Tbilisi, the national capital, is situated 55 miles (89 kilometers) south of Gudauri.
Visiting just one town or city, no matter how popular, will only ever provide you with a narrow window into the wider rhythms and life-ways of a region. So allow time to delve into Georgia's other attractions. You'll also find Gori, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northeast, and Mtskheta 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the north.
If the sun isn't shining, fear not, Georgia offers a wide range of history museums, nature museums and theaters, guaranteed to keep culture vultures entertained and dry. For a budget-friendly, outdoor experience that will interest the entire family, take the time to stop by the region's open-air museums.
When the temperature goes down, go to this area. Grab your woollen hat and scarf and have a go at the cold weather sports here. Try skiing or snowboarding. When the weather is right, make like a local and head to the area's waterways for a morning of rafting or swimming.
Why not let your tastebuds loose in Georgia's restaurants and cafés. Cheese and also beans are popular here. Fruit cobblers (dumpling) and brunswick stew are much-loved options for you to try. Ask for berries at the end of your repast. This is a popular choice for residents and tourists. Invigorate yourself with a the regional brew. Argo is popular here. After dinner, go out for a nice glass of wine in a bar that serves regional wines. Try some Alazani or Akhasheni. If you are after something non-alcoholic, tea is a great option.
A wise man once said, an aeroplane ticket is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer. A trip to Georgia will provide you with moments you'll cherish for a lifetime.