Georgia December 05, 2016
12 Perfect Things To Add To Your Georgia Winter Bucket List
Are you looking to take your winter up a notch this year? Maybe you’re tired of the same old snowy season bogging you down. Well in that case, this Georgia winter checklist is just the ticket. Take a look at some of the most festive, fun, and fascinating things to do in Georgia this winter to round out your seasonal bucket list.
1. Warm Up Over a Bowl of Brunswick Stew
There is nothing like eating a hearty stew during those cold winter nights. Especially if it is a delicious bowl of Brunswick Stew. Georgia has so many restaurants which make a tasty Brunswick Stew, but we have to credit Southern Soul Barbecue in St. Simons Island for one of the best. If you can’t trek all that way, then you can make their recipe at home, too. Just
2. Go Ice Skating in Centennial Park
Each year during the winter months, an ice rink pops up in Centennial Park. It's here that you can fulfill your dreams of being an Olympic contender...or just twirl around a bit on some skates.
3. Take a Tube With Your Friends Down Snow Mountain
During the winter months, Stone Mountain turns into a seasonal wonderland. With activities from group tubing to individual tubing, even roasting marshmallows over a fire, you need to cross this off your winter bucket list.
4. Rent a Cabin and Sit by the Open Fire
There is no shortage of cabins in Georgia to rent for a weekend away. You don't need to break the bank either. Enjoy a wintery weekend adventure in the mountains and revel in nature at its best.
5. Drink a Deliciously Satisfying Cup of Hot Chocolate
The hot chocolate at Hofer's Bakery and Cafe in Helen, Georgia will be the highlight of your winter. Walk the streets of the Bavarian town and enjoy the wintery bliss, then hunker down for some delicious hot chocolate. Pair it with a piece of German fruit cake if you're feeling frisky.
6. Ride Priscilla the Pink Pig
For the past fifty years, one of the most treasured winter adventures is still running full steam. The Pink Pig, an iconic train ride at Macy’s in Atlanta has been a staple for many families every winter. Make it a winter tradition for the whole family.
7. Hike to a Frozen Waterfall
The waterfalls trail in Cloudland Canyon will lead you to two very intense and beautiful falls. Sometimes, if you're lucky and the water is just that cold, you'll be able to see a frozen waterfall like you've never seen before.
8. Run in the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K
The only exercise you’ll find that gives you a mug of chocolatey goodies when you finish. If that isn’t enough incentive to get moving, I don’t know what is. On January 22, 2017, in Centennial Park, run your little heart and get rewarded with sweet treats.
9. Drive Through 7 Miles of Holiday Lights
Lake Lanier Magical Nights of Lights is a winter spectacular featuring over 7 miles of pure enjoyment. From the costumed elves, brightly lit carousel, to the icicle tunnel and candy cane lane, it is a wonderful way to experience the season with the whole family.
10. Take a Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
Bring a blanket, bring your loved ones, and take a carriage ride through the city, enjoying the winter air. In Savannah, for example, you can take a historic carriage tour with some of the prettiest and most loving horses around.
11. Take in an Atlanta Gladiators Game
Nothing says winter quite like a hockey game and Atlanta sure does have a great team right in the heart of the state. The tickets are inexpensive, and the entertainment is plentiful. Bring the whole family to watch some competition on the ice!
12. Snag Yourself a Festive Winter Cocktail
There are plenty of bars and restaurants throughout Georgia that add a little bit of winter spirit into their own….well, winter spirits. For example, at Davio’s in Atlanta, you can get a delicious, cleverly crafted cocktail with winter charm. Like the Mistletoe Martini, or the Snowflake Martini.
How about that for a comprehensive bucket list? If you have any more ideas to add, then share in the comments! Otherwise, if winter in Georgia right now is what you’re all about, then you’ll love
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