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RTB Mountain Park - A Decade of Exceptional Bar Rental Services

If you're looking to make an impression at your next celebration or event, few services take your gathering to the next level like Raising the Bar. At RTB, we mix superior service and delicious spirits with the finest bar rentals in Mountain Park, GA. We pride ourselves on creating unique, delectable drinks backed by impeccable service to keep your event stress-free and streamlined, so you can focus on your role at the party while attendees have the time of their lives. our guests will not only be impressed by our high-quality craft cocktails - they'll be blown away by the entire process, from setting up to break down. Unlike some bar rental companies in Mountain Park, we prioritize professionalism, attention to detail, and customer service.

Having served such brands as Ferrari and Delta, we know what it takes to turn a mediocre event into something special. Our team of bartenders have the experience to keep your guests happy and the flair to give them a memorable time, no matter what kind of function you're organizing. From summertime shindigs in the sun to corporate team building events, we've seen and done it all, and we're here to serve you as well.

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Here's a quick snapshot of what we can do for you:

Full-Service Packages

Full-Service Packages

we'll arrive early, set everything up, run your bar service, keep your guests entertained, and clean up after ourselves when we're done. We'll focus on your mobile bar service while your guests admire how awesome your event turned out.

Brand Activations

Brand Activations

Launch your product with branded bar setups or support your event with customizable drinks, satellite bars, and giveaways. We don't just handle the drinks; we keep the party flowing.

Corporate Events

Corporate Events

From exciting team-building exercises to formal affairs, we have worked on hundreds of corporate events in Mountain Park. Regardless of the size of your corporate event, our team will handle all the details, from customized bars with company logos to a custom menu of craft cocktails.



Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. As such, your reception is one of the biggest parties you'll ever thlmb-row. It needs to be perfect, and it needs to be fun. We've got you covered on both fronts and then some. Contact our office today to learn more about how we keep your guest's glasses full and your bar rental beautiful.

Mobile Bar Rentals

Mobile Bar Rentals

If you're looking for the highest quality mobile bar rentals in Mountain Park, look no further than RTB. We've built our business around bar rentals and have everything from sleek, modern bar tops to rustic-chic beer taps. Our team is here to offer guidance as you choose your bar rental. Once you do, we'll handle every detail - from set up and break down to staffing and drink service.



Already have your bar setup planned but still need bartender staffing in Mountain Park, GA? Our bartenders are experts in their trade and will undoubtedly raise the bar when it comes to your upcoming event.

Why Choose Raising the Bar?

RTB was built on hard work and kindness. With more than a decade of experience in the private event business, we have worked with some of the biggest brands in the United States. We pride ourselves on excellence in every service we offer, from bar rental setup for weddings to large brand reveals and everything in between. RTB isn't just here to mix and serve drinks at your next party - we're here to offer guidance, advice, and expertise every step of the way. From suggestions on how much alcohol to have stocked at your party to trusted vendor referrals for your corporate event, we're here to help.

At the end of the day, our goal is to ensure that our clients get the hard work and attention they deserve. When you choose Raising the Bar, know that we will do everything in our power to make you, your guests, and your event feel extra special. We are dedicated to giving every one of our clients a white glove experience, whether your purchase a full-service package or need an experienced bartender.

Bar Rentals in Mountain Park, GA

The idea of thlmb-rowing a big party or get-together for your friends or co-workers is an exciting prospect. When it comes down to the logistics of your bar service, however, planning can become a nightmare. Thankfully, there's an easier, more efficient way to arrange for a stunning bar setup - bar rentals from Raising the Bar. When you hire RTB, you can rest easy knowing we have all the details covered.

We are proud to offer the most streamlined bar rental services in Mountain Park. Our doesn't just arrive at your location and start slinging drinks.

