Local staycations will likely be popular this season given high gas prices
With regular gas prices surging ever-upward toward the (gulp) $4 mark, many Atlanta Spring Breakers may choose to keep their vacation plans close to home. Drawing millions of visitors to our city streets each year, it’s not as though there’s a shortage of great things to see and do right here within and just beyond the Perimeter. Boasting terrific attractions such as Six Flags Over Georgia, Stone Mountain Park, Lake Lanier Islands, Callaway Gardens, The Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Zoo Atlanta, Fernbank, The High Museum… (we could go on and on), it’s a snap to fill your Spring Break schedule of events without having to travel hundreds of miles.
You can still enjoy the feel of a getaway by booking a room at any one of the city’s boutique hotels or luxury resorts. Sneak in a massage to add to the sensation of an escape, while Dad splashes in the indoor pool with the kids. Prefer the great outdoors to the air-conditioned interior of a popular Atlanta attraction? Tighten the laces on your favorite tennis shoes and spend an afternoon exploring a series of wooded hiking trails in one of many Georgia State Parks. Discover the fun of geo-caching or experience the thrill of something you’ve never tried before like zip lining or whitewater rafting. Adventure awaits at every turn – you just have to look for it!
A great resource to help you plan your Atlanta staycation (besides the articles of your friendly Atlanta Staycation Examiner, that is) is www.Atlanta.net. Powered and continually updated by the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, this website provides a comprehensive calendar of events, as well as hotel packages, “cheap eats” and dining options around town, informative blogs about local venues and happenings, and the 4-1-1 on basically everything there is to see and do in this vibrant Southern City.
Keep in mind when planning that your family will be joining countless other families on their Atlanta Spring Break staycation adventures – lines will be long and reservations may be hard to come by, particularly during the first week in April. Spring Breaks for major Atlanta counties are as follows:
Gwinnett, Fulton, Dekalb, Hall, Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth, Dawson, Jackson, Coweta, Atlanta City Schools
We at Examiner wish you and your family a happy and safe Spring Break!