Hunt for glass floats on Jekyll Island, Georgia, in January and February

5 Things to Do When It's Cold in Georgia

Sure, you could stay indoors by a fireplace and sip cocoa. But, when you're in a state that's full of places to explore, save that for the end of the day while you wind down from your adventures. Add these one-of-a-kind destinations in Georgia to your winter travel list, and you'll have plenty to talk about over cocoa!

Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain (Nov. 19, 2016 - Feb. 26, 2017)


Georgia isn’t known as a skiing destination, but Stone Mountain Park has snow, a hill, and plenty of tubes ready and waiting for you to hop on. Wear your cold weather gear and enjoy!

Mountain Dulcimer Jam, Appling (Jan. 14, 2017)

The hills will be alive with the sound of music as the dulcet tones of dulcimers, fiddles, banjos, basses and harmonicas join together during this annual event at Mistletoe State Park.

Winter Wonderland Tours at North Georgia Zoo & Farm, Cleveland (January-February 2017)


Take a tour to see some of the most exotic animals in North Georgia, whether native or not! There are opportunities to interact with the animals and take a wagon ride.

U.S. National Tick Collection at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro (Through Aug. 31, 2017)

Sure, it doesn’t sound too appealing at first, but visiting this giant bug collection is an interesting look into the creepy, crawly world of an animal that has been getting increasingly more attention. I mean, if the Real Housewives are talking about it, it must be worth seeing for yourself. While you’re there, check out the Georgia Southern University Museum.

Island Treasures on Jekyll Island (January - February 2017)

Hunt for glass floats created by local artists on Jekyll Island.
Hunt for glass floats created by local artists on Jekyll Island.

It’s time to search! Head to the beach this winter and explore all that Jekyll Island offers. Each day, the island’s Beach Buddies hide glass floats that have been handpicked from around the world as part of the ultimate Golden Isles game of hide-and-seek. If you find one, you get to keep your prize!

Published: November 2016