Things to do around Atlanta in 2 hr drive

BlueRidge Mountain – Sapphire Valley, North Carolina

Originating as primarily a mining town, Sapphire, North Carolina is a jewel of a find along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.Sapphire offers a variety of things to do with an abundance of amenities and activities. The resort has partnered with a number of area communities to share their facilities with local residents.

Another destination that serves as a draw to Sapphire and sets it apart from some of the other local communities is the Sapphire Valley Ski Resort. Opportunities to ski or snowboard the slopes rest on the resorts two downhill runs – one with a 200 foot vertical drop at 1,600 feet in length and one considerably milder bunny hill. The resort also features a fun two-lane tube park called Frozen Falls. Sapphire is also home to the Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company, a lively pub located overlooking the Sapphire National Golf Course.


Whitewater Falls, near Cashiers, drops over 411 feet and is the highest falls east of the Rocky Mountains. Lower Whitewater Falls, located just across the border in South Carolina, drops another 400 feet. More


custom Rainforest Tours within the Nantahala Nation Forest for individuals and small groups up to 8 guests.Your tour starts in the quaint town of Highlands. North Carolina’s hidden jewels just 2 hours drive north of Atlanta surrounded by the Nantahala Rainforest and situated atop a plateau

The Killer Bees Honey apiary tour & honey tasting will introduce you to the elemental intensity of a hive, its queen, and her subjects.


The Toccoa falls is located on the campus of Toccoa Falls College which is a lovely campus. It’s a short walk to the falls, so almost everyone can view the beautiful falls.


Restaurants Around Sapphire Valley

Edwards Inn, Wine Garden Restaurant – Highland,NC

Slab Town Pizza – Cashiers,NC