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Best Weekend Getways for ATLiens

Our list of the best weekend getaways outside of Atlanta

CL File Photo 2004, Panacea is a coastal town along Florida's Panhandle.
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Panacea FL - Florida Panhandle


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Below are our recommendations for Weekend Getaways in Atlanta. These selections came from our past winners of Best of Atlanta, recommendations from readers who voted in the past 2 years of Best of and from our critic's personal choices. Please leave comments below about your ideas to add to this list.

Best Weekend Getaways

Asheville, NC Out of State

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is a city with a hometown feel. Find a country cabin or bed & breakfast for a reasonable price (or even less) and then take off for downtown. Wander through the plethora of shops and galleries before stopping in Jack of the Woods brewpub for a cold one.... | more...

Blue Ridge, GA Dahlonega/Mountains

Blue Ridge is a town in North Georgia near the Tennessee border. The town is a winner of multiple Best of Awards for its mountain views, hospitality and arts. About a 90 minute drive from downtown Atlanta. | more...

Charleston, SC Out of State

Charleston Visitor's Website: The Charleston Area is a veritable living museum populated with expertly preserved antebellum mansions; however, it is also a bustling epicenter of culture, invigorating outdoor activity and sumptuous dining that welcomes close to four million visitors annually. | more...

Cumberland Island, GA Savannah/GA Coast

With rapid construction overtaking Atlanta’s already jammed streets, there’s no better way to escape than to cruise down to CUMBERLAND ISLAND. It’s Georgia’s biggest barrier island, and it can only be reached by ferry, making it a subtropical oasis for a plethora of animals, including egrets, pelica... | more...

Destin, FL Out of State

A long-time favorite Florida beach for Atliens. Destin is a beatiful quaint town along the Gulf Coast. | more...

Dillard, GA Dahlonega/Mountains

Website: Less than 100 miles from Atlanta, Greenville and Asheville – Dillard makes escaping the ordinary extraordinary! As the gateway to the Great Smokey Mountains, outdoor adventure abounds with white water rafting, horseback riding and zip lining. It’s all right here! If you enjoy camping, hikin... | more...

Highlands, NC Out of State

Start out early and head northeast along I-85 and Highway 23, stop to peer down into Talullah Gorge, browse a couple roadside antique stores and treat yourself to a gut-busting lunch at the Dillard House. Turn west onto State Route 246 just before you hit the state line and, one scenic hour later, y... | more...

Memphis, TN Out of State

Memphis has to be on a Southerner's bucket list. As the home of Elvis, Stax Records, Isaac Hayes and the commercial center of the blues, there is a lot to take in. Off the beaten path "juke joints" are a treasure for a late night of authentic blues. The annual BBQ festival is the highlight of the Me... | more...

Nashville, TN Out of State

Whether you explore Music Row or take the Nash Trash tour with the Jugg Sisters (www.nashtrash.com), Nashvegas offers something for music lovers and gossipers alike. Best known as the home of country music, Music City also is host to the Parthenon, a full-scale reproduction of the famous Greek templ... | more...

Savannah, GA Savannah/GA Coast

City of Savannah website: This lovely, haunted hamlet inspired by the Old World and founded on Enlightenment principles has something for absolutely everyone. Wander through almost 300 years of history in a city that was designed to be pedestrian-friendly. Explore our fair city on your own or choose... | more...

Tybee Island, GA Savannah/GA Coast

Snobbish Atlantans turn up their noses at the mention of our metropolis’s closest beach, TYBEE ISLAND. They think it’s cheesy, trashy or dull. They’re missing out. Sure, some of the development on the way to the water leaves something to be desired, but the beach and water at Tybee are quite nice. A... | more...

Weekend Getaways (Resorts/Places)

Landmarks

The Blue Ridge Mountain Range extends from Georgia thru Pennsylvania and includes the Blue Ridge Parkway is a scenic roadway and the Appalachian Trail which is a favorite of hikers. In Virginia, the Blue Ridge Mountain Range is marked by the Shenandoah National Park and in Tennessee by the Great Sm... | more...

Resort

Château Élan is North Atlanta’s premier meeting destination that offers cham­pi­onship golf, a full-​production winery, and a European health spa as well as luxury amenities. Within the sweeping panorama of the North Georgia foothills, just 40 minutes away from Atlanta, Château Élan began with the p... | more...

Hotel

Serenbe website: The Inn at Serenbe is nestled in the rolling countryside on the edge of Atlanta, just minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Our 1,000 acres include preserved forestland, wildflower meadows, 15 miles of trails that go by two waterfalls and a large granite outcropping... | more...

Park

One of Georgia’s oldest and most beloved state parks, Vogel is located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Driving from the south, visitors pass through Neel Gap, a beautiful mountain pass near Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia. Vogel is particularly popula... | more...



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