Quick Weekend Escapes After School Starts Back

Summer for the children seems to be getting shorter and shorter in Georgia. If you didn’t get the chance to take your family on a summer vacation, here are some other great weekend ideas. All of these are within just a few hours drive of your Newnan car dealer.

Helen, Georgia

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Located only two short hours away from SouthTowne, this quaint town is a great weekend escape. Helen was built to resemble a German alpine village and it is located within the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River. There is so much to see and do here. There are enough attractions, restaurants and activities that the family could easily spend a week here. There are rustic log cabins for rent as well as hotels to stay in. Enjoy inner tubing down the Chattahoochee River or getting soaked at Helen, Ga’s waterpark. You will find over 100 unique gift shops to peruse and this tiny German village lights up at night with ornamental lighting, festive music and live entertainment.

Savannah, Georgia

Just four hours to the southeast along the Atlantic sits this coastal town. Savannah is known as one of the 10 prettiest towns to visit in the United States. Familiarize yourself with this city’s rich history by taking a trolley tour from Old Savanah Tours. They offer an off and on trolley tour that stops at 15 different locations. Use this tour to leisurely view the city at your own pace. Visit the cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Lafayette Square in the Historic District. Take an afternoon stroll down cobblestone streets lined with cafés, souvenir shops and restaurants.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Four hours northwest lies the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL and is a must-see. Here, you can feel what it’s like to be launched into space on the Spaceshot. You will experience three seconds of weightlessness and then a 1G freefall back down. Train like a real astronaut with the G-force accelerator. On this ride, you experience three times the force of gravity as 3Gs push against your body. There is also a Kids Cosmic Energy Zone where children can crawl into a rocket.

There are still lots of places you can enjoy after school starts back. Let us know your favorite weekend excursions.

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