With warmer weather on the way, many families around Atlanta are starting to plan for Spring Break. While a trip to the beach or an exotic destination may seem like fun, it is not always budget friendly especially during these tough economic times. Inexpensive Spring Break fun can be had closer to home by visiting one of Georgia’s many state parks or historic sites. Here are some great tips for taking advantage of all that the great Georgia outdoors has to offer:

  • Get fit for free: There are numerous recreation opportunities for every age and fitness level at any of Georgia’s state parks and historic sites. Families can rent a canoe and paddle across one of our great lakes or even climb a few mountains. For history lovers, Georgia is chock full of historical sites that can be explored on foot.
  • Have fun with the whole family: State parks offer an array of family-friendly events every weekend. From concerts to outdoor adventures, there is sure to be something the whole family can enjoy. Best of all, most events are free with admission or with an inexpensive daily parking fee.
  • Make it a staycation: Georgia’s parks can offer more than just a day of fun, families can make a whole week or weekend out of exploring Georgia. Most state parks offer affordable accommodations from camping to cabins to lodges. Families can pick a central location, and explore parks and historical sites nearby for as many days as they choose.
  • Enjoy the outdoors all-year-round: Families can enjoy unlimited outdoor adventures year-round by purchasing a Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. Membership includes a free Annual Park Pass and Historical Site Pass, a free night of camping or round of golf and other perks. Even better is the low cost of joining, starting at just $50 per person or $75 for family.

However you choose to spend your spring break, Georgia outdoors will always be waiting for you. You don’t have to break the bank to have family fun and enjoy the beautiful weather. Plus, many of these parks and historical sites are located close to all of the Atlanta new homes on our site!

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