Must Do: Georgia’s Top Winter Activities

Did you ever dive into a mountain of raked up leaves in the fall, scattering the mound, and coming up screaming with caterpillars in your hair? Did your mom or dad have to pick the little buggers off you, then chase you away with the rake so they could sweep them back together? This memory probably resonates with many adults. In many parts of the country, the beauty of vibrant colored leaves ushers in the fall season. Then comes the rain, and the gray period before winter sets in. Soon after fall comes the snow that needs to be shoveled, dulling your spirits and leaving you wondering if there is a better place to be. You need a vacation getaway with activities for families. Then a light bulb flickers inside your head about family vacation resorts you’ve read about. You pick up the phone and call Callaway Resort & Gardens to book your family’s winter vacation.

The Adventure Begins

There are many things to do near Atlanta, GA, and the place with the best attractions is the 2,500-acre Callaway Resort & Gardens, located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. If you love nature, you will revel in the beauty and scent of the Georgia pines, and suck in deep breaths of the freshest air. There you will find the AAA Four Diamond award-winning Lodge and Spa. The Lodge has 150 modern rooms and suites. You can enjoy sitting on the balcony taking in the beauty of the lake, woodlands, and views of the gardens. As an overnight guest, you’ll have free daily admission to the Gardens attractions, and to relax you can go to the full-service spa, or soak in the hot tub and enjoy a drink at the cabana-style bar. If you need more room for your family, you can rent one of the Villas with two to four bedrooms. The villas are in a secluded forest area, surrounded with natural beauty. You will have all the comforts of home, including a complete kitchen, washer and dryer, fireplace, and patio. Some villas have a sundeck or screened porch. For a cozier atmosphere, you can rent a cottage with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. You will have the convenience of a complete kitchen, plenty of living and dining space, and a fireplace.

Activities and Attractions

At Callaway Resort & Gardens, you have to make the delicious decisions where to dine. There are nine restaurants on the resort. You can choose from pub or café acute; dining to elegant fine dining. To keep you busy, there are ten miles of trails for hiking and biking. If you are a golfer, there are two world-class 18-hole golf courses. After your game, unwind at the Champions Grille with a refreshing drink and a bite to eat. The Grille has a selection of lighter fare salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and fries. If you are a fishing man or woman, you will thrill with the fight of a bream, crappie, shellcracker, or bass as you reel them in. Hiking or biking in the fresh Pine Mountain air lets you feel closer to nature in all its beauty. You’ll go back home feeling totally recharged. Book your stay at Callaway Resort & Gardens today!


Explore All of Callaway

Beach & Water Sports

Swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing on Robin Lake

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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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Summer Family Adventure

An authentic Georgia outdoor family getaway like no other

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Enjoy mouthwatering, chef-prepared cuisine at an array of restaurants

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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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