Best things to do in Macon

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. Rookery
543 Cherry Street
10local recommendations
Jamie
Jamie says “The anchor restaurant of downtown Macon since 1976, this restaurant is famous for it's burgers named...” ·
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2. Hay House
934 Georgia Avenue
7local recommendations
Andy
Andy says “The Hay House is a 18,000-square-foot Italian Renaissance Revival style mansion built from 1854 to 1...” ·
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3. Allman Brothers Band Museum
2321 Vineville Avenue
7local recommendations
Andy
Andy says “The Big House was the home of Southern Rock pioneers, the Allman Brothers Band from December 1969-Ja...” ·
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4. H & H restaurant
807 Forsyth Street
6local recommendations
John
John says “Eat like an Allman at H and H, the soul food mecca near Capricorn Records. Everybody raves about the...” ·
5. Rose Hill Cemetery
1071 Riverside Drive
5local recommendations
Nathan
Nathan says “Walk around in a cemetery? That's weird. Except when it is a beautiful historic cemetery that opened...” ·
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6. Tic Toc Room
408 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
5local recommendations
Amy
Amy says “Great dining experience. The food is awesome. Drinks are very tasty and the customer service is impe...” ·
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7. Parish On Cherry
580 Cherry St
5local recommendations
Marjorie
Marjorie says “Great NOLA cuisine and always a band playing at the door.Around the corner and across the street are...” ·
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8. The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom
430 Cherry Street
5local recommendations
Krystal
Krystal says “This is a great, popular bar located in Downtown Macon. They always have something going on, whether...” ·
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9. Cannonball House
856 Mulberry Street
5local recommendations
John
John says “While he burned all of Atlanta, the more cunning citizens of Macon held Gen. Sherman to just one can...” ·
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10. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
301 Cherry Street
4local recommendations
Andy
Andy says “The Hall of Fame recognizes the great athletic achievements that Georgians have made throughout the ...” ·
11. Ocmulgee National Monument
1207 Emery Highway
4local recommendations
John
John says “Its nice to know there was something here before all the white columns went up. Evidence of 17,000 y...” ·
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12. Taste and See Coffee Shop and Gallery
546 Poplar Street
4local recommendations
Michael
Michael says “Macon's downtown local coffee shop. Very good coffee and bakery treats. Atmosphere is Colorado log...” ·
13. Amerson River Park
2551 North Pierce Drive
5local recommendations
Krystal
Krystal says “Great place to go floating down the river (about an hour float), several beaches to stop and relax a...” ·
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14. Tubman Museum
310 Cherry St
5local recommendations
Andy
Andy says “The Tubman African American Museum is the Southeast's largest museum dedicated to the Art, History a...” ·
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15. Dovetail
4local recommendations
John
John says “This is the newest restaurant on our list here, in Macon. It is a farm fresh to table destination wi...” ·
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16. Jim Shaw's Seafood Grill
3040 Vineville Avenue
4local recommendations
John
John says “Have you ever tasted alligator? Try the Grouper Tacos, Spinach Salad, Fried or Broiled Fish, Clams a...” ·
17. Ocmulgee National Monument Visitors Center
1207 Emery Hwy
4local recommendations
Krystal
Krystal says “Learn about the history and culture of the first settlers of Middle Georgia, the Paleo Indians. Visi...” ·
18. Washington Park
College Street
3local recommendations
Jamie
Jamie says “Beautiful park built in the late 1920's to raise the spirits of Maconites. Has water running through...” ·
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19. Just Tap'd
488 1st St
3local recommendations
Nathan
Nathan says “This isn't really a bar. They have a sh*t ton of beer on draught and some light food. No smoking ins...” ·
20. Ocmulgee National Monument
3local recommendations
Andy
Andy says “Step back in time and visit this prehistoric American Indian site. Ocmulgee has had 17,000 years of ...” ·
21. Coleman Hill Park
285 Spring St
3local recommendations
Nathan
Nathan says “Ride down the giant in-ground concrete slide and check out the 'cheerios' rolling down the hill. Gre...” ·
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22. Ingleside Village Pizza
2396 Ingleside Avenue
3local recommendations
John
John says “This is the best pizza in Macon and nearly anywhere. Believe it or not, it's back in the neighborhoo...” ·
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23. Museum of Arts and Sciences
4182 Forsyth Road
3local recommendations
Andy
Andy says “The Museum of Arts and Sciences is home to an impressive collection of art, science, nature and anim...” ·
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24. Wesleyan College
4760 Forsyth Road
3local recommendations
Chenny
Chenny says “Oldest women's college in the world! Beautiful buildings and grounds all part of National Register ...” ·
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25. Cox Capitol Theatre
382 2nd Street
4local recommendations
Jamie
Jamie says “Fantastic live music. Holds approximately 500 people.” ·
26. Ocmulgee National Monument
1207 Emery Hwy
2local recommendations
Marjorie
Marjorie says “Indian mounds and museum. Earth lodge has 1000 year old floor. Hiking trails. https://www.nps.gov/...” ·
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27. Roasted Cafe & Lounge
442 2nd Street
2local recommendations
John
John says “Great atmosphere. Good cross section of the Macon street. Live music. Local art. Reasonably priced. ” ·
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28. The Crazy Bull
473 2nd St
2local recommendations
Nathan
Nathan says “You might want to ride a mechanical bull or listen to country music while you drink a bud light.” ·
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29. Bearfoot Tavern
468 2nd St
3local recommendations
Krystal
Krystal says “Delicious food in Downtown Macon. On weekends there's usually a live band playing. One of my favorit...” ·