While visiting cabin rentals in Helen, Georgia, you may not want to spend a fortune on having fun. These are some budget friendly options available for you and your family to enjoy.
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Helen’s downtown.
Carriage rides are one of Helen’s big draws. Carriages are located on River Street in Downtown Helen. Special rides are available for weddings, hotel and restaurant pick-up.
Seek out the perfect souvenirs and gifts in the hustle and bustle of Helen’s shopping street.
Even if you don’t spend any money in the shops, you will have a fantastic time taking in the Germanic ambiance of the downtown Helen areas.
Pastries at Hofers German Bakery in downtown Helen.
Hofers Bakery & Cafe is an Authentic Bavarian Bakery and Cafe located just north of the square in Helen on Main Street. European Cakes, Pastries, and “Old World” Breads compliment their delicious Breakfast and Lunch served in the relaxing dining room. Visit their “Gift Vault” where you will find many unique imported foods and gift items
Pick up sweet treats at the authentic German bakery or the Hansel and Gretel candy shop.
These shop offer a variety of treats for you to enjoy, often having free samples available including peanut brittle and fudges.
Tour the world’s largest Alpine model railroad museum at Charlemagne’s Kingdom.
Alpine Model Railroad Museum in the Georgia Mountains, features HO Scale German Model Railroads, in a 50 foot exhibit that depicts the various terrain and architecture of Germany. As an example of Alpine art, it is a unique combination of imagination and craftsmanship.
Watch glass blowing at The Glassblowing Shop.
The majority of their glass gifts are made using the methods of “Flamework” glassblowing, “Furnaceworking” and “Stained Glass” work, and all items are original hand blown creations by glassblowing artists. These unique glass art designs are sure to become a diveasured keepsake in your family for years to come!
Play some mini golf with your family at Helen Alpine Mini Golf.
Located at the south end of Helen on Main Street, you will see the beautiful 18 hole Helen Alpine Mini Golf Course. Their flower gardens are breathtaking. Kid friendly, family friendly, and even pet friendly!
Visit Unicoi State Park and explore.
From paddle board courses and s’mores with stories around the campfire to fly fishing classes and guided hikes, there is something that everyone will enjoy. Take a hike with their expert wilderness guides, spend the night under the stars primitive camping, or enjoy a trip through the trees on the exciting, pulse-pumping adventure course. Then, take it easy at one of their great restaurants and lounges.
At Smithgall Woods Conservation Area, where there are more than 5,500 acres of land. There are events like Kids Day at the Park and Junior Ranger Camp.
You can also participate Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals. Smithgall Woods is an angler’s paradise. One of north Georgia’s premier trout streams, Dukes Creek, runs through this spectacular mountain property and is a favorite for catch and release fishing.
Make your way to BabyLand General Hospital and be there when a baby arrives at this Southern-style mansion in Cleveland that sits majestically on a 100-acre spread in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. Be sure to check the calendar for a full list of their spectacular seasonal events.
Babyland General Hospital is the “birthplace” of Cabbage Patch dolls located in Cleveland, Georgia. Xavier Roberts converted an old clinic into a facility from which to sell his dolls, originally called “Little People.” It is presented as a birthing, nursery, and adoption center for premium Cabbage Patch Kids.
Following a day of kid-friendly fun, share a meal and memories at one of Helen, Georgia’s fantastic great restaurants.
A great way to end a great day is to eat a fantastic meal at one of Helen’s many great eateries. Feel free to visit our blog about some of our favorites here.