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By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Feb 7, 2017   

Mountains, beaches, oak trees and peaches - that's Georgia! A rich history and fine climate help make a Georgia romantic weekend getaway unforgettable.  

Romantic Spots in Savannah, GA

Savannah is easily one of the most romantic places in Georgia. Southern history and tradition come together in this eclectic city just 18 miles from the Atlantic. 

River Street is an attractive historic district in Savannah where you'll find some interesting shops and cafes to explore. It's one of the stops on the Old Town Trolley Tour, and the River Cruises board right across the street. There's some nice options for romantic Savannah restaurants nearby, like the Olde Pink House (23 Abercorn Street, 912-232-4286).  

  • Romantic Savannah Hotels: this city in Georgia is home to some very historic and romantic hotels and B&B's, like the Planters inn and Hamilton Turner Inn. Elegant & comfortable, these Victorian inns tucked away in the heart of the historic district. 

Romantic Things to Do In Savannah:

  • Savannah Riverboat Dinner Cruise - come on board the paddle boat Georgia Queen, relax and enjoy great views of the Savannah riverfront, and then a sumptuous dinner and live entertainment.
  • Old Town Trolley Tours - if you prefer a motor in front of you, this tour offers that and a pretty good circuit through the best parts of the city, with interesting commentary on the history and architecture of Savannah, and plenty of pick-up spots near hotels, etc.  
  • Savannah Carriage Tours - one way to soak up the flavour of old Savannah is by a horse-drawn carriage ride. Carriage Tours of Savannah is easy to find on the corner of Jefferson St & W. St. Julian St (just west of Ellis Square).

Romantic Getaways in Georgia - Northern Mountains

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park - just a short distance from Atlanta (25 miles NW), and the views of Atlanta and the surrounding landscapes are worthwhile.

Helen, GA - this little Bavarian-style settlement is an easy day trip from Atlanta. It's even got it's own Octoberfest, along with some fun romantic activities like inner tubing on the Chattahoochee River and hikes in nearby Unicoi State Park.

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Romantic B&B in North GeorgiaWine & Cheese at the Romantic Beachwood Inn
  • North Georgia Romantic Cabins & Cottages - check out's wide selection of romantic cabins & vacation home rentals in the North Georgia mountains for a very private and romantic Georgia getaway. Many come fully outfitted with fireplace, private porch with hot tub, and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Beachwood Inn - if you're idea of a romantic getaway in Georgia includes fine dining and wine, you'll appreciate this cozy inn nestled in the North Georgia Mountains. Farm-to-table dining, wine pairings, and even private cooking classes have earned the Beachwood Inn numerous culinary, wine and accommodation awards. Honeymoon cabins and suites start at $169/night, and they can arrange lots of outdoor activities for your stay, including fun stuff like "ski-yaking" (you have to see it to believe it!) 2017* ERV Rating for Romantic North Georgia B&B's: 94% of Couples Rate* it Excellent/Very Good. (220 Beachwood Dr, Clayton, GA  706-782-5485)    

Romantic Georgia Honeymoon & Anniversary Packages

  • Barnsley Gardens is one of the most romantic resorts in Georgia. There's 1,300 acres of everything from golf and spa treatments to horseback riding and walking trails. Their luxury suites are nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just 75 minutes north of Atlanta, GA. (877) 773-2447. For your Georgia honeymoon, they have an all inclusive package in a luxury cottage, including champagne on arrival, a horse drawn carriage ride, couples massage, and all meals (even a picnic lunch for two).
  • Forrest Hills Mountain Resort - Just north of Atlanta, Georgia, their anniversary package starts with Champagne or sparkling cider when you arrive (they will even customize the label for you according to the number of years you are celebrating!) You also get six long stemmed roses and a gourmet sampler basket with chocolates and hot beverages, as well as an hour-long couples massage at the spa. As evening sets in, you'll indulge in a romantic candle-lit dinner at the Secret Garden Dining room. Daily breakfast is included, and a picnic basket lunch for two can be added. The staff can show you some great scenic spots close by where you can enjoy it together. Just call 800-654-6313 for rates, information and booking. 2017 Rating* for Romantic Georgia Resorts: 75% of Couples Rate* it Excellent/Very Good (135 Forrest Hills Rd, Dahlonega, GA)

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Romantic Getaways - GA Beaches & Small Towns

Entrance to Tybee Island, Georgia

Tybee Island - an attractive ocean side settlement east of Savannah with a fine wide beach for swimming and relaxing. A climb to the top of the Tybee Island Lighthouse is one of the most romantic things to do in this part of Georgia, and you'll love the views of the islands and ocean.

Tybee Island Romantic Places to Stay: the DeSoto Beach Bed and Breakfast kind of gives you the best of both worlds: the hospitality of a small inn, with free access to the DeSoto Beach Hotel's pool next door! You can walk to the beach in about a minute, and you'll come home each evening to wine and cheese and some time to kick back on their great porch hammock. 

Brunswick - another must-see stop on the romantic Georgia coastline. Don't miss the picturesque Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, or a peaceful picnic on the dock at the Marshes of Glynn. 

  • Romantic Place to Stay: The Brunswick Manor. 2017 Rating* for Romantic Brunswick B&B's: 98% of Couples Rate* it Excellent/Very Good (825 Egmont Street, Brunswick GA  912-265-6889)

Cumberland Island National Seashore - one of the more secluded spots in Georgia, and you'll discover stretches of beautiful shoreline here just perfect for long walks, beach combing and wildlife viewing.

St. Simons Island - certainly one of the most romantic small towns in all of Georgia, with lots of possibilities for romantic picnics, exploring boutique shops and just kicking back on the beautiful white sand. A stroll on the pier is fun, and the old-fashioned trolley ride is one of the finest in the South. 

  • Romantic Place to Stay:  Ocean Lodge. 2017 Rating* for Romantic St. Simons GA hotels: 96% of Couples Rate* it Excellent/Very Good (935 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island GA  912-291-4303)

*ERV Rating: our unique, non-scientific rating formula for romantic hotels which includes:

  • Romantic Amenities: suites with an in-room Whirlpool bath or JACUZZI® Tub, scenic view, fireplace, lounge, etc
  • Location: proximity of hotel to restaurants, pubs, downtown, etc
  • Clientele: demographic the hotel attracts (couples, families with kids, business travelers, etc)
  • Popularity with Couples & Honeymooners: based on variety of social media & crowd-sourced reviews.   

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