1. The belief that an experience will delight and surprise.
Convenience, affordability, reinvention.
Connecting West Georgia and Alabama to metro Atlanta, Douglasville is more than just a spot on a map. It is a place you stop for a moment but want to stay for a while. Family-oriented and full of memories ready to be made, Douglasville is the place to reconnect with old friends while making new ones. It’s for artsy individuals that seek inspiration in nature. It’s for adventurous souls that crave a taste of home at the end of every day. It’s for families hoping for special time together. It’s for people like you!
Douglasville welcomes incredible growth, revitalization and development as we turn the page of a new era in our city. These pages are filled with delicious dining, adventures, self-care and all the travel-planning tips you could need during your visit. No matter what brings you to town, we can’t wait to welcome you to Douglasville and redefine your travel expectations!
Visitors from all over the southeast really love coming to stay and play with us!
Over 80k from ALABAMA
Nearly 70k from FLORIDA
Over 20k visitors make the trek from TEXAS
Over 30k from NORTH CAROLINA
Most popular time to visit? Summer! So pack the sunscreen and stay hydrated.Douglasville
REDEFINE: proximity (noun) /prɑːkˈsɪm.ə.t̬i/
1. A state of being close to the action but set apart from the rush.
Because we are so perfectly positioned near amazing attractions and the city of Atlanta, Douglasville is an accessible destination for a getaway of any length with plenty to keep you as busy as you desire.
Get all the thrills you crave! Six Flags Over Georgia is a one-stop destination for all adrenaline seekers, from record-breaking coasters to family-friendly attractions and food for fueling your adventure.
We are just a quick drive west of Atlanta, keeping you close to the city action or away from it all.
Douglasville is just 30 minutes from the airport, so no worries if you’re flying in for your visit!
Sweetwater Creek State Park
If you crave space to explore, these 2500+ acres offer 15 miles of hiking trails, two fishing docks, plenty of bird species to spot and outdoor fitness and playground equipment. Sweetwater Creek is one of ten state parks in Georgia to offer allterrain wheelchairs for ultimate accessibility. You can reserve picnic pavilions, tent camping sites and even cozy yurts for your next outdoor adventure.
DID YOU Know?
Silver Comet Trail
About 15 miles up the road, visitors can access the 60+ mile long trail beloved by hikers, bikers, dog walkers and more. The Silver Comet Trail connects our neighboring counties and offers a beautiful day of exploring.
If you’re up for a bit longer drive, check out the beautiful trails and greenspace of the Carrollton Greenbelt, where you can hike, bike and rollerblade more than 18 miles of paved pathways.
Douglasville and our surrounding areas shine among the Georgia Film community. There are plenty of opportunities to sneak a peak at iconic locations from beloved films and shows.
Sweetwater Creek State Park
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1; Avengers: Infinity War
Champ’s Clock Shop
The House With a Clock in Its Walls
Love is Blind Reality Series
Stranger Things Fan? You can eat at the same table Eleven and Benny sat in at Tiffany’s Kitchen. Also, build in time to see where the 80’s vibe came to life at the Palace Arcade and Family Video at the laundromat on 6501 E Church St.
1. The overwhelming sense of adventure in each unique bite of food.
No matter what time of day your tummy rumbles, palate-pleasers are abundant in Douglasville.
You will not want to miss this sure-to-please lunch spot where the BBQ and fried green beans are favored among locals and visitors alike.
Sam & Rosco’s
For over 30 years, this fine-dining staple has delighted guests with their extensive menu full of Italian and Eurasian inspired dishes.
Thumb’s Up Diner
For the early morning crowd, the steak and eggs here are not to be missed.
A perfect choice for delicious Mexican dining with amazing vibes and a menu full of favorites.
Experience cajun cuisine you won’t soon forget. With fresh seafood and spices galore, each dish brings exceptional flavor, no matter what you order.
This intimate bistro features classic Louisiana-style fare in a casual environment. Perfectly prepared dishes pair magically with an extensive menu of wines, beers and cocktails.
Here in Douglasville, we love a good Food Truck! Every other Monday evening in the summer, downtown Douglasville opens its streets to guests and delicious Food Truck options.
South of Philly
Locally sourced ingredients pair with creative chefs to create unique twists on the original Philly Cheesesteak.
The HUD Foodies will love this female-owned creative twist on BBQ and other unique bites.
Plant-based & Juiced Chefs offer conscious, plant-based dishes ranging from massive sandwiches to piles of fries.
Scrumptious treats for every occasion; this sweet spot began with the dream of a high school senior named Trinity and has become a local favorite for any sweet tooth!
Known for their delicious cookies, cupcakes and decadent cakes, Dreaming Sweets packs each mouthful with incredible flavor, and we promise you will be dreaming about their tantalizing and unique popcorn flavors long after your visit, whether you try the Georgia Peach or Buffalo Blue Cheese!
CAN’T MISS Dishes
When it comes to local dishes, our city staff are quite the connoisseurs! Sometimes you just need a local to recommend the best bites around, so we asked a few staff members to pick one of their favorites to share with you!
