“Mom, I’m so bored.”
How many times have you heard that one?
Let’s face it: sometimes your kids crave adventure and the only way to scratch that itch is a good, old-fashioned vacation.
And if your gut reaction to a vacation is worrying about the price tag, don’t freak out.
Why? Because those of us living in the South should consider ourselves lucky.
Although tourist hotspot in the likes of Florida might seem like the go-to for your kiddos, consider that there are other vacation options to keep your kids entertained without totally blowing out your budget. Georgia is a prime example of a gem of the South if you’re looking for frugal family fun.
Whether you’re a Georgia mom or live in a neighboring state, you’re in luck. Beyond the warm climate that allows you to spend plenty of time outdoors year-round, there are tons of awesome attractions sprinkled throughout the state that your kids will fall in love with.
And if you’re striving to see it all while keeping some serious money in your pocket, consider seeing the Peach State via road trip. In fact, there are no shortage of options if you’re looking for an RV rental in Georgia for a full-blown summer adventure throughout the state.
That said, what attractions should you check out along the way? Let’s talk about five awesome places to see in Georgia that aren’t just fun for your kids, but you’ll most definitely enjoy as well.
Stone Mountain Park
Often heralded as Georgia’s most popular attraction, Stone Mountain Park combines a fascinating, living history lesson of the Civil War era with endless opportunities for your kids to get up and get moving.
In addition to an uphill hike that allows you to get up close and personal with the mountain itself, the park boasts everything from ropes courses and train rides to the Summit Skyride which allows you to take a cable car up the mountain. You can easily spend a couple of days enjoying Stone Mountain alone, especially if you decide to go the camping route.
Considered a hidden gem of the South, Savannah offers a unique downtown experience for parents and children alike. While there are plenty of area restaurants and bars to keep you occupied alongside the old-timey architecture, consider some hotspots the little ones will like, too. Such spots include…
- The Savannah Children’s Museum (especially for children three and under)
- The Georgia State Railroad Museum
- Skidaway Island State Park
Seriously, though: there’s probably no better place to take a stroll than downtown Savannah and the likes of River Street. If you’re looking to take it easy and relax, this is the place for you.
For families who find themselves smack dab in the heart of Atlanta, the SkyView is a must-do. Standing 20 stories over Centennial Park, kids always get a kick out of a ferris wheel, right?
As an added bonus, the SkyView offers a one-of-a-kind view of the Atlanta skyline and is especially beautiful at night. In short, a great way to cap off your trip if you find yourself downtown.
The Georgia Aquarium
Another Atlanta staple, the Georgia Aquarium is oftentimes regarded as one of the best in the entire country.
In addition to the wide array of sea life, the aquarium is constantly running events and classes to both educate and entertain guests throughout the year. Whether you’re looking to have a personal encounter with penguins or a beluga whale, make sure to the scour the web for coupons and deals on tickets as such offers are run relatively often.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
As noted earlier, Georgia is a fantastic place to spend some serious time outdoors. The Atlanta Botanical Garden does not disappoint in that department, spanning about 30 acres and providing a day’s worth of activities to keep your kids immersed in nature. Some of the must-do’s at the Atlanta Botanical Garden include…
- The Edible Garden, which doesn’t actually allow guests to eat anything but offers incredible sights and smells of seasonal fruits and vegetables
- The Frog Terrarium, perfect for kids who love wildlife and likewise want an up-close view of Atlanta’s amphibian conservation efforts
- The Canopy Walk, offering your kiddos somewhere to stretch their legs as you explore a 600-foot long suspension bridge which stands 40 feet over breathtaking flora
Again, Georgia offers so much when it comes to keeping your kids entertained and occupied. Especially for nature-loving families, you can double-dip the great outdoors with bonding time as you explore the Peach State together. Either as part of a full-blown Georgia road trip or simply a family tour of the South, make sure to mark these awesome attractions on your must-do map.