Make Waves at Lake Lanier this Summer

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and discover the hidden gem of Georgia’s Lake Lanier, just a short 45-minute drive north of Atlanta. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Lake Lanier has something for everyone, both on and off the water.

Here are just some of the reasons you should make Lake Lanier your top choice for your splashy escape!

Make Waves at Lake Lanier this Summer
Courtesy of Lanier Islands

1. Margaritaville’s New Waterslide Coaster

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands is adding Georgia’s first waterslide coaster, Apocalypso, as part of a new, four-slide tower opening at the resort’s water park this summer. Apocalypso will send riders up and down hills, one of the drops making this the largest waterslide of its kind in the United States.

It will bring high speed, intensity thrills, and family fun for those seeking an escape. 

2. Water Taxis, Water Parks, & Fun Centers

If you’re not sure if you want to get in the water or not…don’t worry! You’ll find plenty of both water activities and out-of-water activities.

Dive into excitement with the water taxi service, making it easier than ever to explore Georgia’s largest lake without actually having to get in the water. For thrill-seekers, head to Lake Lanier Islands for one of the South’s best lakefront waterparks or the Game Changer fun center, featuring indoor activities like axe throwing, virtual sports suites, arcade games, and more!  

3. Outdoor Adventures Await

Get ready for endless adventures on and off the water!

Dive into a wide range of water sports activities, including boating, fishing, jet skiing, and paddleboarding. Explore miles of scenic hiking and biking trails or tee off at championship golf courses with stunning lake views.

Adventure awaits at nearby attractions such as amusement parks, zip lines, and adventure courses offer adrenaline-pumping excitement.  

4. Unique Stays

Experience the epitome of laid-back luxury with a wide array of waterfront accommodations. Whether you prefer lakeside cabins, cozy cottages, or upscale hotels, you’ll find accommodations to suit every style and budget.

From hotels and vacation homes to authentic safari tents, luxury RVs, newly renovated tiny cabins, and even houseboats, Lake Lanier offers thousands of ways to stay. Wake up to breathtaking views of the lake and enjoy world-class amenities such as spas, golf courses, and water parks right at your fingertips.  

5. Small Town Charm

Immerse yourself in the quaint charm of Lake Lanier’s downtown districts. Explore bustling Main Street in Buford or the up-and-coming area in Flowery Branch, where you can enjoy a weekly farmers market and an excellent selection of boutiques, specialty shops, and designer outlets.

6. Fresh Culinary Scene

Treat your taste buds to a culinary journey around Lake Lanier’s diverse dining scene. From mouthwatering Southern comfort to waterfront dining to all-star chefs and local favorites, there’s no shortage of delicious options to satisfy your cravings.

Whether you’re in the mood for fresh seafood, juicy steaks, or farm-to-table fare, you’ll find it all within easy reach.  

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Make Waves at Lake Lanier this Summer