(and why they love them in 3 words or less!!)
Cheese-everything Bagel with Bacon, Egg & Cheese from Bagel Meister.
Shrimp & Grits from Gabe’s
“Pure comfort food”
Turtle White Mocha from Kuumba Coffee
“Addiction of choice”
Hot Italian Sandwich with Pasta Salad from the Farmer’s Table
“One word: divine”
Fried Green Beans from Hudson’s
“Simply the best”
Yellow Chicken Curry or Pad Thai from Taste of Thai
“Perfect every time”
New Orleans Angus Burger from Gumbeaux’s, “Juicy, flavorful, delicious”
REDEFINE: play (noun) /pleɪ/
1. A state of being excited about the littlest moments and the greatest thrills.
Whether you want to get out into the sunshine, raise your heart rate a little or experience art and history, you will love the many ways to play when you’re in town.
West Pines Golf Club
Spend the day on the rolling hills of West Pines Golf Club’s 18-hole course. If you need a little extra practice, head over to the driving range or book a session with a PGA professional golfer! Leave some of your gear at home? Never fear, the pro shop has all the provisions you need for a beautiful day on the course.
FOR THE Outdoorsy
Douglasville Town Green
No matter the season, our town green is a popular spot for a picnic, a little free play and a cool down at our splash pad in warmer months.
Sweetwater Creek State Park
Those seeking a little fun or rest will love this park, filled with spots for boating, camping, hiking and more.
Hunter Memorial Park
Take a long walk, try your hand at disc golf or catch a local ball game at this ideal hometown park.
Willing Workers Community Club Park is a favorite outdoor spot among us locals.
For an outdoor adrenaline rush in a spot rich with history, may we suggest Historic Banning Mills?
There is much to see and experience yearround at beautiful Sleepy Hollow Farm where fun can be found anytime.
UNFORGETTABLE Family Fun
With year-round events, this farm full of furry friends is a darling way to spend a day. Get up close and personal with the cutest fuzzytopped alpaca, take a farm tour or join in on an event like Alpaca Yoga!
Arbor Place Mall
Discover shopping and dining options for the whole family. Make sure to schedule in time to catch a new release at the movie theater while you’re there!
Pine Mountain Gold Museum
Step back in time and experience this fascinating museum with actual mining sites, nature trails and gold panning.
This one-stop shop for family fun has yummy food, laser tag, arcade games, bowling and so much more.
FOR THE Artsy Date Night
Are you looking for a bit of date night fun while in town?
Grab your partner, a paintbrush, a glass of wine and get artsy with a night of creativity you’ll never forget at Painting with a Twist!
Keep your eyes peeled for our gorgeous murals throughout town. They make the perfect selfie or group photo spots!
Capture Outside the Lines Fence Gallery
This unique outdoor gallery boasts the works of local artists, making art accessible to anyone visiting O’Neal Plaza or Hunter Memorial Park.
Cultural Arts Council
Douglas County, Love Where You Live heARTs
Scattered throughout town, these fiberglass hearts bear the creative imaginings of local artists and showcase the many reasons why we love to live in Douglasville!
FOR THE History Buffs
Champ’s Clock Shop
Established in 1967, this full-service repair shop is known for impeccable attention to detail and is packed with vintage clocks available to browse and purchase. While you peruse, be sure to admire the world’s largest working cuckoo clock!
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE WELCOME CENTER
Built in 1906 to house the Douglas Banking Company
• Full of windows to let the light in back when there was no electricity
• Edwardian-style architecture is seen in the cherubs around the building
DISCOVER DOUGLASVILLE Audio Tour
Join us as we step back in time to experience the history of Douglasville, dating back to 1875. The Discover Douglasville Audio Tour highlights historic buildings, landmarks and stories that contributed to all that our city represents today.
Lithia Springs Water
Since 1888, local legend has said that the sacred waters of Lithia Springs hold unique healing properties. The water is sold today at Farmer’s Table and the Douglas County Museum.
Douglas County Museum of History & Art
Filled with interesting exhibits, our local museum is free to visit and offers the perfect enriching environment for a quiet afternoon.
1. A gathering of people to celebrate, commemorate and share experiences.
Taste of Douglasville (May)
Taste test dishes from our fantastic local eateries while enjoying live music, vendors and kids’ activities. All proceeds benefit Cultural Arts Council’s events and educational programming throughout the year.
SCREEN ON THE GREEN
Family-friendly films are available at local parks in the summer months, preceded by family activities & games.
Church St. Farmers Market (May - October)
Our community comes together every Tuesday to partake in the absolute best of our fresh, local produce and handcrafted products.
Wednesday Wind Down (June & July)
The perfect midweek break happens every Wednesday when locals bring chairs and blankets to enjoy free live music from pop covers to jazz and R&B.
(First Saturday in June)
Stroll through stunning, award-winning gardens that will delight the senses before perusing the stalls of unique markets with local vendors.
Chili Cook-Off (October)
Get all the chili you can handle, with various spice levels and secret ingredients. No bowl will be the same.Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival
1. A place, state of mind and experience of spending time doing things simply for the purpose of enjoyment.
Wellness Spots Top 4
No matter what brings you to town, take a little downtime while you are here. 1
Place of Kai
Reconnect with your body at this downtown destination offering services ranging from salt caves and oxygen bars to Reiki sessions.
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Keep It Moving Yoga and Barre
The name says it all! Yoga, barre and meditation are three immersive ways to keep your body moving, but this wellness studio offers much more.
Skin Rehab Aesthetics Atelier
Give your skin all the love it deserves with custom facials and treatments in a serene and welcoming environment.
Escape into the outdoors with ATV excursions, sporting clays and so much more at the beautiful Foxhall Resort where you can choose your adventure.
TAKE SELF-CARE OUTSIDE
Just pedaling through? Explore Hunter Park on two wheels with our Pedal Pushers bike program, grab a friend for a game of ping-pong or head to our Disc Golf course!
• Georgia can get quite humid, so stay hydrated and keep water close by.
• Practice a little mindfulness. Breathe deeply as you take in the views at local parks or stroll our historic downtown. Pause and be grateful for your favorite new memories and experiences.
• Treat yourself! Pick the yummiest foods from our restaurants, buy that perfect new piece of art for your home and take a little time for pampering at one of our serene spas.
• Exploring a new town can be exciting and exhausting. Scheduling rest times is essential for refilling your tank to enjoy the next item on your itinerary.
v. the act of unplugging, relaxing and finding quiet amidst the chaos.
WHERE TO STAY
Arbor Place Mall
At Arbor Place Mall, you can browse various shops and popular retailers alongside plenty of dining options for any time of day!
FOR THE Antique Lovers
Chaos & Boo Boo’s
This shop is a must-see for any vintage collectible enthusiasts looking for that missing piece of memorabilia to complete their collection!
This converted building in downtown Douglasville is full of items sure to delight any antique-lover; from seasonal decor to one-of-a-kind treasures, one can spend hours searching every corner for the perfect find.
Ben’s Antiques & Market
Located near Arbor Place Mall, this antique haven is loaded with vintage finds, home decor, collectibles and unique products made by local entrepreneurs.
Our incredibly vibrant and diverse small business ownership is a source of great pride, and we invite you to explore our many minorityowned businesses.
62% of establishments in Douglas County are small businesses with less than 10 employees.
Stop by the Welcome Center to grab a jar of local honey from Sweetwater Creek Honey Farm, pick out a postcard, purchase an intriguing history book or grab some branded merchandise like our coffee mugs!
DRESS FOR Every Season
Douglasville is in the eastern time zone and smack dab in the middle of the hot and humid South. Don’t worry one bit, though. Here are some seasonal temps and suggestions for items to pack for your stay with us!
Winter Highs: 50s
Layers, mittens and ear coverings suggested.
Spring Highs: 60s+
Pack the shorts, but don’t forget a light sweater or jacket.
Summer Highs: 80s
Sunscreen, water and lightweight clothing are a MUST.
Fall Highs: 70s-80s
Shorts and tees plus a light coat or cardigan will be perfect.
In Georgia, we often see all four seasons in the span of a week, so check the forecast before your visit!
REDEFINE: gathering (noun)
1. An event or place full of people from all walks of life enjoying time together.
Douglasville Conference Center
This flexible meeting space can accommodate a wide range of events, from weddings and reunions to meetings and birthday parties. Catering is provided in-house, ensuring each event runs smoothly and deliciously.
Ike Owings Community Center
Beautiful lake views add to the allure of this multi-use facility. From small gatherings to large events in the 100-person ballroom, this venue offers everything planners need to organize a great event.
Directly across the Douglasville Conference Center, this quaint outdoor space offers the perfect ambiance for any occasion, with room for up to 250 guests.
Sam & Rosco’s Patio
Recently added, this patio features a cozy ambiance, with heaters or fans available depending on the weather. A yummy menu makes this spot a favorite for private parties.
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This beautiful historic home is available for weddings, private events and more.
This beautiful outdoor venue hosts exciting events and concerts yearround. Catch a show from the lawn or reserve the bridge for a private celebration!
With stunning views and facilities, this resort can accommodate any size event, meeting or wedding with attention to detail and everything you need right in one location.
COMPLIMENTARY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU SERVICES
• Assistance with hotel room blocks
• Relocation packets
Destination experts with all the excellent intel on the state
I attended an informational meeting hosted by the CVB to get more ideas on where and how to host a reunion in Douglasville. That meeting was well done and led me to book our event easily. Rylee and her team answered any questions and even prepared complimentary guest bags for guests. I am grateful for the great team the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau has in place. Rylee and her team are the BEST.”— Gloria
• Best recommendations in town
• Beautiful historic Welcome Center
• Self-guided history tour
• Welcome bags for reunion or wedding guests
• One-stop-shop that saves visitors time and energy
• Pre-made itineraries on the CVB website make exploring even simpler
• Discount codes for attractions and venues