5 Things to Do in Dahlonega GA

Dahlonega GA
Dahlonega Gold Museum / Photo By JR P via Flickr

Dahlonega GA is the site of the first major United States Gold Rush, and is in the midst of Georgia Wine Country. One hour north of Atlanta in the North Georgia Mountains, Dahlonega is a popular site for weddings year-round. Outdoor adventure-seekers and avid cyclists travel to this small Georgia town to see the waterfalls, and participate in world famous bicycling events. there are theaters, music venues many and other ways to absorb the arts in this small Georgian town. The Dahlonega GA area is also home to the quaint Glen Ella Springs bed and breakfast, which will add to your North Georgia Mountains experience with cozy accommodations and wonderful food.

  1. Wineries & Vineyards
    Home to numerous award-winning wineries and vineyards, Dahlonega GA is a great place to savor the wine tasting experience. Local winemakers are masters of grape cultivation and vintage production. Combined they cultivate 100 acres of grapes and produce 23,000 bottles of wine annually. These fine local establishments also host great events throughout the year for both locals and visitors. Check out Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery, Frogtown Cellars, Montaluce Winery & Estates, Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery, Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery for the full experience.
  2. Spa Days
    Sometimes vacations call for a little extra R&R. If that’s how you’re feeling on your visit to Dahlonega you should head to one our local spa and wellness centers. Dahlonega Healing Arts and Littlefield Cottage Healing Arts & Day Spa are great places if you’re looking for an all-encompassing wellness experience. Jolie Day Spa & Salon and Oasis Day Spa at Mountain Laurel Creek will be more conventional spa outings.
  3. Gold Mining History
    The Dahlonega GA gold deposit was accidentally discovered in 1828, which turned out to be on the country’s largest. You can experience this town’s rich history in many ways. The Gold Fever Package is the most inclusive way to learn about how this sleepy town turned into a gold mining center overnight.
  4. Outdoor Adventures
    The list of great adventures to be had in the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills in Dahlonega GA or too nermous to name. There are hiking trails as well as rivers and lakes for kayaking, canoeing and tubing and fishing. The roads and mountain trails are beautiful for bicyclers. Cascading waterfalls are spread throughout the region and are popular sights for locals and visitors alike.
  5. Historic Downtown
    Small Dahlonega GA is full of fun things to do downtown. Check out the Holly Theather, which is always playing great shows. If you want to make a whole night of it take a meal at one of the many favorite restaurants right downtown.

Dahlonega GA has earned the “it’s pure gold” tagline for more than just its gold deposits. With a lively downtown area to take in the local culture and wooded foothills to explore it’s no wonder the town attracts visitors throughout the year. Glen Ella Springs bed and breakfast is on the list of motivations to visit the area with fine accommodations, friendly staff and breakfasts you won’t forget.