Nestled in the North Georgia Mountains, Dahlonega offers plenty of appeal for those looking for a weekend getaway in Georgia. With outdoor activities, scenic views, and amazing restaurants all just over an hour away from Atlanta, Dahlonega offers something for everyone. Check out some of our favorites in Dahlonega, and start planning your trip!
Vineyards & Wineries
With five vineyards and over seven tasting rooms, wine enthusiast must look no further than this Georgia mountain town for a first class experience. Take a vineyard tour and enjoy the scenic views and tastings, or attend one of many events planned at the vineyards throughout the year. A wine tasting passport is available for guests interested in visitings all of the downtown tasting rooms.
Search for Gold
Dahlonega has a long history with gold. Gold was first discovered there in 1828, and although the gold has been mostly removed, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Dahlonega’s golden history. The Dahlonega Gold Museum located inside the Lumpkin County Courthouse, the museum features gold coins, large gold nuggets, and original gold mining tools. There are also plenty of other ways to search for gold with tours of gold mines, and even sites where you can pan for gold yourself!
Nestled along the Chattahoochee National Forest, Dahlonega is full of options for the outdoor enthusiast! There are 22 hiking trails covering 32 miles, the most notable being the start of the Appalachian Trail. There are plenty of opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and tubing on the Etowah and Chestatee Rivers.
Bourbon Street Grille: In the heart of downtown Dahlonega, Bourbon Street Grille brings a taste of New Orleans to North Georgia. Daily specials such as the swordfish BLT are posted daily to Facebook, and they have a full brunch menu.
Le Vigne Ristorante: Le Vigne Ristorante is located inside the Montaluce Winery and features traditional southern cooking technique and uses locally sourced ingredients.
Lily Creek Lodge: One of the highest rated bed and breakfasts in Dahlonega, the Lily Creek Lodge offers scenic views and plenty of events packages to make your visit to Dahlonega complete.
Dahlonega Square Hotel & Villas: For visitors looking for a true downtown experience the Dahlonega Square Hotel and the five Villas are located just steps from downtown Dahlonega.
R-Ranch in the Mountains: R-Ranch provides visitors a rustic stay for guests looking for a unique and relaxing getaway. The Ranch is home to an equestrian center, trails, water activities and even serves as a wedding venue.