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Helen overview

Helen is a budget-friendly place distinct for its riverfront and known for its waterparks and shops. You'll enjoy the abundant coffee and bar choices. Nature lovers will find plenty of places to explore such as Smithgall Woods State Park and Dukes Creek Falls Trail. Don't miss your chance to see attractions like Unicoi Hill Park and Charlemagne's Kingdom. Helen is a family-friendly destination while offering something for everyone.

Where to stay in Helen

Featuring accommodation choices that can meet everyone's needs, Helen is the place to go. There are 64 hotels in the Helen area and you can shop as many as 16 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 26 2-star hotels with an average price of $48 per night
  • • 25 3-star hotels with an average price of $80 per night
  • • 11 4-star hotels with an average price of $79 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 4345 user reviews of Helen hotels:
  • • Helendorf River Inn, Suites & Conference Center (Helen)
  • • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Helen, GA (Helen)
  • • Hampton Inn Helen (Helen)
  • • Best Western Plus Riverpark Inn & Conf. Center Alpine Helen (Helen)
  • • Heidi Motel (Helen)

How to get to Helen

Fly in to Atlanta, GA (PDK-DeKalb-Peachtree), 65.4 mi (105.3 km) from downtown Helen. Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 83.9 mi (135 km) away.

What to see around Helen

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • Smithgall Woods State Park
  • • Dukes Creek Falls Trail
  • • Yonah Mountain Trailhead
  • • High Shoals Falls Trailhead
Known for its waterparks, the area has sights especially popular with families like:
  • • Black Forest Bear Park
  • • Helen Waterpark
  • • North Georgia Zoo
  • • Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo
  • • Hamilton Gardens
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Unicoi Hill Park
  • • Charlemagne's Kingdom
  • • Helen Festhalle
  • • Alpine Helen/White County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • • Unicoi State Park

When to visit Helen

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 64°F day, 24°F night
  • • April-June: 84°F day, 37°F night
  • • July-September: 85°F day, 49°F night
  • • October-December: 74°F day, 25°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 15.2 inches
  • • April-June: 13.5 inches
  • • July-September: 13.7 inches
  • • October-December: 13.6 inches