Best Day Trips For Families Around Atlanta

January 12, 2011 12:00 AM
Best Day Trips For Families Around Atlanta
Everyone needs a little getaway every now and then – a place where you and your family can go for the day and have a great time without the hassle of airports, packing and hotel reservations. There are several great places in Atlanta that are ideal day trip destinations, where all that’s required is a full tank of gas and a sense of adventure. Get the family together and take an Atlanta day trip that will make you feel like a true jet-setter. – Danielle Jennings

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Stone Mountain Park

U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8 Stone Mountain, GA 30087 (770) 498-5600

Hiking, biking, camping and much more are available to visitors at this historic Atlanta attraction. Every season, you’re bound to find activities that the family will love. For the current holiday season, check out the Stone Mountain Christmas attraction and the exclusive Snow Mountain, which features thousands of feet of snow. Open year round, attractions have varying start and end times.

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Zoo Atlanta

800 Cherokee Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30315 (404) 624-5600

For great quality time with the family that’s educational to boot, look no further than Zoo Atlanta. Taking a day trip here is a great way to get children acclimated with and informed about animals, plus there are also fun attractions that adults will enjoy. Spend the day outdoors at one of the city’s most treasured spots. Hours: Monday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. "

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