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Looking for an under-the-radar travel gem? The Southern town of Thomasville is alive with history, gardens,
art, delicious eats and local wine as well. Click here to see what "Wine Enthusiast" has to say about Thomasville.


August 2017 - Downtown Thomasville is alive and full of fun things to explore! Click here to see what WALB's "South Georgia Weekend" has to say about our little piece of paradise!




August 9, 2017 - Curbed Atlanta named The Paxton Historic House Hotel as one of 18 top places to stay

within driving distance of Atlanta! Click here to read more. 




June 2017 - Business Insider recently named "The Best Summer Vacation Spots In Every State"

and Thomasville was chosen for Georgia! Click here to read what they have to say!



Summer, 2017 - Georgia Connector

Summer Issue, 2017 - Click here to read why Georgia Connector Magazine says Thomasville "Feels Like Home!"



July 11, 2017 - Thomasville Times Enterprise

Three Thomasville restaurants chosen for Georgia Culinary Guide. Click here to find out which ones!



July 9, 2017 - Click here to read what  The Style Bouquet had to say about a recent visit to Thomasville! 



July 1, 2017 - Click here to see what Sew Travel Inspired has to say about the Impressive Southern Eats at Jonah's Fish and Grits!




March 27, 2017 - We did it again! Thank you Southbound Magazine for naming Thomasville as one

of eight "Small Towns of the South - Perfect Places to Rediscover Life's Simpler Pleasures!" What an 

honor that we were chosen to represent Georgia and that we made the front cover! 

Click here to read what they have to say!




March 13, 2017 - Tourism in Thomasville Creates Economic Impact

Click here to read about tourism's economic impact on Thomasville.




January 2017 - Thomasville is named Nicest Place in the South by! 

Click here to read what they have to say about Thomasville!



January, 2017 - Read the great article wrote about all the great dining in Thomasville!

Click here to read the article!


See what has to say about our beloved Pebble Hill Plantation.  
Click here to read the article!



September 25, 2016 - Thomasville was featured as a shopping destination in the travel section of the Atlanta Journal Constitution (September 25, 2016). 
Click here to see what the article says!


















September 2016 - Read what suggests you do while visiting Thomasville!

(You might be surprised!)




March 2016 - Thomasville is ranked in the top micropolitan cities for the second year in 

Site Selection Magazine.  Click here to read the article in Site Selection Magazine. 

Click here to watch WALB's story about the designation. 


House Beautiful


April 29, 2016 - House Beautiful Magazine names Thomasville as Georgia's Best Small Town for Antiques! Read about it by clicking here!



Downtown Roses


April 2016 - Read Garden and Gun's Blog post "The South's Rose City Throws a Party" about the 95th Annual Rose Show and Festival! Click here!





April 27, 2016 - Kevin's Fine Outdoor Gear & Apparel is named as one of the State of Georgia Tourism's Five Favorite Georgia Brands! Click here to read what they have to say!



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April 2016 - Annie Jones from The Bookshelf is featured in Southern Living as one of the Innovators Changing the South! Click here to read her story!





March 23, 2016 - The Atlanta Journal Constitution invites you to Spend A Day in Thomasville! Click here to see their suggestions for what to do while you're here!



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March, 2016 - Georgia Trend praises Thomasville for Boosting Entrepreneurial Spirit. Click here to see what they had to say about us!



Thomasville, Georgia designated as the State's Official "Rose City"

South Georgia city receives official designation during 

Tourism Day at the Capitol, January 26, 2016


THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA - JANUARY 2016 - A city known for the sweet smell of roses is now officially Georgia's Rose City, as Thomasville, Georgia, nestled in the Red Hills Region, and located 45 miles west of Valdosta and 35 miles northeast of Tallahassee, Florida was officially designated as Georgia's Rose City during Tourism Day at the Capitol, January 26, 2016.


Georgia Representative Darlene Taylor, Georgia Representative Amy Carter, Georgia Representative Sam Watson and Georgia Senator Dean Burke worked with City of Thomasville staff to establish the designation. 


