School’s out. The humidity is in. It’s summer ya’ll! Here are 60+ of our favorite ways to pass the summer in Atlanta. Did we capture your must-do summer activity? If not, let us know!
Atlanta is known for its hot summer weather and this summer has not been the exception. If your kids are like mine, they are begging to play at the pool or even in the sprinklers in the front yard, but if you’re looking for a different kind of water play…check out some of these awesome spray grounds, splash pads & fountains in and around the Atlanta area! They’re great for kids of all ages. Yes, even mom and dad can join in the fun!
Most of the water parks in Georgia are open Memorial Day to Labor Day, and they include everything from full-fledged water parks to county-run aquatic centers. We’ve done our best to collect every water park and aquatic center in Georgia. Did we miss one you know about? Let us know!
Each Georgia Lake has a personality all its own. Ellijay’s Carters Lake, in the North Georgia mountains, is like a fine cotton t-shirt – comfortable, casual, with an understated elegance that never goes out of style.
Ask me the “must-see” attraction in my neck of the woods, and I’ll tell you it’s Amicalola Falls. Amicalola Falls is part of the Georgia State Parks system and the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. It’s located in the North Georgia mountains and it is where the Appalachian Trail begins .
Lake Nottely is a gorgeous 4,000 acre lake with more than half it’s shoreline undeveloped and protected by the United State Forest Service. This hidden secret in North Georgia is much quieter than some other lakes in the state, and that’s precisely why we like it.
There are so many wonderful vacation destinations that sometimes we forget the ones in our own backyard. There are lots of amazing weekend getaways in Ga. Whether it’s hunting alligators, digging for gold, riding into the sunset, watching a show or just spending a lazy day on the beach digging a hole, Georgia has it all. Need some vacation ideas for quick weekend getaways? Here are 25+ fabulous family weekend getaways in Ga. The best part, they are all around five hours or less from Atlanta.
Strawberry picking in Georgia begins near the end of April and runs through most of May. Here are the farms in Georgia you need to know about, as well as Strawberry Festivals around the state.
There are so many places to explore on the water – from the salt marshes of the coast, to the mountain rivers of the north. From peaceful flatwater lakes, to alligator-filled swamps. This guide will help you find the perfect water trail for you.
Get ready to paddle your way through our beautiful state!
Although wine grapes have been growing in North Georgia for hundreds of years, Georgia’s wineries didn’t receive much notice until the late 1990s and early 2000s. However, once they started gaining attention, the wineries of the North Georgia Mountains really took off, with new ones seemingly appearing overnight. Here, we take a look at some of the region’s award-winning wineries where you can enjoy your favorite merlot, chardonnay or cabernet franc while taking in the mountain views.
Wondering which of the myriad romantic getaways in Georgia are right for you? Whatever romance means to you and yours, Georgia can deliver. Enjoy this list of our 50+ favorite resorts, hotels, B&Bs and romantic destinations in the peach state.
New Echota is a wonderful jumping off point for sharing the Trail of Tears with your kiddos. It’s a story that I’m obsessed with now, and a good reason to teach our kids about valuing curiosity over fear..especially when someone is different than we are. You’ll also find a list of other Trail of Tears sites in Georgia.
There is no shortage of top-rated Blue Ridge restaurants for your weekend getaway experience. Which one is best for date night? Lunch after a hike? A treat for the kids? And where do you find the locals for the most authentic experience? Have no fear – we’ve been around the block a time or two (or ten..or twenty…) and have picked JUST the right spot, especially for your dining needs!
Researching spring break ideas? Here are a collection of places guaranteed to make lasting memories, and they are all within reach of Atlanta. Our 17 recommended spring break destinations for 2019 include towns in Georgia, cities just over the border, and a handful of places that require an (affordable) jaunt in a plane.