Known for peaches and warm weather, Georgia is an ideal place for a road trip. Enjoy southern hospitality as you travel around The Peach State. Don’t miss these scenic stops on your road trip through Georgia.
Stroll Through Alpharetta
As you near Atlanta, make sure to stop in Alpharetta. Your family can enjoy a scenic walk along the Chattahoochee River in nearby Jones Bridge Park. The park has 30 acres of vast open space for fishing, picnicking, and barbecuing. You can also stroll through Alpharetta’s quaint downtown area featuring more than 60 shops and restaurants. The town offers plenty of options for places to stay too.
Next, take a short 15-minute ride to Andretti Indoor Karting and Games in Roswell. Hop in a go-kart and race around the indoor track, play arcade games, and enjoy drinks at the full bar. End your day at Jekyll Brewing, Alpharetta’s first brewery, which is inspired by the lifestyle of nearby Jekyll Island. You can relax, taste hand-crafted beers, and listen to live music.
Visit Smyrna, the Jonquil City
Just 10 miles from Atlanta you’ll find the small city of Smyrna. You can explore over 30 acres of green spaces and parks featuring thousands of jonquils. Jonquils are a type of daffodil and give the town the nickname “The Jonquil City.” Village Green and Market Village offer downtown shopping and dining options.
Book your stay in Smyrna to enjoy this small city for a few days. You’ll find picturesque spots in town, including the Concord Covered Bridge, built in 1872. For kids’ activities, plan a day at Sparkles Family Fun Center in Smyrna or Six Flags White Water in Marietta.
Explore Nature in Norcross
Make a stop just off I-85 in historic Norcross. First settled by Cherokee Indians, the town is now a thriving Atlanta suburb. Nature buffs can spend a day at Stone Mountain Park. This expansive park offers families over 3,200 acres of green space and attractions.
Book your hotel in Norcross for convenient access to the park. You’ll also be close to Tiny Towne Edutainment center located right in Norcross. This theme park features cars that kids of all ages can drive on an indoor track, a train, and over 30 video games.
Relax on Tybee Island’s Beaches
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No Georgia road trip is complete without a stop on Tybee Island. When you’re ready for downtime, the island is the perfect place to relax on the beach. Tybee Island is home to plenty of restaurants and bars along its shores. Grab a table on the deck and watch the sunset.
Enjoy the sea air as you hike our bike along McQueen’s trail and explore the historic Cockspur Lighthouse. Since the island is less than three miles long, you won’t need a car to experience Tybee Island. When you book your hotel on Tybee Island, you’ll also be just 15 minutes from Savannah’s attractions and nightlife.
Tybee Island completes this part of your Georgia road trip. Add these cities to your route to enjoy outdoor spaces, beaches, and family entertainment.