• Home Slide Downtown
  • Preaching-Rock
  • Home Slide Wine Barrels
  • Home Slide Cyclists
  • Hoome Slide Gold Museum
  • Home Slide Holly
  • Home Slide Gold Panning
  • Home Slide Waterfall
  • Home Slide Bass
  • "Great American Main Street Award® Winner"
    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
  • "The South's Best Small Towns 2017"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2017
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "4th Best Underground Attraction"
    - USA Today 2016 - Consolidated Gold Mine
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "10th Best Historic Small Town"
    - USA Today 2016
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

Plan Your Trip

There are a number of parking options available for shopping, dining and playing in downtown Dahlonega. Visit the Dahlonega DDA's website for a complete parking map!

Evening & Weekend Unlimited Parking: The first parking area that evening and weekend guests should consider when coming to downtown Dahlonega is the convenient and shady UNG parking deck easily accessible from the intersection of South Chestatee St & Choice Ave. The deck is available after 5:30 PM M-F, and all day Saturdays and Sundays.

Park & Stay: In close proximity to shops, restaurants, boutique hotels and the Dahlonega- Lumpkin County Welcome Center are the Park & Stay spaces in the North Park Street Parking Lot or the Warwick Street Parking Lot. Patrons wanting to enjoy the charming atmosphere of Historic Downtown Dahlonega all day or multiple days, are encouraged to use these spaces.

Shop & Dine 3 - Hour Parking: Use the 3-hour "Shop & Dine" spaces during your lunch break, running an errand or popping in a store for a quick purchase. Be mindful they are the prime spaces around the Public Square and the Choice Street Parking Lot. To encourage turnover in these spaces, the City enforces 3-hour parking areas 8 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

Electric Vehicles: The City of Dahlonega is committed to promoting electric vehicle usage and charging stations. This project is a step forward in supporting sustainability, reducing CO2 emissions, and demonstrating to electric vehicle owners that they can visit, commute, or run errands around Dahlonega without worrying about running out of power away from home.

Ideas to Save Time & Money:

  • Walk – Dahlonega’s sidewalks, pedestrian amenities and abundance of trees make walking from adjacent residential neighborhoods to campus, downtown or many other popular destinations an enjoyable way to start and end a day!
  • Bike – Dahlonega is a special place for bicyclists. With ample days of sunshine, rolling hills and an active culture, biking is one of the best ways to get to and around town.
  • Carpool – Carpooling is a great way to save wear and tear on your car! Link up with a few friends from your neighborhood with similar schedules and share the cost of gas and other commuting expenses.

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