Photograph by Gil Gillis
Locals know best, right? What happens when a local is busy life-ing—raising kids, working two jobs, building a vlog, loving a spouse, etc? Unfortunately, the demands of everyday life mean travel and exploration take a backseat. So in the precious few moments you do have to get away from it all, where should you go?
Local YouTube personality Hey Hey Casey Rae takes a fresh look at Dublin, Georgia. A native of southern Georgia, Casey moved to Dublin in 2014 and decided to take life by the reins and finally start exploring her own backyard. Here are Casey’s ten reasons that you should be intentional about visiting Dublin.
A perfect Saturday
Taking life in your own hands, exploring your own backyard, creating time for who and what you love—Dublin has all you need for that perfect Saturday. Take a stroll through the Market On Madison farmers market, and dance your heart out at Dublin’s three-day art and music festival, DubJam, with Casey as she rediscovers the joys of Saturday.
All the eats
Casey splurged on all the best Dublin eats for her husband’s birthday. Watch as she goes all over town collecting his favorite dishes from the awesome local eateries. From nationally-acclaimed Deano’s Italian and Holy Smokes BBQ to Jack’s Hamburgers and Company Supply, here is Casey’s take on how to keep foodies happy with delicious food in Dublin.
Make HIStory part of your story
Experience one child’s rise to greatness at Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument Park in Dublin where he gave his first public speech at First African Baptist Church in 1944. Through the art of storytelling, the park brings the civil rights movement to life, and a massive mural calls for a better tomorrow. Imagine sitting in one of the church’s original pews under the dappled colors of the stained-glass windows as King delivered his first public speech.
Casey faced her fears at Haunted Montrose. A self-professed chicken, watch as she talks about the importance of having experiences, including the top fright-fest experience in Laurens County. Ten years since Haunted Montrose opened its doors, go behind the scenes of Haunted Montrose with Casey.
All the things
Get outside, and be in the moment with a walking tour of Dublin. With architecture, history, shopping, eating, and old photography, Dublin’s Downtown
Walking Tour mobile app has all the things. Download it for free and get stepping.
Casey gets real in this exploration of River Bend Wildlife Management Area and discovers that inspiration exists around every corner, even at Dublin’s favorite corner bakery, Sweet T’s.
Old is new again when you shop local with Casey. From the Treasure Store to Mint, Casey shops at some of her favorite Dublin stops and discovers the best gifts find you when you step outside the big box.
Reasons to wine
From Deano’s Italian to Dublin Farm, there are plenty of reasons to wine in Dublin. Indulge in five courses of gourmet Italian at Dublin Farm, tasty twists on traditional Southern favorites at Company Supply, and casual sips and kickback vibes at My Coffee Shop. Pair your downtime with Dublin’s eats and drinks for a happy hour you’ll be happy to wine about.
With all the stress of the holiday season, Casey needed to escape for a mini stay-cation at Dublin’s Page House Bed and Breakfast. She discovered that it’s an
awesome way to recharge.
Christmas in Dublin
Watch as Casey takes a trip downtown to rediscover the bright lights of a holly-jolly holiday season in Dublin. Take in the Nutcracker, Christkindlemarket, the Christmas parade, and Jingle Mingle for your own Christmas magic.