The holidays have come to a close, but the new year and the best of this winter season in Madison, GA has just begun. While many think that the summer months are the best time to explore all the greatest vacation hot spots, winter trips are perfect for those in search of crowd-free travel, serene adventures, and a new seasonal perspective of your favorite destinations.
Read on to discover why America’s #1 Small Town is your next winter escape.
Retailers, Restaurants and Relaxation
Madison’s culture of sweet Southern hospitality is the perfect way to slow down and unwind going into the new year. Make this small town the destination for your next girl’s trip, romantic weekend getaway, or family outing this winter. Grab a bite to eat from one of over 20 delicious eateries, browse unique finds from our local retailers and boutiques, or enjoy the company of your friends and family as you stroll picturesque streets and historic sites.
Discover Madison’s Rich History and Culture
Without the hustle and bustle of a tourism-heavy season, you’ll be able to enjoy Madison like a native – by soaking in the town’s history and embracing the culture that has become a city staple over the years. Enjoy guided tours of the town’s most distinctive historic homes – such as the beautiful antebellum Heritage Hall, the historically preserved Rogers House, and the impressive Rose Cottage, built by a formerly enslaved woman – and learn more about Madison’s founding. When you’re done, take a trip over to the Madison Morgan Cultural Center, where you’ll find a museum highlighting the region’s history, seasonal art exhibits, live music performances, and more – all housed in an immaculately preserved schoolhouse built in 1895!
Stroll historic Madison
One of the best ways to view it all – the gorgeous residential historic district and charming downtown combined – is to get outside and wander along with Madison’s self-guided audio walking tour, available for free in the Apple App and Google Play stores. Enjoy the chilly weather with a steaming latte from Oconee Coffee Roasters as you discover the town’s rich history over the course of a mile-and-a-half stroll down Main Street. You’ll fall in love with the gorgeous architecture and enchanting gardens dating back to the 1800s.
Chill out at Hard Labor Creek
It may be cold out, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay in. Bundle up and head to Hard Labor Creek State Park for cabins, campfires, and scenic hiking trails. Get started on your New Year’s resolutions and fitness goals with a guided First Day Hike or make your own path through the terrain to enjoy the crisp, cool air and acres of exploration the Park has to offer.
Warm Up at a Cozy B&B or Inn
After your day out on the town or in the wilderness, come back to stay in a warm, welcoming place. Madison offers plenty of cozy cottages, historic inns, and inviting hotels with all the accommodations you need for a stay so perfect, you won’t want to leave. Plus, the more laid back winter months often bring about discounted stays, which means more time to visit and more sites to see.
Click here to book your cozy winter getaway today!