Tifton is nicknamed the “Friendly City” and combines Southern hospitality with a proud agricultural heritage. Shop and dine in the historic downtown district, visit a living history museum and pick your own peaches, pears and blueberries at local orchards.
Things to do in Tifton
Stroll along picturesque streets lined with beautifully preserved buildings in the historic downtown district. Shopfronts house a mix of cafes, boutiques and specialty stores. Landmarks like the Art Deco-style Tift Theatre will have you reaching for your camera.
Pick your own fruit at local orchards around Tifton. The city is surrounded by fertile farmland and is a great base for agritourism experiences in the Peach State. Stock up on fresh produce, including strawberries, melons and juicy corn, at local markets and farmstands.
Interact with costumed interpreters at the family-friendly Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village. The living history museum celebrates the region’s farming heritage and is dotted with period buildings. Peer into a blacksmith workshop and ride the nostalgic steam train.
Hike, paddle and enjoy the sunshine in Reed Bingham State Park. The park is anchored by a picturesque lake stocked with bass, bream and catfish. Sunbathe on the sandy beach, cool off in the lake and explore the shoreline in a kayak or canoe. You can look for American alligators basking in the reeds or enjoy picnics and ball games on the grassy foreshore.
Experience the unique flavours of Georgia at local restaurants and diners in Tifton. Enjoy Southern-style dishes like fried chicken, collard greens and peach cobbler. Stay hydrated with ice-cold sweet tea and indulge in a Scarlet O'Hara, Georgia’s official state cocktail.
Getting around Tifton
Downtown Tifton is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The city is in South Georgia, a three-hour drive from Atlanta. Rental cars offer the freedom to visit Tifton and explore local sights and attractions at your own pace. Jacksonville International Airport is a 2.5-hour drive away.