Quick Answer: # Romantic Getaways from Atlanta: Best Trips for Couples

‌Romantic Day Trips from Atlanta‌

‌Weekend Getaways for Couples from Atlanta‌

‌Best Couples Getaways from Atlanta‌

Romantic Day Trips from Atlanta

Romantic activities are abundant in Atlanta. From intimate rooftop dining to strolls through Piedmont Park, it is easy to find interesting date night options. When you find yourself yearning for something a little special, a little longer, peruse our picks for the 12 best romantic getaways from Atlanta.

1. Blue Ridge, Georgia‌

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  • Perfect for:‌‌ Romantic mountain charm
  • ‌Highlights of Blue Ridge:‌
    • Beautiful vistas
    • Upscale mountain ambiance
    • Blue Ridge Mountain access

‌‌Things to Do in Blue Ridge‌

Blue Ridge, tucked neatly in the North Georgia mountains, oozes Southern charm. Take a scenic ride with Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Explore the delights of downtown with its selection of antiques, unique shops, and art galleries. Try your hand kayaking or rafting the Ocoee River, which hosted the 1996 Olympics then pop over to Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides for scenic mountain horseback riding. See what’s “Now Showing” at Swan’s Drive-In for some hot, buttery popcorn and a cozy car cuddle

From the smoky joy of Carroll’s BBQ to globally inspired southern cuisine at Harvest on Main, the dining options are sure to delight. See what’s “Now Showing” at Swan’s Drive-In for some hot, buttery popcorn and a cozy car cuddle.

‌‌How to Get to Blue Ridge‌

Blue Ridge is easily reached by taking I-75 N to I-575 N to GA-5 N.

‌‌Where to Stay in Blue Ridge‌

For the ultimate indulgence, book a romantic stay at Serenity in the Mountains. This luxury spa offers gorgeous suites for the perfect romantic getaway. Each booking includes a couples massage, daily continental breakfast, wine, cheese, and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival.

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Do the trees sing to you? Enjoy this Private Couples Retreat with outdoor hot tub, grill and firepit tucked in a lush forest just 6 miles from downtown Blue Ridge. Play games, make smores or just sit under the stars with your sweetie. This delightfully tranquil, yet close to action, cabin will set the perfect mood for your time away.

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2. Braselton, Georgia‌

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  • Perfect for:‌ Wine and spa lovers
  • Highlights of Braselton:
    • European-style winery close to home
    • Spa experiences
    • Multiple championship golf courses

‌Things to Do in Braselton‌‌

Braselton became a destination with the installation of Chateau Elan Winery in 1981. Chateau Elan is a luxury resort in the rolling foothills of North Georgia. There is an award-winning winery on site, two championship golf courses, a full day spa, and French chateau–style lodging. Be sure to check the class schedule for educational opportunities in wine, mixology, and culinary delights.

Action fans should check out Michelin Raceway, formerly Road Atlanta, which hosts a wide variety of events, including professional and amateur sports car and motorcycle races. Visit the quaint historic town center for a bit of antiquing or take a stroll along the riverwalk.

‌How to Get to Braselton‌‌

Braselton is a straight shot from Atlanta on I-85 N. It only takes around an hour.

‌‌Where to Stay in Braselton‌

The Inn at Chateau Elan offers the elegance of an intimate French country estate. You will want to pursue the on-site opportunities for classes, tastings, and outdoor activity. Make sure to check out all the options for couples in the spa — some include a glass of bubbly and chocolates.

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Enjoy relaxing in peaceful comfort in your own two-bedroom terrace apartment just 6 miles from Braselton at Chateau Oasis. Lounge by the outdoor firepit, play games wine on your lighted patio. They have even provided wine glasses.

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3. Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia‌

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  • Perfect for:‌ Wellness and Tranquility
  • ‌Highlights of Chattahoochee Hills:‌
    • Wellness activities
    • Tranquil
    • Outdoor Activities

‌‌How to Get to Chattahoochee Hills‌

Just 30 minutes on I-85 S will bring you to the peaceful environs of Chattahoochee Hills.

‌‌Things to Do in Chattahochee Hills‌‌

Chattahochee Hills is often neglected when talking of romantic getaways from Atlanta. Known for Serenbe Farms, an agritourism experience, it is also close to many ongoing and annual activities. Wild Fern Ranch is a great place for blueberry picking in season. RenFair friends will love the location's proximity to the fairgrounds. Serenbe should make the list for trail rides, spa treatments, and a farm tour.

