MACON, Ga. (November 1, 2022) — Visit Macon is pleased to announce that our destination has made the national travel publication, Frommer’s, “Best Places to Go in 2023” list. Triumphantly, Macon is one of only three other destinations within the US, and its territories, that are featured. International destinations making the list range from Athens, Greece and Exmouth, Western Australia to Tokyo, Japan. Macon is now a new pin on the map for international travelers looking to learn why our destination is “Where Soul Lives”!

You can read the entire ‘2023 Best Places to Go’ feature, here:

“We are thrilled to see the efforts of Visit Macon with the help of our media relations partner, TK Public Relations, begin to amplify the story of our destination,” explains Gary Wheat, President & CEO of Visit Macon. “There is no better time for first-time visitors or returning residents to see and experience first-hand our uniquely diverse destination. From the culturally rich Ocmulgee Mounds which we hope to soon become America’s newest National Park, to the vibrant music history and live shows every night -- Macon is quickly becoming a don’t miss for everyone’s bucket list.”

The marketing team at Visit Macon continues to promote and host travel writers, social media influencers and press relations which furthers our mission to showcase Macon as a premier leisure and meeting destination. All while working with Macon’s community partners and leaders to continue to grow visitor attractions, support local businesses and book more hotel rooms -- resulting in a substantial economic impact on our city.

“This city has so much story to tell… which you can quickly learn sitting at any local restaurant or venue,” says Visit Macon’s new Director of Marketing, Marisa Rodgers. “While Maconites have no shortage of passion and enthusiasm for the rich history & the unique businesses here, there is no better time to broadcast this engaging destination with all demographics of visitors looking to get out and explore something they’ve never experienced before!

“Pieces like this from Frommer’s are an exciting way to see our reach expand to travelers from all over the Nation!”

Frommer’s released its own press release which reads:

“Frommer’s Announces Best Places to Go in 2023: Amid strong dollar and high travel demand, Frommer’s pros showcase 15 incredible destinations across 6 continents

“Macon, Georgia, celebrating its bicentennial with tributes to a rich Indigenous culture (evidenced by ancient earthworks that could soon become a national park) and music history spanning hit makers from soul legend Otis Redding to country star Jason Aldean

“Frommer’s is excited to shine a spotlight on the Macon as a rewarding travel destination in 2023. In previous years, our editors have appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and on other local and national radio, TV, and print outlets to promote the Best Places list and the life-affirming value of travel.”

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About Visit Macon: The mission of Visit Macon is to unify and lead our community in marketing the Macon-Bibb County area as a superior visitor and meeting destination. Visit Macon promotes Macon, Georgia to travel writers, meeting planners, group tour operators and leisure travelers in an effort to bring people and revenues into the community and area businesses.

About Frommer’s: Frommer's, one of the most venerable brands in travel, has been in continuous publication since the 1957 debut of Arthur Frommer's Europe on 5 Dollars a Day, which changed the way the world traveled. The bestselling Frommer’s guidebooks have since expanded to cover scores of destinations spanning the globe. Join us at and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@Frommers). Listen and subscribe to our weekly podcast at