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Explore the Charming Southern Town of LaGrange, Georgia

by JonPharr

Located just an hour south of Atlanta and within easy driving distance from Columbus, Ga.; Tallahassee, Fla.; and Birmingham, Ala., LaGrange, Ga. offers travelers a reprieve from the pace of city life among the town’s wonderland of stunning colors and fall foliage. LaGrange is the perfect destination for those craving a small-town getaway in a vibrant community with rich history and an array of exciting events and attractions.

Downtown LaGrange

An easygoing escape for families, couples and solo travelers, LaGrange’s charming downtown is home to local restaurants, coffee shops, unique boutiques, antique stores and Sweetland Amphitheater. The downtown area is expanding with new offerings and businesses. Nutwood Downtown, the second location of the popular Nutwood Winery, is slated to open in the fall and will offer delicious Georgia wines and culinary offerings in a beautiful setting. Its sister property, Nutwood Winery, is a few miles away, and is nestled within the rolling hills of the Georgia plains. The sprawling ten-acre farm features an expansive tasting room and café in a majestic setting. Live music, special events and outdoor games complement the beautiful space.

Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the great outdoors when walking, biking or running along the Thread, a 29-mile paved trail that provides a safe pathway for cyclists and pedestrians to explore LaGrange. The Thread connects Historic Downtown LaGrange, making a walkable way to experience everything it offers.

Events and Attractions

One of the area’s most popular attractions is LaGrange’s beloved Hills & Dales Estate where the vibrant colors of the fall season are especially stunning. The 13,000 square-foot Italian-inspired historic home of the Callaway Family stands among lush gardens and towering trees. Visitors can tour the grounds to see blooms of colorful spider lilies, camellias and begonias throughout the fall while learning about the rich history of the Estate.

Abbottsford Farms’s pumpkin patch and free fall-themed family activities take place through October. Visitors will enjoy exploring the farm, going on a hayride, indulging in fall treats and seeing the vast fields of sunflowers before taking home a pumpkin or two.

For a dose of Halloween-themed history, Strange LaGrange walking tour takes curious guests through Historic Downtown, the LaGrange Art Museum and City Hall. Visitors will discover fascinating stories from the city’s past while immersing themselves in the spooky spirit.

Sweetland Amphitheatre is as lively as ever, and concert lovers can enjoy national musical performances under the stars on the venue’s sprawling lawn and seating area.

A short walk away, Wild Leap Brew Co. will host festive events throughout the season, such as Oktoberfest, Halloween Party, the famed Grilled Cheese Showdown and a festive Turkey Eve Party. Pure Life House of Music in the burgeoning Hillside Neighborhood hosts regular performances in its intimate listening room.


LaGrange is home to a wide range of delicious dining options, from casual, family-friendly to upscale dining. Downtown restaurants such as C’Sons and Mare Sol offer seasonal menus, intimate surroundings and delicious cocktails, wines and local beers. Local favorite Taste of Lemon is housed in a historic church built in 1892 that has been restored to its former glory. The authentic, down-home country kitchen serves a rotating lunch menu of classic Southern favorites, including its famed Poppy Seed Chicken Pineapple Casserole, Buttermilk Pie and more. Since 1920,  Charlie Joseph’s  has been serving its popular menu of hot dogs, hamburgers, Brunswick Stew and Southern diner fare in a retro space decorated with memorabilia from its century-long tenure.

For more information about LaGrange, please visit www.visitlagrange.com. Follow @VisitLaGrange on Instagram and Twitter and connect on Facebook.com/VisitLaGrange for the latest news.

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