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Romantic Valentine’s Weekend Getaways From Atlanta, Georgia

February 10, 2016

Nothing says you care like a romantic rendezvous with you your love. If you’re thinking of surprising you r special Valentine with a weekend getaway that is not only convenient and easy to get to from the metro Atlanta area, but also the perfect destination to let your love flourish, then check out these romantic locations that are ideal spots this Valentine’s Day! Click the links below for helpful travel information, accommodations, must visit spots and destination favorites.

 

Asheville, North Carolina. If majestic castles amongst sprawling lawns are what you think of when you envision complete romance, then Asheville, North Carolina might be the perfect getaway for you. Home of the spectacular Biltmore Estate, Asheville has it all in terms of romance. When you’re done strolling the corridors and grounds of this 250 room chateau, head to downtown Asheville where you will find a vibrant art scene and gracious beer environment. Asheville is home to roughly 100 local brews that can be enjoyed in the area! Mansions and beer, what could be better? Although a relatively quiet town, Asheville will deliver in the beauty, fun and love department this Valentine’s Day.

Driving Distance from Atlanta: 3.5 Hours

The Biltmore Estate

ALoft Downtown Asheville Hotel

The Asheville Beer Scene

 

North Georgia Mountains. The mountains are synonymous with romance, and what better way to spend Valentine’s Day with your special someone then visiting a gorgeous location that is basically in your backyard! The North Georgia Mountains are not only great for weekend getaways, but for day trips as well! With many destinations all-encompassing the North Georgia Mountains, pick and choose the sites you would like to see, all convenient to the city. Dahlonega, Blue Ridge and Helene are some of my favorite spots, offering different shops, town squares, historical sites, wineries and restaurants, but all delivering total romance of a mountain retreat. Opt for a cabin rental complete with picturesque views and a terrace hot tub. The chances of getting snowed in with your other half this Valentine’s Day only adds to the charm of the North Georgia Mountains.

Driving Distance from Atlanta: 1-2 Hours

Dahlonega Visitor Information

Helen Visitor Information

Blue Ridge Mountians Visitor Information

 

Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Gatlinburg, Tennessee is another mountain retreat perfect for a Valentine’s Day getaway. Located in the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg is the quintessential destination for romance, with equal parts seclusion and tourist sites. Gatlinburg offers many quant motels along the strip with adorable river views, pancake breakfasts galore (The Pancake Pantry is a must!) and countless candy and gift shops. Private cabin rentals are also available, providing the best in views, solidarity and relaxation. Between mountainside restaurants, an aquarium, horseback riding stables, hiking trails and shopping, you and your love wont have time for boredom this Valentine’s Day!

Driving Distance from Atlanta: 4 Hours

The Pancake Pantry

Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen

The Cherokee Grill Restaurant

 

Nashville, Tennessee. Falling in love under the neon lights…it sounds like a country song in the making and the perfect story to tell this Valentine’s Day! Nashville is a must visit destination for everyone in the Southeast, including budding romances and relationships galore. Do-si-do and dance the night away at any of the lively honky-tonks and bars along Broadway, for nights you wont forget in Music City. This music town has become quite the culinary scene as well, with up and coming chefs, new restaurants and foodie favorites at every turn. Some of my must eats include Husk, Tavern and Butcher & Bee. When your legs are sore and bellies are full, splurge for a few nights spent at the Opryland Hotel, complete with spectacular accommodations and amenities that include 9 acres of indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls, countless shops and cafes right on property, a spa and indoor/outdoor swimming pool. Pack your boots and head to Nashville; the perfect mix of party and pleasure for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day!

Driving Distance from Atlanta: 3.5 Hours 

Husk Nashville Restaurant

Butcher and Bee Nashville

Opryland Hotel

 

Golden Isles, Georgia. If you want to escape to a piece of secluded island paradise this Valentine’s Day then the Golden Isles of Georgia are just the spot! The Golden Isles consist of St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island and Little St. Simons Island. All accessible by bridges connecting them to Georgia’s mainland, each boats pristine stretches of marshland, beaches and breathtaking landscapes. When you visit St. Simons you get the best of all worlds, including beautiful beach scenery, a town square complete with restaurants, antique shops, a pier and a historical lighthouse which creates the perfect romantic getaway for any couple this Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to catch the sunrise from Jekyll Island’s infamous Driftwood Beach, or rent bikes for the day and explore Jekyll’s 20 miles of bike trials outlining the entire island. Whether you are looking for a little warmer climate, total seclusion and privacy or unforgettable seafood and beach scenery, the Golden Isles of Georgia will reinforce the romantic in you this Valentine’s Day.

Driving Distance from Atlanta: 4.5 Hours

Golden Isles Visitor Information

The Westin Jekyll Island

Crab Daddy’s Seafood Grill- St. Simons Island

 

Alys Beach, Florida. Located along Scenic Highway 30A on Florida’s panhandle coast, you will find Alys Beach, a private development whose architecture mimics that of a Caribbean island or Mediterranean paradise. Although the farthest destination from the metro Atlanta area, Alys Beach is a not to be missed romantic site for the most exclusive Valentine’s Day vacation. Built with everything from parks, pedestrian paths, civic buildings, a café and guaranteed views of the Gulf of Mexico, this new picturesue village invites you to experience the love and cool sea breeze that is sure to surround you this Valentine’s Day. Just a short trip to the sites and sounds of Panama City Beach and Destin, Alys Beach offers the seclusion you need, convenience to fun nightlife you imagine, white sandy beaches you dream of and a warm coastal climate you desire.

Driving Distance from Atlanta: 5 Hours

Alys Beach

 

Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is the epitome of Southern charm and romance, adding to the splendor of this location as a perfect Valentine’s Day destination. Charleston is known for its breathtaking views, low country southern cooking, historical beauty and exciting adventures at every turn. The cultural capital of the south welcomes you with  a variety of activities such as award winning golf courses, shopping and neighboring beaches such as Folly Beach and Kiawah Island, all of which will fill your weekend with fun things to do and  memories to make with your significant other. Escape to Charleston where old southern charm meets cobblestone streets, utter relaxation, horse-drawn carriages and pastel pre-Civil-War- era houses. A nice southern drawl and a big glass of sweet tea will most definitely get those romantic juices flowing this Valentine’s Day!

Driving Distance from Atlanta: 4.5 Hours

 

Charleston Visitor Information

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Husk Charleston Restaurant

 

Whatever you’re after this Valentine’s Day weekend, spend it making memories of a lifetime with your special someone that only travel (even locally) can provide!

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