Atlanta is a city where everyone is running full speed everyday! It is important to take a break from traffic, business meetings, and long working hours every now and then and enjoy what the beautiful state of Georgia has to offer! Here is a list of summer activities in Georgia to escape and forget about the hustle and bustle for a day!
Hiking Mount Yonah
Mount Yonah is located between Helen and Cleveland, Georgia. With an elevation of 3,166’, it is a must see view from the top!
Chattahoochee Nature Center
This is an activity for adults and children of all ages! Located in Roswell with 127 acres alongside the Chattahoochee River, experience a day full of nature, hiking, wildlife, and more!
Amicalola Falls is an 829 acre GA state park located between Dahlonega and Ellijay. This beautiful park features Georgia’s highest waterfall as well as the southernmost point of the Appalachian Trail. Whether you are looking to camp, hike, see the waterfall, or have a picnic on the top of the falls this place has it all! Perfect for an ideal N.Georgia afternoon!
Dahlonega’s Historic Downtown Square is a treasure! Here you can spend the afternoon in the many restaurants, candy shops, antique stores, art galleries, green space, and more! If you happen to come on a weekend, you will most likely hear local musicians sitting on the square picking their banjos, playing guitar, and singing. There is something great for everyone at Dahlonega Square!
The World of Coca-Cola
This museum located in the heart of Atlanta showcases the history of every Southerner’s favorite carbonated beverage! If you are looking for a break from the summer heat, you can spend the afternoon here touring the many exhibits and tasting over 100 samples of Coca-Cola from all around the world!
Sawnee Mountain Park Indian Seats Trail
This beautiful 4 mile trail is located in Forsyth County. Once you make it to the top of the mountain, the forest opens up to a breathtaking 270 degree show from a wind-swept rock area, and on a clear day you can see the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Tubing in North Georgia
There is nothing better than relaxing in an innertube while slowly making your way down one of the many beautiful rivers in North Georgia. Whether you want to keep it local and go down the Chattahoochee or travel up to Helen or Ellijay, there is a perfect spot for everyone with varying levels of “difficulty.” But lets face it, there is nothing difficult about floating!
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Written by Hannah Manley