There are several incredible getaways within a few hour's drive of Atlanta. Escape to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia in the spring or fall for a weekend filled with fresh mountain air and spectacular views. Or get away to Savanah for sightseeing and shopping. Remember to ask for a room with romantic touches such as a fireplace and a view. Our list of the best romantic trips from Atlanta (listed in no particular order) includes elegant inns, bed and breakfasts, and full service resorts, surrounded by hiking, beaches, fun attractions, shopping and sightseeing.
»Lucille's Mountain Top Inn & Spa - 1 hour 35 minutes
Offering spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lucille's Mountain Top Inn & Spa offers couples elegant rooms, a relaxing spa and access to award-winning wineries in the area. Each morning, wake up to the scents of homemade Strawberry Muffins, fresh baked Cinnamon Bread and Breakfast Pizzas. Spend your weekend getting massages at the day spa, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountain and exploring the charming Village of Sautee. Other local activities and attractions include scenic waterfalls, the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, Chattahoochee River tours, fly fishing on Soque River, zip lining, golf and hot air balloon rides.
Don't miss the sunset from Lucille's Crow's Nest which offers a 360-degree view of the mountains and Sautee Valley. Lucille's offers 10 stylish guest rooms, some with fireplaces and Blue Ridge Mountain views. Room number 6 has a Jacuzzi tub overlooking the mountains and a fireplace. Rooms at Lucille's start at $149 per night (website).
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»Azalea Inn and Gardens - 3 hours 30 minutes
Azalea Inn & Gardens in Savannah, Georgia is a historic getaway with a romantic garden, outdoor pool and 10 guest rooms, some with fireplaces, private porches and jetted tubs. Luxury touches include nightly wine and hors d'oeuvres (except Sunday), fresh-baked dessert available throughout the day and complimentary wireless Internet. Forsyth Park, Savannah shops and restaurants are just steps from the inn. Guest rooms are decorated with period furnishings and reflect a theme depicting Savannah history.
Explore Savannah, Georgia, including the city's art galleries, antique shops and art studios. Savannah's City Market is the place to go if you like shopping. Savannah has many charming city parks such as Chippewa Square where the "life is like a box of chocolates" scene in Forrest Gump was filmed. Rooms at Azalea Inn start at $219 per night (website).
»Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast - 2 hours 15 minutes
Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast is located on a scenic plateau that borders Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The property is located 10 minutes from downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee where you will find attractions such as Rock City, the Incline Railway and Ruby Falls. Ask for one of the rooms with a whirlpool tub and a fireplace. Room rates at the Chanticleer Inn start at $170 per night (website).
»Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa - 2 hours 10 minutes
Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, GA, is a scenic mountain resort with a top-rated 18-hole championship golf course, stables, spa and several exceptional restaurants. The resort features a unique spa suite with a private roof top deck and a Jacuzzi tub for two, perfect for couples. If you are looking for romantic Georgia vacations with many activities, this is a top choice. Rooms at Brasstown Valley Resort start at $139 per night (website).
»Lake Lanier Islands - 50 minutes
Rent a house boat at Lake Lanier Islands and spend your trip surrounded by water. The resort has a golf club, sandy beach and a waterpark.
»Cedar House Inn and Yurts - 1 hour 10 minutes
Cedar House Inn & Yurts one of the top green getaways from Atlanta, GA, located in the heart of the North Georgia wine country, just minutes from the Appalachian Trail. Couples can choose from three rooms and two eco-friendly yurts. The property caters only to adults which makes it perfect for a quiet retreat in the country. Rooms at the Cedar House Inn start at $115 (website).
»Chateau Elan - 1 hour
»Jekyll Island Club - 4 hours 35 minutes
Jekyll Island Club is a relaxing beach getaway set on a scenic barrier island in Georgia. If you are planning a summer trip, children ages five to twelve can participate in the Club Juniors summer program which will take them on little adventures such as a dolphins cruise. Summer Waves Water Park, open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, offers slides and waterfalls, available to kids under 48" tall. Click here to read our in-depth review.
»The Lodge at Sea Island - 5 hours
The Lodge at Sea Island is a perfect getaway for couples who enjoy beaches and the ocean. Golfers can take lessons at the famous Sea Island Golf Learning Center, followed by a luxurious massage at the spa. Click here to read our in-depth review.
»Barnsley Gardens - 1 hour
A romantic weekend getaway from Atlanta, Barnsley Gardens is an elegant resort located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in Georgia. The resort offers 87 guest rooms and suites, gourmet dining and many activities. The resort has a Jim Fazio-designed championship golf course with some of the fastest greens in the Southeast. Guests can take lessons and perfect their game on their weekend trip. In the spring, summer and fall, take a guided tour of the lush hotel gardens where gardeners are hard at work all day long to sculpt a beautiful heirloom garden filled with blooming flowers and lush trees.
Another great way to explore the area is to rent a mountain bike or a cruiser. The resort offers tennis, fitness, shooting, 12 miles of scenic hiking trails, lawn games and the Barnsley Museum. The museum is attached to the historic Ruins and houses Civil War artifacts as well as all artifacts related to the property history. Wolf Cave Mountain Field offers two different paintball fields. One field is in the "woods" and another is in an open field with giant pieces of wood to hide behind. Dining options include The Woodlands Grill, Beer Garden and romantic picnics in the garden. Rates start at $259/night (website).
|Atlanta, GA To||Driving Time|
|Sautee Nacoochee, GA||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Savannah, Georgia||3 hours 30 minutes|
|Lookout Mountain, GA||2 hours 15 minutes|
|Young Harris, GA||2 hours 10 minutes|
|Buford, GA||50 minutes|
|Dahlonega, GA||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Braselton, GA||1 hour|
|Jekyll Island, GA||4 hours 35 minutes|
|Saint Simons Island, GA||5 hours|
|Adairsville, Georgia||1 hour|