Aerial Adventure Course at Historic Banning Mills. 
Photo: Courtesy of Historic Banning Mills
Photo: Courtesy of Historic Banning Mills

5 Georgia getaways you and your bestie will love

Let's face it, sometimes you just need a little getaway with your bestie to reconnect, share a few laughs and take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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However, you don't need to plan a huge beach vacation or road trip in order to have a great experience.

With all the amazing pit stops that Georgia has to offer, you can plan an exciting best friend's getaway that you'll never forget.

Take a sweet field trip

If your bestie has a sweet tooth, Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tours offers a candy-centered food tour that will take your taste buds on a vacation all their own. The tour costs $40 per person and lasts around 3 hours, during which time you'll sample decadent sweet treats from 5 to 6 dessert shops around North Georgia. To schedule a tour through Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tours, email, call 678-697-1120 or book online at

Soar over treetops together

When you and your best friend want more of an adventure, Screaming Eagle Zipline Tours at Historic Banning Mills can provide you with a full day of fun on the "world's longest zip line," according to Guinness World Records. With six different zip line levels to choose, and almost 10 miles of line with a Closed Belay System, you'll have an amazing and safe zip lining experience soaring over stunning old growth forest canopies. Prices for a zip line excursion range from $49 to $468 per person. For more information, call 770-834-9149.

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Float down the river

For a relaxing activity outdoors, try floating down a lazy river together with Cool River Tubing. Located in the quaint, Bavarian-themed town of Helen, Cool River Tubing offers a variety of tubing trip lengths, which can take between one hour to over two hours to complete. Prices start at $8 per person, and you and your best friend can choose a floating tube with a bottom or without. To inquire about spring and summer excursions, call 706-878-2665.

Indulge in a relaxing spa day

You don't always need to leave the city in order to have a getaway experience with your bestie. Buckhead Grand Spa in Atlanta can give you both a luxurious spa day that will make you feel like you're floating on a cloud when you leave. Treatment options include specialized massages, like the Aromatherapy Massage, whole body treatment masks and even Anti-Cellulite Body Twist so that you can both look and feel your best. Call 404-816-4511 for prices.

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Savor the taste of Georgia wine together

Some of the best vineyards call Georgia home, and you and your best friend can truly savor the flavor of the South with a wine tasting experience at the Chateau Elan Winery. You'll both visit the tasting room, where you can enjoy sampling from a variety of wines, and wine stewards on site can answer any questions and will talk about each one. You'll also explore the process of wine making, taste different food pairings to complement each wine and learn all about the history of Chateau Elan. The wine tasting experience starts at $25. To register, book online at, or call 678-425-0900.

Want to explore even more vinyards around Georgia? Check out these 12 wineries to visit.

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