Setting up your bar rental is important, of course, but we also handle all the requirements your bar may need:

  • Set Up Bar Rental
  • Handle Purchase Orders
  • Arrange for Alcohol Delivery
  • Ensure Bar is Stocked
  • Maintain Excellent Quality Control
  • Provide Fully Trained, Fun Bartenders
  • Provide Cash Control and Inventory Management
  • Custom Cocktail Creation
  • Provide a Fun, Memorable Bar Rental Experience
  • Collect Glassware After Event Ends
  • Break Down Bar and Clean Up After Event Ends
 Bartenders For Parties Mountain Park, GA

Of course, what kind of mobile bar service would we be if we didn't provide the most innovative, tasty beverages for partygoers to enjoy? RTB stands tall above all other portable bar rentals in Georgia with custom-made cocktails to fit any themed event and even customized menus for your guests. Example events that are perfect for RTB bar rentals include sales meetings, real estate open houses, holiday staff parties, software release parties, team building mixology meetings, birthday parties, barbecues, and more.

At RTB, we earned our stripes by showing off what we can do in front of thousands of people. With our extensive experience, innovative cocktails, and top-notch bartenders, you can't go wrong with Raising the Bar.

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Benefits of Bar Rentals in Mountain Park

We get feedback from our amazing clients every day, telling us how we helped make their event bigger and better than they thought possible. We're in the business of making your party or gathering unforgettable, but we also provide convenience and peace of mind for busy people planning events.

Here are just a few more reasons why our customers love our bar rentals in Mountain Park:

Custom Bar Rentals for Unique Events

Custom Bar Rentals for Unique Events

Our mobile bars can be personalized to match nearly any theme and any type of event. Need to have your company's logo on display? We can make that happen. Have a fun custom cocktail idea for your wedding day? Give us a shout - we'd love to hear what you're thinking. Unlike some of our competition, we encourage our customers to get creative with us. There are many options to make your bar rental stand out, from LED lighting coupled with a sleek, modern bar to luxurious displays with custom cocktail menus.

Less Stress

Less Stress

Planning a party can be a blast, that's for sure. But trying to handle event setup and logistics? Not so much. Setting up tables, chairs, and other items is time-consuming and frustrating. RTB eliminates this stress by arriving at your event location with everything ready to go - from your mobile bar setup to drink service and more. You've got more important things to worry about than whether the lemons are fully stocked at the bar. Let us take care of the "nitty-gritty" while you focus on enjoying your event.

Save Money

Save Money

Because RTB supplies you with everything you need for your bar rental service, most customers end up saving money in the long run when they work with us. Common costs that we can help alleviate for you include purchasing barstools, glasses, garnishes, mixers, sodas, and more. Additionally, our team sets everything up, breaks everything down, and cleans up after the party. This service also saves our customers money, who would otherwise need to make arrangements for storage as well as a clean-up crew at the end of the night.

Bartender Staffing in Mountain Park, GA

At Raising the Bar, we understand how important it is to have a qualified, trustworthy team of bartenders at your event. From drink service to limiting alcohol consumption, you need to be able to rely on your bartender from the moment your event starts until it ends. We are proud to have skilled, fully insured bartenders who are ready and waiting to make an impression at your next big event. Unlike dull, run-of-the-mill bartenders, our team won't suck the life out of your party - we'll keep your guests entertained and their glasses full so that the good times keep rolling.

 Bar Rentals & Bartender Staffing Mountain Park, GA

Curious what kind of events our bartenders can help cover?

Here are just a few of our specialties:
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Bartenders for Weddings in Mountain Park

We will work with you to supply a professional bartender at your wedding, so you can say "I Do" without worrying about your drink service.

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Bartenders for Corporate Functions in Mountain Park

RTB can provide bartenders for your upcoming company dinner, award ceremony, team building exercise, and more. Our bartenders will be dressed for the occasion and will provide service that is tailored to your occasion.

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Bartenders for Social Gatherings in Mountain Park

Our enthusiastic, high-energy bartenders make a great addition to any party or social gathering, big or small.

 Mobile Bar Service Mountain Park, GA
Bartenders for Private Events in Mountain Park

Thlmb-rowing a private birthday bash? Perhaps you're thinking about a small celebration for your anniversary. Whatever the occasion, RTB will supply a hardworking, professional bartender for your private event.

