There are so many activities in Georgia to do with your family. There is plenty of hiking, waterfalls, attractions, and activities for your family to have a great time together.
Northwest Georgia area
Silver Comet Trail (Smyrna to Cedartown, GA)
Silver Comet trail (Smyrna to Cedartown, GA) goes through the counties of Cobb, Paulding and Polk. It is a trail a little over 60 miles long made for those who like to bike, hike, walk, rollerblade, horseback ride, dog walking and accessible to those in wheelchairs for the most part. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
Tellus Science Museum (Cartersville, GA)
Tellus Science Museum (Cartersville, GA) is a museum with changing exhibits, plus their more permanent exhibits, a digital planetarium and much more. The more permanent interactive exhibits include the fossil dig, gem panning, solar house, digital planetarium as well as the big back yard with different puzzles and brain teasers. The other permanent exhibits include science in motion, fossil and the mineral gallery.
Cost: Adult- $17
Child (3-17)- $13
Child 2 & under: FREE
Cloudland Canyon (Rising Fawn, GA)
Cloudland Canyon (Rising Fawn, GA) is breathtaking with over 60 miles of trails for hikers to explore on the edge of Lookout Mountain. There is also fishing, camping, biking, disc golf and geocaching areas within the state park. Disc golf is $4 per round and bike rentals are $35/55 depending on the length of time the person is wanting to use the bike.
Cost for parking: $5
The Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta, GA)
The Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta, GA) is a premier aquarium with an amazing shark exhibit (Sharks! Predators of the Deep), Cold Water Quest, Aquanaut Adventure, Ocean Voyager, Southern Company River Scout, and Tropical Diver. They also have dolphin shows, behind the scenes tours, cage diving, diving tours and much more at extra cost! All the extras are worth the money depending on budget and what you like to do. The behind-the-scenes tour gives you and your party a behind the scenes look at the top of the tanks and how they care for the animals at the aquarium at only 15.99 extra for each person. The dolphin shows are a great addition to any aquarium visit and are sure to amaze at only 5$ extra per ticket! Also, this is aquarium is one of a few aquariums to actually have Whale Sharks in their aquarium!
General Admission cost: $39.99 online or $44.99 at the door
Children 2 & under are free.
The Atlanta Zoo (Atlanta, GA)
The Atlanta Zoo (Atlanta, GA) is a on a timed-ticketing system as of September 2022 still limiting the number of people in the Zoo, however, guests can stay as long as they would like. This zoo has many different areas even a petting zoo as well as a children area with rides and attractions. The Atlanta Zoo also has extras at a cost called wild encounters where one can get close to the Lemur, the elephant, the Aldabra Tortoise, and the Giant Panda.
General admission cost:
Adult (12+) $23.45 to $32.45
Child (3-11) $17.95 to $24.95
3 and under FREE
Parking cost vary by hours.
LegoLand Discovery Center (Atlanta, GA)
LegoLand Discovery Center (Atlanta, GA) at Phipps Plaza offers an interactive experience for 3-to-10-year-olds. This is an indoor lego center with indoor attractions and much more. Plan on spending at least 2 to 3 hours at his attraction and interactive play center that features rides, 4D theatre, Master building academy, food, as well as build & test areas for the children’s Lego cars.
Cost: $27 per ticket
Fernbank Science Center (Atlanta, GA)
Fernbank Science Center (Atlanta, GA) is a FREE admission into the exhibit halls which feature space such as the Apollo 6 space capsule and even live animals with much more. There is a planetarium show that cost money but are worth every penny! It is suggested that 2 to 3 hours are allotted to see everything.
Admission cost: FREE
Planetarium: Adults $7 children $5
Northeast Georgia Area
Tallulah Falls (Tallulah Falls, GA)
Tallulah Falls (Tallulah Falls, GA) is a hiking and waterfall trail that is located in the Northeast Georgia mountains just an hour and a half from Atlanta. There is a visitor’s center with exhibits as well as bathrooms and a gift shop. The trail features stairs and swinging bridges that bring you the most amazing views of the waterfalls in the gorge. This gorge also features the remnants of Karl Wallenda’s high wire tightrope walk across the Gorge in 1970! It’s a site to see as well! It also boasts a beach at the lake as well where you can relax and enjoy the sun.
Admission Cost: FREE
Parking Cost is about $5
Toccoa Falls (Toccoa Falls, GA)
Toccoa Falls (Toccoa Falls, GA) located at Toccoa Falls College campus at the very back. It is one of the tallest free-falling waterfalls on the east coast even taller than Niagara Falls. The entry fee is about $5.
Goats on the Roof (Tiger, GA)
Goats on the Roof (Tiger, GA) is a tourist attraction in Rabun County, GA with free admission. It has live goats on the roof to feed and look at. Food for the goats cost about a dollar. This store has gem mining, fudge, handmade ice-cream, and souvenirs at an extra cost.
Amicalola Falls State Park (Dawsonville, GA)
Amicalola Falls State Park (Dawsonville, GA) boasts a 729-foot-tall waterfall that is the third highest cascading waterfall in the eastern United States. There are offerings of archery, Zip lines, guided hikes, and birds of prey shows for extra cost.
$5 parking fee
River Tubing (Helen, GA)
River Tubing (Helen, GA) at Cool River Tubing takes about 1 to 2 hours and is a blast. River tubing will help you relax and enjoy the beautiful outdoors of Southern Appalachia within Georgia’s own Alpine Village.
Cost: $14 M-F and $18 Sat-Sun Ages 3 and up
Middle Georgia Area
Providence Canyon (Lumpkin, GA)
Providence Canyon (Lumpkin, GA) has been called the Little–Grand Canyon. It is located just south of Columbia, GA. The Providence Canyon is about 150 ft deep. Those hiking can enjoy the gorgeous vies on the rim trail of the canyon and there are options to backpack overnight. Camping and other accommodations are also available at this site.
Cost: $5 parking
Southern Cross Guest Ranch (Madison, GA)
Southern Cross Guest Ranch (Madison, GA) is a horseback riding ranch that offers amenities such as spacious guest rooms, fishing, bikes, swimming, smores, and of course horseback riding. The prices very for the rooms depending on the amount of people for each room.
Riding cost around $60 for a few hours.
Deerlick Astronomy Village (Madison, GA)
Deerlick Astronomy Village (Madison, GA) is a star gazing village where one can camp in one of the darkest cities in Georgia to look at the stars. There are nature trails that the star gazer can walk through during the day and look for wildlife but the real fun starts at night for those who love star gazing.