Must-Do Activities for the New Year

A new year comes with so many fun activities and resolutions for every person. Some people make it their ultimate goal to eat healthier, make more time for friends, or even lose weight. With all of these resolutions, some people tend to get carried away, making it their ultimate goal to keep their resolution true, forgetting to have fun with it along the way. Getting healthier and losing weight can be fun if you find a nature trail, some water sports, or a work-out buddy. The new year includes new experiences, new places to go, new things to see, and new people to meet. If you ask me, there are several must-do things to do near Atlanta for your new year that you might not know about.


If your new year's resolution is to be more active, but you can't seem to find yourself enjoying the gym every day, that's okay! Geocaching is a fun way to get outdoors and stay active with yourself, friends, or family. One of the many fun things to do in Callaway Gardens is geocaching. You might be asking yourself what geocaching is. Geocaching is similar to a scavenger hunt. You are given the ability to walk and explore a nature trail that spans over 2,500 acres while looking for different treasures along the way. Some geocaches will post GPS coordinates on a website that will help guide you to the items. 

Simply Go Hiking - Spend Some Time Outdoors

With the busy lives we all lead, it's easy to get caught up in the mundane routine of our work lives. We go to work, come home, cook a meal, maybe watch some TV, then go to bed. Setting aside even one hour a week to spend outside can help boost creativity, relieve stress, improve your short-term memory and reduce inflammation in your body. Not to mention the fact of how much more active you will get if you spend some time hiking instead of sitting on your couch. Hiking not only helps to tone your muscles and lose weight, but it can help reduce the risk of many diseases such as strokes and other cardiovascular diseases, colon and breast cancer, and even lower cholesterol levels. 

Visit Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center

You might see butterflies fly by you on the way into the office, or maybe you see a few through the window to your backyard. But have you ever actually gone into a room with hundreds of butterflies, letting them land on you while experiencing the beauty of them all working together as a team to pollinate all of the flowers in the sanctuary? If you haven't done this before, we highly suggest going and seeing the extraordinary sight for yourself at Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center. The little things in life, like butterflies for instance, can be more important than we give them credit for.

Discover Your Adventurous Side at Tree Top Adventure

On weekends, during the summer, or on days the kids have off school, we're always looking for some fun activity to engage in. The movies are fun and all, but eventually it gets boring doing the same thing over and over again. It's nice to find outdoor activities that the entire family can have fun with. Embrace your competitive side through teambuilding obstacles and zip-lining courses at Tree Top Adventure. This allows you to spend time outdoors and gives the thrill-seekers of your family a bit of fun that they didn't expect. 

Call and plan your next vacation at Callaway Gardens today!