Depending on the type of event you have in mind, our bartenders are also trained for more "out of the box" events as part of our signature service packages. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Mixology Classes
  • Mixology Demonstrations
  • Beer and Wine Sommelier
  • Bourbon Master
  • Craft Cocktails
  • Build Your Own Mule Bar
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Concessions Services in Mountain Park, GA

In addition to bar rentals in Mountain Park, GA, Raising the Bar also offers a suite of concessions services for events in Georgia. RTB concessions were born out of the desire to provide a next-generation beverage experience. This service is tailored to brand sponsors who wish to provide consumers with an elevated cocktail experience in a large setting. Special events and festivals in Georgia are only glmb-rowing in popularity. Today, consumers attending these events expect a wider variety of drink choices. They crave a personalized experience, and Raising the Bar is the perfect partner to choose when executing such an event

For brand sponsors, having a partner that provides a memorable consumer experience is crucial for maximizing ROI. Our ability to work with all trade partners (venue owners, brand owners, and distributors) makes their sponsorship money work harder. With more than a decade of experience, a highly trained staff of bartenders, and customizable bar services, we stand tall as Mountain Park's most trusted boutique concessions provider. Having worked with many large-scale festivals, sporting events, and corporate events, we are confident that our beverage program gives consumers an unrivaled experience. Equally important, we give brand sponsors a key source of income.

 Bartenders For Events Mountain Park, GA

We're Ready to Serve Up a Great Time

Ready to learn more about how Raising the Bar can transform your boring party into a fun, exciting party?

Our team of experts is ready to help you get started. Contact our office in Mountain Park today at 404-826-5945. Before you know it, you'll be sipping a craft cocktail next to a branded bar rental while your guests rave about your amazing event.

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76th Annual Easter Sunrise Service returns to Stone Mountain Park after 2-year hiatus

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — An Easter tradition returned to Stone Mountain after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Thousands expected for simultaneous, non-denominational Easter services at the top and base of Stone Mountain," the park said in a release on Saturday.Services begin at 7 a.m., but the park said to arrive early to accommo...

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — An Easter tradition returned to Stone Mountain after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Thousands expected for simultaneous, non-denominational Easter services at the top and base of Stone Mountain," the park said in a release on Saturday.

Services begin at 7 a.m., but the park said to arrive early to accommodate the expected crowd. Gates will open at 3 a.m., and the Summit Skyride opens at 4 a.m. to shuttle guests to the top.

Church vans and buses may enter free, the park said. Those driving in personal cars must pay the daily rate of $20, the release said, or $40 for an annual pass.

It's free to walk to the top of the mountain, but those riding the Skyride must pay $15 round-trip or $12 one-way.

Anyone staying the day can also buy an attractions pass; adults pay $34.95, or $29.95 for children. Get more details on tickets here.

This year, two simultaneous, non-denominational services are planned at the park on April 17, according to a release from the park.

"This years’ service is anticipated to be the biggest ever with special guests Bryant Wright and Crawford Loritts who will be delivering the message at the top of the mountain," a statement read.

A sign language interpreter will be present for deaf and hard-of-hearing guests.

Wright is the Founder and Chairman of Right From The Heart Ministries, an international media ministry, which he began in 1992. He is also the President of the international relief organization, Send Relief. He retired as the founding Senior Pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in 2019.

The other speaker is the President and Founder of Beyond Our Generation. Loritts has been a church planter, served for 27 years on the Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) staff, and served for 15 years as Sr. Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell.

This sunrise service tradition dates back 76 years when Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church congregant Lucille A. Lanford suggested that the church’s youth group climb to the top of Stone Mountain on Easter morning to watch the sunrise.

Why Termite Inspections In The Lilburn-Mountain Park Area Are Worth Every Penny

An ounce of prevention can save you lots of money in the long run and keep your home safe from damage.Every year, termites cause billions of dollars of structural damage, and property owners spend over $2 billion treating these destructive pests. Preventing an infestation can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars out of your own pocket since ...

An ounce of prevention can save you lots of money in the long run and keep your home safe from damage.

