Spend the Perfect Romantic Weekend Getaway in Helen, Georgia

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Visiting a town like Helen GA is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway. Not only is this beautiful town only an hour and a half from Atlanta, but it’s also nestled snug as a bug in the Northern Georgia Mountains. 

Packed full of amazing wineries, food, and history, a romantic weekend in Helen GA needs to be on your couples’ travel bucket list. 

Romantic Weekend in Helen GA

Disclosure: We mention brands below that we partnered with during this weekend, in which we received a complimentary visit. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

Helen, Georgia

Having a weekend away with your honey is something that every couple needs. It’s just a way to reconnect and get back on the same page with conversation and communication. 

My husband and I recently spent a romantic weekend in Helen, Georgia and had an absolutely amazing time.

I can’t wait to share with you everything that we were able to see and explore while we were there.

Where to stay in Helen GA

While there are plenty of lodging options available in Helen GA, we were beyond happy to stay at the newest hotel in Northern Georgia, Holiday Inn Express. 

Helen's Holiday Inn Express

Not only were the rooms spacious and clean but everything about the hotel was modern and welcoming from the moment that we arrived. 

The beds were comfy and it was so nice to know that we had a clean, safe and secure lodging option to rest at after we spent the day exploring the town. 

We especially loved the fact that we could wake up the next morning and come downstairs to a delicious breakfast, which is included in the stay.

Did I mention, their Express Start breakfast bar also includes delicious Cinnabon Cinnamon rolls. Yum! 

Where to dine in Helen GA

I can assure you that there are no shortages of delicious restaurants to eat at in Helen GA. One of our favorites was Mullys Nacoochee Grill where the theme is farm to fresh entrees and meals. 

Their menu is loaded with amazing steak options, seafood, and salads and don’t forget to check out their drink menu as well.

It’s safe to say that we were beyond satisfied with our meal and service at this fine dining establishment. 

Adventures to explore in Helen GA

As I mentioned earlier, our family had been to Helen previously and done all the awesome family-friendly attractions.

Helen Georgia Tubing, romantic weekend in Helen

Tubing in the Chattahoochee River, in Helen, Georgia.

But when my husband and I returned as a couple, we were able to focus in on other attractions that we really didn’t get to do the first go around. 


Everyone loves wine, right?

Thanks to VIP Southern Tours, you can enjoy the luxury of riding around to various wineries in North Georgia, with a knowledgable tour guide.

These guys make your tour easy and fun. They picked us up right at the hotel, which was so convenient.

VIP Southern Tours

Photo Credit @ VIPSouthernTours

Not only does the Grape Expectations Wine Tour literally last all day, but it comes with the transportation needed to get you to see and sample wines at 4 different wineries. 

North Georgia Wineries

Serenity Cellars


We were even set up with a delicious lunch where my husband and I were able to sit, relax and just fully immerse ourselves in each other’s company.

We had a full day of winery tours, and every minute was wonderful. 

It was the perfect day!

Related: 7 Beautiful North Georgia Wineries and Vineyards You Don’t Want to Miss

  • Nacoochee Adventure Ziplining

If you’re ever wanted to see a view of the beautiful GA skyline, this is the ziplining tour for you.

Nothing will bring you closer to your sweetie than sailing hundreds of feet through the air.

Nacoochee Adventure Ziplining Course. romantic weekend in Helen, GA

I highly recommend roping up and zipping around the Nacoochee Adventure Ziplining Course.

It’s the perfect way to work out some adrenaline to be able to relax for the rest of your romantic weekend.  

  • GoldMine Canopy Tour

We chose the Goldmine Canopy Tour which includes their basic Moonshine Tour and adds another line. You will learn some mining history on this canopy tour.  The price is $69 per person and lasts around 2 hours in length.

Nacoochee Adventure Ziplining Course.

  • Giant Swing

If you and your date are feeling super adventurous (I was scared so I chickened out), you should consider adding on the Giant Swing option as well.

You’ll be tied in securely together (snuggle time!) and lifted 50 feet up into the air when one of you will then pull the release cord to go for the ride of your life! 

Romantic Weekend Getaway in Helen

As you can tell, making a romantic weekend out of all the activities in Helen GA isn’t hard to do.

Taste the wine, eat the food, go on the adventures and immerse yourself into the arms of your loved one…this is one romantic weekend getaway that you’re never going to forget. 

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About Winona Rogers

Winona Rogers is the author of Life Family & Fun a national blog focusing on parenting, easy recipes, Home & DIY, Lifestyle, Family Fun and Travel. Her site was nominated as the Top 10 Parenting Blogs in Atlanta, Top Disney Blog, Family Travel Expert and has been featured in media on 11Alive Atlanta & Company. In her spare time, she loves to travel with her family and cook. Winona and her husband have four children and five grandchildren living in Atlanta, Georgia.

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