Being a travel enthusiast, I have always loved traveling to various destinations. I wanted to check Macon off my bucket list and decided to go there on a solo trip. I was looking forward to visiting Macon to take a break from my busy work schedule and relax. I wanted to get away from my busy routine and escape into a more peaceful place. With great excitement and enthusiasm, I made a wish list of the various places I wanted to explore during my visit.
Though this place connected through its vast public transport system, through buses, I preferred restricting my travel options through taxis, bearing in mind the current pandemic situation. It’s a safer and more hassle-free option for me to keep moving from one point to another without much trouble.
I was desperately waiting to begin this journey, as it was my first solo trip, and was eagerly looking forward to traversing through the streets of Macon. Its been a whole new experience for me as I got to learn about the history and culture of the land through my visits to places like Tuveryclobman Museum and Museum of Arts and Science. With this glimpse of history, I also visited Johnston Felton’s hay house, which is a 19th-century mansion that was surreal and beautiful. Just the one look of it felt so real and royal. Further, I continued to take a relaxing tour of the lake Tobesofkee which was refreshing with its burst of fresh air and a beautiful view. I also indulged myself in exploring the local cuisine.
Shopping from the local vendors was very enjoyable too. I had a fun time surfing through the busy yet charming shopping areas of Macon as they had a wide variety of products to offer. Macon’s hidden gems are Farmers and Crafts Markets, plenty of opportunities to buy Georgia Grown products. If you are the kind who loves fresh goods then its the place to be.
- Mulberry Street Market (Every Wednesday from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.) only farmers market providing fresh local produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, and more.
- Wesleyan Market (Second Saturday each month from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables, and more.
As mentioned earlier, this being a solo trip for me, I was looking for accommodation which was not very far away from the places I wanted to visit. I was looking for a place that was at a safe distance from the tourist destinations and also should be accessible from the airport and well connected through public transport. I came across OYO Hotel Macon GA West, which was located 20 minutes from the airport. The factor that attracted me the most was that the places I wanted to visit were all located within an average of 20 minutes of travel from the hotel, which was convenient for me.
The OYO hotels provided me with all the basic facilities and amenities I was looking for. The rooms were spacious and clean. I noticed that they have all the COVID-19 protocols in place. They have followed all the safety precautions to ensure customer safety. The staff was friendly and accommodative. They were readily available round the clock in case of any queries. Also, some nearby eateries to the property include Edgar’s Bistro, New China Buffet, Cracker Barrel Old Country, Taj Indian Restaurant, and Margaritas Mexican Grill for the hunger pangs!