Some people may not list Georgia among their top Spring Break destinations, but that’s just because they don’t know about all the great features of Georgia State Parks. There are 63 state parks and historic sites throughout Georgia that offer enjoyment and activities for anyone. Plus, they are a much cheaper alternative to traveling out-of-state.

If you want to enjoy the feeling of sand between your toes while sunbathing, look no further than Seminole State Park.  This gorgeous park is built around Lake Seminole and features a large sand swimming beach. Because the park is built on a 37,500-acre reservoir, there’s no shortage of boating and fishing opportunities. For the full experience, there are cottages near the water that provide a better view than any hotel room ever could. Imagine waking up each morning and being right next to the lake, ready for another day of adventure.

If lakeside views and sandy beaches aren’t your thing, there are plenty of alternatives. A lot of people talk about having to travel long distances to find a beautiful, serene vacation spot without ever realizing how close they are to Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge. This park has the tallest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River, measuring 729 feet. There are also several nature trails for quiet walks that are a far cry from noisy city life. At the top of Springer Mountain, a luxurious lodge awaits guests who desire the traditional amenities of a hotel. And the Maple Restaurant provides fine dining with views overlooking the park.

These are just two of the 63 state parks that each offer something unique to visitors. In addition to scenic getaways and standard amenities, each destination has special events throughout the year for visitors to get even more out of their experiences. Whether you want a relaxing vacation with the family or a romantic getaway, you can find something right here in Georgia.

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Photo credit: Ga. Dept. of Natural Resources

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