Gainesville has received many titles over the years because of its' location and because of its' people. The most notable are Queen City of the Mountains and the Poultry Capital. Our most recent designation came when we served as host for the 1996 Olympic Rowing/Kayaking Venue. An NBC broadcaster called Gainesville "Hospitality Capital of the World."
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Located on the shores of Lake Sidney Lanier and at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this City of Excellence is the tourism and economic center of Northeast Georgia. Gainesville sits halfway between the authentic Appalachian art and heritage of Georgia's mountains and the urban city center of Atlanta. With many recreational options including water sports, museums, golf, galleries and plenty of shopping, visitors to the Hospitality Capital of the World come away with memories from one of the most hospitable places in Georgia.
There is much to see and do in our little corner of the world. Tourism in Gainesville-Hall County is a $247.3 million industry. For more information about local economic impact contact Gainesville Tourism & Trade at 770.531.2664 or the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on great vacations throughout the state, go to ExploreGeorgia.org Georgia's Official Tourism Website