Georgia Guidestones in Elberton, Georgia

3 Unusual Ways to Spend a Weekend with the Family

Looking to spend a weekend doing something fun and original in Georgia? We've got three ideas you and your kids will love.

Flea Market Fun

Shop for unique treasures in Georgia
Shop for unique treasures in Georgia

Flea markets are great fun for the entire family. From the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market in Cumming to Keller's Flea Market in Savannah, there are more than a dozen treasure troves around the state.

Give the kids a $5 or $10 bill, and see what they can find. Baseball cards, lunch boxes, costume jewelry…the options are endless. What's even better? The stories behind the merchandise. Don't miss that part of your flea market exploration.

Georgia Guidestones

Georgia Guidestones photo by Lesli Peterson
Georgia Guidestones photo by Lesli Peterson

No one truly understands the mysteries behind the monumental Georgia Guidestones in Elberton, but there are several theories. One thing is for sure though: They stand in the perfect city. Elberton is the world's "granite capital," making it the ideal source for the 20-ton behemoths.

After you spend a few moments with the stones, head over to nearby Richard B. Russell State Park for golf or beach excitement, or take a paddle along the lakeshore.

Babyland General Hospital

See vintage and new Cabbage Patch Kids at BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland. - Lesli Peterson
See vintage and new Cabbage Patch Kids at BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland. - Lesli Peterson

Not far from Helen, you and the kids can see a baby being born. No, not a real baby; a Cabbage Patch baby! Did you know Cabbage Patch Dolls are from Cleveland, Georgia?

In addition to seeing a cabbage birth at BabyLand General Hospital, you'll see dolls in the maternity ward, original dolls from time gone by, and a super store filled with everything your little one needs.

Published: May 2017
Written by: Lesli Peterson