Georgia is filled with southern charms and rich history, along with beautiful beaches, mountains, rivers, and lakes.
It's the perfect recipe for memorable family fun. If you need some ideas to get you started, these are enough to fill at least a long weekend.
Go River Tubing on the Chattahoochee in Helen
One of the most popular things to do in the Bavarian-themed town of Helen is to tube down the Chattahoochee River on a hot summer's day.
It's a must experience for families that can be enjoyed through Cool River Tubing, starting from the Headwaters Outpost or the Chattahoochee Outpost.
The gentle rapids feel more like a lazy river at a water park, but there are a couple of thrilling dips toward the end.
However, most of the time, you'll just relax as you float and enjoy the scenic surroundings.
Hike Stone Mountain
The largest single piece of exposed granite in the world, Stone Mountain covers 583 acres and is considered one of the most impressive natural wonders in Georgia.
It hosts 15 miles of nature trails, including a steep one-mile route that will bring you to the mountain summit, a scenic railroad, the Summit Skyride, a lake, picnicking areas, and more.
Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Columbus
One of the most popular attractions in the western Georgia city of Columbus, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center hosts interactive displays that are fun for the whole family.
It includes actual space shuttle parts, observatories, and a planetarium where you can test your knowledge of the universe and our solar system's planets.
If you move into one of the houses for rent in Columbus, GA, consider enrolling any future astronauts in your family in the summer camp for kids called Activ8.
It includes programs like Astronaut for a Day, Roaming Robots, and Space Robotics.
Spend a Day at the Beach on Tybee Island
The sandy beaches on Tybee Island are known for their gentle waves, ideal for swimming or just splashing around.
Enjoy beachcombing for seashells, building sandcastles, kayaking, paddle boarding, and other water sports too.
Mid Beach is the locals' beach, while North Beach is a great place to watch for dolphins.
South Beach is the liveliest stretch, extending south from 14th Street.
As it has lifeguards and calm water, it's one of the most popular with families.
Visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island
The whole family will love visiting Jekyll Island's Georgia Sea Turtle Center, where you can find out all sorts of things about sea turtles and watch veterinarians care for those that are injured.
A variety of programs are also offered, allowing visitors to participate in sea turtle hatching and monitoring during the season or learn more about the island's natural resources during unique eco experiences.
Six Flags Over Georgia
The most popular theme park in the state, Six Flags Over Georgia is fun for kids and kids at heart.
It offers exciting rides like Acrophobia, Goliath, and the Tsunami Surge, a thrilling weightless experience, along with more mellow rides for tiny tots.
Rock City Gardens
Rock City Gardens has been drawing families since 1932.
Located on Lookout Mountain, you can stroll a 4,100-foot-long trail to discover caves, remarkable rock formations, and more.
At Lover's Leap, take in legendary views of seven states by looking through binoculars above the High Falls waterfall, including Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.