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An Exciting Weekend Getaway in Georgia

Georgia boasts energetic cities loaded with history and culture, a beautiful coastline of marshlands and beaches, and breathtaking mountains just waiting to be explored. The state also features iconic cultural attractions, such as the world’s largest aquarium, the biggest collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia, and the birth home of Martin Luther King.

City Breaks in Georgia: Top Accommodations

Cabin Dahlonega
Jan 8 - Jan 15
$92 per night
Cabin ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
4.8
"Excellent" (111 ratings)
Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia
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House Jasper
Dec 2 - Dec 9
-38%
$1,200
$749 per night
House ∙ 16 guests ∙ 6 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (172 ratings)
Jasper, Pickens County, Georgia
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Cabin Suches
Jan 21 - Jan 28
-45%
$152
$84 per night
Cabin ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.5
"Outstanding" (2 ratings)
Suches, Union County, Georgia
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The Best Weekend Getaway Destinations in Georgia

These are our favorite weekend getaway destinations in Georgia: which one is yours?

  • Atlanta

    This vibrant, multifaceted, and culturally rich metropolis that offers more than enough attractions to keep you busy for the weekend. Head downtown to visit some of the city's most iconic sights, such as the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. For art museums and galleries, midtown's “heart of the arts” district along Peachtree Street is the place to be. Alternatively, join an Atlanta Movie Tour and visit film sites of famous movies and series such as The Walking Dead and The Hunger Games. Or, if you want to immerse yourself in history and learn about the civil rights movement, visit Martin Luther King’s birth home. In the evening, enjoy a culinary experience in one of Atlanta’s excellent restaurants, taking your pick between Southern cuisine and international dishes.

  • Savannah

    Savannah is a charming and romantic town, that’s most famous for its historical value. The elegant Historic District features many 18th and 19th c. buildings with impressive architectural features and details. The most visited and photographed site is Forsyth Fountain, set amidst the beautiful gardens, French lawns, and moss-covered Spanish oaks of Forsyth Park. Savannah is a great place to explore on foot, strolling through the many pedestrian squares and charming lanes dotted with monuments and statues. The town also boasts plenty of restaurants, boutiques, and galleries, which add to its charm. Throughout the year, festivals, shows, and exhibits bring the city to life, so be sure to check the calendar before coming!

  • Golden Isles

    The Golden Isles consist of St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons Island, and the mainland town of Brunswick. The scenic landscape of this coastal area is characterized by long stretches of marshlands. You’ll find miles of sandy beaches, an abundance of beautiful views, and serene natural beauty on these islands. The islands and the sea allow for many activities, such as fishing, sailing, kayaking, and birding. On top of all that, the area is also rich in history and culture, featuring many historic landmarks, museums, and art galleries. The warm and welcoming culture of the Golden Isles only adds to the magic: get ready to be enchanted!

Best Places to Stay for City Breaks in Georgia

House Tybee Island
Dec 11 - Dec 18
-56%
$649
$285 per night
House ∙ 16 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms
4.8
"Excellent" (118 ratings)
Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia
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Cabin Blue Ridge
Feb 2 - Feb 9
-61%
$560
$220 per night
Cabin ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (20 ratings)
Blue Ridge, Fannin County, Georgia
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Cabin Cherry Log
May 5 - May 12
-69%
$532
$167 per night
Cabin ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (6 ratings)
Cherry Log, Gilmer County, Georgia
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Things to Do During Your Weekend Getaway in Georgia

For a unique Georgia experience, incorporate the following elements into your weekend getaway:

  • Go Outdoors

    In the north of the state you’ll find the Blue Ridge Mountains, where you can enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, kayaking, and fishing. Lake Lanier offers a plethora of recreational activities on and off the water and it's conveniently located just north of Atlanta. Further south, you'll find the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where you can paddle across swamps and spot alligators.

  • Discover the Movie Scene

    The Georgia film industry is one of the biggest in the country, after New York and Los Angeles. Since 1972, over 1500 movies and television shows have been filmed here, including Forest Gump, Stranger Things, Avengers, Baby Driver, The Hunger Games, and the Walking Dead. Walking through the streets of Georgia, you can discover the streets and neighborhoods that served as a backdrop for your favorite movies.

  • Enjoy Local Food

    Georgia serves up a fantastic treat with its Southern gastronomy. Typical dishes include shrimp and grits, biscuits and gravy, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken with collard greens, and fried okra. Barbecues are also a local favorite. Georgia also loves sugary drinks, such as sweet tea and sweet wine. Typical desserts include peach cobbler, pecan pie, and banana pudding. Last but not least, the ultimate local snack to grab on-the-go is boiled peanuts. Enjoy!

Recommended Accommodations for City Breaks in Georgia

Cabin Dahlonega
Jan 8 - Jan 15
$92 per night
Cabin ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
4.8
"Excellent" (111 ratings)
Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia
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House Jasper
Dec 2 - Dec 9
-38%
$1,200
$749 per night
House ∙ 16 guests ∙ 6 bedrooms
4.9
"Excellent" (172 ratings)
Jasper, Pickens County, Georgia
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Cabin Suches
Jan 21 - Jan 28
-45%
$152
$84 per night
Cabin ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.5
"Outstanding" (2 ratings)
Suches, Union County, Georgia
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What to Pack for Your Weekend Getaway in Georgia

Of course, you need to adjust your packing to your specific holiday plans, but here are some items you won't want to forget:

  • Clothes

    Georgia has a humid, subtropical climate with mild winters and hot summers. Dress accordingly, and don’t forget to bring a sun hat and sunglasses!

  • Outdoor Gear

    Come prepared for sports and outdoor activities. Whether you want to go camping, golfing, swimming, or fishing, make sure you pack appropriate clothing and equipment.

  • Camera

    Don't forget your camera, so you can take some memorable snapshots of famous movie locations, perfect sunsets, and mountain views.

Top Offers for City Breaks in Georgia

House Tybee Island
Dec 11 - Dec 18
-56%
$649
$285 per night
House ∙ 16 guests ∙ 5 bedrooms
4.8
"Excellent" (118 ratings)
Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia
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Cabin Blue Ridge
Feb 2 - Feb 9
-61%
$560
$220 per night
Cabin ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (20 ratings)
Blue Ridge, Fannin County, Georgia
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Cabin Cherry Log
May 5 - May 12
-69%
$532
$167 per night
Cabin ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (6 ratings)
Cherry Log, Gilmer County, Georgia
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do vacation rentals for Weekend Getaway in Georgia cost?

On average, you can get an incredible rental for somewhere between $333 and $418 and find discounts up to 56%!

What kinds of rentals can I find for Weekend Getaway in Georgia?

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