Best Weekend Trips
from Altanta, GA

Fodor's recommends the best weekend getaway ideas near Altanta, GA. Our itineraries include romantic, family, and girl's getaway experiences.

  • Photo of Athens

    Just an hour's drive from Atlanta, the lively college town of Athens has always been a beloved destination among music fans, with a thriving live-music scene and noteworthy bands including the B-52s and R.E.M. getting their starts there. But of late, Athens' culinary and arts scenes are hitting their stride.

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    • Distance: 72 miles
    • Best Time: Year Round
    • Best for: Girl's Getaway Arts and Culture Food and Wine
  • Photo of Nashville

    Nashville has long been known as the Country Music Capital, but it's recently gaining ground as one of the South's most happening cities, thanks in part to the TV series Nashville that's filmed here, a thriving culinary scene, and celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Kidman singing its praises.

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    • Distance: 250 miles
    • Best Time: July to October
    • Best for: Girl's Getaway Arts and Culture Food and Wine
  • Photo of North Georgia Mountains
    North Georgia Mountains

    About an hour's drive from the bustle of Atlanta is one of the best-kept secrets of the South: the north Georgia Mountains, a mecca for outdoorsy types with an abundance of options for hiking, camping, and watersports.

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    • Distance: 40 miles
    • Best Time: March to October
    • Best for: Family Romantic Outdoor
  • Photo of Savannah

    When it comes to gastronomy, Savannah never disappoints. This Southern belle is an epicenter for Creole flavors and classic dishes like shrimp and grits, while the city's leading chefs play with emerging trends without going overboard. Between meals, the city's beautiful, tree-lined squares provide an enchanting way to burn off some your indulgences.

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    • Distance: 250 miles
    • Best Time: March to April; September to October
    • Best for: Romantic Arts and Culture Food and Wine
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