Georgia March 26, 2016
Where This Awesome Georgia Weekend Road Trip Will Take You Is Unforgettable
It’s time for a weekend getaway. That’s right, you’ve been working your tail off and it’s high time you plan a trip that you can enjoy without breaking the bank. We’re bringing you the ultimate Georgia weekend road trip, that is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories. The kicker is that transit time is only a mere 5 hours and 45 minutes. Of course you’ll want to stop and explore many of the hot spots, so that’ll extend your trip a tad bit. But ultimately you can see some of the best parts of Georgia—the hidden gems that may not get enough attention—in just a short weekend jaunt.
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1. Fosters Mill Store—5536 Blacks Bluff Rd SW Rome, GA 30161
What better way to start a road trip than with a quick stroll down memory lane. Foster's Mill Store is a beautifully renovated general store that dates back to the 1840s and is considered to be a historic landmark. But what's better is you can grab a quick bite of breakfast before you continue on your way.
2. Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum—24 Veterans Memorial Highway, Rome, GA 30161
This historic landmark and museum is a must see during the spring and summer months. The grounds are absolutely stunning when flowers are in bloom, and you can marvel over rows and rows of colorful tulips all while getting an important dose of Georgia history.
3. Big Canoe, Georgia—54 Wolfscratch Village Jasper, GA 30143
The next stop on the weekend road trip is Big Canoe, Georgia. It's here that you can take a quick dip in the refreshing water, spend some time with nature, and maybe even sneak a slide down the water rock slide.
4. Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge & Restaurant—418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Dr, Dawsonville, GA
It's here that you can unwind for the evening. Not only do you have incredible views of the state park, but you can also lounge by the fireplace in the lobby, or grab a bite to eat in the restaurant. Not to mention that waterfalls in the park are stunning, and worth a quick hike if you're feeling up for it. But make sure you take in the sunset, and get a good night's rest, because tomorrow will be just as fun and adventurous.
5. Wolf Mountain Vineyards—180 Wolf Mountain Trail, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Good morning! Day two of the road trip continues with a vineyard brunch buffet. Enjoy the scenic views while sipping on some Prosecco and feasting on items like Citrus Glazed Donut French Toast Casserole, Fried Egg, and Housemade Cornbread.
6. Chattahoochee River Tubing—4349 Abbotts Bridge Rd, Duluth, GA 30097
Next up, you're going to drive to Duluth for a most relaxing tube down the river. For around $10, you can rent a tube plus the cost of transportation and float down the river, soaking in the Georgia sunshine.
7. Gigi's Cupcakes—425 Barrett Pkwy, Suite 4080, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
You know, with all that tubing, you deserve a sweet treat. Head on over to Gigi's Cupcakes of Kennesaw to pick up your tasty reward. Or, rewards. Hey, it's the weekend.
8. Cedar & Smoke—110 Herbert St, Cedartown, GA 30125
Dessert before dinner, that's what weekend road trips are all about. You're next stop is at Cedar & Smoke for some unpretentious, yet delightfully delicious Southern cuisine with a twist. Bask in the glory of incredible food.
This completes your weekend road trip. How do you feel about the experience? Who would you bring with you? We’d love to hear!