Callaway Gardens, one of the loveliest resorts in the South, began as a retreat for just one family. Today it's a popular getaway for many. Visitors from all over come to Pine Mountain, Georgia, to enjoy the natural beauty of the gardens and participate in a host of activities that range from strolling down paths lined with azaleas to hiking, biking, fishing, and golfing. Nestled in the pines a little more than an hour southwest of Atlanta, spots of tranquility such as Lake Martin and Mountain Creek Lake spread like mirrors across the valley.
Callaway Gardens: 706-663-6833, 1-800-225-5292, or www.callawaygardens.com.