Trips to Take after Retirement

When they retire, some people look forward to hanging around the house. Not you! Smitten by wanderlust, you look forward to getaways where you can explore new interests and maybe even meet a few new friends. Don’t make any reservations until you finish reading this post. We’d like to share some of our favorite ideas for trips to take after retirement. If you live in the Atlanta area, or you’ve always wanted to visit Georgia, pack your bags and get away to Callaway Resort & Gardens.

Put Your Feet on the Pedals

We’re not talking about your gas pedal. These are the ones you find on a bicycle. Whether you’re an avid bike rider, or you’re just starting out, Biketober is an event you won’t want to miss! Biketober runs all month and celebrates two-wheel travel. Each day brings a new perspective on bike riding. You can start off your getaway with a bike tour of Callaway’s spectacular gardens. For the more advanced rider, plan on joining other riders on a 10-, 20-, or 30-mile ride through the gardens. If you haven’t installed bike racks on your car, why not? We predict you’ll be doing a lot of riding after you retire.

Go Where You Can Discover More

A special place you won’t want to miss is the Callaway Discovery Center. It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time visitor or you’ve been coming here for years, The Discovery Center is the starting point for exploring the resort and its gardens. Located at the edge of one our shimmering lakes, when you visit, you’ll find helpful staff to answer all your questions about the natural environment within the gardens. You can also watch a video about the history of Callaway Resort & Gardens. Don’t pass up an opportunity to walk in the Vaughn-Jordan Backyard Wildlife Habitat Garden. Grab a bite to eat at the Discovery Café before you move on to your next adventure.

Butterfly garden

Birds and Butterflies

Maybe your idea of a fun adventure is getting up close and personal with wildlife. Visitors of all ages enjoy the Birds of Prey show where you can get to know raptors. This fascinating bird species is known for its skill at hunting prey mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and rodents. Raptors also sometimes hunt other birds. You’ll see hawks, owls, and other birds of prey during the show. If fluttering wings are more your style, make sure you attend Butterflies 101 at the Day Butterfly Center. Here you’ll learn about the habits of one of nature’s most delicate creatures. Take a step into the butterfly conservatory and wait to feel the gentle fluttering of butterfly wings. The perfect retirement vacation getaway in Georgia includes visits with wildlife.

Book an Elegant Slumber Party

Were you really planning one of the most exciting weekend trips from Atlanta without staying overnight? The Lodge and Spa are popular with retired folk because of the surroundings and the amenities. Guests love the elegantly furnished rooms in a lodge setting close to nature trails, lakes, and a sandy beach. After a day of exploring, relax with a facial or other luxurious spa treatments.

Retirement isn’t a time to be bored. It’s a time to learn new things and visit new places. Book your next getaway at Callaway Resort & Gardens. You’ll be back again and again.


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 at this annual event

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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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