54 Perfect Day Trips from Atlanta

BY - August 22, 2018


Photograph by Growl

From surreal folk art environments to glitzy hotels, from secret gardens to town squares, here are our favorite quick escapes—all within 200 miles of Atlanta.

Edited by Betsy Riley with contributions from Mary Logan Bikoff, Steve Fennessy, Mara Shalhoup, Matt Walljasper, Myrydd Wells, Thomas Wheatley

  1. Take a zombie tour in Senoia
  2. Splash at the 100k square-foot indoor water park at LaGrange's Great Wolf Lodge
  3. 2 holy places to explore
  4. See 7 states from Lover’s Leap at Rock City
  5. 24 hours in Birmingham
  6. Bring a friend (or 8) to LaPrade’s Marina on Lake Burton
  7. 2 venues to discover the best in indie music
  8. Meet 2 peafowl at Andalusia, the Milledgeville home of Flannery O’Connor
  9. 3 secret gardens in Georgia
  10. Discover 200 years of pottery at the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia
  11. 2 great places to see a show
  12. See the 46,991 artworks at Howard Finster's Paradise Garden
  13. 24 hours in Chattanooga
  14. 3 things to do with kids in Dahlonega
  15. Visit 2 national-quality museums in Cartersville
  16. Visit 6 fun Minor League ballparks
  17. 3 places to see white columns
  18. 12 festivals worth the drive
  19. Explore 7 colorful acres of folk art at Pasaquan
  20. Taste medal-winning wines at Tiger Mountain Vineyards
  21. 24 hours at Barnsley Resort
  22. 5 stops for auto buffs
  23. Burn calories hiking to the top of Kennesaw Mountain