LaGrange, Georgia, less than an hour south of Atlanta, is a hidden gem where luxury and refinement meet fun and excitement. Featuring a bustling music scene, a treasure trove of cultural offerings, award-winning wineries and breweries and charming overnight accommodations, you’ll quickly discover how good life can get when you Visit LaGrange. Here’s a curated list of must-see spots that are sure to captivate:
This open-air venue hosts nationally and internationally recognized artists, making it a premier destination for music lovers of all genres. Iconic performers who have graced the Sweetland stage include Willie Nelson, Gladys Knight, Boyz II Men, Pat Benatar and Jeff Foxworthy! With stadium, table and lawn seating, Sweetland has plenty of seating options for spectators. A private (and generously stocked) VIP area ensures that you can enjoy your favorite artist in comfort and style, all while enjoying a delicious craft cocktail and world-class Southern hospitality.
Wild Leap Brew Co.
This hip and vibrant brewery has quickly become a regional favorite, offering a wide range of award-winning craft beverages that cater to all palates. Guests can enjoy a variety of hoppy IPAs and refreshing sours, as well as uniquely blended cocktails and boozy slushies made with Wild Leap’s incredible made-in-house spirits. In addition to their delicious craft beverages, Wild Leap also hosts an exciting and eclectic lineup of live music performances and events throughout the year.
This picturesque winery not only offers delicious wines, but also hosts live music performances that add to the enchanting ambiance. Sway to the soulful sounds of acoustic artists while savoring the flavors of Nutwood’s robust blends. From intimate solo performances to lively duos and trios, Nutwood Winery provides a unique and memorable setting for a relaxing evening of live music and wine tasting. What’s more exciting: their second location is opening downtown in 2024!
Beacon Brewing Co.
Beacon’s industrial-chic decor and laid-back atmosphere create the perfect ambiance for visitors to enjoy a delicious craft beer and some incredible live music. The brewery is known for its rotating selection of worldly brews, ranging from IPAs and stouts to lagers, saisons and porters. Beacon Brewing also serves food, an out-of-this-world blend of Southern/Asian fusion. Local favorites from their talented kitchen staff include smoked wings, Gator Fried Rice and Wagyu hot dogs!
The Beacon Brewing Co. team recently opened The Lounge, a stylish and cozy space located above the brewery, offering a more intimate setting for guests to enjoy sips, sounds and small plates. Beacon Beer can be found throughout LaGrange, and many of their beverages are brewed in support of the community, such as the Hillside IPA and Sweetland Light.
Hills & Dales Estate
This breathtakingly beautiful 1916 Italian-inspired mansion features 35 acres of spectacular gardens, including a sweeping lawn, terraced garden, formal boxwood garden and a water lily garden. Guests can take a guided tour of the 13,000 square foot mansion and gardens to learn about the estate’s history and its notable residents, the Callaway family. Hills & Dales Estate is not only a stunning example of Southern charm and elegance, but it also provides a glimpse into the history of one of Georgia’s most influential families.
Liberty Hill Sporting Club
For those who crave the great outdoors, Liberty Hill Sporting Club is a must-visit. With over 700 acres of rolling hills and stunning landscapes, this club offers a picturesque setting for outdoor enthusiasts. Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, Liberty Hill boasts a range of activities, including guided quail hunts, continental shoots, and sporting clay courses that cater to both novice and experienced shooters.
Legacy Museum on Main
Housed in a beautifully-preserved historic building, this living archive and museum is home to a permanent exhibit gallery that highlights the history and development of West Georgia. It showcases items ranging from ancient artifacts, like a soapstone bowl believed to be 11,000 years old, to more “recent” historic artifacts from LaGrange’s rich textile and railroad history. Exhibits and displays are intentionally designed to be interactive and engaging for visitors of all ages.
Where to Stay:
Truitt Vanderbilt Club
This beautiful Georgian-style home was built in 1914 for financier Cornelius Vanderbilt Truitt and has been restored to its original glory. You’ll find elegance and Southern charm in every corner, making it the perfect staycation destination. Truitt Vanderbilt Club features four luxurious 5-star suites with private luxury baths for guests to rent for short-term stays. It is within a short walk of downtown LaGrange, boasting convenient access to restaurants, coffee shops, dessert bars, antique shopping, boutiques, Sweetland Amphitheatre, Del’avant Event Center and so much more.
The Lafayette Loft
For an even more unique and private experience, the Lafayette Loft offers modern and stylish accommodations in the heart of downtown LaGrange. This historic loft has been beautifully renovated to provide a unique and luxurious stay, featuring high-end amenities such as stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and hardwood floors. With its prime location, guests can easily access local shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
LaGrange effortlessly blends luxury, charm, and sophistication with fun and excitement. Whether you’re a music enthusiast looking for soul-stirring performances, a wine connoisseur searching for the perfect vintage, or an outdoor adventurer seeking scenic landscapes and thrilling experiences, our charming city shoots for the stars.
With so much to offer, it’s no wonder that LaGrange has become a premier destination for those seeking a taste of the good life.