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