Georgia Road Trip
A Georgia road trip will offer you an amazing
amount of variety for a fraction of the cost for some of the more heavily
tourist infested areas of the country. Atlanta has lots of great
nightlife, shopping, and outdoor festivals and concerts to easily justify a long
weekend. If your into history, golf, or just enjoying some great southern
hospitality then you should seriously consider packing your bags, filling your
gas tank, and heading over to Georgia.
Georgia City Adventures
has an enormous airport and the public transportation makes this city easy to
get in and around. With a great deal on airfare you can have an exciting
downtown adventure in Atlanta because there is lots to do including all kinds of
professional sports teams. These are some great ideas for you to consider
while in Atlanta and separated by the various areas of the city.
While you are downtown:
Atlanta University Center
and Historic West End: This is the largest concentration of
African-American colleges in the country (it consists of Clark Atlanta
University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman
Centennial Olympic Park:
Site of the 1996 Summer Olympic games and consists of a 21-acre park.
There are always concerts, festivals, and gatherings during the summer
The Georgia Aquarium:
Explore some of the most magnificent sea life in the world
Inside CNN Atlanta:
Take a guided tour through the CNN studios and get a behind the scenes
perspective on how the news is made.
Martin Luther King Jr.
National Historic Site: This is located in the Sweet Auburn area and has
his Nobel Peace Prize on exhibit and his grave
World of Coca-Cola:
Explore the history of Coke live you never imagined. This is a real
treat to visit this museum and highly reccomended.
Six city blocks that have mars, tours, and over 100 specialty tours.
This is the trendy downtown area to hang out and where all of the nightlife
and restaurants are located that you'll want to check out.
All of the professional
sports teams are in the downtown area.
If your in the Midtown area:
Alliance Theater: One
of the largest regional theaters in the nation
Atlanta Botanical Gardens:
Over 30 acres of gardens for you to explore
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Atlantic Station: Home
to lots of outdoor festival and concerts. All of the great shopping,
nightclubs, movie theaters, and restaurants are here and you'll need to stop
here for at least a day.
Piedmont Park: there
are over 180 acres and is situated between 10th street and Piedmont Avenue.
It joins up with the Botanical Gardens.
If you are in Buckhead:
- Chastain Park Amphitheatre: Some of
the best known musicians in the world will make there way here in the spring
and summer months.
If your in the East Downtown area:
- City of Decatur: is six miles east
of the downtown Atlanta and features over 200 botiques, galleries, and
restaurants. There are lots of outdoor concerts in the square
including the Decatur Arts Festival which happends in May. The famous
Decatur Beach Party is always in June and is a blast!
- Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
Five Points: A bohemian hangout with lots of art, theater, and
shopping. It is an alternative epicenter and many consider it to be
one of the coolest places in the world because of the people and the
- Virginia-Highland: has lots of
famous pubs, galleries, restaurants, and interesting shops for you to
are always a great road trip destination and Georgia offers lots of historical
battlefields, hiking trails, and options for camping on your vacation.
Cumberland Island is a popular destination and you will want to make sure you
arrive at least thirty minutes before the ferry leaves because it will not wait
for your arrival.
American Adventures is
located in Marietta which is just north of Atlanta and is perfect place for your
kid's birthday party. They can ride the Go-Karts, explore the Hidden
Harbor Mini-Golf course, or go crazy in the amazing arcade! The Foam
Factory is something that the young monsters will be talking about for a long
Lake Winnepesaukah in Rossville
has 23 major rides, mini-golf, paddle boats, and a miniature train to keep you
all busy on a fun afternoon at the park. The kids will love Wild Lightnin'
which is a roller coast that lacks the scary factor.
Six Flags Over Georgia is
in Austell and is the place you want to be if your Georgia road trip needs
to include some roller coaster mania! The park has a monster theme which
is always fun. The Superman:Ultimate Flight, Ninja, and Mind Bender®
are things you must do while you are in the park. Six Flags Whitewater is
located nearby and is the south's largest waterpark-and this might be exactly
what you are craving in the intense summer heat.
Stone Mountain Park
offers you the chance to take your family on a real adventure on their really
cool attractions. The Sky Hike is an interactive adventure course where
you will work your way through the treetops in the nation's largest adventure
course! There are sky rides, trains, shows, great food, and shopping to
round out your Stone Mountain adventure.
Wild Adventures in
Valdosta offers a complete mix of thrill rides, water rides, kiddie rides, and
family rides-so everybody in your group will find something they like! The
Boomerang coaster is fantastic and will whip you upside down a total of six
times-you are in for an amazing ride so buckle up.
are common during the summer months in the Atlanta, Athens, and Savannah areas
and will offer lots of variety for everyone's musical tastes. Athens
Popfest is a great time and should be considered for anyone who professes to be
in love with rock music.
in Georgia are plentiful because they get a perfect amount of rainfall on
hillsides that are well-drained and are made from red-clay based soils.
Because of the temperature you can easily spend a day or afternoon experiencing
Georgia's wine country. Many of the wineries are concentrated just to the
southwest of the Chattahoochee National Forest.