Trip Ideas

Mother-Daughter & Father-Son Georgia Trips

Mothers and daughters or fathers and sons can make memories on a bonding adventure.

  • Fishing Trip at Reed Bingham State Park

All family trips are special, but bonding time spent between mothers and daughters – and fathers and sons – calls for something truly unique that will provide memories to last a lifetime. Here are several ideas to match a range of ages and budgets.

Mother-Daughter Excursions

Pamper Perfection

Unwind together in a full-day spa journey at The Spa at Chateau Elan. Packages include massages, facials, pedicures and a spa lunch. Daughter too young for the on-site winery? Try Glamour Girls Day Spa. Manicures, facials and massages delight girls ages 2-16.

Beach Escapes

Wide beaches and a laid-back atmosphere in Tybee Island invite relaxation. Take a dolphin tour and feast on seafood. For an inland beach experience, head to Lake Lanier Islands. Try LanierWorld at Lake Lanier Islands, or slow the pace with the spa or horseback riding.

Active Adventures

Teepee Camping at North Georgia Canopy Tours™ offers “glamping” teepees boasting heat, air conditioning and electricity. While there, glide through the air on a 695-foot dual zipline over Hilltop Pond. Prefer land? Follow Georgia Girl Guides into the dark caves of Cloudland Canyon State Park and Pigeon Mountain.

Artistic Inspiration

Atlanta Ballet, the premier dance company in the country, performs new shows each season. Outside of Atlanta, see a play at Springer Opera House, where actors first graced the stage in 1871. 

Posh Respites

Even the youngest guests are pampered at Four Seasons Atlanta, with child-size bathrobes, bedtime cookies and afternoon tea. Outside the perimeter, the American Girl Experience at Marriot Alpharetta includes an American Girl bed, cookies and milk, and indoor/outdoor pools.

Father-Son Adventures

Sporting Celebrations

Tee up at one of Reynolds Plantation’s six courses designed by golf legends Nicklaus, Jones and others. If you’re rusty, try a lesson by a “50 Best Teacher.” Private instruction is also available at Barnsley Resort, testing your sporting clay abilities. Sharpshooters take on the 12-station course or bird-hunting option.

Natural Escapes

Experience the backcountry at Cumberland Island National Seashore with a tour of the island and a bike ride to the ruins. Yurt camping at a Georgia State Park provides a tad more comfort with a wood and canvas tent, windows, beds and heat.

Angling Adventures

Learn the art of rod-making with world-renowned crafters. Complete a rod from start to finish in the Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class at Oyster Bamboo Rods, or embark on tarpon and shark fishing with Hildreth Charters

Mountain Quests

Hike Georgia over the state’s long distance trails on Benton MacKaye or the Appalachian Trail, which both begin at Springer Mountain. The best waterfall hikes for a short day-trip include Panther Creek Falls & Recreation Area-CNF, Raven Cliff Falls-CNF or Henry Mill Falls. 

Rails & Rapids

Chug along the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway through the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Georgia/Tennessee line, or hop aboard the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park. Experience a wet adventure at Whitewater Columbus, with class III and IV rapids, or kayak on the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

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