Lizzy's Guidebook to Gainesville, Ga

Lizzy
Lizzy's Guidebook to Gainesville, Ga

Sightseeing

Visit Lake Lanier for swimming, boating, hiking, or paddle boarding! Let me know if you need recommendations for any rentals!
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Lake Lanier
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Visit Lake Lanier for swimming, boating, hiking, or paddle boarding! Let me know if you need recommendations for any rentals!
A short 30 minute drive away to one of the most beautiful waterfalls. You can hike to the top or enjoy the view from below. There is also an option to drive to the top of this 720 foot mountain waterfall. Stop in Dahlonega, a quaint mountain town, on your way for some homemade fudge or a tour of the gold mine!
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Amicalola Falls
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A short 30 minute drive away to one of the most beautiful waterfalls. You can hike to the top or enjoy the view from below. There is also an option to drive to the top of this 720 foot mountain waterfall. Stop in Dahlonega, a quaint mountain town, on your way for some homemade fudge or a tour of the gold mine!
Quinlan Visual Arts Center
514 Green Street, N.E.
Elachee Nature Science Center
2125 Elachee Drive
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Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE
1911 Sweetbay Dr
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Brenau University Galleries
500 Washington Street Southeast
Beautiful cascading waterfall. Easy hike to see this beautiful fall!
Minnehaha Falls Way
Beautiful cascading waterfall. Easy hike to see this beautiful fall!
Historic old German town nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains. Explore the shops, get a German beer, tube down the river… great fun for all!
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Helen
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Historic old German town nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains. Explore the shops, get a German beer, tube down the river… great fun for all!
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Dahlonega
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Tallulah Gorge
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Family fun

Visit Lake Lanier Islands water park and beach for summer family fun or the most beautiful Christmas lights display!
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Lake Lanier Islands
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Visit Lake Lanier Islands water park and beach for summer family fun or the most beautiful Christmas lights display!
Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK)
999 Chestnut Street Southeast
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Northeast Georgia History Center
322 Academy St NE
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Helen Tubing & Waterpark
222 Edelweiss Strasse
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Great place to swim or exercise on your visit
J. A. Walters Family YMCA
2455 Howard Rd
Great place to swim or exercise on your visit
Great indoor/outdoor swimming option for families!
Frances Meadows Aquatic Center
1545 Community Way
Great indoor/outdoor swimming option for families!
City park is a short walk from the house. There is a playground, tennis and pickle ball courts, and plenty of green space in this beautiful park!
City Park
City park is a short walk from the house. There is a playground, tennis and pickle ball courts, and plenty of green space in this beautiful park!
Laurel Park is a great lakefront park to go for a walk, take the kids to play, or sit on the little beach and enjoy lake views.
Laurel Park Road
Laurel Park is a great lakefront park to go for a walk, take the kids to play, or sit on the little beach and enjoy lake views.

