7 Enchanting Georgia Destinations for a Quick Getaway

Are you looking for a great destination for a weekend getaway in Georgia? Georgia offers an abundance of quick getaway destinations that promise adventure, relaxation, and everything in between. From the beautiful Amicalola Falls to the charming streets of Savannah, there’s a perfect spot waiting just for you. Pack your bags and get ready to explore the Peach State!


Cathedral of St. John the Baptist exterior in Savannah, Georgia

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For the perfect Southern getaway, look no further than a weekend in Savannah, Georgia. The atmosphere and food make it a southern destination that’s pretty hard to beat. Even if you go to Savannah only for the food, I think you’ll leave happy.

Must-do stops include the Waving Girl Statue, River Street, Leopold’s Ice Cream, and Forsyth Park. And Savannah is one town where I would recommend doing a history walking tour or a hop-on hop-off trolley tour through the historic district.

Savannah pairs well with Charleston for a lovely short road trip. And there are a lot of great things to do between Savannah and Charleston.

Savannah is full of wonderful hotels and inns. The Marshall House is one of the most popular and highly rated (by guests) places to stay in Savannah.

If you’re looking for a great view of both the historic Savannah Riverfront and the boats that travel along it, we enjoyed our stay at Marriott Savannah Riverfront. It’s just steps from the famous Waving Girl Statue at the end of River Street.


Dahlonega, Georgia, is an idyllic getaway bursting with engaging historical sites and lovely scenery. This town is renowned for its place in American history as the location of the first major gold rush back in 1829. If you want to delve deeper into this past, be sure to visit Consolidated Gold Mine or the Dahlonega Gold Museum.

Forrest Hills Resort is a perennial favorite spot for a romantic getaway in Dahlonega.

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Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge

Tiered waterfall cascading over rocks in Northern Georgia

Amicalola Falls State Park is an awe-inspiring spot for a quick escape in Georgia. Falling 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the third-highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River.

Hikers enjoy the park’s trails. The park is particularly known for the Approach Trail that leads to the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail

The park’s lodge rooms feature panoramic views. You’ll be close to the falls and the rest of the park’s beautiful attractions, resort activities, and dining.


city hall building in Athens Georgia

Athens offers visitors plenty to explore and experience in the home of the University of Georgia. Experience the beautiful State Botanical Garden of Georgia or take a bike ride on Firefly Trail, enjoy the works of art in the Georgia Museum of Art, and explore the Lyndon House Arts Center.

After a full day of exploring the city, treat your taste buds to a delicious meal at one of Athens’ many great restaurants. Turn your fun visit into a luxurious weekend with a stay at ATH|BNB :: The Rushmore in Athens’ renowned Five Points Neighborhood.

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Pine Mountain

Pine Mountain, Georgia, is home to Callaway Resort & Gardens. The popular North Georgia resort includes the famous 2500-acre botanical gardens.

Guests also enjoy views of mountain streams and woodlands along with many attractions such as their butterfly conservatory, golf courses, and zip lines. Or spend your day at Robin Lake Beach.

The resort offers eight on-site restaurants and a variety of accommodations from rooms and suites to cottages and deluxe villas.


Bavarian-style buildings in Helen Georgia

Located in the beautiful North Georgia mountains, Helen is a tranquil alpine-style village with an abundance of things to do.

Helen has become well known as a top Christmas town and offers other special seasonal events and festivals. Don’t miss Anna Ruby Falls or have some fun tubing down the Chattahoochee River.

If you’re looking for B&B accommodations in the heart of town, try Black Forest Bed & Breakfast.

Or enjoy a romantic getaway focusing on North Georgia’s beautiful scenery at Valhalla Resort.


Augusta Georgia skyline

While Augusta, Georgia, is no doubt best known as the home of the Masters golf tournament, there is much more to this town than its famously exclusive golf club.

Augusta is filled with things to do for all ages. Stroll along the Augusta Riverwalk. Explore the Augusta Museum of History or admire the artwork at the Morris Museum of Art. It’s the oldest art museum in the U.S. specifically dedicated to Southern American art and artists.

Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center overlooks the Savannah River at the Augusta Riverwalk.

If you’re looking for a small, boutique inn, check out Old Town Inn in Augusta’s historic Old Towne Neighborhood.

The bottom line

A weekend getaway is the perfect way to unwind and get a short break from your routine. And Georgia is simply full of charming and fun weekend getaway destinations that will help you do just that. They’re all just waiting to be explored.

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