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Top 10 Family Friendly Georgia Day Trips

Family Friendly Tourist Attractions in Georgia

Thinking of Georgia day trips? Read our list of Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Georgia, whether you are on Georgia family vacations, or just RVing through the state.

Traveling with your family through the state of Georgia will lead to both fun and educational stops along the way. There are plenty of Georgia day trips that will keep you and your children entertained and delighted. Along the way of your Georgia family vacations, be sure and look into these family friendly attractions.

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Best Roadside Attraction: The Waffle House Museum

Just outside of Atlanta, in the city of Decatur, Georgia, is a small museum housed in the very first Waffle House location.

Memorabilia in this tiny building chronicles the history of the delicious menu traditionally served at Waffle House locations across the country.

Because operating hours are limited, visit the Waffle House website for details about museum hours.

You can also arrange for a tour by calling the office 48 hours in advance. Though the museum doesn't serve actual food, you can refuel for the remainder of your Georgia family vacations at a real Waffle House just down the block.

The Waffle House Museum

Best Tourist Attraction: The World of Coca Cola

Your Georgia day trips would not be complete without a visit to the World of Coca Cola, a museum and interactive exhibit that teaches visitors about everything Coca Cola worldwide. Visitors will get to observe a live bottling line and take home a free bottle of Coke.

The World of Coca Cola

Best Factory Tour: Inside CNN

You and your family will get a glimpse inside of the CNN studios for this tour.  Your kids will enjoy learning how images are projected onto the screen, and will also have an opportunity to make a video of themselves reporting the news.

Inside CNN

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Best Place to See Animals: The Wild Animal Safari at Pine Mountain

This Georgia Day trips locale gives you and your family the chance to experience an exotic animal safari. You can choose to take a tour bus or drive through the park yourself to get face time with elk, antelopes and bison, and lots of other animals.

The Wild Animal Safari at Pine Mountain

Best Place to Get Wet: Appalachian Outfitters

When planning your Georgia family vacations, be sure to carve out time for a relaxing 45 minute float trip down the Chestatee River. Renting an inner tube is $6 per person, and there is an area to enjoy your own picnic lunch after you're finished.

Appalachian Outfitters

Best Place to Eat: Mary Mac's Tea Room

Even the most interesting Georgia day trips won't be complete if you're too hungry to focus. Mary Mac's Tea room in Atlanta is a southern style restaurant that was opened in 1945. Though the ownership has changed hands, the cuisine is still famous and delicious.

Mary Mac's Tea Room

Best Ghost Story: The Savannah Hauntings Tour

If your Georgia day trips itinerary includes the city of Savannah, be sure to stick around for an evening tour of the city that is touted as one of the most haunted cities in America. To save money, book your tour online and get a book that offers more information about the historic haunted locales you'll visit during the tour.

The Savannah Hauntings Tour

Best Family Adventure: Stone Mountain Park

Georgia family vacations would not be complete without an excursion to this extensive park. Plan to spend several hours participating in activities like playing mini golf, riding the railroad, touring an antebellum plantation, rock climbing and much more.

Stone Mountain Park

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Best Historical Site: The Wayne Gordon House

The founder of Girl Scouts of America, Juliette Gordon Low grew up in this home, which was originally constructed in 1821.

The home remained in the family until it was purchased by the Girl Scouts in 1953, and it is now decorated and furnished to reflect the time period of 1886.

The Wayne Gordon House

Best Festival: The Macon Cherry Blossom Festival

Held for 10 days each year in late March, the Macon, Georgia cherry blossom festival was inspired by one Yoshino cherry tree in the backyard of a local businessman, Mark Fickling.

As Mark shared his enthusiasm for this tree and others in town began to plant them, eventually, this city became the Cherry Blossom Capital of the world. Visiting Macon during the yearly festival gives you the opportunity to view over 300,000 cherry trees in full bloom.

The Macon Cherry Blossom Festival

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