Helen, Georgia is a small Bavarian style town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since transforming the town to Bavarian style in 70s Helen has been a tourism hub ever since, dubbing it as the 3rd most visited town in the state of Georgia.
Not only is this town extremely picturesque, there are tons of cute little restaurants, shops and place to get sweet treats. Although this town is usually quite busy with people, I still highly recommend making the stop. Fall is a wonderful time to make a day trip, as well as the holiday season when the town gets adorned with lights and decorations.
In order to try to beat the crowds, try going earlier in the morning and grabbing a pastry from a Hofer's, a local bakery. There are many options for chocolates, taffy, truffles, and beef jerky through out the town. Be aware, the prices here are high due to the tourist aspect of the town. With that being said, if you are still looking to have lunch, The Heidelberg in the main square has an IG worthy balcony.
Helen is known for its seasonal events that are hosted most of the year such as Oktoberfest, and Christkindlmarkt. Do note that it is $5 a day to park basically anywhere in Helen, but that applies to RV's also. We comfortably parked our 27ft motorhome here with no problems.
This is a great day trip for one of their seasonal events, or as a stopping point while passing through. As an adult we spent about an hour and a half walking around but more time could be spent here if you're with children / a family or enjoying the day at one of their themed events.