‌‌Where to Stay in Chattahochee Hills‌‌

Stay in this Quiet Cabin Retreat near Serenbe for the perfect Vrbo getaway from Atlanta. Located on 2 peaceful acres there is no hustle or bustle to be found. Enjoy all the amenities of home in a true log cabin that has been beautifully, and comfortably, renovated.

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Goat yoga, breakfast in bed, horseback riding — the Inn at Serenbe has so much to offer, you will be planning your return before you leave. Play bocce, swim in the pool, or become a pawn in a giant game of chest. Spend lazy days hiking and biking or meditate by walking the stone labyrinth.

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4. Young Harris, Georgia

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  • Perfect for:‌‌ Outdoor splendor and spa lovers
  • ‌Highlights of Young Harris:‌
    • Cupid Falls
    • All-in-one getaway
    • Outdoor activities

‌‌How to Get to Young Harris‌‌

Young Harris is only 2 hours from Atlanta via GA-400 N. Take the GA-115 Exit.

‌‌Things to Do in Young Harris‌

Young Harris, located in the Georgia mountains just shy of the North Carolina state line, is drenched in natural splendor. You have a ton of outdoor activities to fill your day, including a short hike for two to Cupid Falls. Climb Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia. Stop in the general store on top of the Bald to add some local flavor. to a scenic picnic with your sweetheart.

Reward all that exercise with a winery tour and tasting at Crane Creek Vineyards. Grab a bottle and enjoy it under the stars after visiting O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium. Add a touch of whimsey with Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm or rekindle romance with a soothing couples spa day at Brasstown Valley Resort .

‌‌Where to Stay in Young Harris‌

For an all-in-one couple’s getaway, Brasstown Valley Resort tops the list. Enjoy a tranquil couples spa treatment, horseback riding, elegant dining, or a rousing round of golf without ever leaving the grounds. Choose from a variety of lodging options including deluxe lodge guest rooms, chic cottage rooms in the woods, or the in one of the exclusive Equani Spa suites for the ultimate in luxury.

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You will love Where Crows Roost. This tiny house is beautifully designed from reclaimed wood from a 100-year-old farmhouse. Stargaze, play board games on your private porch, or cuddle by the firepit. Lovingly decorated, this home comes complete with everything you need, making it an adorably romantic spot for you and your loved one.

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Weekend Getaways for Couples from Atlanta

The convenience of city life often comes at the cost of privacy. Sometimes you want your sweetheart all to yourself. Here are our picks for the best romantic weekend getaways under 5 hours by car from Atlanta to find some alone time with that special someone.

5. Charleston, South Carolina

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  • Perfect for:‌‌ History and ocean lovers
  • ‌Highlights of Charleston:
    • Close to Atlanta
    • Large historic district
    • Sailing adventures

‌‌How to Get to Charleston‌‌

It is just about 5 hours by car from Atlanta to Charleston via I-20 E and I-26 E. Augusta is about halfway if you need a break from driving.

‌‌Things to Do in Charleston‌‌

Charleston is one of the most-favored weekend getaways for couples from Atlanta. Founded in 1670, Charleston has lovingly maintained many of its historic locations, making it an ideal option for delving into the past.

Take a cruise with Fort Sumter Tours to see where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired. Visit Middleton Place to learn about plantation life. Enjoy Charleston City Market, one of the oldest public markets in the nation, to explore 300+ individual stalls. The market houses an artist market in the evenings.

What could be more romantic than a day or night on the water? Charleston Sailing Adventures offers nightly sunset sails and Charleston Outdoor Adventure for a guided paddle.

Just like Savannah, another famous southern city, ghost tours are a big draw in Charleston. Try Nightly Spirits for an over-21 Booze and Boos tours, or my favorite Bulldog Tours for a super creepy historic jail tour.

‌‌Where to Stay in Charleston

The Charleston, by the historic marketplace, is perfect for couples who want to be right in the middle of it all. Bright, airy, and gorgeously decorated, this conveniently located Vrbo condo offers a welcome respite for a brief stop during your active days. The historic district is walkable, so you can ditch the car and walk to dining and many activities, then snuggle up in the comfy king bed for a restful night.

