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.
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 Bakery – they never disappoint.
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.
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.