Helen, Georgia - Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this touristy town is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. Don't forget to go tubing down the Chattahochee River, past the shops & outdoor-seating restaurants.
MaryHill Museum, Goldendale Washington. What I consider the first "real" museum I ever went to. It is very dear to my heart and still my all time favorite. Sits right on the Columbia river and it's history is amazing. LOVE it!