ABOUT From ancient mountains to rolling rivers, charming towns to a bustling metropolis, Georgia offers whatever it is you’re looking for. Mountains or beach? Small town or big city? Whatever you want, Georgia's got it. Find a state park Beginning mid-spring, park guests will be able to make reservations 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Internet or by phone Explore this site to learn more about the Peach State, or to start planning your next Georgia vacation.

CLIMATE The climate of Georgia is extremely diverse, considering the nation's small size. There are two main climatic zones, roughly separating Eastern and Western parts of the country. Much of western Georgia lies within the northern periphery of the humid subtropical zone with annual precipitation ranging from 39.4–157.5 in. The precipitation tends to be uniformly distributed throughout the year, although the rainfall can be particularly heavy during the Autumn months. Eastern Georgia has a transitional climate from humid subtropical to continental. The region's weather patterns are influenced both by dry Caspian air masses from the east and humid Black Sea air masses from the west. The penetration of humid air masses from the Black Sea is often blocked by several mountain ranges Likhi and Meskheti that separate the eastern and western parts of the nation.

BEWARE Crime targeting foreigners is not uncommon. Don’t carry large amounts of cash or wear eye-catching jewellery. In Tbilisi you should take care when visiting areas frequented by foreigners like Vake, Saburtalo and the bar area of Akhvlediani Street (formerly known as Perovskaya) near Republic Square. If you visit the Udabno caves at the Davit Gareja monastery site, take care not to cross the Georgia-Azerbaijan border, which is unmarked in this area. Be vigilant when travelling or walking and take extra precautions after dark. You should travel by licensed taxi where possible.