The rushing rivers, rolling hills, and general feel of Georgia makes the southern American state a wonderful weekend resort for those who want to get away for a unique weekend. Down in the south everything is a bit more relaxed, and the same can be said of the scenic Georgian city of Dahlonega where it will seem as if time has slowed down. The city is actually the home of the first American gold rush, but there are plenty of other reasons to visit this little adventure city.
The Crisson Gold Mine is a wonderful place to head if you want to learn a bit about the gold mining history of the city and have some fun panning for gold. While you will probably only find a very small nugget, it is still exciting to try your hand at the historical treat. You can also stop by the Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site to see some more exhibits and displays that will teach you even more about gold mining in America back in the 1700s.
For those who love museums, some other museums to check out include the Vogel State Park museum, Foxfire Museum in Rabun County, and the Currahee Military Museum. Of course, the area has more to offer than just museums and visitors will find that the local wines are very alluring as well. Throughout northeast Georgia there are more than a dozen vineyards and wineries all of which have their own distinctive wines and personalities.
The Chateau Elan Winery and Resort is a very popular holiday spot given the fact it offers spa, golf course, seven restaurants, tennis courts, and of course wine tastings and wine tours. In short, it is a holiday spot in itself making it a great place to stay.