A HOWLING GOOD TIME

A family weekend escape to LaGrange’s new Great Wolf Lodge

Wiley’s Waterpark features a wave pool, water slides, lazy river and splash pad.

STORY: Karon Warren

The lobby provides a place to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the resort’s water and adventure parks.

With nearly 20 locations throughout the country, Great Wolf Lodge has […]

LOTS OF LOCAL LODGING

A TONY TRIO AMONG ATLANTA’S POOL OF HOT NEW HOTELS

The opening gates of SunTrust Park are steps from the lobby of the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta, providing unrivaled views of the ballpark from the hotel’s guestrooms.

STORY: Giannina Smith Bedford

New hotels are popping up all over Atlanta, and several more distinct properties are in the works. Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown and […]

NORTHERN GEORGIA CHARMER

They’re not exaggerating when they say that Dahlonega is “pure gold”

No trip to Dahlonega is complete without exploring its delightful downtown square.

STORY: Jill Becker
Photos: Courtesy Dahlonega–Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau

Any number of quaint little North Georgia towns make an excellent choice for Atlantans looking for an idyllic weekend escape, but I keep finding myself being drawn to one in particular: Dahlonega.

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THE SOUTHERN CHARMS OF MILLEDGEVILLE

Why Georgia’s former capital is a perfect weekend getaway

The Old Governor’s Mansion was used by General Sherman as his headquarters during his March to the Sea in 1864.

The Old Governor’s Mansion was used by General Sherman as his headquarters during his March to the Sea in 1864.

STORY: Jan Schroder
Dylan Stephens Photography

A Southern girl, born and bred, I can think of no better way […]

BIG CITY GETAWAY

Georgia’s flagship Marriott hotel is a city unto itself

The Marriott Marquis is a fixture on the downtown Atlanta skyline.

The Marriott Marquis is a fixture on the downtown Atlanta skyline.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

With 1,663 guestrooms, 94 suites, a sports bar, wellstocked market and gift shop, lobby bar, upscale dining room, spa, fitness center, indoor/outdoor pool and its own Starbucks, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is not […]

A WEEKEND IN THE WOODS

Experiencing concierge camping with Atlanta startup Scamper Van

Love the great outdoors but don't have the requisite camping equipment? No worries, because Scamper Van will deliver it all right to your door.

Love the great outdoors but don’t have the requisite camping equipment? No worries, because Scamper Van will deliver it all right to your door.

STORY: Jill Becker

When I was a kid growing up in […]

OLD STORY, NEW CHAPTER

The latest renovations at Barnsley Resort offer further reason to escape to northwest Georgia

Fire pits dot the property as inviting gathering spots year-round.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

It started with a romantic but tragic love story that predates the Civil War. Godfrey Barnsley’s dream was to build a country estate for his sickly wife who needed to escape Savannah’s swampy air. Though she died in 1845 […]

AN ATHENS HOTEL WITH ATTITUDE

A college-themed lodging in Georgia’s ultimate college town.

The 100-year-old brick from the Graduate Athens' origins as a metal foundry are still evident in the lobby and other public areas.

The 100-year-old brick from the Graduate Athens’ origins as a metal foundry are still evident in the lobby and other public areas.

Despite its vast charms, and the fact it’s only about an hour east of […]

WALKING IN SENOIA

Even those who don’t care about zombies will enjoy this little town

The Waking Dead Cafe is an extension of the Woodbury Shoppe that sells Walking Dead-related merchandise on Main Street.

Every Sunday night this time of year, millions of people across America are glued to their TV sets, eagerly watching the latest episode of the hit apocalyptic thriller The Walking Dead. Like the swarms […]

ATLANTA’S NEWEST AIRPORT HOTEL TAKES FLIGHT

Why Marriott’s next-level property at Hartsfield- Jackson is attracting both visitors and locals

The Renaissance at Hartsfield-Jackson boasts fun touches not found at your typical airport hotel.

When Atlantans head to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, it’s typically because they’re going out of town. But we’ve found a good reason to head to the airport and stay in town. And that would be the recently opened Renaissance […]