Shop Small, Relax Big in Blue Ridge

Small town shopping sure beats the malls! Come on up to Blue Ridge, GA for a relaxing holiday shopping experience.

Shopping Small, Relaxing Mountain Town
You know your typical holidays… shopping in the malls and big box stores, crowds, traffic and just plain rushing around. Want to get away completely from the stress of holiday shopping? Come up to the mountains of north Georgia for a small town shopping experience that’s also filled with big relaxation. Why hassle with the traffic, stressed out people and parking hassles in the city when you can stroll down the charming streets of Blue Ridge, Georgia going shop to shop at a leisurely pace. Blue Ridge is north Georgia’s favorite mountain town, and everywhere you look people have big smiles on their faces. The friendliness of the local shop owners and visitors is authentic… a kind of magical ‘stress-free zone’ just happens here.

Take in the Mountain Beauty
And then there’s the beauty of the Appalachian mountains. Surround yourself with gorgeous mountain vistas that are easy to take in from the big picture windows of a luxury rental cabin. It’s totally ok if you choose to spend your first day in front of a fire and in the hot tub… just relax, it’s Blue Ridge’s number one experience!

Shopping Small not Malls
Head into town afterwards, because Blue Ridge is a true adventure. Shopping Small means you’ll discover dozens of locally owned shops offering unusual, unique items that make perfect gifts. Town is just filled with shops of all kinds, in fact downtown Blue Ridge has so many unique shops and gift stores it’s hard to do it all in one day. But it’s guaranteed you’ll find one-of-a-kind presents for everybody on your list. Here are some links to free shopping guides, thrift stores and local restaurants.

Take a Break with a Great Meal
Relaxing in between your shopping adventure is what Blue Ridge is about. When you get hungry, there are lots of laid back, delicious choices in the little local restaurants around town. (Locals Tip: try Happy Hour at Black Sheep for appetizers and drink specials). A wood fired pizza and tasty salad at Masseria hits the spot, and a hot lunch is waiting for you at Cantaberry with home made soups and sandwiches, perfect on a chilly day. Locals and visitors mix at our local breweries, Grumpy Old MenFannin Brewing Company and Angry Hops Brewing or get tapas and wine pairings at Bin322 Wine & Tapas Bar, Hook & Eye Rooftop Bar, The Pasta Market or The Vine and Eatery. Get a guide to the local brewery and vineyard scene right here. A memorable evening feast at Harvest on Main or Black Sheep always gets rave reviews.  Check out all of the options.

Relax in Blue Ridge, Spa Style
Big relaxing in town in-between or after your shopping excursion makes for a special treat for yourself…. try it! Book a hot stones massage at Serenity in the Mountains or TeaTrees Boutique Spa. As your day of exploring in downtown Blue Ridge winds into the evening hours you can head back to your luxury rental cabin for another soak in the hot tub and cuddling up in front of a roaring fire. Booking is hassle free at over 1,100 cabins, B&B’s and hotels in Blue Ridge, check out our lodging listings right here.

You’ll drive home wondering why you don’t do this more often...

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Chip Cipcic
Blue Ridge Georgia Tourism

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