6 Georgia Romantic Getaways

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Georgia romantic getaways are some of our favorites. Georgia offers a large range in landscapes, from mountains, to coast, to bustling city. It is perfect for a customized romantic getaway!

Blue Ridge Mountains at dusk in north Georgia, USA with pink and orange light reflected in the clouds, and blue skies.

The fall is an ideal time for a romantic getaway- the weather begins to cool and life slows down a little bit. If you live somewhere where the temperature has already gotten cold, Georgia is a good option to relieve yourself from the chill. If you live further south, like in Florida, you can still enjoy the cooler temperatures of autumn without breaking out the winter coat.

Grab a relaxing getaway right before the busy holiday season and explore the diverse landscape of “The Peach State”. Trust us, you won't want to miss out on this charming state in the South for your next romantic getaway. To help you get started we've rounded up six Georgia romantic getaways for an ideal getaway weekend with your loved one.

Romantic Getaways In The Georgia Mountains

The eleven highest mountains in Georgia are all located in four counties in northeast Georgia. Some of these mountains have true summits or peaks, while others are high points on a ridge. 

Sautee-Nacoochee

For those with an interest in history, Sautee-Nacoochee is an educational getaway that will please both nature lovers and history buffs. Here you'll discover the Nacoochee Indian Mound. Located on Hardman Farm Historic Site, the Indian Mound was dug up by JH Nichol. The sole purpose of this excavation was to erect a gazebo for entertaining. Should you visit the farm and take the house tour, you may wonder if angry ancient spirits had anything to do with the trials and tribulations Nichols faced throughout his lifetime.

An Nacoochee Indian archeological site in Georgia, with blue skies, sunset clouds, a green field with a mound filled with grass and a white gazebo on top, an example of where to go during Georgia romantic getaways

Some of the best times together as a couple are when you're laughing. You'll be grinning from ear to ear with a cruise down the Chattahoochie River in an inner tube. Nearby, Helen Georgia is home to two great facilities. Both Cool River Tubing and Helen Tubing and Waterpark are nearby. They both will allow you to experience life ‘way down yonder on the Chattahoochee' in a fun, exhilarating way.

an image of a two rows of wine glasses in wooden trays filled with red and white wine during a wine tasting, an example of what to do during romantic getaways in Georgia mountains

During your time in the Georgia mountains, you may want to try some of the state's fantastic wineries. There's no need to travel to West Coast to treat yourself to top-notch wines. Georgia has a number of award-winning wineries and gorgeous vineyards open for tours.

To make travel easy, consider taking a winery tour with Alpine Taxi and Wine Tours and visit some of the nearby wineries. For a true VIP wine tour, consider a day of wine tastings with Southern Wine Tours. You won't be disappointed no matter how you spend a Georgia romantic getaway in the mountains!

Georgia Romantic Getaways On The Coast

St. Simons Island

One of the best romantic getaways in Georgia is on St. Simons Island. As one of Georgia's barrier islands, it is a special slice of paradise. It's a quieter, beautiful coastal town perfect for reconnecting with your love.

a view from below of a white light house on St. Simons island with blue skies, green trees and palms

Try going for a sunset or sunrise stroll on the beach, or climb to the top of the famous lighthouse and take in the views from the sky! Of course, you must try the delicious, local cuisine, teeming with fresh seafood and creative dishes.

a beach on St. Simon's island with seagulls, dark blue water, and a light blue sky and sea grass on the wet sand.

And nothing is more romantic than a stay at the King & Prince Beach and Golf Resort, St. Simons only beachfront resort.St. Simons offers so much – whether you are a foodie, a beach lover, or a history fan, you cannot go wrong with a stay at St. Simons!

a small white church on St. Simon's island with green grass, green shrubs, and trees with moss hanging down from the branches

Savannah

Savannah and its neighbor Tybee Island, are definitely amazing choices when it comes to planning Georgia romantic getaways. For shopaholics, Savannah is a mecca for all things from home goods to clothing. History comes alive in Savannah as you walk the streets of the Riverfront where the old cotton warehouses have been transformed into lots of boutique shops, restaurants, and bars.

The historic district in Savannah is an area you absolutely cannot miss. Start in Forsyth park, its iconic fountain well known to many. Here you can for a walk or have a picnic! In the fall, the temperature is perfect for spending time outside on the riverfront promenade or in the park.

