17 Jul Ideas for Day Trips on the Highway
Continue the family fun this summer with a daytrip to one of the seven cities on Georgia’s most adventurous highway. Luckily for travelers seeking a memorable vacation before school begins again, Hospitality Highway has an eclectic assortment of places to visit ranging from outdoor activities to museums that appeal to all members of the family. Travel through Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming/Forsyth, Dawsonville and Dahlonega for these staggering day trip wonders:
If you’re in need of some adventurous kid-friendly activities to partake in while in Buckhead, LEGOLAND Discovery Center in has 12 great family attractions that bring the world of Legos to life. Legoland is the ultimate indoor playground with two rides, 10 LEGO build and play zones, a 4D cinema and much more. Just because you’re not a kid anymore doesn’t mean you can’t act like one for a day!
For those interested in history and nature trails, be sure to visit the Atlanta History Center. This 33-arce complex is comprised of various exhibits and offers folk arts, a restaurant, farm, trails and more.
With the summer heat here to stay, people are looking for the best ways to stay cool. However, there’s no need to lock yourself inside with the AC on full blast when you have the Chattahoochee River located right here in Sandy Springs. On this iconic river, family and friends can float along the leisurely 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River on a canoe, kayak, tubes and motorboats. There is equipment available for rental at several authorized outfitters, including High Country Outfitters. Check out this nearby outfitter to rent stand up paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and more.
If history is more of your forte, Roswell is the perfect day trip for you. The Southern Trilogy Historic House Museums speak volumes about the American South from the 1830s to present day, presenting. compelling facts, ideas, myths and mysteries that date back to the discovery of gold in north Georgia. Enjoy a self-guided stroll through this historic town, a hike along Old Mill Trail, past the 1853 mill ruins to the waterfall, or a free ap tour of the Roswell Mill Village/ Civil War and the story of the lost 400 women and children mill workers.
Head over to Alpharetta to enjoy music from some of the best songwriters and musicians in the world at the Chukkar Farm Concert Series. HOME BY DARK is a feel-good, Nashville meets L.A. concert that is destined to be an unforgettable evening. These concerts are the first Friday and Saturday evening of each month from May to October. Enjoy an incredible night of acoustic music at one of the most scenic venues in Georgia.
Grab the family and head over to Sawnee Mountain Preserve. Hike up to the picturesque Indian Seats and enjoy exploring breathtaking views of the distant rolling ridgeline of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sunsets from the mountain’s towering overlook are simply spectacular! The Preserve Visitor Center is the ideal place to begin your visit. The Center features interactive exhibits on the natural and cultural histories of Sawnee Mountain and a resource library/lounge for visitors to relax and read.
Head over to Dawsonville to hike to Georgia’s tallest waterfall. Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge is set in the rolling, vibrant-green southern Appalachian Mountains and is one of the most popular of Georgia’s State Parks. This immense waterfall spills down a towering bluff into a boulder-filled forest. It is the perfect end to a long, yet scenic hike on the Appalachian Trail.
Red Oak Lavender Farm is the largest lavender farm open to the public in Georgia. With over 2,000 lavender plants of over 23 different varieties, this farm is full of various shards of purple beauty and enticing smells. Here you can purchase plants and products that are made from the farm’s lavender, learn how to grow lavender in Georgia, take charming photos and more.
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