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The Best Ways to Spend a Summer Day in Rome, Georgia

Posted May 25, 2016 by Georgia's Rome in Life in Rome, Lists

Ah, summer, where the days are sunny and the tea is sweet. Here are a few reasons why you should visit our neck of the woods this summer.


1.) Take a Paddle or Tubing Trip on Rome’s Rivers


Paddlin’ on the River

One of the best ways to spend a hot sunny day in Rome. River Dog Paddle Co. rents paddleboards, offers tours, and even provides lessons. River Ratz rents out the tubes and kayaks, and shuttling is included in the rental fee.


2.) Visit Rome’s Historic Sites


Chieftains Museum and Major Ridge Home

Summers are the perfect time to explore new places with the family. Rome has a rich storied past packed with many historic sites to see. Here’s is a list of some of our favorites!


3.) Run or Bike on One of Our Trails


We have a plethora of different trails, for both hikers and cyclists. The Heritage Trail System offers over 13 miles of paved trails. Jackson Hill offers a variety of shaded trails, perfect for a break from the summer sun!


4.) Go on a Guided Tour of Rome

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Whether by foot or by boat, there are a variety of ways to explore Rome.  Walking tours are offered the first Saturday of every month and boat tours are offered the first Sunday – the tourism office is always happy to book special tours for groups!


5.) Take a Trip to Wonderful Cave Spring

cave spring cave entrance

About 20 mins from downtown Rome, there is much to explore in beautiful Cave Spring. With a lake that is shaped like our state as well as a family-friendly cave to explore, there’s more than enough to satisfy your inner adventurer!


6.) Shop in Downtown Rome

downtown shopping

See all the unique shops and much more in Downtown Rome while also beating the summer heat. If that doesn’t help cool you off, there’s always the fountain located in the middle of downtown at the Town Green!

7.) Discover Rome’s Nightlife


Dark Side of the Moon

Rome has a variety of late night restaurants and bars with live music. Perfect for chilling on warm summer evenings.

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  1. Wendell Carver, June 11, 2018:

    I think we have a very unique and Beautiful Downtown! I recently visited Carrollton’s downtown Square and really was very impressed with the number of Great Resturants and the Atmosphere ! I would Love to see Rome’s Downtown add a music Venue similar to the one they have! We in my Opinion are not taking advantage of all the musical talent we have in our Area! More outside music events and the Venue being Downtown would Add to more people coming and spending there Money in our Downtown Area! As well as seeing all the Great Hustory we Offer! Thanks!

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