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For Big Family Fun in Atlanta, Think Small

When planning a family vacation in Atlanta, don’t make the mistake of thinking too big. Sure, Atlanta is sprawling, but when it comes to enjoying its many great attractions, thinking small lets you take in most of the top tourist spots. In a relatively small area of downtown, most of Atlanta’s best attractions are laid out within walking distance of each other. You’ll find the Georgia...

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Aw Shucks! Autumn Adventures In A Major Corn Maze

We think visiting a farm -- one with a huge corn maze the kids can puzzle on -- is a great autumn family getaway, and there are approximately 500 to choose from this season. If you can also pick apples, sit on a hay bale, buy some local produce, and bring home a big pumpkin at half the price it sells for in your home town, it's a value getaway too. Making a corn maze isn't easy... or fast....

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From Atlanta

Living in Atlanta, The South's most happening city and looking for a weekend getaway? Here's a guide to short break destinations near Atlanta, Georgia. A fair climate greets those who live near Atlanta, so many families make vacation decisions dreaming about snow-covered mountains or white sand beaches. And with so many airlines serving the Atlanta-Hartsfield Airport (the country's busiest),...

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Kids Fun In Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia's biggest city, has the most attractions for visiting families seeking culture, history and recreation in the state. If you're traveling with active and energized kids, buy a Citypass for everyone in the family and save up to 46% off a select group of the top family attractions. A CityPASS will get...

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Lanier Islands Resort, Georgia

This fully developed private island within an hour of Atlanta transports families into their own picture-perfect world for a weekend getaway from daily life.Composed of five islands and packed with recreation facilities, family activities, and holiday festivals, the full-service Lanier Islands Resort sits on the 40-mile Lake Sidney...

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Savannah Georgia is Hot

Savannah Georgia is Hot. Oh sure, the temperatures soar in August. But I'm talking about the whole town. Yes, Hot with Heat. Hot with Charm. Hot with Heart. Hot with Southern Hospitality. On a recent visit we experienced it first hand.Historic Savannah is known as The Most Elegant City. It is said that when General Sherman marched the Union Army across the south, the soldiers burned...

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Atlanta, Georgia Attractions

Georgia's biggest city  -- Atlanta -- has the most attractions for visiting families seeking culture, history and recreation. For more information on seasonal events, festivals, and attractions, contact the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (800/ATLANTA).  For places to stay in the area, see Atlanta...

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Family Tee Time Golf With Kids

As golf becomes more popular with younger generations, golf resorts are catering to grandparents and parents interested in upping their game with kids -- whether on vacation or during special skills camps.  By incoporating youth golf programs, one-on-one instruction and kid-friendly discounts, many golf resorts are bringing families closer together for the love of the sport.  Whether your...

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Atlanta, Georgia Hotels And Restaurants

Georgia's fair city of Atlanta packs a lot of fun accommodations and good eating into a Southern vacation destination. The Omni Hotel at CNN Center 100 CNN Center Atlanta, GA 30303 404/659-0000 This hotel is in the heart of Atlanta next to the CNN Studios. It boasts over 1,000 rooms, a spa, fitness...

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Good Golly! Macon, Georgia For Music And History

A mom takes the family back to her old stomping grounds in Macon, known as Middle Georgia, and discovers museums, monuments, music and great eats in the heart of the Peach State. Not long ago, after spending a decade in Northern California, my husband and I moved our family of four back to my childhood home of Middle Georgia, a place I love more than any other. Like a kindergartner at...

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