50+ Things to See & Do in Georgia’s Rome
Getaway to Georgia’s Rome! For help planning your next trip, view or download our Destination Guide
- Dine alfresco in our pet-friendly city!
Indulge your taste buds with homemade southern food and cuisines from around the world. Taste art imitating life with Rome’s craft brews. Satisfy your sweet tooth at one of the many dessert shops from bakeries to creameries to popsicle shops. Our pooch-friendly town welcomes you and your four-legged friend; look for the Paws Permitted logo for Fido-friendly businesses!
- Discover miles and miles of hiking, biking, and river trails
We are proud to have over 50 miles of trails! Bike or hike atop Jackson Hill or climb to the House o’ Dreams. Paddle the river or fish among the banks of three rivers in Rome.
- Explore Rome’s Rivers on the Roman Holiday Riverboat
Rolling on the River public tours are great for all ages. The river tour offers a unique perspective on how Rome’s rivers have shaped the town’s history.
- Uncover history on guided historic walking tours
Each downtown tour is unique where groups are led through Rome’s historic downtown to discover its history, its beauty and its secrets.
- Bike our multi-purpose riverside trails
The Heritage Trail System runs through downtown Rome, connecting parks to attractions, restaurants and shops.
More Fun Ideas
Explore “Between the Rivers” the largest Victorian Era district in Georgia
Play at the Town Green with interactive fountains that represent Rome’s three rivers and pay homage to Rome’s Cherokee roots; it also offers easy access to downtown multi-use trails and scenic views of the river
Shop beautiful boutique stores in a historic downtown setting
Relax with a glass in hand at the Newby Farm & Vineyard tasting room in historic downtown. Each vintage is grown and crafted in Georgia’s Rome.
Learn about Admiral John H. Towers who completed the first successful group trans-Atlantic flight among other naval accomplishments
The oldest symphony in the south is still thriving with performances year-round
The little ones will love stopping by the “Little Library” full of literary treasures to share; it is a replica of the Carnegie Library Building behind it map
Learn about the rich history in Georgia’s Rome at the Rome Area History Center
Stay the weekend in this beautifully renovated 1800s warehouse, with original wood floors, brick walls and large sky-lit atrium. Enjoy a picnic lunch and bike ride along the river walk and lounge in their chic downtown bar at Hawthorn Suites
Relax in the beautiful Meditation Garden on Myrtle Hill designed to offer year-round beauty
Many of us have visited Washington D.C. to pay our respects at America’s Unknown Soldier Memorial, but did you know that America’s Tomb of the Known Soldier is located in Rome? Learn the story of this hero and the place that pays respect to all of America’s known fallen soldiers of every war.
See the Capitoline Wolf, gifted from Italy’s Rome to Georgia’s Rome; always a popular selfie spot
Walk across this beautiful bridge that connects the downtown trail system and honors the principal Chief of the Cherokee Indian Nation at the time of Rome’s founding
Built in 1892, the Floyd County Courthouse was constructed with reinforced steel pulled from rail lines destroyed from Sherman’s March; it features beautiful Romanesque revival architecture with terra cotta grotesques in the facade
Experience a performance at the beautifully restored theatre that served as the first venue in the south designed specifically for movies with sound
Lounge at the cigar shop for great atmosphere, drinks and premium hand-rolled cigars
See a live theatre performance at one of the historic local theatres
Relax in the casual, funky atmosphere at this funky, outdoor bar with great river views that is super pet-friendly, so bring Fido
Capture the beauty of Rome’s rivers from the view of Ellen Axson Wilson’s life size bronze statue at her artists’ easel; the First Lady was a faithful advocate of the arts and was raised in Rome
One of the state’s first “Rails to Trails” projects, this bridge is known for it’s “Locks of Love” and a special place for marriage proposals
Climb 107 steps to the top of Rome’s Historic Clocktower for the best views in Rome
Tour one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the nation and learn the stories that helped shaped Rome at Myrtle Hill with this free app
Learn about Rome step by step down Broad and find all of our Historical Markers
Discover over 50 different species of trees; many not native to the area; on the Myrtle Hill Tree Tour
Mt. Berry – Berry College
Learn the story of Martha Berry & Berry College through tours of her home and museum and through special exhibition and events
Explore the world’s largest contiguous college campus known for its beauty and architecture
Watch the world famous Berry Eagles soar around their nest
Go wildlife spotting to discover creatures that roam freely in refuge throughout the Berry campus
Learn about these beautiful trees as you hike the scenic views of the Longleaf Pine Project Trail
This southern style steakhouse offers many local favorites; including a dish voted “Georgia Eats 100 Plates that Locals Love”
Bring your own jug to collect and taste fresh spring water 300,000 years in the making
Wade or float in the cool, clear waters of Little Cedar Creek
Take a hike on the epicenter of the Pinhoti Trail running through Cave spring
Explore the family-friendly cave at Rolater Park, the town’s namesake
Shop a Variety of antique and specialty shops in Downtown Cave Spring and enjoy a bite at one the local restaurants
Discover the haunted history of this little town on the Cave Screams Tours, offered year round
Discover Rome’s Native American Heritage and the clash of cultures that culminated into the tragedy known as the Trail of Tears
Take your own tour of the Gardens of Rome
The Rocky Mountain Recreation Area offers camping, hiking, mountain biking and a beach
Rome offers over 200 caches hidden within 50 miles in this worldwide game of hide-and-seek
Meditate at the Rome Labyrinth, an adaptive reuse of an amphitheater built during the Great Depression
Play a few holes at the beautiful Stonebridge Golf Club
Play tennis at the world’s largest contiguous hard court facility
Venture down one of the nation’s most biologically diverse rivers
Rent a paddleboard to explore Rome’s lazy rivers
Tube or kayak down the Etowah with ease with drop-off, pick up and equipment service
Tour Rome’s riverways on the Sulzbacher Roman Holiday river boat
Interact with the local ecology at the Rome-Floyd River ECO Center
Explore over seven miles of trails at Gerrard Park
Tour the scenic river views along 13.5 miles of paved multi-use paths on the Heritage Waterways Trail
Bike or hike the shaded, undulating trails of Historic Jackson Hill, perfectly cool on a warm, sunny day
Visit Marshall Forest, the only virgin forest within city limits in the US; featuring five nature trails and a Braille Trail
Tour five separate gardens designed in a Colonial revival garden landscape at Oak Hill & Martha Berry Museum
Discover fun facts of Rome in one of our Scavenger Hunts
Walk back in time while learning about the Civil War history in Rome
See the silver screen come to life on a self-guided film tour of our featured landmarks
Snap your best selfie at all the must see sights in Georgia’s Rome and tag us at #romegeorgia
Plan Your Trip
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