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Historical Attractions in Georgia

That sweet Georgia peach state is filled with history, charm, and lots of kids fun! Kids will love exploring the museums and historic attractions where they can learn about that rich Southern past. There are beautiful State Parks where kids can get lost in nature, and experience the amazing wildlife. Being a coastal state, kids can also spend their family day out on the beaches playing in the ocean. Amazing family fun!

Did you know that Georgia was named after George II of England? Or that it’s the leading producer of peanuts in the entire USA? No? Looks like Georgia really can keep surprising you!

Want more proof? How about the fact that The Peach State is teeming with thrilling theme parks like Six Flags or Wild Adventures?  Kids can have the animals literally eating out of their hands at Yellow River Game Ranch, or explore the workings on television with the CNN Studio Tour!

There are museums galore covering all the topics kids could want, from the Museum of Aviation, Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, National Civil War Naval Museum and the Museum of Art!

There is plenty of nature waiting with the gorgeous national parks, such as the Fort Mountain State Park, and the sometimes spoooooky (but always fun!) Great Okefenokee Swamp.

History awaits at attractions such as St. Simons Island Lighthouse, and active kids will LOVE all the fun things to do in Georgia, from Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf to Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park!

Not just The Peach State anymore is it? How about Incredibly Fun For Kids Peach State? Pretty fitting indeed!

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Georgia Travel Tips

Georgia is full of natural landscapes, coastline lakes, and beautiful scenery. Georgia has plenty to offer for active families that love an adventure. Whilst there might not be many kids’ clubs, Georgia is a great family destination. Children and teenagers can get stuck into everything Georgia has to offer, the high adrenalin for mountain climbing, white water rafting, horse riding, and the magical cave town of Vardzia. 

Georgia has plenty to offer for children. Wildlife spotting in the national parks. Muddy caves to explore and the idyllic coastline lakes. 

Kids will love the local food such as cheese-stuffed bread and grilled meats. Georgia’s beauty lies in many of the remote towns where a lot of activities are available for children. 

Fun things to do in Georgia with the Kids

Listed below are some of the fun things to do in Georgia:

Tbilisi hot springs

Tbilisi means a warm place. Founded by its location, Tbilisi hot springs consist of natural hot springs. Visiting the sulpha baths is a must-do when visiting Georgia with the kids. It’s a really enjoyable experience. Enjoy a soak and scrub and traditional massage. Here you will find pure relaxation that’s enjoyable for the little ones too. 

Forrest Gump’s Famous Park Bench 

Georgia is a hot destination for movie making and is quickly becoming the Hollywood of the South! With over 700 movies made since the 1970s.

Visit Savannah and sit on the famous Forrest Gump park bench or tour the grave sites of the famous movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Senoia is home to many famous movies such as the Dukes of Hazzard, Drop Dead Diva, Miss Daisy, and The Walking Dead. 

If you’re a family that loves watching movies, then be sure to visit the area and places where the movies were filmed. 

Visit Savannah and Tybee Island

Savannah is Georgia’s oldest city and the number one place to visit for tourist experiences. Take a stroll along the historic River Street and explore Old Fort Jackson. Children of older age will enjoy the guided tours including the paranormal in America’s Most Haunted City.

Here you will find over 3 miles of uninterrupted beach. Enjoy the glorious sand and beautiful ocean with the little ones. Located at Savannah beach is the light station and museum and Marine Science Centre.

LanierWorld Water Park

This water park is a popular destination along with several parks and beaches which stretch almost 700 miles of Lake Lanier shoreline. Here you can camp and enjoy fishing for your dinner. If you’re a family that loves to walk and enjoy trails then be sure to visit the South side of Burford Dam. Cool off in one of the 20 swimming locations or spend the afternoon fishing along the shoreline. 

Pine Mountain and Callaway Gardens

Gallway Gardens sits at the very bottom of the Appalachian foothills of Pine Mountain Georgia. Visit one of the many biking trails or fly through the air at the Treetop adventures which features 10 zip lines and 34 suspended challenges. 

This beautiful area is also home to Ronin lake Beach where you can enjoy water skiing, tubing, and wakeboarding. 

Summer brings lots of excitement to Robin Lake Beach. Visit the gardens and butterfly center and see the local wildlife.

When is the Best Time to visit Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia is known for its vibrant neighborhoods, history, and incredible dining. Georgia also has a very lively music scene. The majority of the time, Georgia is warm and sunny and winters are typically mild, making Georgia a great choice of holiday for families with kids.

The months of May to September are considered the peak season for Georgia tourism. During the warmer months, you can expect more families to visit, with all the events taking place and the long summer days. The months of January through to April are considered quieter, with the cooler weather and a higher chance of rain. This season is the best time to visit if you have younger children as the weather is cooler and there are lots of amazing deals and attractions are less busy.

