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What are the Best Road Trips in Georgia?



Hitting the open road in the beautiful state of Georgia is an excellent escape from your daily obligations. Home to stunning scenery and gorgeous countryside, there are countless Georgia road trips to experience:

  • Head out on an exploration of Georgia's historic bridges or abandoned places. You'll experience the beauty and the history of the area for a trip you will not forget.

  • Take in the splendor of the natural wonders of the state. Georgia has numerous state parks for scenic outdoor adventures.

What Are the Best Road Trips in Georgia?

Whether you like to take day trips to Atlanta, spend time exploring history, or take in the area's natural beauty, there are endless opportunities in Georgia. Here, we feature a few of the best road trips in the state to help you plan your next excursion.


Explore Covered Bridges

Discover the history and beauty of Georgia by visiting the most striking covered bridges in the country. Fill up your tank with gas and your car with snacks at Zelmo's Zip In, then get on the road to experience the stories of the past. Your first stop is Watson Mill Bridge in Comer, GA. Continue north, then east to see the following covered bridges:

  • Howard's in Oglethorpe County

  • Cromer's Mill in Carnesville

  • Hurricane Shoals in Maysville

  • Poole's Mill in Ball Ground

  • Euharlee in Cartersville

  • Concord in Smyrna

  • Red Oak Creek in Woodbury

  • Auchumpkee in Thomaston

See Natural Wonders

With so many scenic drives in Georgia, it is hard to choose which areas to investigate. First, head to one of Zelmo's many locations to fuel up, get cash from the ATM, and grab sodas for the journey. Then, hit the road to see some epic wonders, including:

  • Radium Springs

  • Providence Canyon State Park

  • Warm Springs Historic District

  • Stone Mountain Park

  • Amicalola Falls State Park

  • Tallulah Gorge State Park

  • Wormsloe Historic Site

  • Okefenokee Swamp

Investigate Abandoned Places

Georgia road trips offer a wide variety of experiences. Check out some of the many abandoned spots for an unforgettable adventure. This unique excursion provides opportunities to explore each historic ruin along the way, such as:

  • New Manchester Manufacturing Company in Lithia Springs

  • Pratt-Pullman Yard in Atlanta

  • Atlanta Prison Farm in Atlanta

  • Scull Shoals Mill Ruins in Watkinsville

  • Central State Hospital in Milledgeville

  • Harville House in Statesboro

  • Horton House in Jekyll Island

  • Dungeness Ruins in St. Marys

Experience Waterfalls

Drive to the North Georgia Mountains to enjoy the breathtaking waterfalls of Northern Georgia. On your drive, you will see the following:

  • Amicalola Falls in Dawsonville

  • DeSoto Falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest

  • Helton Creek Falls near Vogel State Park

  • Raven Cliff Falls in Helen

  • Anna Ruby Falls in Helen

  • Panther Creek Falls and Ammons Falls in Rabun County

  • Tallulah Falls in Tallulah Gorge State Park

  • Minnehaha Falls in Lakemont

  • Toccoa Falls in Toccoa

Why Start Your Trip at Zelmo's Zip In?

With 12 convenient locations to serve you in Columbus, Phenix City, Leesburg, and Shellman, we have the supplies you need for a perfect road trip adventure. Stock up on snacks and refreshments and get cash for your stops along the way. Fill your tank with gas and your tires with air so you can enjoy the scenic drives in Georgia. Our affordable prices and friendly staff make us the top choice for your road trip needs. We love to hear from our customers! Contact us online with any comments, questions, or concerns.


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