Must-Do Day Trip Hits All the Top Spots in Coweta County



Start your morning at Leaf & Bean, a cozy coffee shop on the square offering tasty breakfast options made with local ingredients. (Pro tip: Wash down your meal with one of their rotating lemonade flavors; the lavender is a big hit.)

Next, head to the Historic Coweta County Courthouse, a gorgeous 1904 Classic Revival building anchoring the town square. If court is in session, the courtrooms and jury rooms are off limits, but the building houses historic imagery and salvaged pieces from the 2010 restoration worth checking out.

Spend the rest of the morning wandering around the picturesque downtown and popping into shops and boutiques lining the square, including Red Letter Merchant, a unique vintage clothing store; Gillyweeds gift shop; and Newnan Mercantile, a home goods hotspot.



Refuel at The Oink Joint, a beloved barbecue spot. Opt for a Southern classic, such as a pulled pork sandwich or brisket plate, or try some fusion favorites, including BBQ nachos and the Kogi or fried chicken tacos.

Detour: Moreland 

Drive south to the Moreland Hometown Heritage Museum, a tribute to Lewis Grizzard, the famous Southern writer and humorist. The museum features photos and memorabilia from his childhood in Moreland and clippings from his time as an Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist.



Head to family-owned Whitley Farms (open Thursday through Saturday) for an abundance of seasonal produce. Pick your own strawberries and blueberries during the summer, and stock up on homemade jams, local honey, and baked goods at the market.

Next, wind your way through historic Sharpsburg, a quaint town with 150 years of history. Be sure to drive past the old Bridges & Cole building.


On your way to Senoia, stop in Turin to see one of Coweta’s quirky roadside attractions: Barbie Beach. Since 2006, the six-by-four stretch of sand has featured Barbies and Kens posed in themed displays of current events, such as the Final Four playoffs, the Olympics, and the royal wedding.


Once you’re in Senoia, take time to explore along Main Street, home to plenty of local restaurants and boutiques. A trip here isn’t complete without going on a film and TV tour.

Fans of The Walking Dead will love exploring different filming sites from the most-watched TV series in basic cable history. Other famous films and TV shows shot here include Sweet Home AlabamaFried Green Tomatoes, and Lovecraft Country.



Grab a table at Nic & Norman’s, a laid-back restaurant owned by The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus and executive producer, director, and special make-up effects supervisor Greg Nicotero. Mouth-watering starters, gourmet burgers, and hearty entrees make up the dinner menu, while brunch features an assortment of “hangover helpers.”

More to Explore 

Planning on a longer stay? Customize your trip with additional Coweta attractions.

Bike Brown’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site 

Six miles of mountain-bike trails wind through peaceful woods surrounding the site of an 1864 Civil War battle.

Explore Grantville Historic District 

This small town features a restored train depot, numerous filming locations, and one of the most haunted places in Georgia.

Step back in time at Oak Hill Cemetery 

Established in 1833, this historic spot with more than 12,000 gravesites is the final resting place of many Confederate soldiers who died during the Civil War.

Visit Senoia Raceway 

Watch cars zoom by on the dirt track at this iconic raceway, open since 1969.

Play pickleball at The HOP 

Fifteen pickleball courts make up this Newnan attraction, fittingly named The HOP—aka the house of pickleball.

Toss discs at The Mutt (Hunter Complex)

Get outside and experience the brand-new professional disc golf course.

By: Emma Hunt (Atlanta Magazine Custom Media)

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