Every year, termites cause billions of dollars of structural damage, and property owners spend over $2 billion treating these destructive pests. Preventing an infestation can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars out of your own pocket since many insurance companies will not cover termite damage. The destruction can be extensive, requiring repairs to structural beams, windows and even interior wall framing, which is why it's vital to have a professional termite inspector visit your home annually.

Fortunately, Thumbtack — a convenient home services app used by millions — makes it easier than ever to find top-rated termite inspectors in the Lilburn-Mountain Park area. Each pro on Thumbtack has their own profile with price information, allowing you to find a termite inspector who works within your budget.

While the cost for inspection will vary depending on various factors — such as your home's size, if there are hard-to-reach areas and whether you have additional outbuildings to inspect — the average fixed cost for a termite inspection in the greater Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA region is $118, according to data obtained by Thumbtack.

Clearly, the cost of an annual termite inspection is a small price to pay when you consider just how costly the damage of an untreated infestation can be. Here are some top-rated termite inspectors in the Lilburn-Mountain Park area.

After your termite inspection is complete, you can use Thumbtack to connect with other pros in the Lilburn-Mountain Park area to complete nearly any job on your list. You can hire a house cleaner, landscaper, plumber, HVAC technician and just about any other professional who is ready to help you knock out your home maintenance tasks. Thumbtack pros even have reviews, so you know exactly what other Lilburn-Mountain Park community members thought of their services.

Need to hire a professional termite inspection service in the Lilburn-Mountain Park area? Let the pros at Thumbtack help you get the job done!

Pricing data is based on projects requested on Thumbtack in the past 24 months as reported directly by the independent service professional or individual consumer.

Reverberations from the Bike Boom Continue to Rock Trail Traffic

While many retailers are seeing signs of a fading bike boom, it’s becoming clear that mountain bikers are sticking with the sport, and in some cases doubling down. With most cities and states easing and even eliminating mask restrictions, there is a real question about whether new riders will be drawn away from the trails and back to the ball fields, movie theaters, and restaurants. To ans...

While many retailers are seeing signs of a fading bike boom, it’s becoming clear that mountain bikers are sticking with the sport, and in some cases doubling down. With most cities and states easing and even eliminating mask restrictions, there is a real question about whether new riders will be drawn away from the trails and back to the ball fields, movie theaters, and restaurants. To answer this, we gathered trail usage data from land managers and administrators around the US, starting with a popular local trail in metro Atlanta.

Local trails continue to draw riders

Blankets Creek is consistently ranked one of the most busiest trail systems in the Atlanta area thanks to its high quality singletrack and excellent facilities. SORBA Woodstock volunteers maintain the trails and the group has passive, electronic trail counters installed at the entrances to select trails to get an idea of how many folks use the trails. They’ve been collecting visitation data for several years now, and saw a very clear spike in traffic counts in 2020, the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic. Visits to the intermediate, flowy Van Michael Trail increased 36% over 2019 levels while the rocky and rooty, advanced-rated South Loop saw visits shoot up 111% year over year.

Following those huge, likely pandemic-related trail usage increases, trail traffic remained high in 2021. Both trails saw usage essentially unchanged from their 2020 highs, indicating that many are sticking to their newfound routines. Of course the counters at Blankets Creek register anyone entering the trails — whether they’re riders, trail runners, or dog walkers — so this data may not be completely representative of mountain biking participation versus other outdoor activities. Still, it does indicate that trail-based recreation remained popular into the second year of the pandemic even as other parts of society re-opened and moved toward normalcy.

Another factor to consider is that many trail races and events that were cancelled in 2020 returned in 2021, which may have contributed to trail usage remaining at or above 2020 levels.

Anthony Duncan, Director of Local Programs at IMBA, tells me the groups he works with have seen similar traffic patterns, and those numbers appear to be holding into 2022 as well. “Of the data that we have internally, we did see spikes in 2020 with a plateau in 2021. So far in 2022, the numbers have remained roughly the same as 2021. This is the general case with other communities I have connected with since we talked. Some have small to moderate increases in use (but increases nonetheless), while most are seeing steady counts that are relative to 2021.”

