Piedmont Park in spring. Photo by Kimie Yates, @kimieyates
Kimie Yates, @kimieyates

Atlanta's Piedmont Park in spring. Photo by Kimie Yates, @kimieyates

9 Reasons We Love Springtime in Georgia

Georgia is on our mind year-round, but we especially love the Peach State during the spring months. From the delightful weather to the blooming flowers, there is plenty to love about springtime in Georgia!

Due to COVID-19, some events might be canceled or postponed, and some destinations might have changed their visitation information. This list may not reflect the most recent updates. Before you go, check social media, the venue's website or call to confirm your plans. For more information, visit Explore Georgia's COVID-19 travel information page.

Two girls on Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Photo by @stiingwray

1. Mild Weather

Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Photo by @stiingwray

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.

Families picking strawberries at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia

2. Pick-your-own Farms

Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia

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.

Dog looking at the water at Black Rock Mountain State Park in Mountain City, Georgia

3. Georgia State Parks

Black Rock Mountain State Park in Mountain City, Georgia. Photo by @doodleandthehound

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.

Roller coaster at Wild Aventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia. Photo by @benjamingalland

4. Spring Break

Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia. Photo by @benjamingalland

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.

Four friends at Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves

5. Braves Baseball

When April arrives, fans across the Southeast don their jerseys, paint their faces, and cheer for the Atlanta Braves. A game at Truist Park is a must-see when in Georgia.

Plan for your trip with this Insider's Guide to Atlanta Braves Games.

Patio dining at TWO urban licks in Atlanta, Georgia

6. Patio Dining

Patio dining at TWO Urban Licks on the Atlanta BeltLine

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.

Family on a pontoon boat on Lake Blackshear Resort in Cordele, Georgia

7. Lake Season

Lake Blackshear Resort in Cordele, Georgia

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.

Here are 4 Secret Mountain Lakes and Towns You'll Love.

Dogwood Festival in Atlanta

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.

Spring flowers at Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

9. Flowers in Bloom

Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

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.

Published: February 2021