The Weekender's Guide: Day Trips in Blue Ridge GA

It goes without saying that while Blue Ridge is a treat in and of itself, the surrounding areas have plenty to offer. There are many unique must-dos that make memorable day trips during your stay in Blue Ridge. Check out some of our favorites below!


1. The Incline Railway (The World's Steepest Passenger Railway) (1 hr 40 min ~ 83 mi)

What better way to make once-in-a-lifetime memories than taking a ride along the steepest passenger railway in the world? The Incline Railway carries passengers up (and down!) Lookout Mountain to overlook Chattanooga's gorgeous natural landscape. This popular tourist attraction also includes an observation deck, food service, and a gift shop.

2. World of Coca-Cola (1 hr 30 min ~ 90mi)

60,000 square feet. 1,200 never-before-seen artifacts from around the world. 30+ years of memorabilia. That's what you'll find at World of Coca-Cola, a must-see Atlanta experience. Taste over 60 different products from around the word and check out their interactive exhibits (including a multi-sensory 4-D movie), galleries, and private art collection of For the Love of Coca-Cola in this incredible tribute to the world's best-known brand.

3. Dollywood (2 hr 50 min ~ 120 mi)

Tennessee's number one ticketed attraction, Dollywood boasts award-winning, one-of-a-kind rides and entertainment. Add that to the 40 shopping locations, 5 of the South's largest annual festivals, and scrumptious southern dishes prepared throughout the park's full-service dining and fast food spots, and there's no denying that there's something for everyone. Located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Pigeon Forge (just a quick hour and a half drive from Blue Ridge), Dollywood is sure to fill your day with memories to last a lifetime. 

4. Rock City Atop Lookout Mountain (1 hr 50 min ~ 85 mi)

A 4,100-foot self-guided walking trail showcases these soaring rock formations, caves, lush gardens, and even a waterfall. Offering a panoramic view of seven states is breathtaking on a clear day, and perfect for family photographs! Experience the Incline Railway, Ruby Falls, and Rock City and have the time or your life on top of the world.