15+ Ways to Spend An Amazing Summer in Georgia

Looking for adventure, maybe a lazy beach vacation or a picturesque mountain getaway? Perhaps an cosmopolitan city trip or exploring a small southern town. No matter what type of summer vacation you are looking for, Georgia has it. Here’s a perfect guide to the best Georgia has to offer.

Georgia waterfalls

Get Wet and Wild in Georgia

30+ Cool Splash Pads Near Atlanta. Stay cool in the Atlanta heat.

The Best Waterfalls in Georgia You Just Have to See. Dip your towns in some cool mountain streams.

The Best Water Parks in Georgia. Grab your bathing suit and head to the lazy river.

Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville. This casual lake less than two hours from Atlanta has lots to do on AND off the water.

Lake Blue Ridge. See your toes in this clear lake in the North Georgia Mountains.

Atlanta Music Festivals. Great ones here in Summer!

Carters Lake, Ellijay. Carters Lake has 62 miles of shoreline and no private docks or development along the edge. There is no pretentiousness here, the star is the breathtaking environment, left pretty much the way it was intended.

Red Top Mountain State Park on Lake Allatoona. This state park has 20 brand new cabins that overlook Lake Allatoona!  Stay a week, and rent a boat from the nearby marina to enjoy all the lake fun it offers.

Kayaking in Georgia: 23+ Unbeatable Spots for Paddlers to Launch. Find all the best kayaking spots across this great state — from beginning paddles, to advanced whitewater rapids.

Day Trips from Atlanta

Horseback riding with Appalachian Trail Rides

Summer Events We Love

50+ Best Summer Festivals in Georgia

Farmers Markets in Atlanta

Bragg Jam: Macon’s Absurdly Cool Progressive Music Crawl

Awesome Events in May

Awesome Events in June

Fantastic Fun in July

Must Do Events in August

13+ Sensational Farms w/ the Juiciest Strawberry Picking in Georgia

Juicy Blueberry Picking in Georgia: 17+ Delicious U-Pick Farms

10 Undeniable Reasons To Visit The Georgia Renaissance Festival

Outdoor Movies: FREE or Cheap Family Fun in Atlanta

Theme Park Fun

Get the scoop on the best amusement parks in Georgia

Lake Winnie for Nostalgic Fun

Wild Adventures Theme Park: Know Before You Go [Video]

Metro Fun

Our Favorite Things to do in Atlanta (That every local should know)

67+ Kid-Friendly Things To Do In Atlanta This Summer

41 Things to do in Alpharetta We Are Obsessed With

Secret’s Out: 35+ Alpharetta Restaurants Locals Love

Things to do in Macon.

Things to do in Columbus.

Stunning Small Towns in Georgia (and what to do there)

Savannah with Kids: Your Brilliant Guide to a Stress Free Vacation (and the best Savannah, Ga Tours here) We prefer an Airbnb in Savannah.

Wickedly Delicious Rock House Creamery (& Dairy Farm Tour)

Gibbs Gardens

Stone Mountain Park (Laser Show, Camping)

63+ The Very Best Summer Camps in Georgia

Exploring the African American Experience in Georgia

History of Savannah: And the Bravery of the Gullah Geechee

Finding the Secrets of the Gullah Geechee on St. Simons Island

15 Epic Civil Rights Museum Stops to Designed to Defeat Hate

Small Town Georgia

21 Undeniable Reasons Your Family Should Visit Blissful Milledgeville, Ga

21 Dreamy Blue Ridge Cabins

On The Coast

27 Relaxing & Fun Things To Do In Tybee Island On A Family Vacation

Excellent Kid-Friendly Accommodations And Hotels In Savannah Ga (& Tybee!)

Road trip to Orange Beach at The Beach Club