Enjoy Winter in Americus – We’d Love to See You at Americus Garden Inn B&B!
Now is a great time of year to come to SouthWest Georgia for a relaxing getaway. Allow us to share what fun adventures await you. Most of these venues can be visited any time of year, but there are a few that provide a unique experience right now.
Downtown Americus is hosting a special event on Saturday, February 26; the Women’s Wine and Chocolate Walk. From 2 – 6pm, you can stroll downtown and enjoy a variety of wine and chocolate treats. You want to buy your tickets early as this is a very popular event. Make sure to book your room for Friday and Saturday nights to make the most of the weekend. And, to be clear, everyone is welcome at this event.
Although the Hot Glass Craft Beer Festival is scheduled for April, tickets go on sale in February for this very popular event that takes place in downtown Americus. What is Hot Glass Craft Beer all about? It is the combination of the artisan crafts of glassblowing and beer, highlighting local artists and brewers. The festivities start Friday, so be sure to book the entire weekend.
Winter is camelia season and all around this area, you can see the so-called “roses of winter”. The best place to see a wide variety of camellias is Massee Lane Gardens, the home of the American Camellia Society, located in Fort Valley about 45 minutes from Americus. Although they are usually closed on Mondays, in February they are open every day of the week.
Providence Canyon in Lumpkin is beautiful this time of year. With the leaves off the trees, you can really see why it is called the Little Grand Canyon of Georgia, and the daytime temperatures are perfect for hiking with no bugs! Just 45 minutes from Americus.
If you are interested in quirky art, Pasaquan in Buena Vista is open on weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) from 10:00am – 5:00pm. It was on CNN’s list of Top 16 “Intriguing Things” and is on the list of “Hidden Gems” by Georgia Trend magazine. As most of the art is located outside, this time of year is ideal to see it. Travel time is 45 minutes.
Andersonville National Historic Site and Jimmy Carter National Historical Park, both just a short drive from Americus, are open every day of the week. Come explore the most infamous Civil War Prison Site, the National P.O.W. Museum, Andersonville National Cemetery, Jimmy Carter’s Boyhood Farm, Plains Museum and the Plains Train Depot. If you are concerned about indoor venues, the prison and cemetery at Andersonville are outdoor spaces as is most of the Boyhood Farm in Archery.
So, what are you waiting for? We have great availability and would love to see you.