Food scene

Spectacular pizza housed in a historic home on iconic Green Street. About a 10 min walk from the house.
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Mellow Mushroom
700 Green St
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Spectacular pizza housed in a historic home on iconic Green Street. About a 10 min walk from the house.
One of our family favorites!
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Avocados Restaurant
109 North West Bradford Street
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One of our family favorites!
Local coffee on the square
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Inman Perk Coffee - Gainesville
102 Washington Street Northwest
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Local coffee on the square
Bluefin
1642 Park Hill Dr
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Sweet Magnolia's Cafe & Bakery
118 Main St SW
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Our favorite fine dining in Gainesville!
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Luna's Restaurant
200 Main Street Southwest
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Our favorite fine dining in Gainesville!
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Recess Southern Gastro-pub
118 Bradford St NW
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Absolutely amazing fine dining experience!
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Scott's Downtown
131 Bradford Street Northeast
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Absolutely amazing fine dining experience!
YellowFin
120 Bradford Street Northeast
Zen Ramen and Sushi Burrito
115 Washington Street Northeast
My personal favorite! They have wine and beer. Perfect for lunch!
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2 Dog
317 Spring Street Southeast
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My personal favorite! They have wine and beer. Perfect for lunch!
Cork It - Wine and Charcuterie
118 Main Street Southwest
Harvest Kitchen
601 South Enota Drive Northeast
This is such a special place. Beautiful views, great wine…
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Montaluce Winery and Restaurant
946 Via Montaluce
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This is such a special place. Beautiful views, great wine…
Our FAVORITE homemade donuts. Old-fashioned donuts that will melt in your mouth.
Danny's Donuts
975 Dawsonville Highway
Our FAVORITE homemade donuts. Old-fashioned donuts that will melt in your mouth.
Good, old-fashioned southern cooking! Get a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit for breakfast or chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes for dinner… you won’t be sorry!!
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Longstreet Cafe
1043 Riverside Terrace
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Good, old-fashioned southern cooking! Get a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit for breakfast or chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes for dinner… you won’t be sorry!!
World famous pie at its original location! True southern pies that will satisfy every sweet tooth.
Southern Baked Pie Company | Mail Order and Georgia Pie Shops
302 Broad St SE
World famous pie at its original location! True southern pies that will satisfy every sweet tooth.
Tap It Gainesville Growlers
1850 Thompson Bridge Rd
Fun, casual beer!
This hidden gem is tucked inside of a local pharmacy! Excellent breakfast and burgers! Get a cup of coffee, shop the gift shop, or pick up medications! Only locals know what a treasure this place is. (Walking distance!)
Coffee Shop
631 Broad Street Southeast
This hidden gem is tucked inside of a local pharmacy! Excellent breakfast and burgers! Get a cup of coffee, shop the gift shop, or pick up medications! Only locals know what a treasure this place is. (Walking distance!)
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Downtown Drafts
115 Bradford St S
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Excellent work space, great pastries, and delicious coffee
Diletto Bakery, Llc
528 Bradford Street Southwest
Excellent work space, great pastries, and delicious coffee

Medical

No one wants to need urgent care or doctors on vacation, but if you do, we recommend all Longstreet clinic physician groups
Longstreet Clinic Urgent Care
725 Jesse Jewell Parkway Southeast
No one wants to need urgent care or doctors on vacation, but if you do, we recommend all Longstreet clinic physician groups
Need an adjustment while you’re in town? The Joint offers $29 walk in adjustments for first-time clients. I use them whenever I am in town!
The Joint Chiropractic
821 Dawsonville Highway
Need an adjustment while you’re in town? The Joint offers $29 walk in adjustments for first-time clients. I use them whenever I am in town!
No one wants to need an urgent care on vacation, but if you do, this one is great.
NGPG Urgent Care Gainesville
597 S Enota Dr NE
No one wants to need an urgent care on vacation, but if you do, this one is great.

Shopping

Ladies - this cute boutique is a great place to find an outfit!
Wool & Flax
1175 Thompson Bridge Rd
Ladies - this cute boutique is a great place to find an outfit!
Great boutique for more mature style - 30+
Queen City Mercantile
110 Bradford St NE
Great boutique for more mature style - 30+
A special store created to help artisans around the world find a new life after human trafficking.
Rahab's Rope
118 Washington St NW
A special store created to help artisans around the world find a new life after human trafficking.
Boutique clothing!
Dress Up Gainesville
200 Washington St SW
Boutique clothing!
Gypsy Threads Boutique
1175 Thompson Bridge Road
Gift, decor, clothing, and more!
The Iron Rose
210 West Academy Street
Gift, decor, clothing, and more!

Essentials

The biggest and best selection of groceries in the area. Try Kroger Clicklist for grocery pickup option!
Kroger
3630 Thompson Bridge Rd
The biggest and best selection of groceries in the area. Try Kroger Clicklist for grocery pickup option!
A gym with day passes not far from the house!
Planet Fitness
130 John W Morrow Jr Pkwy
A gym with day passes not far from the house!

Rentals

Shore to Shore Boat Rentals,LLC
670 Harbor Cove
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Paradise Rental Boats Lake Lanier
8800 Port Royale Dr
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Rent kayaks, canoes, paddle boards/boats 1- hour: $20 Single / $30 Double 2-hour: $30 Single / $40 Double
Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club
3105 Clarks Bridge Road
Rent kayaks, canoes, paddle boards/boats 1- hour: $20 Single / $30 Double 2-hour: $30 Single / $40 Double