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Getting There -- Drive on I-75 South from Atlanta, exiting at the signposted exits.

Greyhound (tel. 800/231-2222; www.greyhound.com) offers regular service to Macon. The greyhound bus terminal is at 65 Spring St. (tel. 478/743-2868).

Visitor Information -- If you're traveling south toward Macon on I-75, there's a welcome center (tel. 478/994-8181) and rest area north of the city, open daily from 8:30am to 5:30pm. When you get into town, the Downtown Macon Welcome Center, 450 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon, GA 31201 (tel. 800/768-3401 or 478/743-3401; www.maconga.org), at the foot of Cherry Street in the historic Macon Terminal Station, will provide you with information. It's open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

Special Events -- The Cherry Blossom Festival is traditionally held around the last 10 days in March. During that time, 500 activities are held around the city. You'll find everything from hot-air ballooning to a giant parade with marching bands and floats. Many events are held in the city parks. The residential areas are filled with thousands of Yoshino cherry trees. For more information, contact the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., 794 Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201 (tel. 478/751-7429; www.cherryblossom.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.