Now that the holiday season is in full swing, we are looking forward to welcoming the family and friends of Romans who travel far and wide to spend this time of year with their loved ones
For those looking to adventure around Rome with their squad, here’s a guide to one day in the city during the holidays.
One of the best ways to get the day started is with breakfast. One of our local favorites is the Honey Moon Bakery where you can build-your-own breakfast sandwich or enjoy a breakfast pastry.
They also offer an expanded Breakfast Menu on Saturdays. For good morning vibes and caffeinated goodness, stop by Swift & Finch where they roast their own coffee beans. If you are looking for something more familiar, stop by the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House on Shorter Avenue. There’s something about a chicken biscuit and sweet tea that provides fortitude for the soul at the beginning of a day out in the city.
After breakfast, we recommend taking a hike (literally!) at either Berry College, Jackson Hill, or Marshall Forest. All three locations are perfect for a group outing and provide a beautiful background for fun photos and frolicking in the outdoors.
March up to the House O’ Dreams on Berry College’s mountain campus or see the cannons at Jackson Hill. Either way, you’re guaranteed to have a good time. If you find yourself on Jackson Hill, don’t forget to stop at the Last Stop Gift Shop and pick up unique gifts for the holiday.
After all that walking, it’s time to grab a bite. Head Downtown where there’s an array of local spots willing to cater to all kinds of hunger. Jamwich carries a vast variety of unique sandwiches and Doug’s Downtown Deli offers sandwiches, soup, and salad for the soul.
Afternoon Into Evening
Part of the charm of Rome is the variety of small businesses that cater to any fashion need. You’ll also find that many have already started decorating their trees for Christmas! For those with a sweet tooth, it’s also a good idea to visit The City Creamery, Frios, or the Honeymoon Bakery and indulge in a delicious snack. This month, Frios is serving a milk and cookies popsicle as well as a hot chocolate and marshmallow popsicle– perfect for the season! Don’t forget to take a family photo or selfie in front of the lit Christmas tree Downtown beside the Rome Auditorium!
Evening into Night
In Rome, there is never a shortage of things to do in the evening. There are too many to cover, so check out this full list of holiday events. Rome boasts many fine eateries such as: Moe’s Original BBQ (you have to try the banana pudding), Mellow Mushroom (the tastiest Caesar Salad I’ve ever eaten), or Rome City Brewing Company (get the pretzel). Wrap up the end of your evening lounging in an adirondack in the beer garden at River Dog Outpost or back at the house or hotel surrounded by the warmth of love for one another. One thing that’s for sure is you won’t want to miss out on the holiday happenings here in Rome.