See why these romantic destinations have charmed some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
From dining to overnights, Georgia has no shortage of romantic locations, and as the film industry continues to grow in our state, many actors are enjoying these amazing gems. Check out these eight celebrity-inspired romantic spots, and start planning your next visit to Georgia.
Places to Stay
The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast, Covington
Not only was The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast an inspiration for Ashley's home in the movie "Gone With the Wind," it is also a favorite of Ian Somerhalder, star of "The Vampire Diaries" TV series. The beautiful 12,000-square-foot antebellum home located in Covington is perfect for a romantic getaway. The award-winning inn offers elegant, themed-suites with a Southern breakfast in the morning and a Southern Sippin’ and Nibblin’ Hour in the evening.
Bella Bed and Breakfast at Boutier Vineyards, Danielsville
Bella Bed and Breakfast at Boutier Vineyards is a wonderful romantic retreat. All four suites, named after different types of wine, offer a spa style – private bath and concierge services. Wine tastings are offered each weekend at Boutier Winery, which is located in the backyard of the B&B. The vineyard was also one of the backdrops for reality show "Married at First Sight."
1842 Inn, Macon
The 1842 Inn was built in 1842 in the Greek Revival architecture but has seen some structural antebellum changes since then. The inn now consists of 19 guest rooms, hospitality parlors, service facilities, as well as a courtyard and porches for entertaining. The interior is decorated with fine English antiques and paintings, oriental carpets, tapestries and elaborate draperies. Oprah Winfrey was one of the inn’s most notable guests. When in town staying at the 1842 Inn, be sure to dine at Natalia’s (detailed below).
Georgian Terrace, Atlanta
Opened in 1911, the Georgian Terrace is an iconic hotel in Midtown Atlanta with floor-to-ceiling windows, crystal chandeliers and white marble columns. The hotel hosted the premiere gala of "Gone With the Wind" in 1939 and has since been host to cast and crew for many of the major motion pictures filmed in Atlanta. During your stay, plan to attend an event at the Fox Theatre, which is located directly across the street from the hotel. The hotel also offers a romance package as an option for guests. Be sure to visit Livingston Restaurant & Bar located inside the hotel.
An elegant Italian restaurant, Natalia’s offers dishes ranging from pasta to grilled fare. Beautiful outdoor seating and warmly-lit indoor seating are both options for diners. Harrison Ford was a fan of Natalia’s when he was in town.
Antebellum, Flowery Branch
Located in an elegant 1890s home, Antebellum is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. The contemporary Southern cuisine restaurant offers a seasonal menu, a beautiful wrap-around porch and great ambiance. It’s no wonder the restaurant drew the attention of Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler while they were in town filming.
Bistro Niko, Atlanta
You will feel like you are in Paris with the classic French fare, warm lighting and elegant décor of Bistro Niko. John Travolta and Lucy Liu are just a couple of actors who have dined at Bistro Niko while in town. When the weather permits, try dining on the outdoor patio.