Things to Do, Dine, and Drink in Georgia

Is Georgia on your mind? We’re talking about the state, not the woman in the song, though both sound attractive.

Why is the State of Georgia attractive? Because it offers you so many options to rest, enjoy, and refresh your life. There are numerous things to do, places to eat and drink, and resorts in Georgia to stay.

If you’re visiting the Atlanta, Georgia area, consider a weekend trip to a local resort or make the resort your home base and take excursions from there to activities and things to see. We’re sure you’ll find the best resort for your Georgia vacation is the Callaway Resort and Gardens!

A Destination for All Seasons

At this family-friendly resort, there’s Wi-Fi, breakfast, and parking included in your room fee, a swimming pool, gym, and acres of wooded grounds for you and the kids to explore. Need a massage? You can get that here, too, in the award-winning Spa.

No matter what time of the year you’re considering a trip to Callaway Resort and Gardens, chances are they have something special going on. Fantasy In Lights, named by National Geographic as one of the top ten holiday light displays, runs from mid-November to early January. At other times, there are Hot Air Balloons, World-class Watersports, barbecues on the beach, symphony concerts, and so much more.


If you love the outdoors, there are plenty of chances to enjoy all that Georgia has to offer. Only 3 miles away from the Callaway Resort and Gardens lies the F.D. Roosevelt State Park. Georgia’s largest state park, it boasts 9,049 acres and is home the 23-mile Pine Mountain Trail—a hiker’s and backpacker’s dream. There, you can rent canoes and kayaks, fish in Delano Lake, and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery.

If you’re looking to relax a bit more, you can visit the nearby wineries or Wild Leap Brewery for tours and tastings. Just remember to have your ID on hand if you want to have a taste.


According to experts in the culinary world, Georgia is experiencing a rebirth in edgy food in many new restaurants. You can’t lose, however, if you choose Southern traditional fare such as shrimp with Savannah rice washed down with a mint julep or sweet tea. For the expense-conscious visitor, visit the local establishments. Ask around as you participate in activities and hear what the local people recommend.

Once you have chosen the dates of your trip, consult the internet for activities and information. Be aware that not all activities run year-round and there can be considerable price differences in the time of year and time of day you choose to go.

Whether your trip is a family vacation, or a couple’s retreat, the state of Georgia has much to offer the traveler. Resorts typically offer an array of amenities that will appeal to most of the family. If you’re traveling with children, planning for their time should be a top priority, if you hope to enjoy the trip as well. For a terrific getaway, whether romantic or with family, contact Callaway Resort and Gardens today for a vacation experience you’ll never forget!


Explore All of Callaway

Beach & Water Sports

Swimming, Sunbathing, Paddle boarding, and More 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 at this annual event

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Pumpkins at Callaway

NEW family-friendly Fall event. Gardens by Day, Glow by Night!

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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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