Take a break at The Chocolate Express for homemade fudge, hand-dipped chocolates and ice cream, sodas, floats and more. Visit The Sweet Shoppe of the South, Winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars, for cake pops and chocolate dipped bananas, grapes, strawberries, blueberries and cherries. Take the kids to Huck’s General Store for snacks and a souvenir. This authentic general store is a step back in time, with barrels of candy from yesteryear. In the evening, catch a movie the old-school way at the Swan Drive-In, one of the few remaining in Georgia. This 1955 treasure features first-run movies and a full concession stand, including funnel cakes and fried Oreos.
Intown, unique overnight options range from chic lofts overlooking the town to the upscale Hampton Inn Blue Ridge featuring balcony rooms and the city’s only rooftop bar/restaurant, Hook & Eye. In Georgia's Blue Ridge lodging choices include stunning mountain views, creekside retreats, riverfront lodges, treehouses, cabins on the lake and much more. Search for the perfect in-town hideaway or mountain retreat. For dining and itinerary ideas, visit www.BlueRidgeMountains.com
That’s just a few of the in-depth “lesson plans” for spring & summer fun in Blue Ridge. For more, read the Blue Ridge blog, 30 Fun Things to Do with Kids filled with fun activities that are natural and unique and the family-fun page on their website. Download or pick up The Family Fun Adventure Game in one of our Visitor Centers, it’s a great way to spend the day and explore, includes a coloring book and a prize when returned to one of our centers.