Top 5 Wonders Worth The Drive
Looking to take a little Road Trip out of town for the day? This Top 5 List gives you some great destinations that can be enjoyed in a single day. They range from the odd and unusual to breath taking beautiful and they all are Worth The Drive.
1. The Georgia Guidestones
Guidestone Rd NW, Georgia 30634
Who knew that Georgia had its own version of the Stonehenge Monument! Located on a lonely hill in Elberton Georgia stands the nearly twenty-foot granite slabs known as the Georgia Guidestones. The monument, composed of five upright stones topped by a capstone, is inscribed in eight languages with ten instructions for humans post-apocalypse. We could tell you what the instructions are, but since it’s worth the drive, we will let you read them when you get there!
3. Madison Georgia
115 East Jefferson Street
Madison, GA 30650
Did you know that Madison, Georgia was selected by Budget Travel as one of the World’s 16 Most Picturesque Villages! Don’t believe us, here is the proof . Once you visit Madison, you will agree that it is a beautifully quaint southern town. The city looks like something from a story book, with streets lined with restored antebellum homes. You can relax for the day, or stay for the night to get the true feel of this cute city. We recommend taking a Narrated Carriage tour from North Georgia Tours. Since it’s always best to see a city with a local, we recommend taking a narrated carriage tour or ghost walking tour from North Georgia Tours.
2. Providence Canyon
8930 Canyon Road
Lumpkin, GA 31815
Forget about Arizona, have you visited "Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon"? This picturesque natural wonder is a testament of how a “mistake” can turn into something amazing. Poor farming practices during the 1800s eventually cause massive gullies as deep as 150 feet to form. That human error created a beautiful natural wonder, which is home to rare foliage such as the Plumleaf Azalea that only grows in this region. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views, and can explore some of the deepest areas of the canyon. Camping, and cottages are available in Florence Marina State Park, or you can make it a day-trip for the next family visit.
4. Senoia Georgia
68 Main Street
Senoia, GA 30276
Move over Hollywood, Senoia Georgia is the new star in town! Senoia Georgia is a place so special, that more than two dozen television shows and movies have chosen it for a filming location. Besides today’s current television hit series The Walking Dead, other hit movies and shows have called this small town home. Driving Miss Daisy, Fried Green Tomatoes, Pet Cemetery II, Sweet Home Alabama, and Drop Dead Diva are some other well know productions filmed in this historic town. But Senoia is more than just a production backdrop. There is a thriving downtown filled with unique restaurants and retail stores. So if you are a film buff with a shopping habit, then Senoia will be a dream come true.
5. Roosevelt’s Little White House
401 Little White House Road
Warm Springs, GA 31830
Warms Springs Georgia is such an enchanting city, that it charmed its way into presidential legacy. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who suffered from polio, built the only home he ever owned in this small Georgia town. The Little White House is a modest cottage that served as a healing haven for President Roosevelt during his presidency. He discovered that the naturally-occurring warm water of the area, helped ease his polio symptoms. It is also believed that during his time in Warm Springs, President Roosevelt developed his New Deal policies that would affect the entire nation. Warm Springs Georgia is the place where history meets healing. Not only is it home to Roosevelt’s Little White House, but it is also home to the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation.