If you live anywhere in the southeast, you're within driving distance of Blue Ridge, GA, a favorite mountain destination only 90 miles north of Atlanta on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. Rent a cozy cabin or a luxury mountain vacation home, or stay in a bed & breakfast inn or hotel -- and simply relax. Take a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, which travels alongside the Toccoa River to the town of McCaysville. Pick your own fruit or sample a fried pecan (yes, that's pecan) pie at Mercier Orchards. Sample craft breweries, wineries, waterfalls, surprisingly upscale shops, galleries and restaurants. Hike to a local waterfall on the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. At the end of the day, chill out by the fireplace or enjoy a fabulous dinner at one of Blue Ridge's wonderful restaurants; the choices of dining spots are simply amazing.