With 500 proud residents, you're certain to make plenty of new friends!
If you head 75 miles southwest of Helen, you'll find Atlanta, the state capital. Travel 16 miles south and you'll come across Clermont.
A few hours at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds or Helen Waterpark is a fantastic opportunity for some quality family time. Are the little ones still full of energy? Keep the excitement rolling with a visit to Charlemagne's Kingdom and Alpine Mini Golf.
Treat yourself to the different sights, sounds and smells of the amazing animal kingdom with an outing to Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo and North Georgia Zoo. With a strong focus on education, conservation and fun, it's guaranteed to be an enjoyable day out for everyone!
If you’re a wine lover, don't pass up the opportunity to treat your taste buds at the Wolf Mountain Vineyards and the Crane Creek Vineyards. You can also sit down, relax and sample a glass of white or red at the Tiger Mountain Vineyards and 12 Spies Vineyards and Farm.
See the magic that happens when man and nature come together at Hamilton Gardens. If you weren't already a keen gardener, a stroll through its vibrant floral displays ought to be enough to convert you.
From tossing a ball around to simply flopping down on the grass, you'll find plenty of reasons to head to an urban oasis like Unicoi State Park or Vogel State Park. There's also a good deal of fun to be had at Tallulah Gorge State Park and Anna Ruby Falls.
To truly discover a place, there's nothing like gleaning a little local knowledge. Whatever you're looking for, the helpful staff at Alpine Helen/White County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be able to steer you in the right direction.
You won't be disappointed by the swirling displays of Raven Cliffs Falls and Minnehaha Falls. The endlessly flowing water at DeSoto Falls and Helton Creek Falls is also a remarkable sight.
Helen features a multitude of nature reserves, such as High Shoals Falls Trailhead and Panther Creek Trailhead. Brasstown Bald Mountain and Moccasin Creek Park are two more that are worth a visit.
If you're in need of a couple of peaceful places to unwind and maybe discover a thing or two, go to the Foxfire Museum and Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site. Check for group tours or just study the eye-opening displays at your own pace. Want more? Also go to Misty Mountain Model Railroad and Museum and Rollins Planetarium.
Whichever type of art you're into, there's a good chance you'll find it in Helen. Why not start your day of exhibition hopping at Main Street Gallery and Rosehips Folk Art Gallery? Also ask about what events are on at the Mark of the Potter and the Hickory Flat Pottery.
Would you like to look around some historically significant sights? An outing to Chenocetah Tower and Vickery House will leave you with a greater understanding of Helen's heritage. Why not also make time for the Consolidated Gold Mine and the Crisson Gold Mine?
Stovall Mill Covered Bridge is an eternal presence in the city. While local residents might seem to take it for granted, most visitors are quite impressed by this keepsake of of a simpler time.
Tallulah Point Overlook should definitely be around the top of everybody's to-do list. It's one of the most frequented local landmarks, and it makes for a postcard-perfect holiday photo!
The symbolic structure of Big Red Apple Monument offers a quiet, contemplative space for the locals to pay their respects to events and people from their city's past.
Get a taste of the student life at the Piedmont College, one of the area's leading centres for higher learning. Why not ask about guided tours to get the full experience?
We hope you were aware of Helen's shopping centres when you figured out your budget! An afternoon at Victoria's Center and Mt. Yonah Book Exchange could put a dent in your wallet if you're not careful. If you were unable to find anything of interest there, perhaps you'll have more success at Village Boutique or Union County Farmers Market?
Forget your troubles and lose yourself in a show at the Historic Holly Theater or Helen Festhalle. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance! If you've been bitten by the showbiz bug, why not take a look at the calendar of events at the Black Bear Dinner Theatre as well?
Don't pack up your suitcase just yet, there are still some surprises left. Have you paid a visit to the Sautee Nacoochee Community Center and North Georgia's Premier Fishing Guide Service yet? Southern Water Trails LLC and Andy's Trout Farm also promise a pleasant day out.
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