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What to Do in Ellijay for Your Girls' Trip

Planning a girl’s trip to the North Georgia Mountains? You’re in luck! We have the perfect

itinerary for you and your gal pals.

Ellijay is only 1.5 hours north of Atlanta. Once you arrive in this charming small town, you’ll immediately be greeted by its laid-back ambiance perfect for relaxation and low-key adventure! Here’s a quick guide on what to do when in Ellijay for that girl’s trip:

Buzzed Worthy

Head on over to Downtown Ellijay and look for Mountain Treasures. It might look like a gift shop at first, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. When you head inside, you’ll discover a quaint wine shop! They offer free local wine tastings, wine slushies, and flavored moonshine. If you liked what you tried, you can purchase a bottle and enjoy it with your friends.

Make your way to River Street Tavern to enjoy live music and cocktails. You also can enjoy

wines from local vineyards, and they offer tasty seasonal brews. Every weekend they feature

talented local musicians and singers.

Food for Days!

If you’re looking for delicious Japanese dishes, head to Okinawa Restaurant. Enjoy beautiful and delicious sushi, or dinner and a show at the hibachi grill.

Have a craving for gyros, homemade soup, and gourmet sandwiches? Check out The Back

Porch Bistro on North Side Square near the main downtown circle. It’s a great place to have a

girl’s luncheon and enjoy handmade menu items.

Up for some Mexican food? Enjoy tacos, fresh tableside guacamole, fajitas, and more at La

Catrina Tacos & Margaritas. Pro-tip... try the Rice Trio! Gather the ladies and sip on some margaritas (with their signature black salt rim) and relish in savory homemade Mexican food.

For a casual pizza vibe, head to the Boardwalk Pizza & Pub. Located in the heart of Downtown Ellijay, they have a variety of pizzas and beers. You can even play a game of cornhole!

Grab Some Apples

What’s a girl’s trip to Ellijay without bringing home some apples?

The local farms and apple orchards along Hwy 52 are the perfect stopover before heading home. Ellijay and Gilmer County produce over 250,000 bushels of apples annually in more than 30 varieties. This is why Ellijay is “The Apple Capital of Georgia”! There’s even an annual Georgia apple festival in Ellijay that takes place during the second and third weekends in October.


This itinerary will help you have an awesome time in our unique and friendly town. So, what are you waiting for? Gather the gals, pack your bags, and have an amazing time exploring Ellijay!

A day or two of adventure calls for rest and relaxation at our North GA bed and breakfast the Ellijay River House, where you and the girls can unwind by the river – yes, our B&B is nestled right on the river in downtown Ellijay, GA. Check out our availability and book your next girl’s trip online!


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