Summer is Here: Best Day Trips From Atlanta

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Greenville, South CarolinaAtlanta, Georgia, is a bevy of day-trip opportunities if you know where to look. People have been calling the city of Atlanta home since the 1800s, so whether you are new to the area or a lifelong resident, you’ll find there is plenty of day-trip fun in and around Georgia’s capital city.

Blue Ridge, Georgia

Spend a day away from your apartment in Atlanta, Georgia, visiting the majestic Appalachian Mountains. Just a two-hour drive from the city, Blue Ridge sits nestled in the foothills of the mountains. Ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, either in the vintage car (with climate control) or in the open-air car, and follow the Toccoa River. You’ll stop just once on the Tennessee border before returning to Blue Ridge, where you can enjoy the farm-to-table cuisine at the Harvest on Main lodge.

Athens, Georgia

Athens has all the wonders of big-city life, but the charm of a small town. The downtown region of Athens spans just five blocks, but is packed with distinguished coffee houses and top restaurants that feature Nouveau-Southern menus. Spend time enjoying the thriving music scene in Athens after you eat. Go for cocktails at one of the many intimate clubs to see rising stars in the music industry. The city of Athens served as a jumping-off point for the likes of R.E.M., The B-52s and Widespread Panic. Enjoy a walking tour of the small town to see historic concert halls, Wuxtry Records and the place R.E.M. played for the first time.

Greenville, South Carolina

If you have an urge to go out of state for the day, then Greenville, South Carolina, is within driving range. Located just two hours outside of Atlanta, Greenville features eclectic sites like the Bob Jones Museum and Gallery and the Swamp Rabbit Trail for cycling fans. You’ll find Greenville is the place for foodies, too. This somewhat small town, population just 60,000 souls, hosts 600 restaurants including the Cafe at Williams Hardware, known for its pecan-encrusted chicken salad, or Passerelle for wine and baked goat cheese. Win!

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