Buckhead tends to empty out during July as families head to their favorite destinations.With your feedback and comments from social media, we have put together the Top 5 places that Buckhead Residents escape to during summer months.  They all have one thing in common, water! Here they are ranked by our social media audience in order of popularity.

30A Beaches in Florida

a. How to get there: 1 hour Flight or a 5.5 hour drive.

b. Where to stay: Book a beautiful home or condo on the coast via VRBO in Alys, RosemarySeaside, Watercolor, and more beaches of 30a. Or try one of the 30a Favorites lodging options.

c. What to do: Rent bikes, take them everywhere via big sidewalk-lined roads, enjoy a variety of water sports, take in amazing scenery (emerald waters where playful dolphins are often sighted), and wonderful restaurants. From movie nights to farmer’s markets, the 30a Events Calendar has it all!

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Sea Island, Georgia

a. How to get there: One of the beautiful Golden Isles of Georgia, Sea Island.com has prepared a thorough travel guide with plenty of helpful information. It is a 1hr flight or roughly a 5hr drive.

b. Where to stay: Take your pick from the accommodations list of The Cloister, The Lodge, Cottages, Broadfield or The Inn at Sea Island.

c. What to do: Water sports, horseback riding, boating, spas, a variety of group classes, golf and spectacular dining. Take advantage of the Event & Activities Guide prepared by SeaIsland.com.

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Lake Rabun, Georgia

a. How to get there:  1:50 hour drive.

b. Where to stay: Rent a lake house via VRBO, stay at the Historic Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant or Glen Ella Springs Inn.

C. What to do: Choose from plenty of options – hiking, running, boating, visit the Mind & Body Haven spa, take a class at the cycling studio, attending the July 4th antique boat parade or see more happenings on their events page!

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Highlands, North Carolina

a. How to get there: About a 1 hr flight or 2 hr drive.

b. Where to stay: Find a quaint mountain house via VRBO, or browse the inns and other lodging options on the Highlands site.

C. What to do: Hiking, great restaurants, camping, and check out the events calendar for events like music festivals, plays and more!

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Waterfalls to experience: Glen Falls (pictured), Bridal Veil Falls, Bust Your Butt Falls, Cullasaja Falls & Dry Falls

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Lake Burton, Georgia

a. How to get there: 2:15 hour drive.

b. Where to stay: Browse lake homes on VRBO or stay at one of the nearby cabins: Absolute Enchantment, CB’s Hideaway, Chiggerchaw Lounge, and Woods Cabin.

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c. What to do: Water sports like tubing and water skiing, fishing, hiking and beautiful scenery to enjoy.

Which destination is YOUR favorite? Tell us in the comments below or tag us on social media using the hashtag #Buckhead to share your next getaway!