Karen Smith, executive director-Main Street & Tourism says "The city's annual Rose Show and Festival has been a South Georgia Tradition since the 1920s and Thomasville is known regionally as the City of Roses. It only seemed fitting that this year, as we celebrate 95 years of roses, that Thomasville officially be recognized as Georgia's Rose City." 


The designation became official during a ceremony in the House of Representatives and Senate at the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta, on Tuesday, attended by Terry Scott, Thomasville city council member; Steve Sykes, Thomasville city manager; Karen Smith, Thomasville executive director-Main Street & Tourism; Bonnie Hayes, Thomasville tourism director; Sherri Nix, Thomasville marketing & communications manager, and Sarah Turner, Thomasville events manager. 


Adds Smith,"Thomasville is a community rich in history that believes the tradition of the past should guide our steps into the future.  The Rose Show and Festival is a perfect example of that philosophy."


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The Tallahassee Democrat named 5 places they LOVE to eat in Downtown Thomasville! Click here to read about their favorites!


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November, 2015 - The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division premiered its new promotional videos "We Are Georgia" today. "We Are Georgia" features Georgia's nine tourism marketing regions and provides viewers with a captivating visual of the many unique and varying offerings across the state. The series of nine regional videos will be utilized in the state's 11 Visitor Information Centers (VIC) and at the new Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Visitor Information Center that is slated to open after the first of the year.


"One of the main reasons Georgia is such a compelling place to visit is the people who have chosen to invest their lives in sharing their love of our state with visitors," said Kevin Langston, Deputy Commissioner of Tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. "These new, first-of-their-kind videos tell Georgia's story in a very unique way. They illustrate the diverse landscapes and unique travel experiences that Georgia boasts, along with the passionate people who call her home. We could not be more pleased to share them with our visitors."


Craig Miller Productions, Inc. was selected to complete the video project. Each video is two minutes long and is paired with original music composed by Georgia composer Brandon Bush (Sugarland, Train, John Mayer); mixed by Georgia GRAMMY Award-winning producer, mixer and engineer Matt Still (Elton John, Outkast, Lady Gaga); and directed by award-winning writer/director Takashi Doscher from Atlanta. 


"With this series of videos we set out to capture a moving portrait of Georgia Tourism. A portrait that engages viewers through the power of connection, and communicates there is a story to be told," said Craig Miller, Executive Producer at Craig Miller Productions, Inc. "Our goal was to create a cinematic story through the authentic involvement of the very Georgians who make this state such a great place to visit."


This amazing video footage will also be used to create two brand new Georgia Tourism television commercials spots that will begin airing in target markets in spring 2017. In addition, these videos will live on, the state's primary consumer marketing tool, as well as on Explore Georgia's YouTube channel.


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August 23, 2015 - USA Today listed Thomasville as one of nine TOP SPORTING DESTINATIONS in America! Read the whole story here!

















August 20, 2015 - Look what the Atlanta Journal Constitution had to say about Thomasville! We're listed as one of 7 charming Georgia cities to visit NOW! Read the story here






NBC Nightly News, 2011



















Watch the WTXL: Road Trip coverage of Thomasville here 





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Two Days Away: City of Roses ~ Thomasville, Georgia with Diana Hollingsworth Gessler in Southern Lady Magazine (November/December 2010)

In late 2010, Thomasville was honored to be chosen by notable artist and travel writer Diana Hollingsworth Gessler and Southern Lady Magazine for Ms. Gessler's Two Days Away travel series published in the Southern Lady Magazine.  Ms. Gessler transformed her visit to Thomasville into a beautifully illustrated article about what makes Thomasville so special.  Ms. Gessler's fully illustrated travel books and articles are a must-have for any descerning traveler!






Best Kept Secret by MAAThomasville is One of Georgia's Best-Kept Secrets by Mary Ann Anderson

Travel writer Mary Ann Anderson wrote this wonderful article after her visit to Thomasville in 2011.  The article was picked up by the Associated Press and printed in newspapers across the country and also on numerous travel websites.  Ms. Anderson's favorite pastime is exploring the undiscovered back roads of Georgia in search of little-known places and stories.





If you are a media representative, our Marketing and Communications Manager, Sherri Nix, will be most happy to assist you with any information, story ideas, or custom itineraries you may need.  Reach her by E-Mail or by phone at 229-228-7977.