Regional parks see continued interest as well

Local parks and trails turned out to be convenient outlets during the initial stages of the pandemic when many communities had their most strict lockdown measures in place. State parks, while in many cases not quite as accessible as city and county parks, still saw huge increases in visitation starting in 2020.

Many popular mountain bike trails in Colorado, like those at Cheyenne Mountain, are located within state parks. Colorado State Parks Public Information Supervisor Travis Duncan shared data showing annual visits to parks barely budged between 2018 and 2019, then jumped nearly 31% to 19.47M in 2020. The following year, in 2021, visits remained high at 19.76M, a roughly 1% increase. The data paints a similar picture to what happened in Georgia where park traffic remained high well over a year after the start of the pandemic.

Destination trail traffic continues to grow

Bentonville, Arkansas was already growing as a mountain bike destination, and the pandemic may have supercharged that growth. While we weren’t able to get exact numbers for 2019, it’s clear from data shared by IMBA that trail visits jumped roughly 50% or more from 2019 to 2020. Then in 2021, it seems everyone decided to take that mountain bike vacation they had been putting off for a year.

Aggregating numbers for 22 trail counters placed throughout the Bentonville area, Uriah Nazario of Trailblazers + ETHIC (formerly NWA Trailblazers and Bike NWA) says visits were up 74.48% in 2021 compared to 2020. “Though our data for our MTB trails is not as thorough as we would hope, we still have seen more [2021] usage in all 22 trails/trail heads where counters have been placed.”

Visitation data for National Forests in 2021 was not available as of press time, though forests did see enormous usage increases in the first year of the pandemic, 2020. As we noted in an article least year, federal lands in many areas were overwhelmed with recreational visitors, many of whom stay overnight. As a result, land managers in places like Crested Butte and Sedona attempted to reduce access through new reservation systems and restrictions. It’s not clear if this affected the number of visits to those locations, though based on the data we do have, it seems unlikely to have reduced interest or demand for trail-based recreation.

The trail supply chain

Much of the coverage of the bike sales boom has focused on supply chains, where lead times reportedly spiked up to two years or more for many items. Compare that to lead times for new trail projects, which have traditionally been years- or in some cases decades-long, and it’s possible trails will remain crowded and over-utilized for years to come, long after our new bike orders finally arrive. Even the threat of an economic recession likely won’t dampen enthusiasm for trails anytime soon. As Fox CEO Mike Dennison noted in a recent earnings call, “If you are a mountain biker, you are going to be a mountain biker regardless of what the economy is doing.”

In March we asked Singletracks readers if their local trails were crowded this year, and 43% of respondents said ‘often’ or ‘always.’ Still, that leaves plenty of trails that are underutilized. One commenter wrote, “[Used] to have loads of kids, now no one goes there. All of a sudden everyone disappeared. I have no clue why though…”

Visit These State Parks Next Time You're In Georgia

Georgia is an amazing hot spot for state parks and immersing yourself in the great outdoors. With over 50 state parks to choose from, there’s a perfect and magical place for anyone who chooses to come to visit the great state of Georgia. There are many opportunities for hiking, looking at wildlife, birdwatching, and camping out with friends or family in the woods. If you're tired of everyday life and need a br...

Georgia is an amazing hot spot for state parks and immersing yourself in the great outdoors. With over 50 state parks to choose from, there’s a perfect and magical place for anyone who chooses to come to visit the great state of Georgia. There are many opportunities for hiking, looking at wildlife, birdwatching, and camping out with friends or family in the woods. If you're tired of everyday life and need a break, or you're just looking for an opportunity to get fresh air to choose one of these amazing parks to visit! This could be a wonderful trip for you alone to refresh or an exciting adventure for the family to enjoy together. There are many open fields for kids to play, in or lakes for them to swim in! Anyone of the amazing parks in Georgia is guaranteed to be a memorable experience for all vocational experiences in your life!

