The Best Weekend Getaways From Atlanta

By: Leah Shoup

Blue Ridge, Georgia

Escape the city and relax while surrounded by the Blue Ridge mountains. The Scenic Railway and Mercier Orchards are can't-miss attractions in this town.

Callaway Gardens, Georgia

This resort complex features natural gardens, walking trails, and even two 18-hole golf courses. The biggest draw is the the Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl!

Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville is a great option for a quick weekend trip from Atlanta. Check out Falls Park on the Reedy and take a walk along the Swamp Rabbit Trail!

Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham is just over two hours from Atlanta, with top things to do like the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the McWane Science Center.

Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is one of the most interesting weekend getaways from Atlanta. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s probably best known as home to the Biltmore Estate.

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is one of the most romantic weekend getaways from Atlanta thanks to its beautiful historic district. Don't miss Forsyth Park or the chance to take a food tour.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

At just a four hour drive from Atlanta, this mountain resort city that makes an excellent base for a weekend getaway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Spend your weekend lounging on the island’s world-class beaches or take a guided boat tour. The Coastal Discovery Museum is great for outdoor activities!

Golden Isles, Georgia

These four barrier islands include the popular St. Simons Island and Tybee Island. Stay at Jekyll Island Club and don't miss the Tybee Island Lighthouse!