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If you are not staying at the 1842 Inn, visit H&H Restaurant on Forsyth Street for breakfast. (They also serve a fine lunch.) Little has changed in the cinder block dining room since the days when The Allman Brothers Band frequented the place. Dive into plates full of buttery grits, bacon, and eggs ($5), while the ancient jukebox churns out Elvis, the Eagles, and, of course, your favorite Allman Brothers tunes.
Spend the remainder of the morning exploring Ocmulgee National Monument. The annual Indian Celebration fills the air with traditional native music and handmade crafts. Ceremonial mounds dating from 1,000 years ago provide a glimpse into an ancient culture.
For lunch, slide into Nu-Way for the most famous hot dogs in town. You might want to eat your private-label wiener with a fork as do most Macon residents, who've been munching on these dogs since 1916.
Macon's musical past beckons at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame this afternoon ($8 adults, $6 seniors and college students, and $3.50 ages 4-16). There you'll learn how "Little Richard" Penniman, Otis Redding, James Brown, The Allman Brothers Band, the B-52's, and R.E.M. all launched their careers here. Afterward, stroll over to the Tubman African American Museum to examine Afrocentric art, history, and culture ($3). Then become a fan of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame ($6 adults, $3.50 ages 6-16), filled with tributes to state legends Bobby Jones, Evander Holyfield, and Jackie Robinson.
Before heading out for the evening, visit with Otis Redding. The life-size bronze sits on the dock of the Ocmulgee River, a wonderful place to feel the evening breeze freshen the warm September night.
Another dinner is in order, so head to the Tic Toc Room, formerly a smoky nightclub where Little Richard used to perform. These days its focus is on great food. The menu features Big and Little Plates. Whet your appetite with the chived lobster-and-crabmeat dip ($8), then move on to a mouthwatering strip steak with blue cheese and mashed potatoes ($19). Instead of dessert, go upstairs for after-dinner drinks at the piano bar, or join patrons at The Grand Opera House for an American Indian performance on the 20th.