Georgia Winter Bucket List – Be Adventurous This Winter

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Georgia Winter Bucket List – Be Adventurous This Winter

Whether you’ve lived in Georgia your entire life or are just visiting, we hope our Georgia Winter Bucket List will inspire you to create one of your own. There’s so much to do, from seeing a broadway show to ice skating. Better get busy!

Be Adventurous

Enjoy ice skating at Avalon in Alpharetta with your kiddos. From November through January, there’s also a holiday light display.

Experience Atlanta’s best laser tag arena at the Urban Jungle. They’ve also got an indoor rock climbing wall!

Go bowling at the Painted Pin.

Parts of our great state don’t get much snow, so we’re going to reference this list if we run out of ideas. 52 Ways to Play Outside in Winter Without Snow

Go Swimming

Too cold to take a dip? Never! These indoor pools are open year-round:

South Cobb Aquatic Center
Bogan Park
Cherokee County Aquatic Center
Cumming Aquatic Center 

Each county has its own recreational center so check to see if your local area has an indoor swimming pool (or two!) that you can visit this winter.

Learn a Little Something

Head indoors to learn a thing or two at these fun and educational spots:

First and foremost, obviously it’s the perfect time to visit the Atlanta Zoo! Why? Because many of the animals enjoy the cooler weather. Go on a sunny day and you’ll see the animals out in their habitats.

Center for Puppetry Arts – Watch a puppet show, and even make your own puppets to take home.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta – Hands-on interactive exhibits to keep the kids busy all day long.

Take a tour of CNN Studios – I really want to do this one!

Delta Flight Museum – For all aviation fans.

Fernbank Museum – See the largest dinosaurs in the world. Plus, the floors in the museum are made of 40,000 limestone tiles featuring fossils dating back to the Jurassic period.

Georgia Aquarium – Informative and fun!

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library – Everyone loves learning about past Presidents!

Legoland Discovery Center – Hands-on learning fun for kids (and grown-ups).

World of Coca-Cola – Sample more Coca-Cola than you ever cared to.

Do you have a little astronaut in your life? I highly recommend one of Georgia’s awesome planetariums.

Take the little ones gem mining at Lilly Pad Village in Blue Ridge.

Head to the drive-in.

Enjoy Beautiful Views

Winter in Georgia offers some of the most scenic views around. They’re worth driving to, especially if it’s not too frosty. The absolute best views can be experienced on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Near Christmas, it’s set up as the Polar Express which is loads of fun! Dress in PJs and head to the Polar Express to create memories the entire family will cherish for years to come.

Take in the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean while you take the family ice skating at Jekyll Island Skating Village. It’s open November through January.

Just minutes from downtown, Snow Mountain is a popular winter destination in Georgia.

Drive along Highway 246 for a breathtaking view of the North Georgia Mountains.

Cloudland Canyon features gorgeous frozen waterfalls, while Blood Mountain has some of the most incredible views you’ll find in the entire state.

No matter where you visit, be sure to slow down. Relax and enjoy Georgia. Don’t forget to purchase your CityPass to some of these awesome places.

What’s your favorite winter spot in Georgia?

About Winona Rogers

Winona Rogers is the author of Life Family & Fun a national blog focusing on parenting, easy recipes, Home & DIY, Lifestyle, Family Fun and Travel. Her site was nominated as the Top 10 Parenting Blogs in Atlanta, Top Disney Blog, Family Travel Expert and has been featured in media on 11Alive Atlanta & Company. In her spare time, she loves to travel with her family and cook. Winona and her husband have four children and five grandchildren living in Atlanta, Georgia.


  1. April Monty says


    Who knew there were so many cool things to do in Georgia? I plan on visiting next year this will be handy

  2. Angela Mason says


    Just stopping by to wish you a wonderful Holiday Season!!

  3. Nancy Burgess says


    I’d love to go to Georgia thanks for listing all these fun places to go and see.Maybe I’ll go this summer now that I know all these places.Thanks.

  4. Connie Gruning says


    What a great bucket list. Georgia is on my bucket list. I would love to visit!!

  5. John Smith says


    Georgia must be lovely.

  6. Patty wright says


    I have never been to Georgia. Never had a reason to go. No relatives there

  7. Tina Alexander says


    There’s lots of places for the kids to go…The Legoland Discovery Center would be an awesome experience for my kids.

  8. cathy c says


    now i have to put Georgia on places to visit!

  9. Tina Nichols says


    Being able to go swimming all year around is the best. Happy Holidays!

  10. William R. Smith says


    great list of things to do. Merry Christmas.

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