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

Atlanta 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 College).

  • 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 months.

  • 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.

  • Underground Atlanta: 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
  • Little 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 diversity.
  • Virginia-Highland: has lots of famous pubs, galleries, restaurants, and interesting shops for you to explore
  • Zoo


National Parks 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.

Theme Parks

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 time.            

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.          


Outdoor Festivals 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.

Wineries 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.



Major League Baseball (MLB)

Description of image Atlanta Braves

Park: Turner Field

Address: 755 Hank Aaron Drive., Atlanta, Georgia

Phone: 404-522-7630

Major League Football (NFL)


Description of image Atlanta Falcons

Stadium: Georgia Dome

Address: 1 Georgia Dome Dr NW, Atlanta, Georgia

Phone: 404-223-8444

Major League Basketball (NBA)


Description of image Atlanta Hawks

Stadium: Philips Arena

Address: One CNN Center - Suite #405, Atlanta, Georgia

Phone: 404-827-DUNK


Major League Hockey (NHL)


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Atlanta Thrashers

Hockey Rink: Philips Arena

Address: One Philips Drive, Atlanta, Georgia




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Race Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Address: P.O. Box 500, Hampton, Georgia        

Phone: 770-946-4211 

Georgia Beaches

The beaches in Georgia are not nearly as famous as the neighboring states but it is still worth your time to consider relaxing at the beaches during the summer months.  It's a great way to escape the city and wind down and soak in some well deserved rest and relaxation.

  • Bartow Beach, Bartow County

  • Callaway Gardens

  • Jekyll Island

  • Nanny Goat Beach, McIntosh County

  • Saint Andrew Beach, Glynn County

  • Sea Island Beach, Glynn County

  • St. Simmons Island

  • Upper Tanyard Creek Swimming Beach, Bartow County





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