Looking for somewhere to take your special someone in The Peach State? Whether you want to enjoy a luxurious coastal escape, a cosy mountain retreat or an idyllic island getaway, we’ve got you covered. Ready to book a memorable trip away with your sweetheart? Here are some of the most romantic weekend getaways in Georgia.
7 Romantic Weekend Getaways in Georgia
Madison in Morgan County is a very walkable city, so it is ideal for couples who enjoy hand-in-hand strolls. This pretty city is full of cute antique shops, cosy restaurants, and lots of quaint coffee shops and tea rooms. Located on the antebellum trail, Madison is famous for its beautiful antebellum homes. The best way to admire these and learn about the city’s history is on a walking tour.
2. Pine Mountain
Pine Mountain is a charming small Southern town located in Harris and Meriwether counties. Nestled at the foothills of the Appalachians, about an hour southwest of Atlanta, Pine Mountian is famous for its shopping, history and Southern cuisine. It is also home to FD Roosevelt State Park – the largest state park in the state! This park is the gateway to the luxurious Callaway Resort & Gardens. At this resort, you can enjoy the blooming beautiful gardens and enjoy lots of hiking and cycling trails.
Savannah is one of the most romantic cities in the whole of America. It is an ideal destination if you want somewhere to go with a rich history and heritage and stunning scenery. Oh, and intimate, boutique accommodation, and great food too. One of the most romantic things to do in Savanah is to enjoy a picnic under the hanging trees in the Moon River District. You can then enjoy strolling around the squares and streets of the Historic District before heading to Tybee Island to watch the sunset. Top tip: come here for Valentine’s Day as February is the best time to visit Savannah and avoid the crowds.
4. Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island is a tranquil destination where you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. One of the Sea Islands and one of the Golden Isles of Georgia barrier islands, this place has over eight miles of white sandy beaches, which are never crowded, so you’ll always find a quiet spot. The island is also perfect for history lovers as it has a fabulous Historic District with its 33 historic structures, including the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Long ago, people called this place the “Millionaire’s Village” as some of America’s most wealthy families had homes here.
5. Isle of Hope, Georgia
Isle of Hope embodies all things old Southern charm. Established as a historic retreat for nearby Savannah in the 1840s, Isle of Hope is a quiet residential community picturesquely situated on the Skidaway River. It has a gorgeous historic district and rows of craftsman houses, and moss draped oak trees adorn the greenspaces. It is postcard-perfect and one of the most romantic weekend getaways in Georgia.
6. Covington, Georgia
The small town of Covington is famous for its historic homes, charming bed and breakfasts and old taverns. The town is so photogenic that it is a popular location for Hollywood movies. For example, “Sweet Magnolias” and “The Vampire Diaries” were filmed here. Covington also has a few haunted sites for those who like things that go bump in the night.
7. Dahlonega, Georgia
Dahlonega has a wonderful mix of colonial, Native American, Gold Rush and Civil War history. It also has a thriving art scene and, throughout the year, hosts many interesting community festivals, for example, the famous Christmas market and the annual hemlock fest. Situated right next to a forest, Dahlonega also delivers on the scenery too, and there are great trails nearby for those who want to get out in nature.