The 5 Best Weekend Getaways Just A Short Drive from Atlanta

February 28th, 2020 by

 

Article written in partnership with Atlanta Eats

We partnered with Atlanta Eats to highlight the best vacation and foodie spots all within a short, tasty drive from Atlanta. Hop in your car and hit the road! 

 

Cartersville, Georgia

Drive Time: 45 min.

Take a break from Atlanta’s hustle and bustle for a small town vibe. Downtown Cartersville is cute-as-a-button with locally owned shops, tasty restaurants, and quaint boutiques. You can also visit the two Smithsonian affiliated museums, grab an amazing bite to eat at Appalachian Grill, and take a hike at Red Top Mountain State Park to get in touch with nature. Stay at nearby Barnsley Resort to make your trip just perfect. Their gardens and ruins are a sight to behold! 

Macon, Georgia

Drive Time: 1 hr. 20 min.

In search of an easy, low-key atmosphere and some of the best soul food in Georgia? Head to Macon. It’s a music town and the birthplace of some of the best records from musical icons like Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers Band, and Little Richard. From the craft beers at Ocmulgee Brewpub to the famous burgers at the Rookery – there’s tons of great dining options in one of Georgia’s finest cities. 

Asheville, North Carolina

Drive Time: 3 hr. 30 min.

One of the Southeast’s most beautiful places to visit, Asheville sits in the Appalachian mountains and is a charming mountain town with a culinary scene that impresses.  That means Asheville restaurants have access to some of the best, freshest ingredients available. You can’t go to a restaurant in Asheville without seeing fresh or local somewhere on the menu.  Pretty much everything there is farm-to-table! 

Highlands, North Carolina

Drive Time: 2 hr. 30 min. 

The Highlands in North Carolina has the small town charm you’re looking for nestled in the beauty of the Appalachians.  But they also have delicious food and dining options, and their newest, Four65 Woodfire Grill, is a stop worthy in itself.  How’s a pie, fresh and hot out of an Italian woodfire oven sound? To make your trip perfect, book your stay at Half Mile Farm, just down the road!  

Athens, Georgia

Drive Time: 1 hr. 30 min. 

Georgia fans know that Athens is so much more than just a college town! It’s a destination in itself with amazing eats as well. Next time you’re in town for the game or catching a concert at this historic Georgia Theatre, have an elegant meal at the top notch Seabear Oyster bar and grab a bite to eat the Last Resort Grill. Finish your trip with a visit to Creature Comforts Brewery, and see for yourself why Athena is called the Champagne of the South. 

 

 

 

Wherever you’re headed on your next adventure, we can help you get there. Call us today for a test drive! 

 

 

 

 

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