We have created a list of great destinations in the Southern United States that are an easy drive and great for weekend getaways offering one-of-a-kind shopping, local restaurants and fun attractions.
These Downtown Destinations offer safe shopping and dining options and because of their size typically have less people strolling thru their streets and shops.
3. Dahlonega, GA
Site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush and the Heart of Georgia Wine Country, Dahlonega offers an authentic, mountain getaway only an hour north of Atlanta. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dahlonega offers expansive mountain vistas, roaring waterfalls and bubbling streams, postcard-worthy wineries and an abundance of entertainment.
4. Black Mountain, North Carolina
High in the Blue Ridge Mountains sits a beautiful small town with a mesmerizing landscape. Black Mountain town square has a wide range of shops and restaurants
you can spend the day wandering around.
9. Waynesville, North Carolina
With a quiet natural location in the Smoky Mountains, Waynesville is far from a quiet town. Offering a diverse set of shopping options and an array local restaurants and breweries Waynesville offers a getaway location for any time of the year.
Other great destinations in the south worth mentioning