Atlanta Magazine ran a feature article on Nov. 24 on “10 Reasons to Plan a Trip to Douglasville.”
History states that the Douglasville location is “less than 30 minutes from Atlanta … convenient to major highways, allows for a day trip or an overnight getaway.”
The “10 reasons” cited in the article include restaurants, County History and Art Museum, West Pines Golf Club, Arbor Place Mall, Foxhall Resort, Sweetwater Creek State Park, L&R Alpaca Haven Farm and Champ’s Clock Shop.
The Museum of History and Art is also considered one of the sites of the Douglas County Film Trail.
And also on the list is the Discover Douglasville Audio Tour, a self-guided historical tour that visits downtown landmarks. Plaques are placed in front of historic sites and visitors can use the Visit Douglasville app to learn more about the building’s history.
Jason Post, director of community relations for Douglasville, who responded by email, said the magazine had done a good job compiling Douglasville attractions.
“We are just happy to be able to showcase all the wonderful things there is to do and see in the community of Douglasville. We are particularly excited about the Downtown GeoTour and the Discover Douglasville Audio Tours, ”he said.
Terry Howard, who also responded by email, is a co-owner of Vine Cafe, which is one of the local restaurants mentioned alongside Gumbeaux’s and Fabiano’s Pizzeria.
“The adage ‘The best of all worlds’ comes to mind when surprised visitors to Douglasville,” said Howard. He added that the city “… offers an attractive range of parks, health centers, shops and restaurants, including those that emphasize healthy eating. Among these is The Vine Café and Market downtown, widely recognized for offering delicious and healthy menu choices (including vegan options), ”he said.
Howard said The Vine also offers monthly live shows, a writers guild, and a venue for small and large group meetings and retreats.
Jeff Champion, owner of Champ’s Clock Shop, moved to Douglasville with his family in 1964.
As noted in the article, “… opened in 1967 by William Jerry” Champ “Champion, the store carries over 1,000 of the most intricate clocks, including grandfather clocks and the world’s largest cuckoo clock. world.”
The article notes that the store was featured in the movie “The House with the Clocks in Its Walls” and also has a full-service repair shop.
Champion, who spoke by phone, said he believed that some of the area’s newer residents who love to hate the city and / or county on ‘social media’ might lack a sense of reference and would do well to curb their criticism. and instead focus on what’s good about Douglasville and the county, including its proximity to Atlanta, green spaces, and variety of things to do.
Champion said the watch store has become a must-see and a local destination because there is nothing else like it anywhere.
Post points out that several of the article’s “Top 10” also work well with safety guidelines due to COVID.
“As COVID continues to be a part of our lives, we are trying to make sure that there are event and activity options available to meet everyone’s comfort level,” Post said. “You will notice that many of the items on this list are outdoor or small group activities. We are also seeing the return of some of our biggest events, festivals and concerts with safety guidelines in place. The hope is that no matter how risky you are or how comfortable you are, there will be something going on in Douglasville.