. It offers a wide variety of activities ranging from wandering the flower lined paths of Dunaway Gardens to tasting local fare at the Temple Avenue Farmers Market, Sprayberry’s Barbecue or the Redneck Gourmet. You can visit the sites of movie locations for Fried Green Tomatoes, Pet Sematary II, Andersonville and nearly 3 dozen others or spend a day shopping at the many antique shops, out of the ordinary boutiques, and the many stores and outlets found along Bullsboro Drive.
Additional activities in Newnan include outdoor adventures like hiking the walking trails or joining your children as they play in the water fountain at Carl Miller Park, playing at the Kids Castle Playground, or making a tour of the beautiful downtown churches. You can participate in learning activities at the Nature Center, which focuses on area geology and ecology or learn about history at the African American Alliance Museum and Research Center or the Historic Train Depot. If you want additional educational opportunities balanced with hands-on fun, then sign the kids up for summer camp at the Shenandoah Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center. For a quiet afternoon, spend some time looking at the art displays at the Center for Performing and Visual Arts or relaxing by the gazebo neat the fountain at the Temple Avenue Park.
Newnan is a city that offers a variety of attractions and activities from the historic Male Academy to the modern city parks, and sports events to performing arts. There are family fun spots and date night activities. You can stay in charming bed and breakfast in antebellum homes or nationally recognized hotels. When you come to Newnan, Georgia, you will find a beautiful city where the past and present coexist peacefully while reaching to the future.