Welcome to Dahlonega!

Site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush and the Heart of Georgia Wine Country, Dahlonega offers an authentic, mountain getaway only an hour north of Atlanta. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dahlonega offers expansive mountain vistas, roaring waterfalls and bubbling streams, postcard-worthy wineries and an abundance of entertainment.

Whether your perfect day involves wading knee-deep in the river panning for gold, strolling through art galleries, shopping in one-of-a-kind boutiques, or sipping perfection expressed in Georgia wine, Dahlonega is guaranteed to please.

Experience historic tours and attractions, stroll our delightful Downtown — listed on the Historic Register — adventure through the Chattahoochee National Forest, and enjoy live music, theater and arts entertainment year-round at venues and seasonal festivals. When the sun goes down, rest your head at one of our relaxing lodging accommodations.

Plan your visit to award-winning Dahlonega today and discover why “It’s Pure Gold”.

Things To Do In Dahlonega!

Bicycling

Long regarded by professional riders such as Lance Armstrong as some of America’s most challenging bicycling this area provides enjoyment for riders of all skills. In 2005 the Georgia General Assembly recognized Dahlonega and Lumpkin County as the foremost bicycling venue in the Southeast and Georgia’s premier sport cycling community.

Whether your idea of cycling is road biking, extreme mountain biking or hybrid cycling Dahlonega has something to offer. From USFS Bull Mountain extreme course to exciting back country roads through the Chattahoochee National Forest off road bicyclist love Dahlonega. For the tour enthusiast Dahlonega hosts such events as the Six Gap Century and Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride annually with up to 11,200 feet of vertical climbing. These same courses are enjoyed by thousands of recreational riders spring through fall.

Live Music

Known as “the southeast’s most intimate music venue,” The Crimson Moon is housed in the nationally registered circa 1858 Parker-Nix Storehouse (the second oldest commercial building in Dahlonega) and offers an intimate ‘dinner theatre’ style entertainment experience in a 75 seat venue where every seat has a great view of the stage. Its inclusion on the New York – New Orleans – Nashville entertainment circuit enables the offering of live acoustic performances from the best of the nation’s touring songwriters and solo artists to the some of the nation’s finest Blue Grass, Celtic, Contemporary/World Folk, Blues, Pop, Folk-Rock, Country, Rockabilly, and Acoustic-Alternative bands.

Whether your idea of cycling is road biking, extreme mountain biking or hybrid cycling Dahlonega has something to offer. From USFS Bull Mountain extreme course to exciting back country roads through the Chattahoochee National Forest off road bicyclist love Dahlonega. For the tour enthusiast Dahlonega hosts such events as the Six Gap Century and Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride annually with up to 11,200 feet of vertical climbing. These same courses are enjoyed by thousands of recreational riders spring through fall.

Live Music

Jolie Day Spa is an upscale day spa nestled in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains on Dahlonega historic Downtown Square that offers a variety of relaxing and accommodating services. Our services include various massages, facials, make-up application, waxing, specialty manicures and pedicures, and yoga.

Whether your idea of cycling is road biking, extreme mountain biking or hybrid cycling Dahlonega has something to offer. From USFS Bull Mountain extreme course to exciting back country roads through the Chattahoochee National Forest off road bicyclist love Dahlonega. For the tour enthusiast Dahlonega hosts such events as the Six Gap Century and Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride annually with up to 11,200 feet of vertical climbing. These same courses are enjoyed by thousands of recreational riders spring through fall.