With spring approaching, some people are mentally and physically preparing to be whisked off on a plane to a tropical destination. Others of us will be scrolling past all the pictures they post, annoyed that we can’t be in their shoes. Fear not, there is a little something for everyone to do during the break or even just a free weekend.
While Atlanta is overflowing with potential things to do, there is so much more to see in the state of Georgia and the surrounding states. With gas in the car and a travel companion by your side, these destinations are sure to satisfy any travel bug.
93 miles outside of Atlanta lays a mountain town that bears a serious resemblance to German styled architecture. Stop by the vineyard, grab a drink and hashtag it #Berlin. Nobody would even know the difference.
Florida isn’t the only go-to option when it comes to having your feet in the sand. A five hour drive will get you to this quaint Georgia beach. The luckiest of guests get to interact with sea turtles at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
These giant tablets contain an eerie message, written in eight different languages. The inscribed text was meant to be instructions on how to rebuild the world post-apocalypse. Elberton, GA houses the mysterious monument, of which no one knows who built it.
Chasing waterfalls is completely permitted at this 186-foot beauty. Toccoa, meaning “beautiful” in Cherokee, certainly lives up to its name.
Providence Canyon State Park
While seeing the Grand Canyon should still be on your bucket list, seeing Providence Canyon will hold over that urge. The impressive canyon has miles and miles of trails, picnic areas, and breathtaking views.
Rock City Gardens
The border of Georgia and Tennessee is home to another wonder of nature. Guests can only experience the gardens, rock formations, and greenery through a walking tour, so come prepared to break a sweat.
Perhaps you have a special someone that you’re looking to wine and dine. Chateau Elan equips lovers with all they’ll need for a romantic stay – a vineyard with wine tastings, a spa, four-course meals, and more all wrapped in an intimate setting.
Not every breathtaking attraction is located in Georgia, we had to some share some with Florida. Northern Florida is home to a swimming hole that looks like something you’d only get to see in a movie. Get a group together and stay the night at the camping grounds after a day of scuba diving.
Cummins Falls State Park
Our neighbors to the north, Tennessee, boast a state park with a waterfall, gorge, nearby camping grounds, and food. As the weather warms up, there is nothing more you could ask for.