With Valentine’s Day practically around the corner, couples are beginning looking for the perfect spots for a romantic weekend getaway. Explore Georgia shares the Top 10 Romantic Escapes throughout the state, from the romantic charm of Georgia’s mountains in the north, to blooming gardens, historic sites, and beaches on secluded private islands. These 10 Georgia hotspots are sure to make your sweetie’s heart flutter.
Relax in front of the fireplace in a private cottage at Barnsley Resort. Or get outside and go kayaking, play golf or ride horseback, get a massage and dine in style.
Take the apple of your eye to pick apples, cherries, strawberries, peaches or blueberries at Mercier Orchards. Ride the historic Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Overnight in a mountain cabin, bed and breakfast or townhouse, shop quaint boutiques and savor local flavors at Harvest on Main, Black Sheep Bar & Patio, Blue Ridge Brewery, Christy Lee’s Courtyard Grille, and/or Toccoa Riverside Restaurant.
Love blooms at Callaway Gardens. Hike, bike, swim or drive through the aromatic air. Roll up your sleeves for a hands-on workshop, golf or take to the air on a zip line course. Sip sweet tea while perusing the menu at any of the onsite restaurants. Sleep easy in the inn, cottage or villa.
Château Élan Winery & Resort
Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is a castle surrounded by rolling vineyards that evokes the French countryside. Say oui to the European spa, championship golf course, fine wine and food, and relaxing in luxury.
Dillard House Inn & Restaurant
At the Dillard House Inn & Restaurant, you can stroll hand-in-hand, ride horseback or sit in a rocking chair, walk along the scenic grounds, soak in a Jacuzzi, feast on generous servings of traditional Southern fare and then retreat to homey accommodations.
The historic, boutique Ellis Hotel is tucked away in the center of all that Atlanta has to offer. Snuggle up here for farm-to-table fare at The Terrace Bistro get a couple’s massage or enjoy a night out on the town.
King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
Royal treatment awaits at the luxurious The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. This beachside retreat offers fine dining, sparkling oceanfront pools, sandy beaches, golf, spa and plush guestrooms.
The walkable town of Madison on Georgia’s Antebellum Trail boasts antique shopping, historic architecture, restaurants like a local coffee shop and tea room, plus a pampering spa at the upscale James Madison Inn.
Smithgall Woods State Park
Snuggle under warm covers in your rented cottage at Smithgall Woods State Park. Or hike to waterfalls, go fly fishing or picnic under the trees.
Private Islands of Georgia
What’s more romantic than spending time alone on a private island? Kayak in the marsh, warm up in the hot tub, trap blue crabs or do whatever you want in your 10- or 20-acre piece of paradise on the Private Islands of Georgia.
Are you ready to experience the beauty of Georgia? Visit www.exploregeorgia.org to start planning your romantic escape!