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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 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Bike our multi-purpose riverside trails
    The Heritage Trail System runs through downtown Rome, connecting parks to attractions, restaurants and shops.

More Fun Ideas

Downtown Rome

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

Explore 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. 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

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

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

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

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

See Henry Ford’s Georgia Castle

Old Mill – Berry College


See the world’s largest overshot water wheel

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; 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

Rome Rivers

River dips and creek fun

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

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 beach

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

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 

Paddle Boarding – Rome

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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