Macon travel guide

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You're Going to Love Macon

With a population of 91,351, Macon is a must-see destination in Georgia, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Macon

If you’re looking for affordable options, Downtown Grill - Macon (562 Mulberry Street Lane) and Oliver's Corner Bistro (496 2nd St) are great picks.

When to visit Macon

Macon in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Macon in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Macon in July, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 34 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 2 °C, with an average temperature of 8 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 127 mm. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Macon, with an average rainfall of 69 mm.

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How to Get to Macon


When flying to Macon, you’ll arrive at Macon Middle Georgia Regional (MAC), which is located 6 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Macon is to pick up a car hire from Atlanta, which is about 124 km from Macon. You’ll find branches of Avis and Dollar, among others, in Atlanta.


The most popular bus station is Macon-West, located 9 km from the city centre of Macon. Macon Flightlink is also a commonly used station, and is 18 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Macon

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British Airways
Good (3,455 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,060 reviews)
Air France
Good (838 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,266 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,210 reviews)
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Austrian Airlines
Good (406 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (4,028 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (203 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (759 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (732 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
Good (601 reviews)
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Where to stay in Macon

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include My Homes Macon North I-75 By OYO and Hampton Inn & Suites Macon I-475.

Where to stay in popular areas of Macon

Most booked hotels in Macon

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Macon
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Macon
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Wingate by Wyndham Macon
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Courtyard by Marriott Macon
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Best Western Riverside Inn
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Macon
Okay (5.9, Okay reviews)

Hiring a car in Macon

Expect to pay $1.86 per litre in Macon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.26 and $29.68. The most frequently booked car type in Macon is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size car hire (Ford Fusion or similar) is, on average, 48% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.