A sailboat cruise along the coastline is just one of the many things to do in Georgia. There are maritime museums, plantations and excursions to the Outer Banks plus beautiful state parks, famous golf courses, gold fields and the Olympic city of Atlanta, a modern city with almost half a million residents.
Atlanta hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics, and now Centennial Olympic Park treats visitors to a dancing water fountain and weekly concerts. Seasonal displays include fireworks over the 4th of July holiday, ice skating and a holiday of lights during Christmas.
The Atlanta Zoo is the largest zoo in the state. Children old and young will enjoy special programming, a petting zoo and animal oriented treats during their visit. A visit to the Georgia Aquarium includes a visit with sharks, whales, sea turtles and fish. Over 500 species of water life are on display. Exhibits include the River Scout Gallery featuring river habitats from Africa, Asia and North America, Ocean Voyager makes you feel as if you are under the sea and the 4D Theater leaves you in awe.
World of Coca-Cola Museum
Atlanta is also home to the World of Coca-Cola Museum, which tells the story of Coca-Cola from its start in George to today. Memorabilia including early Coco-Cola bottles, advertising posters and slogans that have been used over the years are a few of the items on display.
Savannah, Georgia is one of the largest port cities on the eastern coast. Products from around the world enter the United States here. This city has a two and half-square mile historic district. Families can tour this area on foot or by bicycle. Savannah is the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low. Low founded the Girl Scout in 1912 and turned her family’s 1848 carriage house into the headquarters for the scouts.
All along the eastern coastline, the Barrier Islands perch between mainland Georgia and the wild Atlantic Ocean. The island chain is considered the most pristine and provide many family adventure and water related activities. Resorts, campgrounds and cabin rentals provide comfort and safety with spectacular ocean views.
From metropolitan museums to birdwatching, the things to do in Georgia are as diversified as their history. Plan your family vacation in Georgia where affordability and family adventure abound.
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