Atlanta is a great town, except for one thing; it’s not on the water. To find a great beach, you need to travel. So where is the closest beach to Atlanta? There are a few that are simple day trips from Atlanta, but most are oceanside fun weekend getaways. We’ll tell you what seaside beach is closest to Atlanta, but also 10+ more drivable favorites.
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!
When I say, “Ghosts,” Savannah, Ga is the first place that comes to mind, right?
No one knows exactly why the spirits congregate here in such large quantities.
Maybe it’s the Native American burial ground the lies beneath the city. Maybe it’s the bloodshed of battle-upon-battle as new settlers tried to claim this prestigious piece of land. Maybe it’s a tale of two loves…where the spirits find just as much pleasure in watching us as we have in trying to see them.
Luckily, that’s not a mystery we must solve in order to appreciate and enjoy their antics.
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.
Want to try quail hunting? Georgia has some beautiful southern plantations that cater to every level of hunter, but shooting isn’t the only reason to visit. Here’s what we found on our first trip to Quail Country Plantation near Thomasville, Ga. And why we’ll be back.
If you want to do more than just shop and spa on your girlfriends getaway, there are tons of things to do in Thomasville Ga. for an active weekend. Get outside, learn something new, be active – you can find it all in Thomasville – plus a few spas too.
These 18 memorable restaurants in Thomasville Ga. are worthy of a visit. Whether you want a place to eat with kids, just the girls or a date night – we’ve picked the right spot for your dining needs.
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.
Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts race #2 of the season in the “Chase for the Cup” — right after the legendary Daytona 500 — and this Georgia event is SUPER kid-friendly and full of FREE fun!
Vogel State Park is one of Georgia’s most beloved state parks, and one visit there will show you why. Vogel – Georgia’s second oldest state park – is located in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest near Blairsville. Vogel is a park located close to many of our state’s most beautiful waterfalls and hikes, which makes this is a place that cannot be missed.
St Simons Island was recently voted the number one favorite beach town by Travel and Leisure. Now the entire country knows what I’ve known for…