From the Atlanta Zoo to the Georgia Aquarium, there’s something for every adult and child when heading out for a day trip in and around Atlanta. There’s plenty of local fun when it comes to exploring the exciting city of Atlanta. Plan your day trip event today and give yourself time to get there.
Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 581-4000
www.georgiaaquarium.org

From planning events, to exploring different sections of Georgia’s Aquarium, the entire family will enjoy this day trip. It houses more than 100,000 animals from dolphins, whale sharks, and beluga whales. Until Singapore’s Marine Life Park surpassed it, it was the largest aquarium in the world, but still resides as the second largest. The sea species are fascinating to watch, while surrounded by more than 10 million gallons of marine and freshwater. Set up your visit to this iconic aquarium today.

University Of Georgia-Athens Campus
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-3000
www.uga.edu

Another family-friendly venue to take the kids to is the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens. Home of the Georgia Bulldogs, has over 700 acres of property to explore. Its North Campus is historic, and is listed as such. It currently is ranked 20th overall in national universities. The building themselves have strong architectural designs, and also hosts serene pathways and landmarks. There’s so much natural beauty to explore while visiting the campus. Athens is home to some of the greatest rock bands in history, like R.E.M., The B-52s, and Widespread Panic.

Callaway Gardens
17800 US Highway 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
(800)-852.3810
www.callawaygardens.com

A resort-style venue, this man-made scenic garden will behold your eyes in wonder. Known for hosting weddings in their beautiful landscape, there’s also trail walks, water sports, a balloon festival, and exceptional dining. Oh, and if you want to break-away for a round of golf, they’ve got that, too. You can also plan for the family to spend a day volunteering, or purchase an annual pass and attend as often as you wish. If you’re feeling more adventurous, there’s water skiing, too. You can’t miss out on all this fun.

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Chateau Elan Winery And Resort
100 Rue Charlemagne
Braselton, GA 30517
(678)-425-0900
www.chateauelan.com

The beautiful and relaxing Chateau Elan Winery and Resort is located about an hour north of Atlanta, and this precious gem has been giving guests a luxurious time for over 20 years. The winery offers tastings often, and the resort area holds four golf courses, tennis center, equestrian area, and seven dining options. There’s literally something for everyone to enjoy. Upon staying overnight, that is where the real luxury begins, as there is exclusive access to the health spas, and themed guest rooms, like the Gatsby and the Hi-Tech.

Margaret Mitchell
979 Crescent Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309-3964
(404)-249-7015
www.atlantahistorycenter.com

For all of you classic film and reading buffs, this is a must on your day trip list. This Tudor-style home has plenty of rooms and space to check out and walk-through. This is also where Margaret Mitchell wrote her classic, ‘Gone With The Wind,’ that was made into an Oscar-winning classic. There are also two new exhibitions, Margaret Mitchell: A Passion for Character, and The Making of A Movie Legend: Gone With The Wind. Plan your visit today and discover more about a city that’s timeless and fascinates young and old alike.

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