With the arrival of a new year comes twelve whole months of Atlanta adventures just waiting to be had! From family-friendly excursions to romantic romps through the city, Atlanta and the surrounding area are rife with breath-taking scenic settings, fun festivals, and awesome attractions. Examiner.com has compiled a list of 13 Atlanta Staycations for every season to add to your to do list for 2013!
Scream and Shout at Six Flags
If amusement is what your family has in mind, the rollercoasters, rides and entertainment venues that are sprawled out over 100 acres at Six Flags Over Georgia should be first on your summertime fun list. From high thrills excitement to kid-friendly fun, there’s a ride for Atlanta adventurers of all ages. Accommodations are conveniently located right across the street at the Wingate by Wyndham for those who wish to turn a day at the park into a Six Flags staycation.
With the arrival of summer, so follows the start of an exciting new season at Lake Lanier Islands’ LanierWorld. Inspired by the boardwalks of old, this lakeside entertainment district boasts beachfront restaurants, amusement rides, waterslides, open-air concerts and so much more. A wealth of accommodations and special packages make planning a summertime staycation by the lake a snap.
What would summer in Atlanta BE without a trip to Turner Field to watch the “Brave” boys of summer round the diamond? With a hot dog in one hand and cold beer in the other, the crack of the bat signals the start of a great staycation in Atlanta.
Before the weather gets too cool, grab a tube from Helen’s Cool River Tubing and leisurely float down the Chattahoochee River. Once the leaves turn and the temperatures dip, all signs continue to point to this quaint German village-inspired destination for North Georgia’s spin on Oktoberfest. A treasure trove of charming wineries that dot the area around Helen also make this town a terrific staycation destination – no matter the time of year.
All for Fall in the North Georgia Mountains
A number of great fall festivals, apple groves and pumpkin patches serve as draw to the mountains of North Georgia. Toss in the awe-inspiring beauty of leaf season that turns the valley floor into a brightly colored palette, and you won’t want to forget your camera for a staycation worth remembering. If you’re a comfort food connoisseur, be sure to add a visit to the famed Dillard House Restaurant to your to do list.
Have a Ball at a Falcons Game
Rise Up, Dirty Bird Nation! Fall and football go together like peanut butter and jelly. Don your red and black, and make your way to the Georgia Dome to see the Falcons football players and cheerleaders take the field for one heck of a show. With hotels, restaurants and some of Atlanta’s greatest attractions just a stone’s throw away, it would be easy to make a touchdown with your family by planning a great Atlanta staycation.
Just in case you missed the first 7 Atlanta staycation suggestions for Winter and Spring 2013, be sure to check out 13 Atlanta Staycations for Every Season in 2013 Part 1!