Helen is a small town, located to the north of the state of Georgia, USA. Set deep within the North Georgia Mountains, the most southerly point of the mighty Appalachians, the town’s close resemblance of a Bavarian alpine town has made it a popular tourist destination amongst local, inter-state and international holidaymakers alike. To cater for the town’s steady influx of visitors, tourists looking to spend their holidays in Helen will discover that the settlement and its surroundings boast a good choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation. There are apartments and chalets, many built in the traditional alpine wooden style to reflect the scenic surroundings.
Being a popular tourist destination, visitors spending their holidays in Helen will discover that the town plays host to a number of annual events and festivals. Particularly popular is the Oktoberfest, held in the autumn months when, as the trees turn vibrant autumnal shades, the town becomes especially scenic. The town’s annual summer hot-air balloon festival is another popular tourist draw. Helen is also a popular base from where walkers, cyclists and horseback riders can explore the nearby Chattahoochee National Forest. Here, as well as discovering the region’s indigenous fauna and flora at close quarters, tourists may also marvel at the Ann Ruby Falls, a popular local beauty spot.
After enjoying the many natural attributes of this part of Georgia, visitors spending their holidays in Helen may wish to visit the state’s capital and largest city, Atlanta, wish is less than a two hour drive to the south. Here tourists will discover a broad choice of attractions and amenities, to suit all interests, tastes and budgets. Perhaps Atlanta’s most popular landmarks and tourist draws are the High Museum of Art, The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Site, The Bohemian style shops and boutiques of Little Five and Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, the former home of the writer of the hugely popular and successful film - ‘Gone With The Wind.’ Also close by are the World of Coca-Cola and Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest indoor aquarium.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Helen will discover that the town has a mainly warm, humid, climate. This means that summers can be hot, with temperatures often reaching the early-thirties degrees Celsius, although due to the town’s elevation, winters can be much cooler, with temperatures averaging between 5 and 15 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall of 45 inches is pretty evenly distributed throughout the year.
Travellers from the UK looking to spend their holidays in Helen will be pleased to discover that there are regular and direct flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to nearby Atlanta International Airport (ATL). These Trans-Atlantic flights are operated by British Airways and Delta Airlines.