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The Best Honeymoon Spots Near Atlanta Georgia

Natalie Frank, Ph.D.

There are many romantic and wonderful honeymoon spots within a few hours drive of Atlanta

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Source: Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

With everything beginning to change with the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, people are thinking about how to get back into life. One of the areas that has been most affected by the pandemic is weddings and honeymoons. Weddings are most often celebrated with large groups of friends and family and honeymoons are taken to popular tourist locations in months that many people get married during. With the pandemic however, all this had to change. Weddings were frequently conducted on Zoom and honeymoons became staycations at home or for those willing to take the risk, somewhere quiet and secluded.

Now with things beginning to get back on track, weddings, while perhaps smaller than they would’ve been previously, are being scheduled. Honeymoons are not as restricted in terms of location any longer.

There are several wonderfully romantic and exciting honeymoon spots in or within a half days drive of Atlanta, Georgia. For the ideal southern honeymoon, try one of these locations for the perfect beginning to your new life together.

Chateau Elan Winery and Resort Braselton, Georgia - 1 hour from Atlanta

Surrounded by views of the Georgia wine country, Chateau Elan is one of the most beautiful spots for a romantic trip in all of Georgia.

Offering 275 rooms, suites and villas with bathrooms that feature oversize soaking tubs and majestic old world charm. Rooms are inspired by the architecture of Provence, and the resort is made to be reminiscent of an intimate French country estate

When you get hungry there’s no need to leave to resort if you don’t want to. Feast at the upscale chophouse, a Versailles Restaurant housed under the resorts signature glass-top atrium, the House of Bourbon Gastro Pub, or for lighter fare there are several other more casual grills and bars. Take a tour and enjoy a tasting at the winery. Take one of the dozens of classes available throughout the year. Play a round of golf or a tennis game or relax at the world class spa. There are endless ways to be engaged and entertained at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort.

Hamilton-Turner Inn Savannah, GA 3 hours 30 minutes from Atlanta

There isn’t a more romantic city in Georgia than Savannah, the city Sherman spared despite burning Atlanta and Columbia to the ground. The Hamilton Turner Inn a jewel in Savannah was named one of the Top 20 Most Romantic Hotels in America by TripAdvisor. Each of the 17 guest rooms and suits are unique based on their details. A claw-foot tub, 11-foot windows, French-doors to the courtyard patio, or other features will charm you.

Embrace the Southern hospitality that radiates from this AAA four-diamond H Inn nestled amongst the dreamy magnolias and live oaks in Lafayette Square. Prepare to be pampered with luxurious accommodations, gourmet treats and attentive services that are intended to spoil you during your stay. There are several packages that are perfect for a newly married couple whether you prefer to go out on the town or stay in.

Callaway Gardens Pine Mountain, Georgia, 1 hour from Atlanta

Callaway Gardens is a resort within the extensive gardens of Pine Mountain, Georgia. The resort offers a choice of four different kinds of accommodations that offer a wide range of amenities, while each lets guests fully immerse themselves in the lush 2,500 acres of garden and woodland surroundings. You can choose from two hotels and a wide variety of cottages, villas and vacation homes.

With a long golf history there are two eighteen-hole golf courses and a world-class practice facility. In addition to the gardens, other on-sit attractions include the Day Butterfly Center, the TreeTop Adventure Course, and the Callaway Discovery Center, where daily birds of prey shows are held. There are also tennis courts, trails for walking and cycling, and over a dozen lakes where you can go boating or fishing.

Don’t miss out on the spa where they use the elements of nature to relax and restore you with a focus on natural products and non-invasive techniques.

With nine restaurants from the upscale to pub fare there’s something for every taste and mood. There are even several outdoor choices including Robin Lake Beach Dining.

The Cloisters Sea Island, Georgia 5 hours from Atlanta

The Cloisters, is located on a private island, tucked away on 50 acres surrounded by the river, the sea, and saltwater marshes. There are three types of accommodations The Cloister Main Building and Wings, The Cloister Beach Club, or The Cloister Ocean Residences. No matter which you choose however, you’ll feel pampered in these Forbes Five-Star accommodations. The resort itself is spacious with large rooms and suites and expansive grounds and you’ll have five miles of private coastline to explore.

There are all kinds of activities you can enjoy. Schedule a Couples Massage at the Spa. Play a round of golf on one of three championship golf courses. Relax at the adult-only pool at the private beach. Take a tennis lesson with one of their tennis pros. Take a Hawk Walk or go horseback riding. When you get hungry, have a five-star Italian meal at Tavola

Barnsley Resort Adairsville, Georgia Less than an Hour from Atlanta

Located in North Georgia this resort is surrounded by a host of eclectic activities such as antique markets, hiking trails, historic home tours and science museums. The resort itself boasts 90 cottage rooms with private baths, 6 cottage suites and 50 plus other types of rooms for you to choose from with fireplaces, clawfoot tubs and private porches to relax on at the end of the day.

Spend the day on horseback, hike through the woodlands, bike the nature trails or take a serene boat ride on the pristine lake. A variety of services will have you relaxed at their spa. Or browse for unique items at their onsite shops. Enjoy dining at whatever type of restaurant you choose from fine dining to a beer garden. If it’s more your speed, swim and soak up some sun while you enjoy the beautiful views.

Beachwood Inn, Clayton Georgia, about an1 hour and 45 minutes from Atlanta

Located in the North Georgia Mountains the Beachwood Inn is Georgia’s premier wine country inn and it was named one of the “South’s Most Charming Inns,” by Southern Living Magazine. The Rooms and Cabins are all individually decorated with handmade quilts, woven rugs, early American antiques, and original artwork. Rooms have working fireplaces and private balconies or patios.

Start your morning with a two course “Farm to Table” breakfast. At 5:30 each day they serve a complimentary glass of Beechwood Inn Wine with appetizers and educational wine tastings are also offered to guests. Their fine dining restaurant is also “Farm to Table.” They offer a number of packages with different activities including a Romantic Getaway Package and a Picnic Package perfect for couples to enjoy.

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