There is still time to squeeze at least one more weekend getaway into the summer of 2022. When planning a trip to Georgia during the dog days of summer, with high temperatures averaging in the 90s, any outings should take advantage of cooler early morning and evening temperatures with indoor activities during the hottest part of the day. Luckily Braselton has some particularly cool options for family escapes and adventures this summer.
Saturday trolley tours | appropriate for all ages
Tour begins in the front lobby of The 1904, 9924 Davis St., Braselton, GA 30517
Hop aboard the Braselton Trolley and explore Braselton's storied past while seeing today's hottest destinations in an air-conditioned vintage-style trolley. This guided trolley tour begins in historic Downtown Braselton and tells the story of the town's growth. Pass Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and all the best spots to eat, shop and play in between!
Twisted Axes Throw House | ages 10+ only in the facility
2345 Thompson Mill Road, Ste. 103, Buford, GA 30519
Escape the humidity at this indoor axe-throwing facility that boasts TVs for the game, cold drinks and sharp axes. There are AxePerts on hand to assist newbie throwers. In the hour-and-forty-five minute session, you may not become an axe champion, but you’re guaranteed to let off some steam.
Juke N Jive Creamery | appropriate the young at heart
6342 Grand Hickory Dr., Ste. 101, Braselton, GA 30517
Experience love at first bite when you step into this very cool ice cream parlor complete with 1950s-themed soda fountain and creamery, as well as an old jukebox that plays your favorite classic jams. Indulge nearly guilt free on homemade ice cream made with no artificial flavors or colors. This fourth generation, family-owned creamery offers a selection of seasonal and year round ice cream, frozen desserts and fudge made on site daily.
YearOne Muscle Car Showroom | appropriate for all ages
1001 Cherry Dr., Ste. 1, Braselton, GA 30517
Braselton attracts racing and auto enthusiasts from around the world because of Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and the Panoz legacy. This cool tip is for YearOne’s Showroom, a Braselton hidden gem. YearOne, is a muscle car parts and automotive restoration service for lovers of American Muscle, but it also has an amazingly cool showroom. The showroom is open Monday through Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m.
Serenity Hike | appropriate for those seeking wellness and restoration
Inn at Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne Dr., Braselton, GA 30517
Watch the sun rise above North Georgia as you begin your day on a guided, 1.5-mile loop around the vineyards of Chateau Elan Winery and Resort. Together, guests will start and end their hike with a series of light stretches. Each guided hike is geared towards enjoying the journey at a pleasant pace, using all of your senses to explore nature in a new way. The Serenity Hike is complimentary for all guests staying overnight at the Inn and is not open to the general public.
Chateau Elan, one of North Georgia’s premier destination resorts, also offers many other opportunities to chill out and refresh. There is a world-class spa onsite. A chic, outdoor, poolside retreat pours complimentary fruit-infused water and offers poolside yoga. Hit the greens and beat the heat with tee times starting at 6:30 a.m. at one of three signature golf courses. Book a Chateau Tour & Tasting for a behind-the-scenes look at the winery vat, production rooms, and bottling line. After the tour concludes, enjoy a guided tasting of five, winemaker-selected vintages—all guaranteed to relax and refresh.
Braselton Town Green | appropriate for the whole family, including the furkids
Historic Downtown Braselton, 9924 Davis St., Braselton, GA 30517
After an amazing dinner at one of Braselton’s excellent downtown restaurants, enjoy the cooler evening air with a refreshing stroll around its historic heart. And if you happen to spot the softly glowing Lampyridae, commonly known as a firefly, southern tradition practically demands that you try and catch one. No need to break a sweat, this one is just for fun.
Summer adventures begin here. Make memories as you explore family- and pet-friendly destinations. Whether you are visiting Braselton for the races at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, staying at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort, or just here to chill out and relax, there is plenty to do for the whole family. And even though Georgia gets hotter than my Grandmother’s griddle in July and August, there are still plenty of cool activities that will keep the whole family occupied for a day trip, weekend getaway or extended stay in Braselton, where Southern Charm meets French Luxury.