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 blooming flowers to the delightful temperatures, there is plenty to love about springtime in Georgia!
Nothing says spring quite like chowing down on a turkey leg while meandering through booths selling organic soap, handmade jewelry and bottle cap 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. Our advice? Pack up the car and spend a weekend exploring Georgia.
Georgia’s spring weather is perfect for backyard barbecues, front porch sitting, driving with the windows down on the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway or 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.
Grab a bucket and head to one of Georgia’s many pick-your-own farms for a true Southern springtime tradition. Pick fresh strawberries at 31 places in Georgia, and pick blueberries at 20 places in Georgia. The whole family will have fun picking their favorite springtime treats fresh from farms throughout the state.
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 programs the whole family will love.
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 little one to a day at Wild Adventures in Valdosta, a hike up Stone Mountain in 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!
We’re of the firm belief that food always tastes better when eaten on a patio. Whether you’re sipping on the roof of Ponce City Market in Atlanta or enjoying an intimate sunset dinner at Black Sheep Restaurant in Blue Ridge, springtime weather makes for the perfect patio dining experience.
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.
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!