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q is an opulent bed and breakfast escape in historic Charleston. Prepare to be swaddled in luxury with spacious Italian marble bathrooms, a seven pillow menu, and evening turndown service. From your champagne welcome to your complimentary bicycle rental, the French Quarter Inn will pamper and delight.

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6. Birmingham, Alabama

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  • Perfect for:‌‌ Museums and history
  • ‌Highlights of Birmingham:
    • Often overlooked as a destination
    • Invested in history
    • Diverse activities

‌‌How to Get to Birmingham‌‌

I-20 W from Atlanta will take you start to Birmingham in around an hour and a half.

‌‌Things to Do in Birmingham‌

Visit Birmingham Museum of Art, one of the finest regional museums in America. Choose an IMAX experience at McWane Science Center, a trip to see the world’s largest motorcycle collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum or learn how the railroad built the south at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum.

‌‌Where to Stay in Birmingham‌

Historic Victorian masterpiece Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed and Breakfast is a stunner. Enjoy a deliciously plentiful breakfast and then while away the morning in true Southern style on the rocking chair porch. Complimentary cookies are served in the parlor, and breakfast in bed can be arranged for no additional fees.

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Lux Loft Downtown is a trendy treasure with city views and a rooftop deck in the heart of the entertainment district. This Airbnb is an easy stroll to restaurants, Railroad Park, and much more. Loft has exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, open rafter ceilings, and a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. The keypad entry makes for a hassle-free check in and check out experience.

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7. St. Simons Island, Georgia

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  • Perfect for:‌ Classy beach vibes
  • Highlights of St. Simons Island:‌
    • Beachy not touristy
    • Elegantly Southern
    • Relaxing

‌‌How to Get to St. Simons Island‌‌

I-85 S to I-16 E to I-95 S towards Jacksonville. Like Tybee Island, St. Simons Island is accessed via bridge.

‌‌Things to Do in St. Simon Island‌‌

One of the barrier islands known as the Golden Isles, St. Simons Island beach days can be gloriously languid or highly active. Lounge on the expansive East Beach or Massengale State Park for public beaches with ample public amenities or amble over to popular wildlife watching spots like Gould's Inlet. Hop a ferry to Jekyll Island to visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center or to take a gander at the Jekyll Island Club Resort.

Bring a cooler for your trip out to sea on String of Pearls to see the barrier islands and possibly dolphins. St. Simons Lighthouse hosts a museum to visit once you are back on dry land.

Fort Frederica National Monument preserves archaeological remains of a fort founded in 1736 to protect the British colony from Spanish raiders. For a touch of funky fun, embark on a biking adventure in search of the Tree Spirits. Carved into the trunks of St. Simons’ majestic oaks are a series of tree spirits. Some are on private land, but 11 can be found in public areas currently and more can be expected.

‌‌Where to Stay in St. Simons Island‌

St. Simons Island is a gorgeous alternative to the busy beaches on Florida’s coast. Full of natural beauty and idyllic surrounds, St. Simons Island pleases the senses of even the most jaded city dweller.

Filled with soothing touches like lush landscaping and your own koi pond St. Simons Sanctuary is balm for the soul. A short walk will have you at the beach, restaurants, or shopping. With a well-stocked indoor and outdoor kitchen, you have lots of options for preparing romantic dinners together at this Airbnb.

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For a vacation that has lodging and activities in one place, venture over to the private Sea Island Resort. Choose from super luxurious rooms at The Cloister to enjoy five miles of private beach, boutique style at The Lodge, the Inn for exploring the island, and Sea Island Cottages for a secluded retreat for lovers.

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8. Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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  • Perfect for:‌ Outdoor adventuring
  • ‌‌Highlights of Gatlinburg:‌
    • Sweeping mountain vistas
    • Laid-back atmosphere
    • Expansive natural areas

‌‌How to Get to Gatlinburg‌

I-75 N from Atlanta until you hit I-40 E in Chattanooga, Tennessee near Lookout Mountain.

‌‌Things to Do in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, in eastern Tennessee, is the Gateway to the Smoky Mountains. There are lots of opportunity for open air action but plenty of nighttime options, too. Although extremely popular with leaf peepers in the fall, any time is a good time to visit Gatlinburg.

