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Macon, Georgia, located in the heart of the state, has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1823. Named after Nathaniel Macon, a North Carolina politician, the city quickly became a hub for commerce and transportation due to its strategic location along the Ocmulgee River. During the Civil War, Macon was a key supply center for the Confederate Army and served as a hospital and prison camp for Union soldiers. After the war, the city experienced a period of rebuilding and growth, becoming an important center for the textile, agriculture, and manufacturing industries. In the 20th century, Macon became known for its vibrant music scene, producing artists such as Little Richard, Otis Redding, and the Allman Brothers Band. Today, Macon continues to thrive as a diverse and vibrant city, with a thriving arts and cultural community, historic architecture, and a strong sense of Southern hospitality.

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The top 10 industries that are hiring locally:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Government

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The top 10 recreational activities the area is known for:

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Wine tasting
  • Art galleries
  • Concerts

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Average low and high temperature for the month:

  • Low: 50°F
  • High: 75°F

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Average precipitation for the month:

  • 3 inches

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Elevation:

  • 500 feet above sea level

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Average home price:

  • $300,000

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Average household income:

  • $60,000

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The top 10 tourist points of interest:

  • Historic downtown area
  • Natural parks
  • Local museums
  • Waterfalls
  • Botanical gardens
  • Scenic overlooks
  • Wineries
  • Outdoor concerts
  • Farmers markets
  • Cultural festivals

The top 10 restaurants:

Famous Mike’s of Macon

American, Burgers, Breakfast & Brunch

Known for its cheese grits, great service, and inviting ambiance, Famous Mike’s of Macon offers a delightful dining experience.

Downtown Grill

Steakhouses, Seafood, Whiskey Bars

Downtown Grill is renowned for serving some of the best steaks in Macon, with perfectly done fillet and a cozy atmosphere.

Loom

New American, Southern

Loom offers a delightful dining experience with amazing Brunswick stew, cornbread, and an engaging server, Charles.

3rd & Cherry

Seafood, Steakhouses

3rd & Cherry is known for its impeccable service and outstanding dishes, making it a perfect dining spot.

Oliver’s Corner Bistro

Sandwiches, Coffee & Tea, Italian

Oliver’s Corner Bistro provides a wonderful meal experience with attentive service and a variety of delectable dishes.

The Bear’s Den

Soul Food

The Bear’s Den is a hidden gem in Macon, offering delicious, hot food and excellent service.

Chico and Chang

Korean, Mexican, Asian Fusion

Chico and Chang offers a diverse menu with options like tofu tacos and chicken burritos, providing a delightful dining experience.

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

Italian

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant offers a variety of Italian dishes in a welcoming atmosphere, making it a great choice for Italian cuisine enthusiasts.

Ocmulgee Brewpub

Brewpubs, American

Ocmulgee Brewpub is known for its craft beers and American cuisine, providing a unique dining experience for beer and food enthusiasts.

Dovetail

American, Southern, Cocktail Bars

Dovetail offers a delightful dining experience with a variety of American and Southern dishes, complemented by a selection of cocktails.

Current Events:

Joe Bonamassa
Mar 13
Thu • 8:00pm

Joe Bonamassa

Macon City Auditorium

John Crist: The Emotional Support Tour
Mar 28
Thu • 7:00pm

John Crist: The Emotional Support Tour

Macon City Auditorium

Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That... Tour 2024
May 06
Thu • 7:30pm

Bonnie Raitt: Just Like That… Tour 2024

Macon City Auditorium

Kountry Wayne: The King Of Hearts Tour
Mar 16
Thu • 7:30pm

Kountry Wayne: The King Of Hearts Tour

Macon City Auditorium

Bored Teachers: We Can't Make This Stuff Up! Comedy Tour
May 04
Thu • 7:00pm

Bored Teachers: We Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Comedy Tour

Macon City Auditorium

JJ Grey & Mofro: Olustee Tour, with support from Cedric Burnside
Apr 30
Thu • 7:30pm

JJ Grey & Mofro: Olustee Tour, with support from Cedric Burnside

Macon City Auditorium

The Stage Play
May 10
Thu • 7:30pm

The Stage Play “Rotten Apple” By Barry Battle

Macon City Auditorium

Hairspray (Touring)
May 28
Thu • 7:30pm

Hairspray (Touring)

The Grand Opera House – GA

Brandy Clark
Apr 19
Thu • 8:00pm

Brandy Clark

Hargray Capitol Theatre