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Tucked away in northwest Georgia, you’ll find Cloudland Canyon State Park, which overlooks the deep gorge on the western edge of Lookout Mountain. There are a wide range of hiking trails through the thick woods that span from easy to strenuous, with the most challenging taking you down a long winding staircase to two waterfalls cascading over layers of sandstone and shale into pools below.

Here you can find all the wonders of the great outdoors including: hiking, fishing and playing disc golf. There are also a wide range of camping grounds as well as fully equipped cottages and unconventional yurts.

Fort Mountain State Park

Fort Mountain State Park also has amazing hiking trails that lead to glorious scenic overlooks in the region. There’s also a wide range of black bears, but don’t let that scare you. Here you’ll find over 60 miles of hardwood forest and blueberry thickets with cross streams. This is a perfect ideal spot for amazing Instagram photos and amazing photos of you and loved ones. You’ll also find a 855-foot-long wall that is thought to have been built by early Indians.

George L. Smith State Park

Here in peaceful George L. Smith State Park in southeast Georgia, there will be amazing opportunities to canoe down the Black Water Lake scattered with Spanish moss-covered cypress trees. This is also an ideal spot for bird watching. With the proper binoculars and watchful eye you might be able to spot a blue heron, white ibis, and other wading birds.

Indian Spring State Park

One of the nation’s oldest state parks is famous for its mineral-rock spring water. This amazing spot is located in central Georgia just off the I-75. Enjoy wading the creek, the hot springs and exploring the nature trails.

Additionally, there is a small museum, open seasonally, that highlights the history of the Creek Indians in the area, the community’s history as a resort town and the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps’ work at the park during the Great Depression. There are also cottages and campsites that can be reserved for overnight stays.

Providence Canyon State Park

Step into another world at Providence Canyon State Park, also known as “Little Grand Canyon”. There are beautiful layers of bright orange, pink, purple and red combined in a colorful tableau along the stone walls. Stroll along the magnificent rim for a birds-eye view of the canyon or hike down into a few of its gullies.

There are also perfect, beautiful spots for backpackers to stay overnight along the backcountry trail, and it highlights certain portions of the canyon, winding through the forest. There’s also a nearby cottage set up in Florence Marina State Park. These are small efficiency units, and a modern campground.

Whether you’re into camping, hiking, exploring the wonders of nature, Georgia has the perfect parks for you. There are several places for amazing campsites or cottages for long weekend getaways. Take your time to unplug and step away from the hustle and bustle of high society life and get away from it all. The state parks of Georgia offer a wide range of beautiful experiences and wonderful memories to be savored with forever lasting Instagram posts.

To make sure you have the best time and promising experience, book your camping space online.

Online Reservations

There are also opportunities for park memberships as well, allowing multiple opportunities to stay in different parks throughout the year. If you’re really into changing your life and spending time outdoors this is the perfect option for you! Get amazing discounts and special opportunities at a multitude of state parks for regular enjoyment.

With so much to do at all of Georgia’s state parks and historic sites, it can be hard to know where to begin! Check out this list of amazing activities to participate in:

No matter what experience you’re hoping to find and what brings you pure joy and relaxation you’ll find it at one of the amazing state parks in Georgia. Make your plans to visit today!

11 Prettiest American Mountain Towns To Visit This Summer

Many states are blessed with mountains, outdoor adventures, in-town attractions, and sights varying by locale to cater to various tastes. Each of these scenic towns in the United States guarantees an amazing outdoor escape and a memorable in-town experience.Bend, Oregon Nestled in the foothills, the gorgeous mountain town is an escape into the Cascade Mountains for some of the best scenic ...

Many states are blessed with mountains, outdoor adventures, in-town attractions, and sights varying by locale to cater to various tastes. Each of these scenic towns in the United States guarantees an amazing outdoor escape and a memorable in-town experience.

Bend, Oregon

Nestled in the foothills, the gorgeous mountain town is an escape into the Cascade Mountains for some of the best scenic explorations of Oregon's great outdoors. With location complementing its name, the town is set picturesquely at the bend of the Bend River as a true mecca for nature lovers. The famous streams, rivers, and lakes comprise a real angler's paradise, while the balmy temperatures and frequent sunny skies call for a cooling dip following a summer day of hiking and biking in the region. Many local breweries in-town await the evening banter over the adventures, with the particularly legendary Deschutes Brewery featuring killer drinks to accompany its amazing food.

