Quiet mountain getaways. Relaxing beach retreats. Exciting city adventures. Surprise your loved one with vacation and experience some of the most romantic things to do in Georgia! It’s no secret that the Peach State is home to delicious cuisine, breathtaking natural landscapes, Southern hospitality, and creative date ideas. Continue reading to learn more about what Georgia has to offer couples during their visit. Then, check out our Romantic Getaway Guide for more great ideas to include in your itinerary!
Here Are 6 of the Most Romantic Things to Do in Georgia
1. Surprise Your Sweetheart with a Romantic Mountain Getaway
No matter what time of year it is, a mountain getaway always tops our list of romantic things to do. In the summer, escape the heat to the cooler temperatures and cascading waterfalls and natural wonders of the mountains. Or plan a getaway during fall to experience the colorful foliage at its height. When winter comes, there are few things more romantic than lighting a fire and snuggling on the couch while snow falls outside.
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Stay at The Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast
Minutes from downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, the lovely Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast awaits your arrival in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. From its swimming pool to its lush green grounds, this inn is the perfect place to enjoy a cool mountain getaway during the summer. It’s also near several popular attractions like the Ruby Falls, Incline Railway, and the Rock City Gardens.
Stay at Glen-Ella Springs Inn & Restaurant
Clarkesville, Georgia makes for an excellent getaway from Atlanta for those seeking refuge in the mountains. Glen-Ella sets the scene for a dreamy retreat set amidst towering pines. Mountaintops paint the cloudy blue sky with various colors of leaves, depending on the season. Explore hiking trails, waterfalls, art galleries and wineries in the region. Their award-winning, fine-dining restaurant definitely adds to the appeal!
2. See Wild Horses on the Cumberland Island National Seashore
For one of the most unique beach experiences in the United States, look no further than Georgia’s warm coast. Watching the wild horses roam the Cumberland Island National Seashore makes for an excellent addition to any bucket list. These majestic animals are descendants of the Carnegie stable horses. While they graze all over, they are known to hang out near the Dungeness Ruins.
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Stay at the Spencer House Inn Bed & Breakfast
Not far from the ferry to the National Seashore, sits the charming Spencer House Inn Bed & Breakfast in the heart of St. Marys Historic District. The innkeepers will take care of your ferry reservation and send you off with a delicious lunch to enjoy after you’ve explored the Cumberland Island National Seashore.
Stay at Greyfield Inn Bed & Breakfast
Another lodging near the seashore is the elegant Greyfield Inn Bed and Breakfast on Cumberland Island, Georgia. Staying at this impressive Carnegie mansion is like stepping back in time. Relax on its wide veranda or under its large oak trees, both signature details of a true Southern mansion. Choose from one of its 16 rooms and enjoy a complimentary island outing with the inn’s very own naturalist.
3. Spend the Night in France at the Circa 1875 Gastropub in Savannah, GA
When you think of romance, France always comes to mind. That’s why we had to include Circa 1875 on our list of romantic things to do in Georgia this weekend. This Parisian bistro even earned itself a spot on USA Today’s 10 Best Places in Savannah to Snuggle With Your Sweetie. In addition to the delicious dining experiences that this charming Southern town has to offer, you can also indulge your inner history buff or simply stroll through beautiful gardens or along riverfronts.
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Stay at Ballastone Inn
Escape to one of the 16 elegant rooms at the award-winning Ballastone Inn, a luxury inn known for hosting embellished romantic getaways in a historic, Southern atmosphere. When you stay at this immaculate Savannah bed and breakfast, you will be treated to a high tea, an authentic Southern tradition featuring delicious scones, sandwiches, and formal tea every afternoon at 4 pm.
Stay at Azalea Inn & Villas
Another exceptional lodging option in Savannah, Georgia is the Azalea Inn & Villas. This elegant inn is just steps from some of the best restaurants, art galleries, antique shopping, and unique boutiques in Savannah. Every morning, the Azalea Inn & Villas serves a delicious breakfast with colorful dishes crafted from the inn’s own vegetable garden.
4. Enter an Aquatic Wonderland at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta
Spend the day admiring tens of thousands of sea creatures at the impressive Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere. Up until 2012, it was the largest one in the world. Don’t miss the aquariums’ famous whale sharks, beluga whales, and bottlenose dolphins! The aquarium is one of many exciting attractions in Atlanta!
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Stay at Stonehurst Place
5. Escape to Your Very Own Private Georgian Island
One of the crown jewels of Georgia’s famous Golden Isles, the Little St. Simons Island epitomizes natural charm with its many miles of undeveloped wilderness. From its beautiful beaches to its abundant wildlife, you won’t have any trouble adjusting to island time on this private barrier island.
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Stay at the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island
Seven miles of private beaches and 10,000 acres of undeveloped wilderness await you at the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island. With only 15 rooms and no more than 32 overnight guests allowed at one time, this lodge is perfect for couples seeking natural beauty and tranquility worlds away from Georgia’s bustling cities.
6. Experience Georgia Wine Country
Food and wine experiences can add just the right touch to your romantic getaway. While a vacation to Napa and California Wine Country might be some of the more popular wine destinations, those living on the East Coast really don’t have to go too far for a similar experience! Stay near all of the best vineyards and wineries in Clayton, Georgia. Attend culinary events, indulge in wine tastings, and explore the great outdoors!
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Stay at Beechwood Inn - Georgia’s Premier Wine Country Inn
Surrounded by lush green foliage, Beechwood Inn sits tucked away from the realities of everyday life. The inn boasts a rustic elegance that only a romantic mountain-side setting can. Additionally, they offer an unparalleled wine country experience! They often collaborate with top chefs and celebrated winemakers from across the world.
While you’re researching the most romantic things to do in Georgia, consider staying at one of Select Registry’s quality-assured properties. Whether you value spas and relaxation or pubs and taverns, rest assured that you will find the perfect place to stay that reflects what matters most in your vacation planning. Stay in a bed and breakfast that emits a “home sweet home” vibe. Rest your head at an inn that dates back to the early 1800s and is on the National Historic Register. Or, see for yourself what sets our boutique hotels apart from the chain hotels. Regardless of where the road takes you, take solace in knowing that you’re in good hands when you Stay Select!