Fishing Trip at Reed Bingham State Park

Mother-Daughter & Father-Son Georgia Trips

Mothers and daughters or fathers and sons can make memories on a bonding adventure.

All family trips are special, but bonding time spent between mothers and daughters – and fathers and sons – calls for something truly unique that will provide memories to last a lifetime. Here are several ideas to match a range of ages and budgets.

Mother-Daughter Excursions

The Spa at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia
The Spa at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia

Pamper Perfection

Unwind together in a full-day spa journey at The Spa at Chateau Elan. Packages include massages, facials, pedicures and a spa lunch.

Tybee Island dining
Tybee Island dining

Beach Escapes

Wide beaches and a laid-back atmosphere in Tybee Island invite relaxation. Take a dolphin tour and feast on seafood. For an inland beach experience, head to Lake Lanier Islands. Try Margaritaville at Lanier Islands, or slow the pace with the spa or horseback riding.

Teepee Camping at North Georgia Canopy Tours in Lula, Georgia
Teepee Camping at North Georgia Canopy Tours in Lula, Georgia

Active Adventures

Teepee Camping at North Georgia Canopy Tours offers "glamping" teepees, boasting heat, air conditioning and electricity. While there, glide through the air on a 695-foot dual zipline over Hilltop Pond. Prefer land? Follow G3 Adventures into the dark caves of Cloudland Canyon State Park and Pigeon Mountain.

Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia
Springer Opera House in Columbus, Georgia

Artistic Inspiration

Atlanta Ballet, the premier dance company in the country, performs new shows each season. Outside of Atlanta, see a play at Springer Opera House, where actors first graced the stage in 1871.

American Girl doll package at Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta
American Girl doll package at Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta

Posh Respites

Even the youngest guests are pampered at Four Seasons Atlanta, with child-size bathrobes, bedtime cookies and afternoon tea. Outside the perimeter, the American Girl Experience at Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta includes an American Girl bed, cookies and milk, and indoor/outdoor pools.

Father-Son Adventures

Golf in Georgia's Lake Country
Golf in Georgia's Lake Country

Sporting Celebrations

Tee up at one of Lake Country's 10 golf courses. If you’re rusty, try a lesson by a “50 Best Teacher.” Private instruction is also available at Barnsley Resort, testing your sporting clay abilities. Sharpshooters take on the 12-station course or bird-hunting option.
Cumberland Island. Photo by Henry Sharp
Cumberland Island. Photo by Henry Sharp

Natural Escapes

Experience the backcountry at Cumberland Island National Seashore with a tour of the island and a bike ride to the ruins. Yurt camping at a Georgia State Park provides a tad more comfort with a wood and canvas tent, windows, beds and heat.

Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods in Blue Ridge, Georgia
Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Angling Adventures

Learn the art of rod-making with world-renowned crafters. Complete a rod from start to finish in the Bamboo Fly Rod Making Class at Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods, or embark on tarpon and shark fishing with Hildreth Charters.

Approach trail to the Appalachian Trail
Approach trail to the Appalachian Trail

Mountain Quests

Hike Georgia over the state's long distance trails on Benton MacKaye or the Appalachian Trail, which both begin at Springer Mountain. The best waterfall hikes for a short day-trip include Panther Creek Falls and Raven Cliff Falls.

Historic SAM Shortline Railroad
Historic SAM Shortline Railroad

Rails & Rapids

Chug along the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway through the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Georgia/Tennessee line, or hop aboard the Historic SAM Shortline Railroad at Georgia Veterans State Park. Experience a wet adventure at Whitewater Express in Columbus, with class III and IV rapids, or kayak on the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

Published: January 2019