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100 and more Family Day Trips From Atlanta!

Updated January 26, 2020

By Stacey Stegg July 28, 2020
Want to go on a day trip? Here are 100+ options to get you started. The farthest is about 3 hours from Atlanta! So what's stopping you!! Go out and EXPLORE!! Remember, you can get passes for some of these places through the library, and most have free days throughout the year (if they aren't already FREE), but If you want to stay up-to-date you can subscribe HERE. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!

Drive Guide:
0-1 Hour *
1-2 Hours *
2-3 Hours ***

A Day With The Animals
1.Atlanta Zoo *
2.Wild Life Safari **
3.North Ga Zoo **
4.Greenville Zoo **
5.Chattanooga Zoo **
6.Birmingham Zoo **
7.Georgia Aquarium *
8.Tenessee Aquarium **

Theme Parks, Water Parks & Family Fun!
9.Six Flags Over Georgia *
10.Six Flags White Waters *
11.Stone Mountain *
12.LanierWorld *
13.The Rock Ranch *

Get Outside: Nature Centers & Gardens
14.Dunwoody Nature Center *
15.Gwinnett Environmental Nature and Heritage Center *
16.Chattahoochee Nature Center *
17.Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center **
18.Lake Conestee Nature Park **
19.Elachee Nature Center *
20.Georgia Nature Center *
21.Cochran Mill Nature Center *
22.Sandy Creek Nature Center **
23.Reynolds Nature Preserves *
24. Atlanta Botanical Gardens *
25.Tennesee River Gardens and Nature Preserve **
26. South Carolina Botanical Gardens **
27. Atlanta Botanical Gardens-Gainesville *
28. State Botanical Gardens **
29. Birmingham Botanical Gardens **
30. Calloway Garden **

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star: Science Center
31.Roper Mountain Science Center **
32.Fernbank Science Center *
33.Tellus Science Museum *
34.McWane Science Center **
35.Coca-Cola Space Science Center **
36.Colburn Earth Science Museum ***

Interactive Children Museums
37 Atlanta Children's Museum *
38.INK *
39. Chattanooga Children's Museum **
40. Greenville Children's Museum **

Museums-Art, History, Natural History
41.Atlanta History Center *
42.Babyland General Hospital **
43. Fernbank Museum of Natural History *
44.Birmingham Museum of Art **
45.High Museum of Art *
46.Micheal C. Carlos Museum *
47.Gertrude Art Museum **
48.Center for Puppetry Arts *
49.National Center for Civil and Human Rights *
50.Martin Luther King Museum *
51.The Columbus Museum **
52.National Infantry Museum **
53.William Breman Jewish Museum *
54.APEX Museum *
55.World Of Coca Cola (Memorabilia/Attraction) *

Take a Hike! Trails, Mountains, and Waterfalls, Oh My!
(Most of the nature centers mentioned above have hiking trails as well)
56.Kennesaw Mountain *
57.Stone Mountain *
58.Sawnee Mountain *
59.Ana Ruby Falls **
60.Tallulah Gorge ** 
61.High Falls State Park *
62.Amicaola Falls **
63.Soco Falls ***
64.Victory Creek Trail *
65.Pot House Loop Trail **
66.Cedar Falls Park ***
67.Ruby Falls-Chattanooga (attraction) ***
68.Rock City! (attraction) ***

Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming: Swimming Holes and Lakes
69.Lake Lanier *
70.Cummin Falls *** (3.5 hours, but looks worth it!)
71. Little River Canyon National Preserve **
72.Sliding Rock, Brevard, NC ***
73. Bridal Veil Falls ***
74.Fort Yargo Beaches *
75.Robin Lake Beach **
76.Acworth Beach *

Shop 'Til You Drop!
77.North Georgia Premium Outlet *
78.Tanger Outlet-Commerce **
79.Tanger Outlet- Locust Grove *
80. Pendergrass Flea Market *
81. Calhoun Premium Outlet *
82.The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta *

Cities to See in a Day!
83.Greenville, SC **
84.Helen, GA **
85.Chattanooga, TN **
86.Birmingham, Al **
87. Athens, GA *
88.Ashville, NC ***

Up High- Zip Line and Rock Climb!!
89.TreeTop Quest-Dunwoody *
90.TreeTop Quest-Buford *
91.Lake Lanier Canopy Tours *
92.Historic Banning Mill *
93.Blue Ridge Canopy Tours **
94.The Sandbar Kayaking and Zipline Canopy Tour **
95.The Gorge Zip Line Canopy Tours ***
96. Adrenaline Climb *
97.Atlanta Rocks! *
98.High Point Climbing and Fitness **
99.Climb @ Blue Ridge
100. Climb Max Climbing ***


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