Why a Vacation is the Perfect Christmas Gift

Oh no! Not another tie for dad, or a new blender to keep mom working in the kitchen! Why not surprise mom and dad, or your spouse and kids, with a vacation getaway in Georgia? Callaway Resort & Gardens near Atlanta has private cottage rentals and villas for that romantic rendezvous that you keep putting on the back burner, or stay overnight in one of 150 modern guest rooms at the AAA Four Diamond award-winning Lodge and Spa. Make this Christmas vacation the perfect gift for everyone.

Christmas Break or Getaway

Santa will find you no matter where you are at Christmastime. The best deals for vacation places in the winter can be found at Callaway Resort & Gardens 2,500-acre attraction near Atlanta, GA. If you live in the northern part of the United States or Canada, you won’t miss the snow for Christmas once you come try out some southern hospitality. Bring the whole family and stay in a villa that has up to four bedrooms, and all the comforts of home. If it’s just the two of you, stay in a cottage with a cozier atmosphere. The lodge has suites with separate sitting rooms with king and queen beds in the bedroom. Come for an overnight stay, or your entire vacation. Once you get settled into your lodgings, you will find many exciting things to do.

Where to Eat

Vacations are a good time to relax and unwind from the everyday grind. No more work of any kind, and that includes a cooking break for mom. Eating is a favorite indulgence when you have so many fantastic restaurants to choose from. With nine restaurants, including a retro pub to fine dining, you’ll find something for everyone at the Callaway Resort & Gardens. You’ll find pub favorites for kids and adults alike at the Spirit of ’52. For some good ole’ down-home Southern cooking and a fabulous ridgetop view, visit the Country Kitchen where you can savor some Southern fried chicken for lunch or dinner. The Piedmont Dining Room offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a diverse Southern fare that features fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese fritters, prime rib, Creole shrimp, and a spectacular Friday night seafood buffet. Is your mouth watering yet?

Things to Do

You’ll be amazed at all the various attractions on this 2,500-acre resort. Callaway Resort & Gardens is smack dab in the middle of glorious nature. If you enjoy being out on the water, take a kayak or boat ride for some relaxing time on one of thirteen lakes. If catching a big fish is your thing, the lakes are private, so you won’t need a fishing license when you reel in that huge bream, crappie, shellcracker, or bass. The tennis facility features ten lighted courts, and lessons from a pro if you desire. There are hiking and bicycle trails that wind through the scenic woodlands, and stops along the 10-mile paved path at all the resort attractions. Walkers and runners can get in on the Santa Claus 10K Classic. The course is easy and meanders through the “Fantasy in Lights.” There are two world-class golf courses where you can unwind with picturesque mountain and lake views.

Rainy Day Excursions

If it happens to be a rainy day, you might want to curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book and a glass of your favorite wine, or hang out at the Spirit of ’52 and watch a game on one of 26 flat-screen TVs. If you need something for the kids to do, Callaway Resort & Gardens is the place to be. They can spend a day geocaching (a real-world treasure hunt), bicycling around a 10-mile trail while discovering the different specifics of birds throughout the great outdoors or keep them busy at the TreeTop Adventure and Zipline, a self-guided, in-air obstacle course. There is truly something for everyone. Make this a Christmas vacation to remember for years to come. Make Callaway Resort & Gardens your “go to” vacation spot year after year.



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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