Georgia Adventures: Great Day and Weekend Trips
Make plans for summer fun! Plan a day or weekend trip to one of these great family destinations.
If you’re looking for family fun and adventure, look no farther than your own backyard! Rabun County, just a short trip away, is Atlanta’s backyard playground for all kinds of adventures. This quaint mountain getaway offers a wealth of unique and wonderful experiences, all of which come with amazing views, fresh air and sunshine. From thrilling outdoor activities like hiking, biking, rafting, ziplining, horseback riding, fishing and camping, to the relaxing pleasures of cultural exploration, spas, golfing, shopping, wining and dining, there’s something for everyone in Rabun County!
Treat the Family to a visit in North Georgia’s White County, including Alpine Helen and the villages of Sautee-Nacoochee and Cleveland, conveniently located just 90 minutes north of Atlanta. Georgia’s official Outdoor Adventure Destination also offers abundant shopping, history museums, performances, hand crafted arts and wonderful events throughout the year. White County offers a great escape for the entire family no matter the age. Stay at the newly renovated Unicoi State Park and Adventure Lodge. Make sure you tempt your taste buds at one of 25 downtown dining destinations, including bakeries and candy kitchens, while in town.
This summer, “Lake it…or Not” at Georgia’s Lake Lanier. 45 minutes north of Atlanta, escape to Lanier Islands Resort and cool off in their new Parakeet Springs Kid Zone or take a thrilling slide down Parrot Mountain. Are you looking for adventure on dry land? Lake Lanier has you covered with back to nature outings at Elachee Nature Science Center and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in Gainesville. Need to chill out indoors? INK, the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, is ready to tucker out even the most active toddlers and pre-teens.
Just a short trip away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Lake Sinclair is a peaceful retreat that’s home to refreshing waters, easy-to-use outfitters, plentiful small-town charm and a fisherman’s tall tale or two. If you’re looking for a quick getaway that offers a variety of experiences, you’ll find it tucked along our shores. Conveniently located just an hour and a half southeast of Atlanta, spend the day on Lake Sinclair, and if you need to cool off, just jump in. Grab the family, pup and all, and head to Milledgeville for a fun-filled trip!
Farmview Market, located in Madison, Georgia, is your destination for family fun! Offering Georgia’s best selection of local foods and gifts, there is something for everyone. Stop by and enjoy the cafe with gourmet farm food fast, full-service butcher shop, ready-to-eat meals, local gifts and crafts, homemade desserts, ice cream, smoothies, coffee and more! Check out the seasonal Farmers Market and events calendar and plan a stop at Farmview on your next road trip.
Museum of Aviation
The Museum of Aviation, located just north of Macon, is the second largest museum in the United States Air Force. Offering free admission, the Museum of Aviation houses more than 85 historic U.S. Air Force aircraft, missiles, cockpits and award-winning exhibits.