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indytiger
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Looking to compile a list of short trip destinations
In the next few years, I'd really like to start going on some long weekend-5 day trips, within reasonable driving distance of Hammond. Things I'd like to do are site seeing, dining, and relaxing. The topic about Natchez got me intrigued, and I'd like to add more places to my list. What do ya'll suggest?


Nole Man
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Member since May 2011
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re: Looking to compile a list of short trip destinations
From Hammond? Ever been to Vicksburg? Pretty cool if you like Civil War history.

How about Pensacola if that's not too far? Great restaurants. Visit the museum on the base. The beaches are spectacular. Tour Fort Pickens / Gulf Island National Seashore.

For something different, what about Caddo Lake? Went there once when I lived in Dallas.


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Bamajedi
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Member since Sep 2017
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re: Looking to compile a list of short trip destinations
Guess it depends on what you consider a reasonable driving distance but for a long weekend I could do 10ish hours.
Chattanooga
Asheville
Helen, GA
Memphis

Those are some of my favorite getaways to the east of you


Tigerroc
Member since Jun 2017
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re: Looking to compile a list of short trip destinations
Skip Helen and do North Georgia area.


Coater
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Member since Jun 2005
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re: Looking to compile a list of short trip destinations
Yeah just went to Dahlonega, GA—great town and area. Lots of wineries. Consolidated gold mine is fantastic. Highly recommend going—especially around Christmas. Get tickets for whatever is showing at the Holly Theater.



We drove over to Helen but it was kind of a dump in comparison to be honest. It might be better in the summer if you tube the river there

Didn’t make it to Blue Ridge, GA but I hear that’s nice also.


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Nole Man
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re: Looking to compile a list of short trip destinations
If OP wants to drive that far, fully agree.

Dahlonega is great. Lots of cool shops, restaurants and bars.

You could stay at the Amicalola Falls Lodge! Maybe 20 minutes to Dahlonega.

We stay several times a year in Blue Ridge GA, which is maybe 45 minutes to Dahlonega. Tons of shops, restaurants. Toccoa Riverside Restaurant is a favorite. Many cabin choices to look into. We recently stayed here for example!

Try Cloudland State Park in GA. Stay in a Yurt!



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jimmy the leg
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Member since Aug 2007
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re: Looking to compile a list of short trip destinations
Some suggestions for you to scope out:
Hot Springs
Eurkeka Springs
Memphis
Nashville
Cheaha State Park
Nachitoches
Bay St. Louis
St. Francisville
Austin
Texas Hill country
San Antonio




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Nole Man
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Somewhere In Tennessee!
Member since May 2011
3778 posts

re: Looking to compile a list of short trip destinations
You might find this article interesting for trips within the South.

LINK


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