Day Trip: Helen, Ga.

Photo by Jeff Gunn.

If you’ve started your office vacation and are already noticing the benefits, extend your “time off” with a fabulous day trip! You’d be surprised how much fun you can have by getting out in your own city (or a city nearby) for the afternoon/evening.

On Saturday, my parents and I visited Helen, Ga., and despite the almost unbearable mid-afternoon heat, we had a wonderful time. We enjoyed a complimentary wine tasting at Habersham Winery (and walked away with three bottles), bought buttermilk pancake mix from Nora Mill (which we prepared Sunday morning), indulged in homemade ice cream, browsed the quaint shops in town, sipped frozen daiquiris by the river at Paul’s Margarita Deck, and ended the day with a delicious meal at Troll Tavern.

I pose this question to you glamazons: what are some of your favorite places to visit for a day trip?

Stayed hydrated with a cold Coca-Cola.

Homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream.

The most delicious fudge shop in Helen.

Enjoying a frozen strawberry daiquiri.


5 responses to “Day Trip: Helen, Ga.

  1. You didn’t get a funnel cake?!?! That’s like a Helen staple for me. I’m shocked! But I’m glad you had fun 🙂 Did you hear about the new ride at six flags? Hello: day-trip!

  2. Definitely doing a Six Flags day trip soon. Other than that: Athens, Atlanta, and anywhere there is a hiking trail or waterfall are all good day trip ideas!

  3. It was a wonderful day in Helen! On hot summer days, sipping on adult beverages, pool side, is a favorite of mine : ) Its the next best thing to being at the beach!

  4. Sounds (and looks) like a SUPER fun day! I love Helen– especially Hansel and Gretel!! Can’t believe you didn’t go tubing though! That’s a must happen in my family whenever we go up! It’s been awhile- you may have inspired me to take a day trip soon!

  5. Heres a nice site with a lot of pics, and video about Helen Ga.
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    And heres a site that has coupons specifically for Helen Ga. visitors
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    Hope this helps everybody…

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