Spring Break is fast approaching so if you’re looking for a guide to staycationing in Atlanta, look no further! We’ve put together a list of fun overnight escapes and day adventures to get you started on some staycation ideas.
Family Staycation Ideas In and Around Atlanta
Camping/Glamping– What could be better than soaking up the beauty and serenity of the great outdoors? Explore some of my favorite camping grounds such as Amicalola State Park, Vogel State Park, Unicoi State Park, Red Top Mountain State Park. Check out the Georgia State Parks map guide for all available campgrounds in the state and information you may need before hitting the trail.
If you’re more like me and prefer something a bit more lavish check out some Glamping options like Timberline Glamping at Lake Lanier. There are many other Glamping offerings on sites like Air BnB.
The Inn at Serenbe– Just about fifty minutes from Atlanta, you could also make this a day trip if you don’t wish to stay on property. Serenbe is home to 1,000 acres of forestland, wildflower meadows, and 15 miles of trail that winds around two waterfalls.
Callaway Gardens– Just about an hour and forty-minute drive from Atlanta you can experience lovely gardens from the lodge, a villa, or even a cabin depending on your budget and ideal. Here you can enjoy the dining, beach activities, zip-lining, the butterfly house, and 2,500 acres of nature, gardens, and biking trails.
Rent a Cabin in the Mountains– We are lucky to live at the foot of some of the most beautiful mountains. Take a little trip up north for a rustic mountain escape to some of our favorite little mountain towns such as Helen, Dahlonega, or Blue Ridge. You could even just plan a day trip!
Take in CityScape Views– While I love the serenity of the mountains and gardens, I also enjoy being able to tap into my inner-city girl. I love the excitement and the bustle of city life. You can plan a day trip or maybe plan a stay overnight! There is so much to do and explore in Atlanta. You can either visit one of the nicer hotel options such as St. Regis, Georgian Terrace, Westin Peachtree Plaza or you could also seek out one of Atlanta’s many interesting Air BnB options. Listed are a few different city rentals with incredible walkability: Hang out right off the Beltline in this charming Beltline Loft, you can even bring a furry friend! Like Glamping, but in the city, rent out this Airstream RV for a small family of three in Grant Park. Enjoy easy access to the Beltline and all it has to offer in this lovely Modern Mini House. Last but not least, more north from the city, take in nature when you rent out a Treehouse in Smyrna!
Day adventures are a great way to enjoy our city without paying the cost of room and board and there is so much to do and see around the Atlanta area. Check out our list of fun activities to keep the whole family entertained while you sleep in the comfort of your own home!
- Experience Animal encounters at one of our zoos/sanctuaries
- Six Flags over Georgia
- Rock Climbing
- Ice Skating
- Treetop Quests
- Children’s Museum of Atlanta
- Tellus Science Museum
- Atlanta Botanical Gardens
- World of Coca Cola
- Trampoline Parks
- Open Gym at a local Gymnastics Studio
- Dino Safari – Walk Thru
- Inflatable Bounce House Rentals (for a fun day at home)
- Go to the movies or plan a movie night at home
- Visit a local Farmers Market
- Family Bike Ride on The Beltline or The Silver Comet Trail
- Hike some Family Friendly trails
Do you have any staycation ideas that you enjoy around Atlanta? What are your favorite staycation spots around the state? Share with us in the comments below!