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50+ Things to See & Do in Georgia’s Rome

50 see and do ideas in Georgia's RomeGetaway to Georgia’s Rome! For help planning your next trip, view or download our Destination Guide

  1. 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 award winning craft brews or locally grown vintage wines. 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!
  2. Discover miles and miles of hiking and biking trails
    We are proud to have over 50 miles of trails at the world’s largest contiguous college campus where you can even climb to the House o’ Dreams. Hike atop Jackson Hill located just a mile from Downtown Rome.
  3. Explore Rome’s Rivers 
    Rolling on the River public riverboat tours are great for all ages. The river tour offers a unique perspective on how Rome’s rivers have shaped the town’s history.  For more of an adventure, paddle the river and fish among the banks of three rivers in Rome.
  4. Uncover history on self-guided walking tours
    Explore Rome’s historic downtown to discover its history, its beauty and its secrets.
  5. Bike or walk our multi-purpose riverside trails
    Enjoy scenic urban trails that surround our three rivers on the AdventHealthRedmond ECO Greenway – connecting parks to attractions, restaurants and shops.

More Fun Ideas

Downtown Rome

Explore “Between the Rivers” the largest Victorian Era district in Georgia.

Visit beautiful Historic Downtown Rome always bustling with events, shopping and dining; the Roman Chariot makes it easy to get around.

broad street rome

Broad Street

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. Enjoy a glass, bottle or flight of the award winning wine. Each vintage is grown and crafted in Georgia’s Rome.

Sample over 40 different olive oils and vinegars at Olea Olive Oils & Wine. They also offer a great selection of teas, olives and pastas – and a great selection of wines as well as wine tastings.

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 and offers performances year-round.

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. Easily access the river walk and lounge in their chic downtown bar.

Get rewarded for exploring area attractions, shops and restaurants with the Explore Rome Pass. The pass is free and instantly delivered via email and text. It’s totally free, no strings attached!

Meditation Garden at Myrtle Hill

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.

View the beautiful architecture in downtown including the Floyd County Courthouse, constructed in 1892. Some claim it was built with reinforced steel pulled from rail lines destroyed from Sherman’s March; the building features beautiful Romanesque revival architecture with terra cotta grotesques in the facade.

Play pickleball at the Downtown Rome Racquets Center; afterwards grab a drink and dine al fresco on the patio at Blossom Hill BBQ.

Explore the shops in the Downtown River District.

Get tickets to an event at the Forum River Center.

Experience a performance at the beautifully restored theatre that served as the first venue in the south designed specifically for movies with sound

Enjoy a game of ax throwing at the Game of Throwns; coaches are on site to teach how to throw and they offer a variety of different games to play; or enjoy the bar and watch your friends play!

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.

Robert Redden

Robert Redden Bridge with Locks of Love

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. (If you do get engaged, we have a lot of beautiful wedding venues.)

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 a free GPS guided app. View the hand carved “Angel in the Oak” at the top of the hill.

Discover over 50 different species of trees; many not native to the area; on the Myrtle Hill Tree Tour.

Learn about Rome step by step down Broad Street and find all of our Historical Markers.

Take selfies in front of local murals located around downtown and the surrounding area.

Mt. Berry – Berry College

Learn the story of Martha Berry & Berry College through tours of her home and museum. Explore five separate gardens designed in a Colonial revival garden landscape at Oak Hill & Martha Berry Museum.

Explore the world’s largest contiguous college campus known for its beauty and architecture.

Watch the world famous Berry Eagles soar around their nest.

See the legendary and breathtaking Henry Ford complex.

Old Mill – Berry College


See the world’s largest overshot water wheel and enjoy the scenic beauty that surrounds it.

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.



Cave Spring

This southern style steakhouse offers many local favorites; and is located in the beautiful town square.

Bring your own jug to collect and taste fresh spring water 300,000 years in the making.

Rome Rivers

River dips and creek fun

Wade or float in the cool, clear waters of Little Cedar Creek, where you can also enjoy fishing and camping on-site.

Get a little competitive and play a game of paintball at this fun, safe and family friendly complex.

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.

Plan a visit around one of the many annual events hosted in Downtown Cave Spring including BaconFest, Cave Spring Arts & Crafts Festival, Georgia Mushroom Festival,  4th of July Parade and Cave Spring Ghost Tours.

Floyd County

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 public beach for swimming. It is the cleanest park you’ll find anywhere! (Please help it stay that way and do your part by not littering).

Rome offers over 200 caches hidden within 50 miles in this worldwide game of hide-and-seek.

Rome Labyrinth

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, this popular course features a championship layout and offers a breathtaking view of the Appalachian Mountains.

Play tennis at the world’s largest contiguous hard court facility.

Venture down one of the nation’s most biologically diverse rivers.

Interact with the local ecology at the Rome-Floyd River ECO Center.

Explore over seven miles of trails at Gerrard Park.

Go camping – 8 different campgrounds offer camping by a lake or river.

Paddle Boarding – Rome

Visit Marshall Forest, the only virgin forest within city limits in the US; featuring five nature trails and a Braille Trail.

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.

Visit scenic trails and historic sights on the Outdoor Pass and receive a free completion prize T-shirt. It’s free to participate, mobile exclusive, and no apps to download, no strings attached, we promise!

Plan Your Trip

Let us help you plan your next Georgia’s Rome experience at any of our Welcome Centers & Gift Shops. While you’re at our welcome center, shop the area’s largest selection of locally made, hand-crafted items and take home a piece of Rome!

Book your stay, we have many beautiful hotels to accomodate your needs!