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Ideas for the Solo Traveler in Georgia’s Rome

Posted February 28, 2018 by Nic Diaz in Things to Do

Rome, Georgia, is a great destination for everyone! We offer so much and our steady growth is only bringing more to enjoy! So if you’re traveling by yourself, here are just a few of the many things you can do in our awesome city!

First things first, we’re going to break it down based on your itinerary. So if you’re here just for a day trip, or spending a weekend, we’ll give you a list of things to plan your trip around, but we’ll leave the lodging to you.

Making my way downtown, faces passed

Solo Day Trip

Even with a few hours, you can see so much of idyllic Rome, and have an experience that’ll leave you wanting more. After all, it was Frank Borman who said “Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.”

Start your day at our largest attraction: Downtown Broad Street, which is dotted with wonderful restaurants and shops, as well as great views of the surrounding rivers. If you’re a fan of history, stop in to the Rome Area History Museum and learn how our community was shaped and how far we’ve come since 1834, or take a walk through the historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery where you can download a free app to tour it’s history. If you love the outdoors and viewing wildlife, check out the Berry College campus and hike to the House O’ Dreams, be sure to ask for a map at the visitor gate check-in. Grab dinner and dessert at Rome’s most popular eateries, Harvest Moon Cafe and the Honeymoon Bakerythey never disappoint.

Crack open a cold with the boys

Double Day Excursion

What a difference an extra day makes! Now that you’ll be spending the night, you can enjoy some of our nightlife, so check out the Foundry Growler Station or relax alongside the river at the River Dog Outpost. Spend an afternoon hiking one of our many trails on Jackson Hill. Explore Martha Berry’s home and gardens at the Oak Hill & Martha Berry Museum. Hear a performance by the Rome Symphony or a play by Rome Little Theatre In all cases, you can’t leave without a meal from Jamwich and a beer tasting at our very own Rome City Brewing Co.

and we’ll all float on okay

Three Day Staycay

You’re basically a Roman now, and you might even start searching for real estate, so take time to really explore! On your final day, wake up early and go on a river excursion with the help of River Dog Paddle Co., see the scenery and wildlife while having some fun in the sun. Later, stop at at the E.C.O. Center and learn about local wildlife, or head to beautiful Cave Spring, and wade in the pools and get some fresh spring water from the name-sake cave spring. Then grab a delicious meal you won’t forget at Linde Marie’s Steakhouse. Return to Rome to enjoy the late hours sipping on some wine at the Off Broad Lounge By the River. Finally, as you prepare to bid farewell to one of the best towns in Georgia on your last day, grab a delightful brunch at Seasons and grab a bubble tea for the road from the City Creamery.

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Foodie and traveler, Nic will let you know where the best spots are in Georgia's Rome.

1 Comments

  1. Alice Keel, March 12, 2018:

    You left out the only National Historic Site in Rome GA, and it is also a Trail of Tears National Historic Site! Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home.

    Visit web site http://Chieftains museum.org or call 706-291-9494 for hours.


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