16 May The 7 Most Picture Worthy Spots on The Highway
Do it for the Gram! We all know that a picture is a worth a thousand words and the seven communities along Georgia’s Hospitality Highway have their own culture, history and local flare that come to life in some of the most picturesque ways. From outdoor sculptures that will transform your feed into a work of art to rolling fields of lavender that will make it seem like you traveled to a different world. These hidden hot spots on the highway are definitely worth the drive.
There is no shortage of picture-perfect backdrops at The Shops Buckhead. From string lights that make it feel like Christmas all year to designer shops that are so beautiful they look like works of art and restaurants with outdoor patios and rooftop bars that’ll make it seem as though you wondered into a Persian daydream. Commonly referred to as Atlanta’s six city blocks of style, the Shops is a walkable city sanctuary where art, style and ambiance coverage to create the perfect backdrop for your feed.
Picture yourself on a stand up paddle board on a river striking the perfect yoga pose…pretty great right? In Sandy Springs you can make that image a reality! Sandy Springs is home to 22 miles of Chattahoochee River shoreline and over 950 acres of parks and recreation areas perfect for an outdoor photoshoot. Grab a friend and head over to Morgan Falls Overlook Park High Country Outfitters Paddle shack where you can rent a paddleboard for the afternoon. Sounds like a scene worth sharing.
Roswell is known for its rich southern history and beauty. One of the best examples of this is the Roswell Mill and Waterfall. Explore the ruins of the Roswell Mill and find yourself in awe of the gorgeous waterfall just steps away on Vickery Creek. Known has the most photographed spot in Roswell for years, this picturesque landscape is bound to make people give a “double tap”.
Insert yourself into the art of the city when you visit Alpharetta. Explore the culture of the destination with an Art Walking Tour of the public artworks throughout the city’s downtown district. Some of the highlights of the tour include the colorful “Twist and Shout” sculpture by Marc Moulton and Duke Oursler, which was inspired by the hit song of the same name, as well as the popular “Hanging” installation by Eileen Blyth, which features steel hang drums connected to brightly colored benches, perfect for children or adults to play on! The tour offers you a chance to see some of the world-class artwork in Alpharetta while providing an excellent backdrop for your feed. Another notable IG-worthy art piece in Awesome Alpharetta: “The Alpharetta A” by Greg Mike located at the corner of Milton Ave. and Canton St.
Take your feed to new heights at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve. Located just 40 miles north of Atlanta in Cumming, Georgia, Sawnee Mountain Preserve provides visitors with 963 acres of scenic passive space, hiking trails and an interactive Visitor Center. Tere is much to see and do at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. A popular destination for an ultimate picture is the Indian Seats, a natural rock formation at the top of the trail system, offering a beautiful setting that showcases beautiful views of the North Georgia Mountains.
Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge is more than just a place to stay. Paddle boards, ziplining, roasting s’mores, fly fishing and more fun adventures await at this beautiful destination located in the breath-taking hills of the North Georgia mountains. Dawsonville, the birthplace of stock car racing, is home to the historic Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. The museum is packed full of awards won by drivers like two-time Daytona 500 winner Bill Elliott who was born and raised in the Dawsonville area. Old racing cars in pristine condition are also placed throughout the museum and make for a unique and memorable setting for your next Instagram photo.
Dahlonega is a picturesque daydream of a town. No matter the season, there will always be a historic town square to pose in front of and rows of vineyards with mountain backdrops. Among the beautiful mountains and valleys of Dahlonega there is a lesser known hidden gem that will be sure to have your followers in awe. Established in 2014, Red Oak Lavender Farm is located at the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in historic Dahlonega, Georgia. The farm is home to rolling fields of over 2,000 lavender plants. In the summer months, for a fee of only $5 you can experience the blooms and score an picture that is serenely beautiful.
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