- The list below includes 82 free or cheap things to do in or near Helen, Georgia, including 76 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Mini Golf, Tubing and Ziplines.
- From Anna Ruby Falls to Chattahoochee River, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Helen and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Blairsville, Clarkesville, Dahlonega and Sautee Nacoochee.
Owned and operated by Carmike Cinemas, Movies 400 is a local movie theater showing the latest released films to its guests. Amenities at the theater include matinee ticket specials, concessions, and weekday movie specials.
Located next to a high school, Buford Youth Sports Complex has a multipurpose field that hosts community football, lacrosse, and soccer games. The complex also has several tennis courts, with bleachers on a hill for spectators.
Featuring a guide familiar with the region's waterways, Western NC Fly Fishing Guide takes visitors to fishing destinations like Nantahala River and Tuckaseegee River. The guide provides all the fishing equipment, from rods to flies.
The breathtaking Cullasaja Falls are located next to Route 64 in Highlands, NC. The parking lot is quite small, and sits just off of the highway, in the midst of an extremely dangerous, high-accident portion of it. Avoid visiting Cullasaja Falls during rush hour.
The sprawling Ellijay Marketplace is an auction house, flea market and vender co-op offering a rich assortment of goods. Common items sold here include antique furniture, handmade candles, knit goods, artwork, vintage clothing, handmade lace and other home furnishings.
With over 38,000 acres of land covered, Lake Sidney Lanier is a large Georgian reservoir created by the Buford Dam. The lake is a popular destination during holidays for boaters, jet-skiers, and house-boaters. Holiday lights decorate the lake islands November-January.
Located near the Cartecay and Coosawatee rivers, Boogie Rivers Tubing Company is a business offering tubing, kayaking, and canoe trips to its visitors. Guests commonly enjoy relaxing, enjoying the picturesque setting, and observing the local wildlife on their trip.