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Safecation Guide to Georgia’s Rome

Posted December 21, 2020 by Kristi Kent in Downtown, Outdoors, Things to Do


Your Safecation Guide to Georgia’s Rome

Use these tips to travel safely around Georgia’s Rome!

With our diverse attractions and historic charm, Rome invites visitors from all places to explore this unique city. Best known for its seven hills and three rivers, Rome has something for everyone to enjoy. Visitors can shop at one-of-a-kind boutiques in historic downtown, enjoy delicious cuisine at our local restaurants and explore the scenic walks along the river. Masks are required in all public places in the City of Rome. Here are some ways you can safely explore our beautiful town!

Get Outside

Soak up fresh Georgia’s Rome air and practice social distancing! Our outdoor opportunities are amazing!

-For some of the best views of Georgia’s Rome, visit Myrtle Hill! This beautiful, historic cemetery sits atop Myrtle Hill at the confluence of the Etowah, Oostanaula and Coosa rivers. Take our Myrtle Hill Cemetery Tree Tour  and discover over 35 different species of trees.

-Looking to find your inner peace during all the chaos? Visit the Rome Labyrinth. Walking a labyrinth is a form of meditation where you’ll find peace in the walk and the surrounding landscape. We consider it one of Rome’s hidden gems!

-Tread on one of our many trails! From our newest Martha Berry Trail to our very well-known Heritage Trail System, to historic Jackson Hill, each one offers miles of Rome beauty.

-Enjoy the colorful scenes of our gardens such as the As Time Goes by Garden, located near our iconic Clocktower, with flowers such as camellias, drift and coral drift roses, gold mound spireas and more!

-Speaking of nature in its truest form, head over to Rolater Park in Cave Spring. Fill your mug (or bring a jug to fill) with the freshest spring water from the namesake Cave. While in town, you’ll also enjoy dining and shopping in the town square.

Looking for more outdoor ideas? See our  35+ Must See and Do Ideas!

Dine Alfresco or Take Out

We are proud to offer countless dining opportunities. Most restaurants offer “social distancing” options including  take-out, delivery, and curbside pick-up. Restaurants have also accommodated their dining areas for social distancing as well.

-Wanting to grab brunch, these restaurants have some options you don’t want to miss: Bistro 208, Honeymoon Bakery, and Jamwich!

-We are here to satisfy all types of taste buds. Whether you are wanting something classic like chicken salad from Chicken Salad Chick or Doug’s Downtown Deli, Italian at Provino’s , or BBQ at Moe’s BBQ, the possibilities are endless!

-Don’t forget about dessert! Grab a shake or frozen treat at City Creamery or a freshly made ice cream cone at Mountains Ice Cream.

Find more restaurants in Rome!


In need of retail therapy? Rome is your destination. As with many local business owners, our retailers are all following CDC Guidelines to make sure everyone is safe while visiting their businesses. Many businesses require masks to enter. Some offer private shopping times, facebook live/facetime sessions, as well as curbside pickup. 

-Looking for that one-of-a-kind find? Shop unique and timeless decor at Yellow Door Antiques, Sassy Salvage, and Dogwood Books!

Do Good Boutique, Rabbit’s Nest, Smartypants of Rome, and Snazzy Rags, and Whistle Britches are the places for your clothing needs. From women’s clothing to children’s clothing, there is something for everyone.

Bringing Fido with you? Check out our Paws Permitted page to see all of our pet-friendly businesses!

See a full directory of all of our retailers.


Many Rome area businesses have made the commitment to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by following cleaning, disinfecting and face covering  protocols to help ensure the health and safety of everyone in their places of business. See who’s taken the pledge.

Stop by our Georgia’s Rome Welcome Center & Gift Shop for more ideas on ways to enjoy Rome.  You can also shop a unique collection of Georgia souvenirs and beautiful gifts made by local artists!

About the Author

Our Georgia's Rome tourism team works hard to curate content to help you discover and explore our beautiful town! We want to ensure our content is up-to-date and accurate; so please let us know if we ever overlook an important detail! This post was originally written by Kristi Kent and is updated by staff.

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