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The world is opening and that means the streets will be busier than they have been in the last year. While Atlanta has become a premier destination for all things party and getaways in the last few years, it may be nice to get out and discover a few new places. From the attractions to the mountains, rest and refuge are closer than you think.  If you’re looking for a day trip from or around Atlanta, here are a few places to try. 



Getaway Atlanta

Drive time: 1 hour and 46 minutes  

Getaway was created to give people time, space, and permission to be off. Their tiny cabins in nature provide a break from the city, technology, and work, so that you can recharge and reconnect to who and what matters most. Getaway tiny cabins are located just a couple hours away from many major cities and give you a dose of life in the woods while remaining close and accessible. You can book a one bed or two bed cabin, with a view of the forest or stars. The cabins are equipped with everything you need to stay for a few days including a kitchenette, shower, and small desk. If you just need a quick break away from your norm, getaway should be one of the first places you try.


Tybee Island/Savannah 

Drive time: 4 hours and 30 minutes 

Just a three and a half – four hour drive (depending on who’s foot is on the gas) from Atlanta, Tybee Island is a beautiful place to retreat and still have a good time. One of the best things about Tybee Island and Savannah is that you can visit at any time of the year. Of course, the beach is more fun in the summer, but you can enjoy the shops and restaurants when ever you go. Take a day trip or stay for a few days. Go alone or take your family. Either way you decide to do it, Tybee Island is a place for retreat. 



Drive Time: 4 hours 38 minutes 

A quick, scenic drive gets you to a small but developing town in South Carolina. The beach rests on the east coast, just as beautiful as any other. The surrounding shops and restaurants give you quick bites of tasty classics and eclectic style. If you have time, take a moment to explore the unique culture of the locals and natives. You’ll leave enlightened and refreshed. 


Blue Ridge

Drive time: 1 hour and 42 minutes

The Blue Ridge mountains sit at the north central peak of Georgia. Modest mountains and beautiful scenery envelope small and large cabins in this town. You can find activities to do or simply rest and relax at your cabin which could be equipped with a hot tub, pool, and game area. If you want mountain views without a long hike, this is the perfect place for you. 





Drive time: 3 hours and 58 minutes 

A town growing by almost 100 newcomers a day, Nashville is becoming a very diverse and popular town to settle down in. If you’re looking for a fun, eclectic, populated, and serene place to visit, try Nashville. You can enjoy mountain views on your way up and city life and bars when you get there. There are several nooks and crannies to get into before you leave and if you want to just rest in a hotel room nearby, you can do that too. 


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