Just north of Athens, and just south of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Commerce, Georgia, is a central location for folks traveling to or from Atlanta via the I-85 freeway. Here you’ll find shopping, dining and family fun, plus many company headquarters if you're traveling on business. It’s small-town charm within reach of the big city.
Plenty of seasonal events bring variety to Commerce’s list of happenings. These include the Folk to Fine Arts Festival (the first weekend in March), Cruisin’ Commerce (April), the Square Dance Festival (July), Boo Fest (October), Pink Party in the Park (October), the Christmas Parade (December) and Commerce by Candlelight (December).
For year-round leisure, start with a shopping trip in quaint downtown Commerce or head to the nearby outlet mall, which features dozens of stores with splurge-worthy prices. Strolling the more than 70 stores there is sure to work up an appetite. Lucky for you, the surrounding area also has restaurants, both fast food and dine-in, that satisfy a wide variety of tastes. For even more refined flavors, wine aficionados can taste local blends at the nearby winery, located just 30 minutes outside of town.
Want to ramp up the excitement? Families love the local fun center with its bumper boats, go-karts, arcade and rock wall. If go-karts are too slow for you, live vicariously through the high-speed race car drivers at the drag strip in town, which was originally designed to be an airport.
Commerce is a convenient destination for college students, and their parents too, with the Piedmont College Athens Campus and the University of Georgia each just 25 miles away. Catch a game or take a campus tour, and discover a home base for visiting your scholars who live on campus: the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson,® Commerce, GA.
Our hotel can be a bustling center of activity. Host up to 50 guests for business meetings, training seminars, birthday parties or wedding receptions in our 800-square-foot banquet and meeting room.
Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, this cozy home away from home is walking distance from many attractions, and features amenities like a heated indoor pool to help you unwind after a long day. Before you head back on the road, be sure to fill up with a complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast, with eggs, waffles, coffee and more. No matter where your travels take you, our hospitality will always be here to welcome you back.