With the arrival of summer comes the urge for adventure, to share experiences with family and friends. Our Summer Adventures Guide offers a wide variety of ideas for all ages. Start making plans that will keep the whole family smiling and create memories that last a lifetime.
VISIT ONE OF THE TOP HISTORICAL ATTRACTIONS IN THE U.S.
Stone Mountain Park is Georgia’s most popular attraction and one of the top historical attractions in the U.S. Home to the world’s largest freestanding piece of exposed granite, Stone Mountain Park also features a historical Memorial Carving, the world’s largest relief sculpture. The 3,200-acre park includes more than a dozen attractions, historical and natural sights, two Marriott hotels, Georgia’s largest campground, two championship golf courses, and expansive natural woodlands with hiking trails.
Minutes from downtown Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park is directly off of U.S. Highway 78 and is easily accessible from Atlanta interstates. Back by popular demand in 2018 is “Dinosaur Explore,” featuring 20 animatronic dinosaurs, T.rex meet and greets and a dino dig play area. At the center of the fun is the Dinotorium, an indoor four level giant jungle gym of fun and games with baby dinosaur interactions.
New for 2018 is a whole new world of adventure, forty million years in the making with “The Lost World 4-D” Experience. Dinosaur Explore is open now for its final season. Admission is FREE with any paid daily All-Attractions Pass or Mountain Membership. An AllAttractions Pass also gives you access to the park’s family fun attractions such as Summit Skyride, Geyser Towers®, SkyHike®, The Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf, Scenic Railroad, Historic Square & Farmyard and Discovering Stone Mountain Museum. For more information, visit stonemountainpark.com.
TRY THE WORLD’S LONGEST ZIP OVER LAKE LANIER
Want to know about zip lining? Google it. Want to know about Lake Lanier Canopy Tours? Go see them! They’ve got the World’s Longest Zip over Lake Lanier. They’ve got the World’s Largest collection of LLCT t-shirts at Lake Lanier. But seriously, they do have the WORLD’S GREATEST GUIDES anywhere. Check them out on social media and share your experience after you visit! #ZIPLLCT.
EXPLORE YOUR FAMILY'S WILD SIDE
This is the perfect adventure for the whole family. With outdoor courses designed specifically for kids starting at 4 years old and up, plus more challenging courses ideal for teens and adults, their activity accommodates nearly any adventurer! Tarzan swings, tight ropes, zip-lines, and more!
ENJOY HANDS-ON SUMMER LEARNING
Visit a hands-on learning environment at Interactive Neighborhood for Kids in Gainesville, Georgia! Museum admission is only $8/person and is good for the entire day. Check out their Gift Shop and Pottery Studio. They offer scheduled group rates and birthday parties. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 1pm-5pm.
SUMMER ART CAMP
Voted Best of Gwinnett 2017 for their Summer Art Camp! Offering week-long and daily options. Each week includes glass fusion, pottery & canvas painting, sculpture and more! Ages 6+. Monday-Friday. $190 per week or $45 daily. Mention Suwanee Magazine for 10% off full week registration! Always open daily for walk-in pottery, canvas and wine glass painting
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FISH THE DAY AWAY
Andy’s Trout Farm is nestled on 325 beautiful acres at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in Northeast Georgia. Andy’s offers a tranquil respite with lodging in their rustic cabins by the creek, fishing and hiking the trails with nature at your side, enjoying the quiet peace and relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of life. Cope Hall is the new mountain venue for church groups, family reunions and special events! Call for special group pricing! Email them at info@andystroutfarm. com or follow them on Facebook.
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS FOR ALL AGES
Award-winning parks offer a never-ending source of fun activities any time of year. You can explore the past at historic sites and museums or stroll on a trail, play a sport or attend a pottery class. There are lovely views of woodlands, lakes, meadows, streams and gently rolling hills.
The Artist Spotlight Experience is a three-day “hands-on” filmmaking Summer Camp for teens 14-18. The camp is meticulously designed by working professionals in the entertainment industry. Their objective is to support, inspire and enrich young individuals with a passion for visual and performing arts. By bringing students into a cinematic world complete with industry-grade equipment, and renowned, talented instructors, they will provide a unique, unforgettable learning experience that will prepare your children to successfully face obstacles, shape their character, build new skills and reinforce their confidence and ability to socialize with different people in an exciting, fun-packed environment.
The camp is held at Georgia Tech University Student Center.
June 18, 19 & 20 / 9am-4pm
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