Summer is a time for travel, vacations, and leisurely outings but, if you're not careful it can also be a time to pack on the pounds. The good news is you can avoid the consequences of those lazy days of summer by making sure vacation time is as active as it is fun! Whether you’re looking for a stay-cation or an all out road trip, Georgia is a great place to find activities that will keep the kids entertained without adding to your waistline.
If you want to relax with the family minus the long drive out of town, Stone Mountain Park is a great place to start. Perfect for a day trip, the park offers hiking trails, biking, and plenty of fun active ventures for the kids. There’s a lot to see and do and walking is a form of exercise suited for all ages.
Lake Lanier Islands is another local choice for summer activities that don't involve a long drive or a hefty gas bill. It will, however, keep the kids cool and moving with a full fledge water park and board walk. You can up the incidental activity by parking far away and taking the long route whenever possible.
Helen, Georgia is another choice of locals for those willing to drive a stretch. Just about an hour or so away, depending on your location, this is an awesome spot for shopping, camping or just enjoying the great outdoors. Helen hosts a marvelous fun filled landscape perfect for a mini getaway.
Prepared to venture further? Tybee Island beach near Savannah, Georgia is a great stop for summer offering all the sun and sand you can handle. Water play and sandcastles can keep your kids active but, don't for get to stay active yourself, by choosing a walk on the beach over sunbathing.