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103 Family Day Trips from South Atlanta

By Stacey Stegg June 10, 2021
Please check online for each venues COVID policies.  Some museums are still closed, while others require all tickets to be purchased online prior to attending.

Want to go on a day trip? Here are 103 options to get you started. The farthest is about 3 hours from Fayette/Coweta! So what's stopping you!! Go out and EXPLORE!! Remember, you can get passes for some of these places through the library, and most have free days throughout the year (if they aren't already FREE).

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Drive Guide:

0-1 Hour *
1-2 Hours **
2-3 Hours ***
3+ Hours ****


A Day With The Animals
1.Atlanta Zoo *
2.Wild Life Safari *
3.North Ga Zoo **
4.Greenville Zoo ***
5.Chattanooga Zoo ***
6.Birmingham Zoo ***
7.Georgia Aquarium *
8.Tenessee Aquarium ***

Theme Parks, Water Parks & Family Fun!
9.Six Flags Over Georgia *
10.Six Flags White Waters *
11.Stone Mountain *
12.LanierWorld **
13.The Rock Ranch * (Still closed since COVID. May re-open soon.)

Get Outside: Nature Centers & Gardens
14.Dunwoody Nature Center *
15.Gwinnett Environmental Nature and Heritage Center **
16.Chattahoochee Nature Center **
17.Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center ***
18.Lake Conestee Nature Park ***
19.Elachee Nature Center **
20.Georgia Nature Center **
21.Newman Wetlands Center *
22.Sandy Creek Nature Center **
23.Reynolds Nature Preserves *
24. Atlanta Botanical Gardens *
25.Tennesee River Gardens and Nature Perserve ***
26. South Carolina Botanical Gardens ***
27. Atlanta Botanical Gardens-Gainesville **
28. State Botanical Gardens **
29. Birmingham Botanical Gardens ***
30. Calloway Garden *
31. American Camellia Society **

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star: Science Center
32.Roper Mountain Science Center ***
33.Fernbank Science Center *
34.Tellus Science Museum **
35.McWane Science Center ***
36.Coca Cola Space Science Center **
37.Colburn Earth Science Museum ****

Interactive Children Museums
38.Atlanta Children's Museum *
39.INK **
40.Chattanooga Children's Museum ***
41.Greenville Children's Museum ***

Museums-Art, History, Natural History
42.Atlanta History Center *
43.Babyland General Hospital ***
44.Fernbank Museum of Natural History *
45.Birmingham Museum of Art ***
46.High Museum of Art *
47.Micheal C. Carlos Museum *
48.Gertrude Art Museum ***
49.Center of Puppetry Arts *
50.National Center of Civil and Human Rights *
51.Martin Luther King Museum *
52.The Columbus Museum **
53.National Infantry Museum **
54.William Breman Jewish Museum *
55.APEX Museum *
56.World Of Coca Cola  *

Take a Hike! Trails, Mountains, and Waterfalls, Oh My!
(Most of the nature centers mentioned above have hiking trails as well)
57.Kennesaw Mountain *
58.Stone Mountain *
59.Sawnee Mountain **
60.Ana Ruby Falls ***
61.Tallulah Gorge ** 
62.High Falls State Park *
63.Amicalola Falls **
64.Soco Falls ****
65.The Ridge Nature Area *
66.Flat Creek Nature Trail *
67.Cedar Falls Park ***
68.Ruby Falls-Chattanooga (attraction) ***
69.Rock City ***

Just Keep Swimming
70.Lake Lanier **
71.International Park *
72.Little River Canyon National Preserves ***
73.Great Wolf Lodge (LaGrange) Coming May 2018
74.Bridal Veil Falls ****
75.Fort Yargo Beaches **
76.Robin Lake Beach *
77.Acworth Beach **

Shop 'Til You Drop!
78.North Georgia Premium Outlet **
79.Tanger Outlet-Commerce **
80.Tanger Outlet- Locust Grove *
81.Pendergrass Flea Market **
82.Calhoun Premium Outlet **
83.The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta **

Cities to See in a Day!
84.Greenville, SC ***
85.Helen, GA **
86.Chattanooga, TN ***
87.Birmingham, Al ***
88.Athens, GA **
89.Ashville, NC ****

Up High- Zip Line and Rock Climb!!
90.TreeTop Quest-Dunwoody *
91.TreeTop Adventure *
92.North Georgia Canopy Tours **
93.Lake Lanier Canopy Tours **
94.Historic Banning Mill *
95.Blue Ridge Canopy Tours ***
96.The Sandbar Kayaking and Zip line Canopy Tour ***
97.The Gorge Zip Line Canopy Tours ****
98.Escalade Rock Climbing *
99.Atlanta Rocks! *
100.High Point Climbing and Fitness **
101.Urban Jungle *
102.Climb @ Blue Ridge ****
103. Climb Max Climbing ****


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