Rome is a picturesque city set at the junction of three rivers and framed by the mighty Appalachian Mountains. Stroll around the lively downtown district filled with heritage buildings and visit one of the largest college campuses in the United States. Wherever you go, expect a healthy dose of Southern hospitality.
Things to do in Rome
With a footprint of more than 10,000 hectares, Berry College boasts one of the largest campuses in the world. Founded in 1902, the college is dotted with handsome historic buildings like the Gothic-inspired Ford Complex. Check out the enormous wooden waterwheel and stretch your legs on woodland trails.
You can find everything from antique shops to mom-and-pop diners in Downtown Rome. Stroll along bustling Broad Street and stop by the Rome Area History Centre to learn more about the city’s unique narrative. Downtown Rome borders the enchanting Between the Rivers Historic District, where you’ll find a jewel box of Victorian homes.
A trio of rivers - the Coosa, Etowah and Oostanaula - flow through Rome and provide a perfect setting for water sports. Rent a kayak and enjoy a scenic paddle or test your balance on a stand-up paddleboard. Rent a bike and cruise along the riverfront ECO Greenway and head to the Rocky Mountain Recreation Area to hike, fish and spot local wildlife.
Cheer on the Rome Braves at AdventHealth Stadium. The minor league team is an affiliate of the legendary Atlanta Braves and is no stranger to home runs. Stock up on merch at the official team store. The Rome Wolves football team play at Barron Stadium and are one of the most popular college teams in the Peach State.
Getting around Rome
Downtown Rome is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The city is in Floyd County, a 1.5-hour drive from Atlanta and Chattanooga. Rental cars offer the freedom to visit Rome and explore Floyd County at your own pace. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a one-hour drive away.