Climb to Clingmans Dome for a gorgeous sunset. Bring a blanket and a basket and linger for unmatched stargazing with your honey. If you happen to be around in the springtime, be sure to visit Andrews Bald nearby to see an amazing display of azaleas. Take an exhilarating zipline tour with Climb Works. For more outdoor fun, walk behind the waterfalls at Grotto Falls or take a walk with some furry friends at Smoky Mountain Llama Treks.

For some inside action, sample local (legal) moonshine at Sugarlands Distilling Company or delicious local beer at Gatlinburg Brewing Company.

Sometimes being an adult sucks the fun right out of life. Dollywood is your antidote. See a show, ride some rides, eat all the snacks you can find. Get high without the climb on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel or the 407 feet tall Space Needle.

‌Where to Stay in Gatlinburg‌

Gatlinburg is a mountain town but that does not limit your lodging to dark, buggy cabins. You will find everything from international chains to pampering bed and breakfasts.

Rustic mountain themes blend with tropic notions to make Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg an invitingly unique experience. The rooms decorated in the peaceful hues of nature and come with a private balcony. Frozen cocktails and snacks by the outdoor pool is great reason to stay in and play.

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Hot tubbing under a sea of stars is only one reason The Seclusion is the perfect getaway for couples. Play a quick round of pool while dinner cooks. The breathtaking view from the deck goes great with morning coffee. The master bath has a jacuzzi built for two in the bath has a big tv with Roku for rom-com watching — a perfect way to relax before crawling into the king-sized bed with the one you love.

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Best Couples Getaways from Atlanta

The advantages of living close to a major international airport makes looking for the best weekend getaways for romance a whole lot easier. Whether you want to stay in the states or step outside for grand adventure in a brand-new place, these top picks for best weekend getaways from Atlanta will rekindle the romance.

9. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

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  • Perfect for:‌‌ Luxurious island romance
  • ‌Highlights of Providenciales:
    • Remote feel
    • Endless outdoor activities
    • Multiple powdery, white sand beaches

‌‌How to Get to Providenciales‌

Take a 3-hour flight from ATL to Providenciales. Be sure to bring your passports!

‌‌Things to Do in Providenciales‌

Pristine, powdery white beaches and turquoise water are the backdrop for your romantic escape to Turks and Caicos. Explore the island ATV, bicycle, on foot or by joining one of the friendly locals for a tour. Have a cold one at Turks's Head Brewery before hunting for JoJo the dolphin. Spend a full day snorkeling the clear waters with Big Blue Collective.

Thrill seekers can take a jet ski tour with Five Cays Watersports or glide hundreds of feet above the turquoise waters with Grace Bay Watersports parasailing excursion. Sail Beluga sets the mood for romance with a dreamy sunset sail.

‌‌Where to Stay in Turks and Caicos‌

The Ritz-Carlton, always an ultimate for luxury stays, excels in Turks and Caicos. Many of the lavishly appointed guest rooms and suites offer stunning views of Grace Bay. The pampering continues with sophisticated fine dining, island-inspired spa treatments, and adults-only outdoor swimming pool. Head out on the water for a day on Lady Grace, Ritz-Carlton’s own luxury catamaran.

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If you are longing for your own Waterfront Cottage, this Vrbo offering in Providenciales will scratch the itch. Lush garden landscaping, shaded hammock, and a BBQ area brings the fun home or arrange for use of a Jeep or Seadoo for external expeditions. The dock facilitates use of available watercraft including SUP, kayak, and Seadoo. Enjoy a water trampoline, and swimming from the dock, as well.

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10. Montreal, Canada

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  • Perfect for:‌‌ Old-world charm and foodie finds
  • Highlights of Montreal:‌
    • European style close to home
    • Vibrant music scene
    • Iconic historic quarter
    • Fun for foodies

‌‌How to Get to Montreal‌

Although the flight from Atlanta is a mere 2.5 hours long, you will need a passport to enter Montreal. Come prepared.

