The calendar may say fall, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for a vacation. Get away from the stress of the city and head to the Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club, near the town of Cordele, Ga. (only four hours from Atlanta). A tranquil lakeside retreat, the resort features villas, lodge guestrooms and lakeside cottages situated in the 1,308-acre Georgia Veterans Memorial Park. Special guest room packages start at $99 for two people and include a full breakfast for two, one round of golf for two, or a one-hour lake boat rental for two (additional golf or boating can be added at a 50 percent discount).Ashley L. Brazzel

Get out of town: Call 800-459-1230 for reservations or visit