There are quite a few things to do in Georgia! Whether you want to go on a weekend road trip down the coast or shop to your heart’s content, we have gathered up a few easy weekend getaways in Georgia!
Easy Weekend Getaways in Georgia
Now the Georgia coast isn’t long by any means at 100 miles, but boy can you see and do a lot! The best way to start a road trip is to step onto a boat. Seriously! Start your adventure in Savannah and take a cruise on a paddle-wheel riverboat cruise. A perfect way to see the harbor from a different point of view! When you get back on land, hop on the Old Town Trolley and learn about this beautiful city as the conductor entertains you about the tales of Savannah’s old world charm. You can even go on a Frightseeing Tour if getting spooked in Savannah is your idea of a good time.
Head out on to Tybee Island Light Station next and get your blood pumping by climbing the 178 steps to the top! Then drive south to Darien and eat shrimp to your tummy is happy! This historic community has the largest shrimp fleet found on the East Coast. If you love to kayak any chance you get, head out into the black water tidal forest with Altamaha Coastal Tours. Seriously epic!
Keep the road trip going by visiting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and see the rehabilitation of five threatened species of sea turtles. I personally love seeing driftwood on the beach and make it a point of stopping at Driftwood Beach anytime I am driving the Georgia coast! If you have an extra day, take the ferry out to the Cumberland Island National Seashore relax the day away on the gorgeous beaches.
Head down the coast and visit Fort Frederica and the settlement that used to be around the fort. The kids Junior Ranger program for this site is very interactive and the kids had a blast!
There is so much to see and do in Atlanta! Take in history at the Jimmy Carter Library, Martin Luther King Hosue Jr. house and the Kennesaw National Battlefield. Take in the 31 free things to do in Atlanta Georgia. Make sure to grab the Atlanta CityPASS and hit the 5 biggest attractions in Atlanta at a 43% discount per person! See our experience with Atlanta CityPASS.
Make sure to check out Stone Mountain. This is like a small amusement park. We camped here and took it all in it’s such a peaceful escape from the busy city!
I’m a certified waterfall lover and seek them out in every state that I visit. In the northeast Georgia Mountains, north of Dawsonville, there is Amicalola Falls State Park. This is the tallest waterfall in state at 729 feet. You can hike just a short distance or take the eight-mile trail to Springer Mountain to see the seven different waterfalls. For my backcountry friends, take the 5-mile hike to the only backcountry lodge in the state, Len Foote Hike Inn. Pack light!
Check out Tallulah Gorge State Park and their six cascading falls that drop down through the 1,000 foot Tallulah Gorge. Breathtaking! For those that like a little adventure, cross the gorge floor by using the suspension bridge that is 80 feet off the ground! Bring.It.On.
What are some of your favorite weekend getaways in Georgia?
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