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corsica May 10th, 2005 01:52 PM

need ideas for short summer trip
Need some ideas for a short summer trip
out of atlanta.

Have already been to asheville and
north GA and chattanooga.

I am looking for a good city type
destination (and some scenery) that has
reasonable hotel prices.

Thought DC would be good, but hotels
are soaring during summer season.

Any other ideas?


ausc59 May 10th, 2005 03:51 PM

How about Charleston SC?
Charlotte NC?
Mobile AL?
Nashville TN?

padams421 May 10th, 2005 05:33 PM

Charleston or New Orleans

beth48 May 11th, 2005 11:15 AM

Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia
Biloxi, Mississippi - casinos (and it's on the way to New Orleans.
Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee

bamakelly May 11th, 2005 11:41 AM

New Orleans or Mobile in the summer--eeeeewww! TOO HOT! Both great places to visit--in the spring or fall.

syd1 May 11th, 2005 04:44 PM

Does anyone know how far Jekyl Island is from Atlanta? What about other beach spots that are less than 4 hours away?

starrsville May 11th, 2005 04:52 PM

According to mapquest, it's 5 1/2 hours from Atlanta...and that depends on where you live in Atlanta and how fast you drive :-)

There are no beaches within 4 hours of Atlanta.

I guess the closest beach would be Tybee off Savannah, but that's still around 5+, as are Jekyll, and the Panhandle beaches of Florida.

syd1 May 11th, 2005 06:53 PM

Hmmm...too far I think. Thanks, Starrsville. We were thinking of doing a last minute Memorial day trip with our 2 year old. Didn't realize beaches were so far! Would be up for lakes I guess but we don't really know which would be good for kids.

starrsville May 11th, 2005 07:04 PM

Head to the mountains. Call Anchorage Boat Dock on Lake Burton now to see if they have a pontoon rental available for one of the weekend days. Rent a cabin and enjoy a great low-key, but warm, Memorial Day weekend.

starrsville May 12th, 2005 06:33 PM

syd, I drove to Brunswick this morning and it was just a 4 1/2 hours for me. But, I live just an hour from Macon and it will take longer for you to get to Macon. I also took 441 South at Dublin and went secondary roads instead of the 16/95 combo. I was able to make GREAT time, but there weren't many patrol cars out.

So, you may be able to get to Jekyll in closer to 5 hours - but not 4.

I was surprised at how fast the drive was this morning. And, it was hot - 93 degrees. Wish I were there for a beach trip rather than business :-)

syd1 May 13th, 2005 11:54 AM

Starrsville, Is lake Burton anywhere near Big Canoe or Blue Ridge? Heard a commercial for The Street of Dreams which is always fun and thought maybe we could stay near there. Any hotels you'd recommend in the area or is a cabin the best way to go? If cabin, do you know of any that offer access to beaches or are walking distance from town? (is there a town?)
Thanks, as always!

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