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Diverse Options for Couples in Georgia To Have a Romantic Escape

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Armand Jackson

Whether it is sipping orange wine on the beach, enjoying the countryside, experiencing luxurious city life, or taking in the great outdoors, Georgia has plenty of destinations to choose from for newlyweds enjoying their honeymoon, couples celebrating their wedding anniversary, or partners who just want to have a lover’s getaway. Explore Georgia, the official website of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, provides a list of recommendations for romantic couples to consider. 

Wishing to relax at the beach? Jekyll Island might be a great option as it is a barrier island located between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida that contains sandy beaches, golf courses, a 250-acre historic Landmark District and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Visitors can stay at the Jekyll Island Club Resort, learn about historic cottages that were built in the late 1800s, witness driftwood monuments at Driftwood Beach, or find relaxing spots at Great Dunes Beach Park.

For those adventurous couples who value the great outdoors, there’s the Banning Mills Historic Country Inn located in Whitesburg, an area that was long occupied by indigenous people. In the historic Snake Creek Gorge, this destination holds the Guinness World records for longest zip line canopy tour and tallest free-standing rock wall in the world. Couples can experience zip lining, aerial adventures, kayaking, hiking trails with suspension bridges, horseback riding, summer camps, birds of prey nature shows, and many special events. All while guests are encouraged to unplug from modern technological conveniences just for a while to enjoy the serene natural environment. Couples will also have a lodging experience unique to their taste with a wide range of cozy room options.

Couples who want to enjoy the luxury of Georgia’s countryside have the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro just outside of Atlanta. This luxury lakefront resort with an exciting golf track; a relaxing spa with saunas, steam rooms, cold plunge pools and indoor pool; a boat where couples can have lake adventures; a diverse range of dining and beverage options on the lakeside; and a venue to organize a wedding venue, offers plenty of activities for couples to experience with a relaxing scenic lake view.

For those looking for an urban experience can go to the St. Regis Atlanta, located in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. This luxury hotel has 151 spacious guest rooms along with 31 suites where couples have access to the signature St. Regis Butler Service. Couples can experience the hotel’s many splendors including; one of Atlanta’s most sought-after venues to host weddings; a relaxing spa with facials, body treatments, massages, waxing and nail services; a pool area with poolside refreshments and cuisine; and many more. All while in walking distance of shopping, dining and nightlife experiences.

These are just a few options as there are countless other destinations in Georgia for couples to choose from to create their own unique experiences.