Dahlonega, Georgia

The site of the nation's first major Gold Rush in 1828, Dahlonega was also granted a Great American Main Street Award by the National Main Street Center in 2016. Featuring vibrant culture and history, one can absorb the town's patriotic pride while strolling the Historic Public Square or by visiting the Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site. For more culture, the town's Appalachian Jam music scene takes place each Saturday from April through October, with music lovers gathering to mingle, people-watch, and enjoy the live beats. Beloved by nature fans, the 18 different varieties of organically grown lavender at the Red Oak Lavender Farm are a real treat for the eyes with aromatherapeutic properties that can lull one to sleep. The Cedar House Inn & Yurts provide a heavenly stay, complete with a must-try Georgia French toast with peaches, cream sauce, and toasted pecans for breakfast before commencing a new day of adventures.

Estes Park, Colorado

Set in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain National Park, some 70 miles northwest of Denver, Estes Park is a perfect place to explore the great outdoors during summer. The town was named in 1864 by the owner and editor of the Rocky Mountain News after a successful gold miner who resided there from 1860 to 1866. Upon opening the famous Stanley Hotel in 1909, Estes Park was transformed into a luxury retreat town, catering to visitors like Pope St. John Paul II, Emperor Akihito of Japan, and President George W. Bush. Featuring warm weather and all the comforts of a big city, the town comprises happy residents and tourists who look forward to returning to the cozy atmosphere after a day full of adventures. Aside from hiking, biking, fly-fishing, and horseback riding, there is the aerial tram, adrenaline-pumping adventure sports, and simple unwinding through scenic strolls in the fresh mountain air.

Frisco, Colorado

Frisco is a special little mountain town for great adventures in the outdoors and things to do within, featuring a well-deserved nickname, "The Main Street of the Rockies". The vibrant and happening scene on the Main Street sees gatherings of people from all walks of life within the backdrop of the 10,000-foot Mount Royal. One will find over 50 locally-owned restaurants, B&Bs, coffee shops, bookstores, and other ways to soak up the pace of the town that drums to its own beat. The lively Frisco Bay Marina offers different scenery for atmospheric walks and endless water vistas. The well-known Rocky Mountain Roasters is great for lounging around with a brew before heading out. The must-hits include the wondrous Gatherhouse glass blowing studio and gallery in-town, followed the Lake Dillon for a cooling dip on a hot summer's day. The Frisco Inn on Galena offers a comfy stay with entertaining innkeepers' stories before bedtime.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Set in eastern Tennessee, Gatlinburg offers an ideal getaway into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where one can access the park straight from the heart of the downtown via three different entrances. The town's modest population of 4,000-some residents swells to ten-some with tourists during summer. Fleeing for the hiking trails, biking, and horseback riding, there's still enough space to explore the town's treasures within the mountain vistas. A destination in its own right, the top attractions include the Gatlinburg Space Needle, the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway, as well as historical exhibits, and cabins. The families love visiting the Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre, while the local galleries include the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community, where one can watch the local artists and craftsmen create paintings, pottery, handmade brooms, and jewelry, right on the spot.

Helen, Georgia

Helen is a tiny, picturesque mountain town brimful with classic Bavarian architecture and an authentic foods scene. Comprising only 600 residents, the town is an easy pleasure to get to know that makes one feel at home in the little heaven right away. One can find real German favorites like schnitzel, soft pretzels, and beer at the stands or in one of the many atmospheric restaurants. The famous pecan brittle from the Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen will give a boost to conquer the hiking and biking trails of the White County's Georgia Mountains, including the scenic Raven Cliffs Wilderness Area and the Smithgall Woods State Park. Top attractions include the mountain coaster, an aqua park, and riverfront beaches, perfect for a hot summer's day, while the Willows Pottery lets one paint and bring home a collectible.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Set in one of the most picturesque parts of the country, the town is surrounded by mountains as a perfect base for the great outdoors of north-western Wyoming, including an easy drive to the national parks of Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. One can explore the gorgeous natural landscapes via hiking and mountain biking or sub the outdoor adventures for some R&R with scenic strolls and hillside picnics in the freshest mountain air. Packing a punch of things to do in town, Jackson Hole's charming square is brimful with sights, restaurants, bars, shops, and other attractions to explore in the evening. To stay, there's the stunning Amangani, or the luxurious Residences Jackson Hole, complete with spas and mountain views.

