South Carolina is home to some of the best lakes in the country! Every type of popular recreational water activity can be found here, including world-class fishing, boating, swimming, and water sports!
The Great Outdoors
Sometimes you just need to get away. We’ve been there. That’s why we put together this list of more than 50 family weekend getaways in the Southeast.
Some of the places you may never have considered for a fun weekend getaway. Some of these places to visit you already know, but hopefully we’ll give you a few new ideas for your next long weekend.
Whether you are looking theme parks and water slides, or horseback riding and hiking trails, this list should help!
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.
Callaway Gardens, Ga. is a special place during the holidays, but the Pine Mountain, Ga. attraction has several other incredible, can’t miss seasonal festivals and events…
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.
Here are seven hints for finding your dream adventure with the entire family, and why you too should consider Callaway Gardens!
The Smoky Mountains are home to some of the most beautiful and amazing outdoor adventures in the Southeast. But what if you’re not an “outdoorsy” person? What if you are? There are many ways to explore the great outdoors in Gatlinburg, no matter what category you fall into!
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.
Researching spring break ideas? Here are a collection of places guaranteed to make lasting memories, and they are all within reach of Atlanta. Our 13 recommended spring break destinations for 2020 include towns in Georgia, cities just over the border, and a handful of places that require an (affordable) jaunt in a plane.
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.
Bryson City, NC is top on my list for fall vacation ideas this year. I was in awe of the lake, the rivers, the trees & more. It’s perfect for outdoor lovers!
If you are looking for Georgia State Parks with cabins, especially for a fall get away, then head to Fort Mountain State Park, near the Cohutta Wilderness.
Finding a place with snow Atlanta is not easy. But one of the beauty of living in Atlanta is we are relatively in a driving distance to many great ski resorts in North Carolina and Tennessee. Your family can still find a way to enjoy snow and skiing near Atlanta with our family fun guide to where to see snow and go skiing in Atlanta.