Georgia Peaches, Southern Belles, professional baseball and sunshine. What first comes to mind for you when you think of the State of Georgia? With nearly 10 million people, Georgia is the US’ 8th most populous state, so they are bound to have fun things for families to do there! We’ve come up with a list of 10 things to do with kids while visiting Georgia.
1. For those who love racing, or if you have a family member who loves fast cars, then definitely visit Atlanta’s Porsche test tracks.
2. From Red Top Mountain State Park to the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can experience nature at its finest. If you’re visiting in the summer, keep hydrated; it can be extremely hot! At the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can choose from rustic to a more modern adventure, with everything from zip lines to pontoon boating. There is a ton of fun to be had.
3. A visit to Cumberland Island National Seashore is a must do for anyone travelling south down I-95. This detour is where culture and history meet. Be sure to check ferry times before you plan your trip to this 9,800 acres of wilderness.
5. Visit small town Georgia, enjoy the wilderness, but also have fun. Helen, GA, for example, is located on the Chattahoochee River and is full of outdoor adventure, and you’ll find plenty to do year-round. It’s also designed to look just like a Bavarian Alpine village. Adorable.
6. Have fun in Savannah’s Victorian District where you’ll find 50 blocks of national treasures. From stained glass to whimsical gingerbread house themed-trims, you’re bound to have fun people watching, taking it slow, and maybe having some peach ice cream as you enjoy the architecture of Savannah.
7. Don’t miss your chance to see historical tourism with a variety of Civil War reenactments. You can find them throughout the state and many have stories from a variety of viewpoints. You’ll find yourself learning something new with each visit.
8. Don’t miss out on Georgia Peaches, Vidalia Onions, and of course, good southern home cooking. Go off the diet for a meal or three and enjoy grits, Fried Chicken, cobblers and greens. If you want to counter those calories, then just make sure you include some of the outdoor activities we have listed here.
9. Learn about the birth place of Civil Rights at the MLK Jr National Historic Site in Atlanta. Learn about the historical significance of civil rights and equality, but about the struggle for peace around the US and the world. If you happen to visit at the right time, there is an annual camp out that takes place on the grounds and is something many families look forward to participating in each year.
10. You can’t visit Georgia without having fun in the water and sun. From water parks and splash pads to the ocean and streams, you’re never far from fun in Georgia. Summer Saves, Six Flags White Water, Splash in the Boro are just a few of the water parks available, and of course, don’t forget the 100 miles of Atlantic coast line that is available as well.
Georgia, whether it is your home, or just a stop over as you head south, has loads of fun for the family. While the state can be driven through in a matter of hours, take some time to slow down and relax and enjoy what Georgia has to offer.