Spring is the best time to visit Georgia with the temperatures still warm but mild, you will have comfortable temperatures to enjoy outdoor activities with the kids as well as avoid the large crowds and damp weather. 

Neighbourhoods to visit in Georgia

Visitors to Georgia often focus on visiting the main tourist sites without visiting the main city itself. There is so much to do, from shopping, architecture and the local history.

Atlanta has 3 major downtown neighborhoods Midtown, Buckhead, and Downtown. Here you will find the biggest selection of hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Many of the attractions are conveniently located along the south-north corridor through central Atalanta.

Buckhead

Wealthy Buckhead is a popular destination to visit for shopping and restaurants. Buckhead would not suit a family looking to vacate on a budget. Enjoy the Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, boutique shops, and a vast array of restaurants to dine in. 

Downtown

Downtown is a large neighborhood made up of different contrasting districts, this is one of the key sights and home to many popular attractions such as the Coca-Cola Museum, Georgia Aquarium, and Centennial Olympic Park. 

Midtown

Midtown is a large central district just north-east of Downtown. Easy access from the City’s Marta rail system, this neighborhood is great for families with kids of all ages. Plenty to do such as dining, hiking, shopping, and visiting Piedmont Park

Midtown hosts a cluster of really cool art museums, theatres, and performance spaces; families that consider themselves creative should stay in midtown.

Midtown is also home to the William Breman Jewish Museum, Federal Reserve Park, and Atalanta History Museum. Midtown is a great place to visit if your children enjoy history and learning. 

Where to stay in Georgia with Kids

There are many kid-friendly hotels in Georgia. Georgia welcomes families with kids because of all the attractions, and beautiful parks to explore. Listed below are some suggestions of where to stay with kids

The St. Regis Atlanta

This hotel is great for families looking to engage in local attractions and enjoy the destination better. The hotel features unique amenities such as slippers and robes for the children and a special butler dedicated to delivering strollers, rollaway beds, and cribs. 

Four Seasons Hotel

This upscale hotel is remarkably kid-friendly and offers lots of activities for kids. Kids will love the special kids- check-in desk where they can select their own personal stuffed animal and enjoy their very own VIK (very important kid) This hotel also features an indoor pool, spa, and spa treatments. Kids are also given their very own slippers and robe. 

Kimpton Overland Hotel 

This amazing hotel offers amazing views of the runways of Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta Airport. Featuring 214 modern bedrooms, motor-sport-influenced rooms, great dining, and free airport shuffle service, this hotel is perfect for families with kids. Kids will also love the kickboard scooters and helmets available during their stay. 

Artmore Hotel

The Artmore Hotel is a boutique hotel dating back to the 1924s. Located in Midtown by the Arts Center, this hotel offers spacious rooms, iPod docking stations, 46-inch flat-panel TVs, and refrigerators. The hotel also offers children lots of fun activities, DVDs board games, and coloring books to keep them entertained. 

Foods you must try in Georgia

Vacations can be inspired by historical landmarks, fun attractions, and so on but in Georgia, it is their diverse food that keeps the tourists coming back. Georgia’s terrain and long-growing seasons make the local food produce delicious and popular! Listed below are the top 5 Southern classics

Peanuts and Pecans 

Georgia is the official state crop and is loved all over the world. Boiled or roasted, the peanuts in Georgia are delicious! The earthy texture and spices cooked in make the Georgia peanuts a delicious snack at any time of the day. 

Georgia is also known for being the top-pecan-producing state in the nation. The staple ingredient used in turkey dressings, hummus, savory dishes, candy, and pecan pies. Kids with a sweet tooth will love the local pecan pie.  

Pimento Ozzy Cheese

Pimento cheese spread is a local delicacy. Used in many local dishes or simply spread over a cracker, this cheese spread is a winner for kiddies. It doesn’t matter how you enjoy your Pimento cheese, you need to give it a go. 

Crispy Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is enjoyed by everyone all over the world. But, the fried chicken in the South is cooked very differently and the taste is one of a kind! Well-seasoned, and crispy on the outside, this tender, juicy dish is enjoyed at all times of the day and served with many different dishes such as vanilla bean waffles or with fries. Try the local bourbon maple syrup drizzled over and you will not be disappointed. 

Local Peaches

Georgia is also known as the peach state. Chefs from around the world use Georgia’s peaches in their jams, jellies, desserts, pies, and many more. The sweet ripe peaches produce a delicious thick syrup that’s used in a popular dessert called the Peach Cobbler. This thick crust dessert is a winner for kids of all ages. 

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