Free tickets are now available online for free admission for 2 to “participating museums and cultural institutions across the country” on Museum Day (Saturday, September 22, 2018). Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Each Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

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Smithsonian Free Museum Day

There are over 1,250 participating museums across the country that are participating. Some of the best options include these in the Georgia Mountains are:

Click here to search for your favorite participating location and get your free Museum Day ticket (provides admission for 2). Where will your curiosity lead you this Museum Day? Follow on social media @MuseumDay #MuseumDay #WomenMakingHistory



BONUS: These vineyards also have some fun animals that live on site!

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Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery – Sicilian Donkey

366 Paradise Road, Blairsville, GA
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Paradise Hills – Deck View of Fireplace, Vines, & Mountains

A hidden treasure in Georgia’s Upper Hiawasee Highlands AVA is Paradise Hills, offering Cabin Rentals, a European-style Spa, and a Winery & Tasting Room. Spend a relaxing afternoon (or the whole weekend) in the scenic beauty of this farm winery. Enjoy a variety of wines, spa treatments, plus add live music on the weekends. Goats are hanging out in the area of the property located just below the tasting room. Seating is available both indoors and outdoors (patio with tables and chairs or deck with large fireplace and mountain views). A small gift shop is also located inside next to the wine-tasting room. Cheese and tapas available from tasting room.

Pets are welcome outside on the wine patio (but not inside the tasting room). Children need to be under your control at all times.

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Paradise Hills – Tasting Room Entrance


  • MON: by Appointment
  • TUE: by Appointment
  • WED: by Appointment
  • THU: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • FRI: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • SAT: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • SUN: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Live Music Schedule (Saturday & Sunday – some have cover charges)
  • Pets OK on wine patio (but not inside tasting room)


  • $5Basic Wine Tasting includes 4-6 wines (varies depending on season and vintage availability)
  • $15 – Premium Wine Tasting Price includes all wines (7-10) & souvenir wine glass
  • $30Vintner’s Tour & Tasting available on Fridays & Saturdays at 1:00pm (reservations required)
    • Souvenir wine glass
    • Exclusive premium wine tasting
    • Winemaker-guided tour of vineyards and winery production
  • Cheese & Food: Locally-sourced Artisan Cheeses and Tapas (menu is subject to change depending on availability/season)
  • Please do not bring outside food into the tasting room area
  • 6 Craft Beers (on Tap!) – no Beer on Sundays
  • $4 Hard Ciders
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Paradise Hills – Tasting Room and Menu


The Family Wine Club is available at 2 membership levels (dues accumulate and are spent at your discretion on wine, retail, and/or spa services).

  • All family members receive:
    • Invitations to all Paradise Hills events
    • Exclusive invitation to 2 annual “Family Reunion” events with a guest (Spring & Fall)
    • Custom Paradise Hills Christmas Ornament
  • Become a “Cousin” for $20 / month and receive:
    • Free tastings all year for yourself and 1 guest
    • 10% off all wine sales
    • 10% off all retail purchases
  • Become an “Aunt/Uncle” for $40 / month and receive:
    • Free tastings all year for yourself and any guests accompanying you
    • 20% off all wine sales
    • 20% off all retail purchases


  • Affordable wedding package for as few as 10 people ($2698)
  • All-Inclusive wedding fantasty package for up to 40 guests ($5790)
  • Vineyard destination wedding for up to 75 guests ($3860)
  • Vineyard destination wedding with 2 nights lodging for up to 64 ($8592)


  • Treatments at The Spa at Paradise Hills include the use of spa facilities:
    • Steaming rock sauna
    • Aromatherapy lounge
    • Light snacks


CONTACT & VISIT: Paradise Hills


  • FACEBOOK: @ParadiseHillsGeorgia Rated 4.7 (165+ Facebook reviews), 3600+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM: @Paradise_Hills 290+ Followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.5 (100+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • TWITTER: @ParadiseHillsRS 100+ Followers
  • YELP: Rated 4.0 (20+ YELP reviews)


  • Paradise Hills’ Specials and Packages
  • Local residents may qualify for discount (inquire when booking)

Visit the Vineyard & Wineries page for a Map of the vineyard options available in the Georgia Mountains!

For a totally unique experience, try a Seaplane Tour of the Georgia Mountains and enjoy the Mountain Scenery with a “Splash and Dash” seaplane splashdown on Lake Blue Ridge, Lake Notley, or Lake Chatuge! Various packages available or design your own custom experience!

Up to 3 passengers at a time with a combined total weight of 450 pounds.


Want to be Iron Man, Swim like a dolphin or ride the nose of a whale? Flyboarding is the hottest and newest water sport that combines swimming and flying. Private, onsite pond. No wake, boat traffic to worry about. Bring your swim suit or use our drysuits. Must be 16yrs old or older, can swim, and want to experience the coolest activity in the water. 30 minute session for $109.95 (advance reservations required).

30 minute flight for $130 (advance reservations required) or purchase multiple flights (5+) for $65/flight… or check Groupon and/or LivingSocial for special rates and promotions:

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