Top Road Trip Sites in Georgia

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 Madison, Georgia – Photo by alans1948 (Flickr Creative Commons)

The holidays are over, everyone is back to work, and the spring semester of school is in full gear. Instead of waiting around for the summer, break up your weeks by turning your weekends into adventurous road trips.

No need to travel far when there is history, beauty, and excitement right here in Georgia. Pick a few weekends, gather up friends and family and let’s hit the road. If you need a new set of wheels for one of your weekend excursions, come see us at Southtowne Motors!

Antebellum Trail Pilgrimage

This self-guided, 100-mile journey through seven communities offers cultural diversity, attractive architecture, and historic preservation.

Starting in Athens, explore the Victorian-era downtown historic district, which houses restaurants, retail shops, local art, and music clubs.

Head to Watkinsville next, which retains a small town atmosphere. Here the Eagle Tavern Museum reveals daily life in frontier Georgia. Make sure you cross over the Elder Mill Covered Bridge (built in 1897) for a photo-op!

On to Madison, which boasts art galleries and museums, with over 160 antique dealers. You won’t leave empty handed. The architecture in this town brings to life the charm of the Old South.

Milledgeville has it all. Southern style mansions, an authentic arboretum, and visually stimulating architecture.

The Old Clinton Historic District is an experience not to be missed. Walk the grounds of an 1850s cotton plantation and see the reenactment of the Federal occupation of Clinton during the Civil War. This happens the first weekend of May, so get your tickets now!

Finally, a stop in Macon. Last but not least, visit the Hay House, an Italian Renaissance Revival mansion, during the day. Enjoy your evening in Macon’s downtown urban scene. An eclectic environment for dining, drinks, and dancing.

Guido Gardens

Located in the city of Metter, where their slogan reads ‘Everything’s Better in Metter,’ the gardens are free and open daily for tours. Spend your day feeling relaxed and at peace as you stroll through the gardens. Don’t forget your camera, so that you can capture beautiful backgrounds such as sparkling waterfalls, shimmering fountains, and babbling brooks.

A-Maze-N-Cane

When the Fall rolls around, load up the kids and enjoy a road trip to Nashville. Here, a south Georgia farmer decided to clear his 9-acre field of cane into a winding maze of paths and dead ends. The cane growing up to 20-feet-high produces a natural “planetarium” inside of the maze. Perfect for star-gazing. While you are there enjoy other activities; marshmallow roasting, cane chewing, cane juice tasting, farm animals, corn hole games AND zip lining!

The fun never needs to end when you can road trip around to these great sites! Let Southtowne Motors know what other destinations you travel to this year — we’d love to hear from you.

 

 

 

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