Searching for your next day trip? Look no further!
Getting away from the craziness of the city is vital practice for some much-needed self-care. Luckily, Georgia is home to so many incredible places where you can truly escape the hustle and bustle of A-Town. From enchanting waterfalls to the spectacular natural wonders scattered across our picturesque Peach State. Here are six unforgettable day trips that are easily accessible from Atlanta.
1. Lake Lanier
From Atlanta: 1 hour away
Lake Lanier is an epic reservoir that not only preserves H20, but Georgia’s gorgeous natural beauty. A great place to hike, bike, boat, fish, and beyond, the clear waters and untouchable surroundings make it the perfect place to connect with nature.
From Atlanta: 2 hours away
There are so many hidden gems in this diamond of a city. As well as thriving downtown and uptown areas, the Chattahoochee River that flows through the city is one of the best places for white-water rafting. Click here for more information.
From Atlanta: 2 hours
If you’re looking to head to another state, then Chattanooga is the place for you. This Tennessee staple is a beloved place to visit due to its incomparable Southern charm (beyond the ATL). From the stunning waterfall Ruby Falls to an unforgettable boat ride on the Southern Belle Riverboat, there’s so much to do.
4. Amicalola Falls State Park
From Atlanta: 1 hour and 30 mins
Witness one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Georgia at Amicolola Falls State Park. With several hiking trails and a variety of camping spots and lodges, it’s the perfect place for a day trip or weekend away. Click here for a recent round-up of breathtaking hikes around the ATL with stunning waterfalls.
From Atlanta: 1 hour 30 mins
From our state’s Botanical Gardens to an incredible selection of fantastic eats, make sure you drop a pin on Athens if you’ve yet to pay this beloved city. Not only does it mark the start of the state’s Antebellum Trail of historic Civil War towns, but it’s an awesome microcosm of Southern history.
6. Providence Canyon State Park
Georgia’s ‘Little Grand Canyon’ is a feast for the eyes. We adore this spot so much that it recently made our round-up of our state’s natural wonders. However, the formation of this unique spot isn’t so natural. It was accidently created by 1800’s settlers and their poor farming practices, a harsh and brutal, yet beautiful reminder to look after our planet.