Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery offers spectacular views of the Appalachian Mountains’ foothills. Photo courtesy of Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau.
Credit: Jessie Dowd
Credit: Jessie Dowd
Taste your way through Dahlonega. North Georgia's thriving wineries are a great excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Book a room at one of the town's bed and breakfasts or a cabin and spend a weekend visiting wineries throughout the region. Stop and shop in downtown Dahlonega grabbing some homemade chocolates and fudge, gold jewelry and décor.
Head over hill and over dale to LaGrange. Close to the Alabama/Georgia border, you'll find a weekend full of adult-friendly activities including a visit to the Biblical History Center (which used to be called the Explorations in Antiquity Center) where guests can experience the ancient biblical world, travel across the state line to tour the Hyundai plant (reservations required), discover the grounds of historic Hills & Dales Estate or head south to Fort Benning to visit the National Infantry Museum.
Go to Athens but not for the football. Pick an autumn weekend when the home team is playing away and explore the city like a local. No adults-only weekend in Athens is complete without seeing a live show, visiting one of the town's breweries, taking a stroll around the grounds of the State Botanical Garden and visiting the Georgia Museum of Art.
Serenbe’s musical “Titanic” was staged on a real lake. PHOTO CREDIT: BreeAnne Clowdus
Visit Fulton County's serene countryside. Make a reservation to stay and play at the Inn at Serenbe this autumn. A weekend away from the kids will give you plenty of time to tour the Serenbe Designer Showhouse, (Sept. 19-Oct. 13) take a farm tour, attend a wine tasting, or see an amazing outdoor show at Serenbe Playhouse.
Relax in an "authentic Southern town." In Madison, history reigns supreme with more than 160 antique dealers, 45 specialty shops, a guest ranch and historic homes that have been transformed into inns. Be sure to pack comfortable shoes because you'll want to spend some time walking around seeing the antebellum era houses that line Madison's streets.