Forsyth Park Fountain in Savannah Georgia with a large green canopy of trees hanging down and Spanish moss hanging in the trees one of the best Georgia romantic getaways.

I have been fascinated by the history and heritage of the Gullah Geechee, and Savannah is helping to shine the light upon them. A descendent of the Gullah Geechee has shared that their way of life is very simple. They take what they need, not what they want, and keep the old ways of living alive. They learn from their elders, and their elders impart this very wise saying that “Manners can take you where money and education could never take you.” I encourage you to visit PinPoint, outside of Savannah, to experience the heritage of the Gullah Geechee.

Tybee Island

If you're looking for a casual but romantic getaway in the South, Tybee is the place to be. Beachside restaurants dot this 18-mile island near Savannah. While Tybee is easily walkable, some visitors opt to rent a bike to explore the many trails along the island.

a boardwalk leading out to the beach on Tybee island with sunset skies with pink clouds, and sea grass on either side of the boardwalk

For a fun, quirky way to explore the town, consider a golf cart rental. This will allow easier access to some of the unique boutiques and dining options along the beach. This eco-friendly travel option also allows for access to small hidden spots along the beach. What better way to catch a golden beach sunset and share a romantic moment together.  

Atlanta Georgia Romantic Getaways

Buckhead Region 

The Buckhead district of Atlanta is a top weekend getaway location in the South. Known for its trendy shopping and abundant art galleries, it is also home to the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead hotel. A romantic weekend getaway at the Waldorf Astoria puts visitors in the central location while still offering quiet, peaceful accommodations for a romantic weekend.

Whether you opt to take advantage of the hotel's world-class amenities or use it as a home base to see all that Atlanta has to offer, it will undoubtedly make for the best weekend in Georgia. The Waldorf Astoria is just 15 minutes from the busy downtown area via nearby public transportation. 

Spend time perusing a famous Georgia landmark. Take a walk together around Centennial Olympic Park or take in the sights and smells of the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

 a close up of  pink cherry blossoms on wooden branches at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, an example of what you can do during Georgia romantic getaways

If you'd rather stay in Buckhead, shopping opportunities abound. The Shops Buckhead features six blocks of luxury shopping and dining. From sushi to gelato, there's a restaurant for every taste at this luxury shopping center.

Back at the Waldorf Astoria, you and your significant other can spend quality time together. One option is to book a massage in the Couples Suite. Cap off your romantic weekend getaway with gourmet Southern cuisine at the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead Cafe & Bar.

Romantic Things to Do in Atlanta Georgia 

If city life is your preference, a delicious dinner atop Hilton Atlanta offers sweeping views. Nikolai's Roof features a blend of American and French-Russian cuisine. Guests can enjoy specialty flavored vodkas and signature Russian cocktails. A candlelight dinner at Nikolai's is the quintessential romantic gesture. 

 The Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta with blue skies, a statue of a man on a horse in the front, shrubs, green trees, and pink flowers flank the sides of a side walk in front of the building, an example of Georgia romantic getaways

After dinner, consider a Broadway show, or symphony at Fox Theater. The elegant setting is an ideal romantic evening for couples interested in the arts. Dating back to 1929, the Moorish architecture and environment add to the romance. End the evening with one of the best cocktails in Atlanta at The Lawrence. Top-notch service in a vibrant atmosphere with award-winning cocktails, The Lawrence is the ideal spot to end your night on the town in Midtown Atlanta.

The Most Romantic Weekend Getaway Idea in the South 

What could be more romantic than staying on a private island? High Tide Cottage near Darien is perfect for couples seeking the most romantic weekend getaway. This private island retreat is an ideal way to relax, reconnect as well as rekindle your relationship.

Imagine an early morning kayak ride for two followed by a delicious Lowcountry boil cooked in the accompanying outdoor kitchen. The cottage puts you in close proximity to St. Simons and Jekyll Island beaches, making it an ideal home base for a weekend of fun, adventure, and relaxation. 

Whether you're celebrating a first-anniversary trip or looking for the top romantic weekend getaway ideas in Georgia, this list is a great place to start to begin planning your time away. No matter what you choose: a hike in the woods with some history thrown in or a luxury romantic weekend getaway, Georgia provides options that appeal to everyone.

Wherever you decide to go in Georgia for the most romantic weekend, will be a win. The uninterrupted time together, coupled with the beauty and variety of things to do in the Peach State, will help you reconnect, relax, and fully enjoy each other’s company.

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