Five Must-Do Family Activities for the Holiday Break

Does it seem like your family has been stuck in a daily routine? Between work, school, and extracurricular activities, there doesn’t seem to be much time for anything else. It’s time for that to change. School is out and the great outdoors is calling; can we be a little more playful? Now is the perfect time to have some fun by partaking in the many activities for families in Georgia. Here are 5 activities near Atlanta to enjoy during your holiday break.

Experience the Scenery

This time of year is a great time to enjoy the many adventures Pine Mountain, GA, has to offer. From feeding animals at the Wild Animal Safari to taking in a part of history at Roosevelt’s Little White House and experiencing the stunning 2,500-acres of Callaway Resort & Gardens, families can create their own adventures right outside of Atlanta. Not only does Callaway Resort & Gardens have 13 beautiful lakes, amazing trails, and spectacular views, you can book an overnight stay. Why rush home after a day of fun when you can unwind and relax at The Lodge & Spa?

Get in the Holiday Spirit

Since you’re staying, treat the family to some holiday cheer by enjoying Fantasy In Lights. Rated among National Geographic’s Top 10 Light Displays, this exhibit is the South’s Christmas tradition. You and your family are sure to be in the holiday spirit after taking a drive through the beautifully lit forest and meeting holiday characters in the Christmas Village.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

If the weather isn’t too brisk, relish the natural landscapes by taking a family hike or bike ride through the winding trails of Callaway Resort & Gardens. Breathing in the fresh air is just the boost of energy needed after a night of fun. If hiking or biking doesn’t tickle your fancy, perhaps a peaceful day of fishing and boating in one of their thirteen lakes will do the trick. Don’t have a fishing license? No worries; these stunning lakes are private, so a license isn’t required. All equipment is available to rent on-site, so all you have to do is arrive.

Family Treasure Hunt

Although you’re on a break, you don’t want your brain to completely shut down, so add some mental stimulation to your vacation with family geocaching. There are millions of geocaches hidden around the world, and more than 40 near you at Callaway Resort & Gardens. See if your family can work together while using GPS-enabled devices to navigate and find the hidden treasure.

Dine without the Whine

No matter how much time you spend in the kitchen, dinner at home never goes as planned. Either the dish didn’t taste as wonderful as the picture online looked, or the kids are complaining because they wanted pizza and fries. This holiday season, enjoy dinner without the whine at one of the many restaurants at Callaway Resort & Gardens. From casual to fine dining, there is something to satisfy everyone.

When looking for fun-filled activities for families in Georgia, look no further than Callaway Resort & Gardens. With so many great activities to choose from, your family is sure to have a blast! Book your Holiday stay today!


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TreeTop Adventure

Climb and zip through the trees on this fun forest course

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Butterfly Center

Meet over 1,000 colorful butterflies face-to-face

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Birds of Prey Shows

Discover the strength, speed, and beauty of these magnificent creatures

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Hiking & Biking Trails

Explore Callaway’s 2,500 acres by foot or by bicycle

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The Gardens

Drink in the beauty of azaleas, hydrangeas, and other woodland wonders

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Fantasy In Lights

One of National Geographic’s Top 10 Holiday Light Displays

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Balloon Festival

Watch beautiful balloons aglow or enjoy your own tethered balloon ride

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Symphony on the Sand

A night beneath the stars with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

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Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard

Tournament for the greatest athletes in competitive watersports

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Some of the best lake fishing in the southeastern United States

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