The August/September issue of Augusta Family magazine featured several nearby attractions a short drive away in The Great Day Trip Getaways. One of the places mentioned was Monroe, Georgia. Monroe is a quaint, southern town with some great shops. The Story Shop and Revolutionaries Market are two one-of-a-kind local favorites. A few other wonderful finds are the boho-chic clothing store Epiphany, Scoops handmade ice cream shop and the Monroe Mercantile Market, a 3-floor shopping experience of antiques, old records, monograms and farmhouse décor. A mere hour and 45 minutes from Augusta, this day trip is just the right amount of relaxing mixed with southern charm.

Photos provided by Aimee Serafin