The following content “Weekend Getaway to LaGrange, GA” is in partnership with Troup County, Georgia. My travel experiences were paid for. All opinions are my own.
According to the legend, you throw your first coin into the fountain facing back-to-back to the Marquis de Lafayette statue and make a wish. Then, throw a second coin into the fountain face-to-face with him and it will double your wish. Located in the center of downtown LaGrange, the Marquis de Lafayette fountain is a reminder of the romance waiting to be discovered. You may be surprised, but a weekend getaway to LaGrange, GA is full of small town romance. From farm-fresh cuisine to open-air concerts, there is something for every couple.
Tips for Planning a Romantic Weekend Getaway to LaGrange, GA
Where to Stay
Celebrating their grand opening at the end of 2017, the new Courtyard Marriott is located on the historic downtown square. They offer modern accommodations, 24/7 conveniences and flexible spaces that allow you to connect and recharge. You can request a King room that looks directly over the Marquis de Lafayette fountain, for a romantic escape.
Things to Do
When planning the dates for your weekend getaway to LaGrange, GA be sure to look at the event calendar for Sweetland Ampitheatre. The 40,000 square foot outdoor amphitheatre offers multiple types of seating for star-studded musical performances. Guests can bring a blanket and enjoy a concert on the green lawn, for their Summer series. During the Winter season, couples can be hand-in-hand at Sweetland’s ice skating rink.
Surprisingly, LaGrange is home to a great collection of art, from world-renowned artists, in the permanent collection at the LaGrange Art Museum. Traveling exhibitions are refreshed every several months and feature a new artist. The museum also highlights work from regional artists.
If you’re looking for something more low-key, the Hills & Dales Estate, home of the Fuller E. Callaway family, offers ambiance and charm. The breathtaking residence is open to the public and offers daily tours. The gem of the estate are the sprawling gardens that offer year-round beauty. The home is even more magical during the month of December, when it’s decorated for the holiday season.
Need to relax? Take in the sounds of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra at one of their Calloway Auditorium concerts. Bringing in new guest talent for each season, the orchestra offers a variety of seasonal programs throughout the year. It’s the perfect romantic and relaxing experience to cap off a day of exploring.
Where to Shop
Many locally-owned boutiques are located in the downtown historic district. The shops offer vintage goods, clothing, housewares and antiques. If you’re looking for local art and crafts, don’t miss the Hogansville Hummingbird Festival. The festival, just a short drive from downtown LaGrange, is offered annually in the Fall and features over 200 local vendors.
What to Eat and Drink
Discover the fresh local flavors at Mare Sol Restaurant. Don’t be overwhelmed by the large menu, because you can’t go wrong with whatever you order. I can personally recommend the Fried Okra for an appetizer and the Southern Shrimp-n-Grits as an entree. Chef created specials are offered daily, but only in limited quantities because everything is sourced locally farm-to-table. Don’t forget to save room for dessert.
For a casual date, look beyond the bottle at the Wild Leap Brew Co. brewery. Started by two Millennials with a passion for beer, the Wild Leap brewery offers tours Thursdays – Sundays. Guests can experience how the craft beer is produced, taste 4-oz samples, learn about the history of the brewery and take home souvenir glass. They are always testing new seasonal flavors and offer beers for every palate. I enjoyed the light notes of the key Lime Wheat beer.
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