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Budget-Friendly Getaway

  • Art
  • Family-Friendly
  • History
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
Enjoy three days of fun offering the full experience of LaGrange while on a budget! With several options for affordable lodging as well as attractions that are free or low-cost, this itinerary provides a jam-packed vacation including guided and self-guided tours and indoor and outdoor activities.


  • Travel through time and explore artifacts from Biblical times
  • Celebrate art and history with free exhibits city-wide
  • Discover a world-class skatepark and walking trail

Day 1

Enjoy History

  • Visit a unique chapel built with Medieval European stones
  • Discover the history of LaGrange
  • Enjoy a world-class skatepark and playgrounds
The Legacy Museum on Main, located in the heart of Downtown LaGrange, features exhibits dating back over 10,000 years. The West Georgia area is rich in history, and The Legacy Museum combines many eras of that history in a fantastic setting. Some highlights include a soapstone bowl that is over 11,000 years old, and the world’s oldest cotton bale! You’ll have to discover the rest for yourself! Admission is free, just bring a curious mind and your camera.
The oldest private college in Georgia, LaGrange College boasts nearly 200 years of history in architecture old and new, beautiful landscaping and the best vantage point in LaGrange from its location on “The Hill.” To visit campus, park at the corner of Broad Street and Park Avenue and head up the hill!
Enjoy fresh air and exercise at LaGrange’s downtown park. Southbend is a beautifully designed facility complete with huge playgrounds, a dog park and a Tony Hawk-designed skatepark. The park has a pavilion and plenty of seating and green space. It’s a wonderful place for a picnic, so order takeout from a downtown spot and enjoy it while you explore the park!

Day 2

Sunshine, Art & Pizza

  • Enjoy some art... in jail?
  • Explore downtown and grab a bite!
  • Walk it off on 10+ miles of world class walking trail



The best little art museum in Georgia, LaGrange Art Museum is housed in an iconic 1892 jail building, just a stone’s throw from the idyllic LaGrange square, eateries and shops. LaGrange Art Museum is filled with dynamic exhibitions by renowned and local artists. Collections of high caliber and visually-tantalizing artwork fills the galleries, making the museum a treat for visitors. And did we mention admission is free?
Downtown LaGrange offers a plethora of affordable restaurants and eclectic shops. Whether you’re just window shopping or looking for hidden treasure, LaGrange has something unique around every corner. Lafayette Square is particularly beautiful, boasting an incredible statue of Marquis de Lafayette, who inspired the name of LaGrange itself!
One of LaGrange’s newest treasures, The Thread features over 10 miles of paved trail, perfect for walking, biking or running with friends and family. This free community feature will take you through historic neighborhoods and past beautiful homes. If you’re lucky you might even run into a four-legged friend or two!

Day 3

Biblical History & Antebellum Gardens

  • Discover ancient artifacts at The Biblical History Center
  • Relax in nature while exploring West Point Lake
  • Finish your getaway with a beautifully preserved 19th century garden



The Biblical History Center lets your family encounter the ancient Middle East through history and culture. Discover an authentic archeological replica garden, Biblical meal, daily life artifacts and more as a docent leads you on a journey back in time.
Spend an afternoon relaxing and soaking up the sun at one of the many great spots on West Point Lake. Whether you’re looking to catch some rays or cool off in the water, West Point Lake is the perfect escape!
Hills and Dales Estate, designed in the early 20th century by renowned architects Neel Reid and Hal Hentz, is one of the most beautifully preserved historic homes in the country. Featuring gardens planted almost 200 years ago, Hills and Dales offers affordable tours of the estate that will make you feel like you’re stepping back in time!


Conveniently located off of I-85, Comfort Inn and Suites is a fantastic choice for budget-savvy travelers!
Located right off of I-85, Hampton Inn provides guests a warm and welcoming stay.


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