The great part about living in Georgia is that you have other states surrounding you. If you feel like taking an adventure to another state—an unknown area that remains unfamiliar to you, it’s a simple way to get your vacation fix. Take a trip across the Georgia border in order to experience some of the best attractions that our neighboring states have to offer.
The Mountain House Restaurant at Caesar's Head, South Carolina
Dining with a view is something that should be incorporated into every meal. Not only does The Mountain House Restaurant at Caesar's Head offer that experience for South Carolina residents, but it also is close enough to the Georgia border, that Georgians too, can get a glimpse into the true beauty of nature while they eat. For more information, click the title above.
Treasure Camp on the Suwanee, Florida
Getting hungry and want to check out some hidden gem Florida eats? Then head on over to Treasure Camp on the Suwanee River. This small family-owned restaurant is located in a small community called Fowlers Bluff, and serves up incredible food and Southern hospitality just the way Georgians are used to. For more information, click the title above.
The Lighthouse of St. Augustine, Florida
Whether you decide to take the trip during the daytime or the nighttime, the views from this iconic lighthouse will be equally impressive. Visitors are able to climb the 219 steps up to the top of the lighthouse and see for miles in every direction. Get ready to have your breath stolen. For more information, click the title above.
Mrs. Story’s Dairy Bar - Opelike, Alabama
From the outside, it might not look like much, but once you chow down on this famed local ice cream stand you will want to come back for seconds. The menu is simple, the prices are incredible, and Mrs. Story’s Dairy Bar has been lauded as the best milkshake in the entire state. For more information, click the title above.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum - Chattanooga, Tennessee
We all know how important the railroads were for the south back in the day. Which is why visiting the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is an experience worth honoring, as well as enjoying! Especially if you visit while train rides are offered. The museum offers unique outings throughout the year that are worth hopping aboard for. For more information, click the title above.
Ocoee's Blue Hole, Tennessee
A swimming hole that is also an underground tunnel? Sign us up! Across the border in Tennessee located on the Upper Ocoee River is a swimming hole that also has underwater tunnels that guests can peruse at their leisure. Bring your snorkel mask and adventure through the tunnels for an experience you’ll never forget. For more information, click the title above.
The Highest Road in Tennessee - Newfound Gap Tennessee
If you’re going to take a trip across the Georgia border, then make sure to head north to Newfound Gap, Tennessee. Dubbed the highest road in Tennessee, the mountainous trail is located over 5,000 feet above sea level. With natural views and vistas like this, you won’t want to road trip anywhere else. For more information, click the title above.
Walhalla, South Carolina
If there is one place you’re willing to cross the Georgia border for this fall, make sure it is to visit Walhalla, South Carolina. Not only is this tiny town simply stunning in the fall, but they also have waterfall hiking, comfort foods and fall festivals worth checking out. For more information, click the title above.
The Tiny Town of Fernandina Beach, Florida
For the longest time, Naples Florida was considered one of the happiest places in America, however, there is another tiny town that also makes the list. Fernandina Beach is located on the stunning Amelia Island, and Georgia residents should absolutely make road tripping to this happy town a bucket list must. For more information, click the title above.
Whistle Stop Sweet Shop - Madison, Alabama
Ready to satisfy your sweet tooth? There’s nothing like visiting a local candy shop that makes their own fresh fudge and sweets right in-house. Sallie's Whistle Stop Sweet Shop is located in historic downtown Madison and worth crossing the border for. Sink your teeth into something sweet. For more information, click the title above.
Salt Springs, Ocala National Forest, Florida
One of the most fascinating spots over the Georgia border is none other than Salt Springs. It has been rumored for many years that the water that flows from these springs has a healing quality from the minerals within. Beauty and health benefits all rolled into one. For more information, click the title above.
If you decide to cross the state lines and adventure through uncharted territory, make sure you let us know what you find in the comments! We’d love to hear how things are on the other side of the border. 😉