Best Georgia Weekend Getaways and Day Trips

Top Georgia Weekend Getaways and Day Trips
This list represents the most popular Georgia Weekend Getaways and Day Trips. Use this list to plan your next Georgia vacation. Select a state and/or an activity from the pull-down lists below to find even more top getaway ideas.
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1. Biltmore and Much More: Asheville, NC Weekend Getaway
Those who haven’t visited Asheville owe it to themselves to spend a day at the Biltmore Estate—that luxurious monument to unparalleled ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Asheville, NC - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

2. Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Lookout Mountain & Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia Weekend Getaway
This railroad city of Chattanooga is Tennessee’s fourth largest and became immortalized in a popular song, “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Chattanooga, TN - Day Trips from Nashville

3. Georgia's Little Germany: Helen / Clarkesville / Sautee Weekend Getaway
About twenty-five years ago, Helen was barely a blip on the landscape—a small, dying logging town in northeast Georgia. As residents ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Clarkesville, GA - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

4. Georgia Travel Guide by Fodor's Weekend Getaway
This travel guide is a chapter on Georgia excerpted from the book "Fodor's USA." It covers the entire state of Georgia region by region ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Atlanta, GA - Fodor's USA

5. Changing but Changeless Charleston, SC Weekend Getaway
In September 1989 Hurricane Hugo pounded historic Charleston with a fury rarely experienced in the twentieth century. Although damage ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Charleston, SC - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

6. A Capital Place: Columbia, SC Weekend Getaway
Columbia, a vibrant Sunbelt city with a gracious past, is not only a seat of government but also a hub of the arts, education, and ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Columbia, SC - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

7. Huntsville's a Blast: Cave Spring, Georgia, and Huntsville, AL Weekend Getaway
In the early 1800s John Hunt heard Native American tales that on the west side of the Great Smoky Mountains was a Big Spring from ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Huntsville, AL - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

8. Land of the Blue Mist: Cherokee, NC and Great Smoky Mountains National Park Weekend Getaway
Awaken in a quaint bed-and-breakfast enveloped in a Smoky Mountain mist clinging to the hills and hollows. When the vapor burns off, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Cherokee, NC - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 9. There's Still Magic in the Magic City: Anniston / Talladega / Birmingham, AL Weekend Getaway
Birmingham, often called the Magic City because it appeared to grow like magic out of the wilderness, was founded in 1871 at the crossing ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Birmingham, AL - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

10. Sun, Sand, Sea, and Southern Belles: Alabama Gulf Coast / Mobile, AL Weekend Getaway
Only a few of the many Alabama Gulf Coast and Mobile Bay attractions are miles of pristine, powdery white beaches; glamorous, historic ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Mobile, AL - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

11. Horse and Buggy: Barnesville / Hawkinsville / Perry / Fort Valley, GA Weekend Getaway
Graceful Standard-bred horses, manes streaming, trot or pace smoothly around the red-clay oval track, towing charming sulkies piloted ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Hawkinsville, GA - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

12. Country Music Meets Ancient Greece: Nashville, TN Weekend Getaway
MYTH: You have to be a country-music fan to appreciate Nashville. FACT: The infectious, exuberant mood of the city captivates everyone. ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Nashville, TN - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

13. Georgian ABCs - Azaleas, Butterflies, and Circuses: Callaway Gardens / Pine Mountain Weekend Getaway
Textile magnate Cason Callaway once said, “Every child ought to see something beautiful before he’s six years old—something he will ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Pine Mountain, GA - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

14. Plantations and Palmettos: Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Savannah Baseball Trip Family Vacation
Begin a coastal baseball trip with a visit to the handsome new stadium in Myrtle Beach, home of the spirited Pelicans of the Carolina ...
Published by Fodor's Travel Publications Myrtle Beach, SC - Fodor's Baseball Vacations

15. Where the North Meets the South: Crawfordville, GA, and Aiken / Abbeville, SC Weekend Getaway
Many towns claim to be representative of horse country, but we know of no other town where roads and streets retain their sand surface ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Aiken, SC - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

16. Fountains, Fizz, and Fantasy: Columbus / Buena Vista, GA Weekend Getaway
Columbus, a real river city, sports several nicknames: Fountain City, inspired by its numerous fountains; Port City, because it is ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Buena Vista, GA - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

17. Crossroads Then and Now: Chattanooga, TN Weekend Getaway
In a region today characterized by waterfalls and white-water rivers, green-clad mountains, steep-sided gorges, cool limestone caves, ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Chattanooga, TN - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

18. Queen City of the South: Savannah / Tybee Island, GA Weekend Getaway
Savannah, a gracious city with the romantic allure and refinement of the Old South, was hewn from the wilderness in 1733, when English ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Savannah, GA - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

19. The Amusement Parks of Georgia Weekend Getaway
This chapter describes these Georgia Amusement Parks: Alpine Amusement Park in Helen, American Adventures in Marietta, Lake Lanier ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Atlanta, GA - The Amusement Park Guide

20. Arts and Roses: Thomasville, GA, and Havana / Quincy, FL Weekend Getaway
In the waning years of the nineteenth century, south Georgia and parts of the Florida panhandle enjoyed a golden age as wealthy northerners ...
Published by The Globe Pequot Press Thomasville, GA - Quick Escapes: Atlanta

 
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