One Day in Dalton, GA

Dalton, Georgia is a vibrant and historic city nestled in the heart of Northwest Georgia. It is renowned as “The Carpet Capital of the World,” and for a good reason, as about 90% of the world’s carpet, rugs, and vinyl flooring are produced there. The rich and colorful history of Dalton has paved the way for the growing town we know today. If you take a stroll around the city, you’ll see the past and present collide in true Southern fashion.

Where to Eat


Tasting the many flavors Dalton has to offer is like taking a trip down memory lane. You’ll find traditional Southern comfort foods at places like Oakwood Cafe and Willie’s Fish Fry. If Italian is on your mind, check out Cyra’s or grab some pizza at Cherokee Brewing Company. When it comes to Mexican cuisine, Buckin’ Burrito and Los Pablos top the charts. Downtown Dalton is home to these restaurants and many more, all of which are sure to have your tastebuds singing.


Where to Stay

When planning where to stay for your Dalton trip, there are many great choices right at your fingertips. The La Quinta Inn & Suites of Dalton, the Hilton Garden Inn Dalton, and the Courtyard by Marriott Dalton are the highest ranking hotel choices in the area. All of which are close to nearby food and attractions. Another great place to search for places to stay in Dalton is Airbnb. There’s sure to be something that fits your needs; from fun and funky to historical and antique, there’s a place in Dalton just for you.


Sights to See

Take a stroll downtown, and you’re sure to come across many great shops, like Raspberry Row or Bucket List Antiques & Collectibles, perfect for finding gifts for loved ones or a little something for yourself. Need a drink? Grab a seat and a cold one at Dalton Brewing Company or take a moonshine tour at the Dalton Distillery, both are sure to quench your thirst. For a look into the past, visit Prater’s Mill and the Dalton Freight Depot. Other crowd favorites include the Dalton Ghost Tour, Escape Dalton, and the George Disney Hiking Trail.

Warren’s Picks

Warren’s top food picks are Buckin’ Burrito and Hamilton’s. He says he loves the assortment of options found at Buckin’ Burrito, and they always know how to make the burrito extra spicy and extra crunchy. He enjoys the kind service and quiet atmosphere of Hamilton’s, and says it’s “a really nice dinner space for groups or private meetings.” His other top picks are the George Disney Trail, as previously mentioned, for its spectacular views, and the Dalton Little Theater, where he likes to embrace the history around him while enjoying great, local talent.