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Blue Ridge, Georgia, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Blue Ridge?

You should plan to spend around $124 per day on your vacation in Blue Ridge. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $35 on meals
  • $34 on local transportation
  • $135 on hotels

A one week trip to Blue Ridge for two people costs, on average, $1,740. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Blue Ridge cost?

A one week trip to Blue Ridge usually costs around $870 for one person and $1,740 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Blue Ridge on average costs around $1,740 for one person and $3,479 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Blue Ridge will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Blue Ridge on average costs around $3,728 for one person and $7,456 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Blue Ridge has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Blue Ridge expensive to visit?

Prices in Blue Ridge are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Blue Ridge is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in North America for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Hope, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Key West.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Blue Ridge Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Blue Ridge?

The average Blue Ridge trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Blue Ridge travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $135
Local Transportation 1 $34
Food 2 $35
Entertainment 1 $18
Alcohol 2 $10 - 30
Accommodation Budget in Blue Ridge
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Blue Ridge is $67. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Blue Ridge is $135. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Blue Ridge

Looking for a hotel in Blue Ridge? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Blue Ridge based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $226. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Blue Ridge
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Blue Ridge is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $34 per person, per day, on local transportation in Blue Ridge.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Blue Ridge
How much does it cost to go to Blue Ridge? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Blue Ridge
The price of renting a car in Blue Ridge will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Blue Ridge
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Blue Ridge can vary, the average cost of food in Blue Ridge is $35 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Blue Ridge should cost around $14 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Blue Ridge is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Blue Ridge
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Blue Ridge typically cost an average of $18 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Blue Ridge
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $20 on alcoholic beverages in Blue Ridge per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Blue Ridge On a Budget
Blue Ridge Blue Ridge, Georgia
Blue Ridge is a resort town, located in the northern part of Georgia in the vicinity of the Blue Ridge Mountain region of the Appalachian Mountain chain. It is a popular destination for outdoor adventures like hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and even whitewater rafting. Whether you wish to stay in a cozy cabin or luxury resort, the environment is one enveloped by the natural beauty of mountain scenery.
In Blue Ridge, Georgia the main attractions are the mountains. The town is well within the vicinity of the Chattahoochee National Forest, which makes for acres upon acres of unspoiled mountain woodland beauty. The Blue Ridge Lake and the Toccoa River also make for good examples of the region's natural assets. From the mountaintops you can look over sweeping valleys and follow pristine ridges. One of the best ways to see the sights perhaps is to take a ride along the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Passengers have the options for vintage climate control or open air cars that take a 26 mile journey, winding along the scenic Toccoa River for a 2-hour layover to enjoy the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. The entire journey takes about 4 hours-one hour there, one back, and two in between to enjoy the sights of the McCaysville/Copperhill area.

While the natural features surrounding Blue Ridge do steal the show, Blue Ridge itself is a charming town lined with historic buildings, shops, galleries, restaurants, and places to stay. On the outskirts you might come across one of the county's many orchards, vineyards, or riding stables. Mercier Orchards is one of the more popular destinations, featuring fresh fruit every day, baked goods, homegrown products, wine tastings, and a full calendar of events.
Downtown Blue Ridge is the hub of the area, hugging Main Street and dotted with endless options for shopping and dining. Store fronts are many and varied, showcasing items for home decor, furniture, clothing, jewelry, shoes and leather supply, candles, soaps, outdoor apparel, and many other specialty goods. There are also opportunities for antique shopping as well as a handful of art galleries. High County Art & Antiques, for example, has a mix of both-located in the heart of the downtown and housing a selection of traditional and impressionist fine art, folk art, photography, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, antiques, and collectibles. As far as entertainment goes, the Blue Ridge Community Theater on East 1st Street has a full calendar featuring events like unique plays, dramas, comedies, musical productions, and concerts. The Swan Drive-In Theater, located on the outskirts of town on Summit Street, is another fun way to enjoy an evening out the good ‘ole fashioned way.

Most people come to Blue Ridge as a home base for all of the outdoor activities that the mountain landscape has to offer. Hiking, backpacking, camping, and horseback riding are popular along many of the mountain trails, while activities like kayaking, tubing, and whitewater rafting are choice options along the Toccoa River. With the Blue Ridge Lake nearby as well, this too, has become a well-traveled spot for trout fishing, pontoon renting, and many other water sports.

Aside from the unbeatable outdoor adventures, Blue Ridge has much to offer in shopping and entertainment, with plenty of downtown shops, a live theater, as well as a drive-in movie theater. And if that isn't enough, the region is full of local breweries and wineries worth a visit. Some of which include Grumpy Old Men Brewing, Fannin Brewing Company, Mercier Orchards, Habersham Winery and Vineyard, Serenberry Vineyard, and Crane Creek Vineyards, amongst others.
Food and Dining
In the state of Georgia, and in most of the southern United States, barbeque is a favorite pastime. All types of meat are prepared grilled and smothered in thick sauce, but pork is traditionally the most common in the state. If you find yourself in Blue Ridge and are looking to grab a quick plate of the savory stuff, look no further than Mike's Track Side BBQ. Everything is fresh, fast, and flooded smoky flavors. Other popular BBQ restaurants include The Pink Pig BBQ, Joe's Barbeque, and Blue Ridge Mountain BBQ, each just as satisfying as the next with all of the sides, fixins, and mouth-watering aromas. If you seek a nicer, sit-down meal, a few choice options include places like Harvest on Main, Southern Charm, Blue Ridge Brewery, and The Black Sheep. And as far as dessert goes, the Sweet Shoppe remains the go-to with gourmet cupcakes, truffles, cake pops, and more.

The nearest major airport is Lovell Field, also known as Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. It is located about 51 miles away from Blue Ridge in the neighboring state of Tennessee, and is served by Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, and United Express. The nearest international airport is located in the capital city of Atlanta and is called the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Atlanta is about 90 miles south of Blue Ridge.

By car from Atlanta, take I-75 North to I-575. This becomes the Georgia Mountain Parkway (Hwy 515) at the Cherokee County - Pickens County border. Continue on this road for 55 miles to Blue Ridge.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.