When you feel like getting away for a weekend, look no further than in your home state Georgia! With our many historical towns, and southern quaintness we have some of the best road trips around. Take a trip down to Savannah or go into the city of Atlanta. No matter where you go you’ll be sure to see something new and make some memorable experiences.
10. Savannah, GA
Historic Savannah is a favorite among Georgia Residents. Visitors have access to several beaches and marshes such as Jekyll Island and Cumberland Island. Nearby college students frequent the bar scene on Riverwalk Street, and couples fall in love with the historic houses and shops. Just a 4 hour drive from Atlanta, Savannah is the perfect get-away for couples, friends, or families.
River Street in Savannah, GA
9. Atlanta, GA
The state capital of Georgia hosts many tourist attractions. Atlanta is home to the largest aquarium in the western hemisphere, the World of Coke, the CNN Center, and just recently added, the Football Hall of Fame. There are many other museums, parks, and attractions for visitors to see. Depending on where you live in Georgia, downtown Atlanta is anywhere from a 30 minute drive to just a few hours away.
The Atlanta skyline features one of the tallest buildings in Atlanta, the Bank of America Tower.
8. Macon, GA
As with much of Georgia, there are so much history in Macon! One can go see the historic Opera House, the Hay House, or the beautiful St. Joseph's Catholic Church!
The Historic Hay House in Macon, GA
7. Valdosta, GA
Not only is Valdosta the hometown of President Jimmy Carter, it has a water park, wonderful wildlife, and roller coasters! Valdosta is a great place to take the kids for some quality family fun!
6. Athens, GA
Here in Georgia, Athens is known for "Georgia" a nickname for the University of Georgia. You can't talk about Athens without talking about football! Take the family up to Athens for a UGA football game or see the famous double barreled cannon.
The double barreled cannon is a landmark for Athens, Georgia.
5. North GA Mountains
Visiting the North Georgia Mountains in the northeast needs no explanation--it's simply beautiful! If you've never gotten the chance to experience the majestic brilliance of the North Georgia Mountains, it is definitely a worthy road trip. Go up in the fall and stay in a cabin to experience the beauty of Autumn.
Map highlighting some of the counties that contain the North Georgia Mountains.
4. Lookout Mountain
Lookout Mountain is located in Georgia, but is right outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Perhaps the most beautiful part of Lookout Mountain is Lovers Leap which is a 100 plus foot waterfall.
A beautiful sunset at Lookout Mountain.
3. Cumberland Island
Cumberland Island is a wonderful natural wonderland. It is one of the largest undeveloped barrier islands along the Georgia coast. Wild horses roam the island. This is a great place to take the family on a vacation.
Cumberland Island is a wonderful place to experience many different types of wildlife.
2. Frick's Cave, Walker, Georgia
Take your family caving! On the east side of Lookout Mountain is Frick's Cave. Frick's Cave is home to 10,000 endangered Gray Bats and the rare Tennessee Salamander. Due to the endangered species, visitors are only allowed in the cave once per year in the winter during an annual Open House Day when the bats are not present.
1. Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island is another barrier island along the coast of Georgia. You and your family can take walks along the beach, bike, and go on guided tours.
Taking a trip in Georgia means fun-filled memories and more than likely a history lesson as well! There are so many great places to visit in Georgia, so make a list and get going today! If you know any other trips that should be on this list, let us know!