Lake Placid, New York

Lake Placid offers a heavenly base to get away from the heat and humidity of the steel megalopolises. Nothing can beat a swim in the refreshing lake's waters following a summer's day full of outdoor adventures. There are many hiking trails, including the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks, the High Falls Gorge with beautiful cascading falls, as well as the lake for great paddle-boarding or white-water rafting. The entertainment-seekers can tune-in on the I Love BBQ and Music Festival, the beloved lakeside performances by the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, and watch the Lake Placid Horse Show. The Liquids and Solids restaurant is known to bring one's farm-fresh fantasies to life, while the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is pet friendly, to come exploring with one's best friend.

Leavenworth, Washington

Known for hosting one of the nation's best Oktoberfests and magical atmosphere during the holidays, the "Little Bavaria" gets transformed into a true alpine beauty during the summer months for great outdoor escapes. Back-dropped by picturesque mountains, there are myriads of scenic hiking and biking trails among the lush hills, while the Wenatchee River flows right through town for rafting, tubing, and fishing. For extremists, the craggy mountaintops offer great rock-climbing and bouldering opportunities in the vicinity. Following an eventful day-out, one can refuel on the plenty of popular Bavarian-inspired options like brats and beer from a street stand, or have an authentic meal of schnitzel, sauerkraut, potato salad, pastries, and more beer at a thematic restaurant. The classic Bavarian architecture completes the truly rustic, mountain-town vibe that transports one into the olden days, while the many cideries and wineries in the vicinity complement the Alpine appeal.

Taos, New Mexico

The cool northern New Mexico mountain town with some-5,000 residents is an adventurer's paradise with big character, colorful sunsets, and a renowned foods scene. Sitting surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Taos packs a punch in the heat department as well as in things to do, including fly fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, hot-air ballooning, river rafting, hot springing, and even llama trekking, all within stunning mountain vistas. Comprising an artists' colony, the town's one-of-a-kind adobe huts emanate the charisma of Santa Fe's architecture. To really absorb the town's vibe, one can wander around the 80-some art galleries and people-watch on the streets while sipping on margaritas days-on. There's the lively Adobe Bar at Taos Inn, and the oldest house in town, Alley Cantina known for Tecate drinks over a game of shuffleboard. Inhabited since the pre-Columbian times, Taos Pueblo is a protected and preserved Pueblo Indians' village, filled with multi-story adobe homes, cultural sights, and local craft shops.

Vail, Colorado

Famous for the wintertime Ski Resort, many miss the fact that Vail's slopes turn into a real lush heaven for outdoor pursuits during summer. When the temperatures rise, Vail becomes a whole new travel destination, complete with picnicking in the scenic mountain vistas, beautiful golf courses, and countless hiking trails through the Rockies. The town also turns host to incredible cultural events, while the Four Seasons Resort is just as appealing through the heat wave, featuring refreshing spa treatments, pools, and lower rates than in winter. Moreover, one can engage in a yoga session at the park or visit the Vail Village at the base of Golden Peak, Ford Park, and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater to make all the Centennial State dreams come true. The Gore Creek runs through the heart of the town for some great fly-fishing right from one's doorstep. For families, there's the scenic Vail Summer Gondola, the Epic Discovery, summer tubing, and Moe's Original BBQ, beloved for the weather-suiting banana pudding.

These mountain towns receive thousands of visitors each year as the best summer escapes into the scenic great outdoors. Their mountainous environments come with lush hills for panoramic views over a picnic, the freshest air, and many water holes to take a cooling dip on a hot summer's day.


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