‌‌Things to Do in Montreal‌

Montreal’s makes our list for best romantic getaways from Atlanta for cherishing history while embracing growth. Old-world charm washes over you as you wander the enchanting streets of Old Montreal. Discover hidden gems along narrow cobblestone lanes. Take a quiet hike through Mount Royal Park or go biking along the picturesque canal. Indulge your inner artist with the vast collection of works at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Enjoy smooth jazz with your romantic candlelit dinner for 2 at Modavie before joining a free open-air tango in one of the city’s parks. Savor the stunning views of the cityscape on a cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Take in the vibrant nightlife or stroll along the water with your favorite person.

‌Where to Stay in Montreal‌

The nostalgic décor at Vintage Loft in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal is sure to put you in the mood for exploring the area’s history. The Underground City, Old Port of Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica are all a short walk from this Vrbo's door. Walk to restaurants or hop on the train to explore all greater Montreal has for you to enjoy.

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An opulent mansion turned boutique hotel, Le Mount Stephen Hotel works hard to keep you cozy with heated floors, chromotherapy rainforest showers, and a custom pillow menu. Located in the heart of the Golden Square, you will be close to the buzz with cultural highlights easily reachable by foot. Montreal’s premiere arts and entertainment district is only 2 kilometers from your door.

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11. Austin, Texas

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  • Perfect for:‌‌ Southwestern flair
  • ‌Highlights of Austin:‌
    • Quick flight
    • Amazing music scene
    • Quirky fun

‌‌How to Get to Austin‌

The flight from Atlanta is a mere 2 hours and 20 minutes and the airport is only 5 miles from downtown.

‌‌Things to Do in Austin‌

Not all Southern cities are made the same. Austin, drenched in southwestern flair, does not leave you drenched in sweat. Live music and kooky attractions makes Austin one of my personal favorites for couples getaways from Atlanta.

Austin is proud to be kooky. You should include a couple interesting and different experiences on your Austin agenda. Visiting Congress Bridge to watch 1.5 million bats take flight nightly or taking a trip to the Cathedral of Junk will make you a fan of its motto of keeping Austin weird.

‌Where to Stay in Austin‌

The Westin in Downtown Austin has an amazing rooftop pool and bar. There is something spectacular about drinking a cool beverage by a pool overlooking the lights of the city. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to discover nearby but don’t stay out too late. You are very close to Voodoo Donuts, which makes it worth getting up and out early.

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This HGTV Dream Home in Downtown hits the sweet spot. Just a short walk from all the action, this Airbnb location is the dream. The décor is upscale, comfy, and smart. Stop back home for some cuddle time or to grill the perfect burger in your private back yard before heading out to see what the evening holds.

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12. Bar Harbor, Maine

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  • Perfect for:‌‌ Wildlife and outdoor adventuring
  • ‌‌Highlights of Bar Harbor:‌‌
    • Natural splendor
    • Rampant wildlife
    • Non-fussy fun

‌‌How to Get to Bar Harbor‌

Portland, Maine, is the best airport to visit Bar Harbor from Atlanta with a flight time of 2 hours and 40 minutes nonstop.

‌‌Things to Do in Bar Harbor‌

Bar Harbor, the gateway to Acadia National Park, attracts visitors for the spectacular scenery and outdoor adventure. Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain comes early, before 5 am in the summer, but it is worth the effort.

Adventurous types will love a morning paddle on the Atlantic, but do opt for a double if you are unaccustomed to sea kayaking. Experienced hikers who are cool with exposed climbing can take on the Precipice Trail if the peregrine falcons are done with nesting. Finish the day with a lobster dinner and a sunset schooner sail. Bliss.

‌Where to Stay in Bar Harbor‌

The Maples Inn could not be in a better location. Nestled on a quiet residential street, it’s a quick stroll to the center of town for restaurants, galleries, shops, tours, and museums. Acadia is a quick drive, or a long hike, from Maples Inn. The rooms are lovingly furnished and come with private baths. The breakfast is prepared daily with fresh, local ingredients. Take a bottle of wine to the quiet porch for a rock and a chat before bed.

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You will have this Private Downtown Bar Harbor Studio all to yourself. Steps from the beach or Main Street, you are in the middle of the action. Charmingly decorated, well-appointed, and boasting a shower for two, this intimate space on a quiet street will inspire cuddle time after a day exploring.

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Romance is always in reach if you live in Atlanta but something you really want an experience that is away from your daily life. Gorgeous oceans, serene mountains, and shiny cities are at your fingertips when looking for the perfect couples getaways from Atlanta.