Atlanta's Piedmont Park in spring. Photo by Kimie Yates, @kimieyates
1. Mild Weather
With an average low of 65 degrees (F) and an average high of 80 degrees, Georgia's spring weather is perfect for picnics, relaxing in a hammock, driving with the windows down on the Richard B. Russell Scenic Byway and visiting Georgia's Golden Isles. Georgia's spring weather is so perfect, in fact, we think even Goldilocks would find it to be just right.
Ready for a road trip? Check out these 6 Scenic Georgia Drives.
2. Pick-your-own Farms
Grab a bucket and head to one of Georgia's many pick-your-own farms for a true Southern springtime tradition. The whole family will have fun picking their favorite springtime treats like strawberries and blueberries fresh from farms throughout the state.
Plan your trip with this list of Every Farm in Georgia You Need to Visit.
3. Georgia State Parks
Take advantage of the perfect spring weather with a trip to one of Georgia's state parks. Whether hitting the hiking trails, paddling the waterways, or sleeping under the stars, Georgia's state parks have amazing places the whole family (including pups!) will love.
Start planning your trip with these Surprising Cabin Getaways at Georgia State Parks.
4. Spring Break
When spring break rolls around, students of all ages are restless for outdoor fun. Luckily for them (and their parents), Georgia is filled with theme parks, attractions, outdoor adventures and more. Treat your student to a day at Wild Adventures in Valdosta, a hike up Arabia Mountain near Atlanta or have an adventure on the water in Columbus. No matter which activity you choose, your child will return to school with a story to share!
Find more ideas in this list of 18 Georgia Spring Break Destinations.
6. Patio Dining
We're of the firm belief that food always tastes better when eaten on a patio. Whether sipping cocktails along the Atlanta BeltLine or enjoying an intimate sunset dinner at Black Sheep Restaurant in Blue Ridge, springtime weather makes for the perfect patio dining experience.
Find more Georgia restaurants with outdoor dining.
7. Lake Season
When the temperatures warm up, folks everywhere flock to Georgia's lakes for weekends full of water skiing, tubing and more. Rent a pontoon boat on Lake Sinclair, camp on the shore of Lake Oconee or book a weekend at Lanier Islands to get your lake fix this spring.
8. Festival Season
Nothing says spring quite like listening to live music while meandering through booths selling organic soap, handmade jewelry and local artwork. Georgia is home to such popular spring festivals as the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival and the famous International Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon. No matter where in Georgia you go, your chances of finding a spring festival between March and June are high.
Check our calendar for events near you.
9. Flowers in Bloom
Our springtime list wouldn't be complete without mentioning our beautiful blooming flowers, including azaleas, peach blossoms, magnolias and more. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the season with a visit to one of Georgia's famous gardens, such as the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, Guido Gardens in Metter, Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground and Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain. You'll discover displays of floral beauty like you've never seen before when you explore Georgia.
Start planning your trip with these 6 Botanical Gardens You Can't Miss this Spring.