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. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Macon has to offer.

What to do in Macon

Top activities & attractions in Macon

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

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Macon in July, when the average temperature is 82.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 93.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 35.6 °F, with an average temperature of 46.4 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 5″. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Macon, with an average rainfall of 2.7″.

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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 center.


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


The most popular bus station is Macon-West, located 9 km from downtown Macon. Macon 200 Cherry St is also a commonly used station, and is 1.1 km from the city center.

Airlines serving Macon

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
Good (498 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (306 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,443 reviews)
Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Where to stay in Macon

Where to stay in popular areas of Macon

Most booked hotels in Macon

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Macon
Excellent (8.8, 655 reviews)
Best Western Plus Executive Residency Rigby's Water World Hotel
Excellent (8.8, 348 reviews)
Courtyard by Marriott Warner Robins
Excellent (8.6, 161 reviews)
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Warner Robins
Excellent (8.3, 464 reviews)
Hilton Garden Inn Warner Robins
Excellent (8.4, 72 reviews)
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Macon
Excellent (8.1, 1805 reviews)
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Renting a car in Macon

Renting a car in Macon costs $68 per day, on average, or $136 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Macon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. The most frequently booked car type in Macon is Economy (Kia Rio or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Class Commercial Truck or similar) are, on average, 56% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.