8 Fun & Unique Day Trips To Take With Your Besties Near Atlanta This Labor Day Weekend
Celebrate the holiday weekend with waterfalls, post-apocalyptic worlds, and fairytale gardens! 🥳
Labor Day Weekend is upon us and that means no work on Monday for some (WOOHOO). Many may like to head to the lake or the beach to celebrate the holiday, but if you want to do something different or off the beaten path, there are many destinations surrounding the ATL to do just that. If you and the BFFS are looking for some new, let this list of fun and unique things inspire you.
Whether you want to get outside, have a, or eat at a you never have before, this weekend is the time to do it.
These eight spots near Atlanta have a little something for everyone in your group, so everyone will have a chance to choose something that tickles their fancy — all within a few hour's drive of the city.
You don't even have to worry about spending an arm and a leg for a mini-vacay either, because all these destinations are already affordable or easy toup among a group of friends.
Time to make the best of your long weekend, let's get exploring!
Find The Hunger Game's District 13 Ruins
Price: $5 for parking
Address: 1750 Mt Vernon Rd., Lithia Springs, GA
Why You Need To Go:is not only a beautiful spot with hiking trails, ancient ruins and a water feature. It was a filming spot for some of The Hunger Games and served as what District 13 used to be.
Get Sushi & Cocktails In A Train Car
Address: 2921 S.E. Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: This old train car doubles as a restaurant called, and it's a one-of-a-kind dining experience. There's a huge menu with Chinese, sushi, and hibachi options, depending on what you're feeling like indulging in that day.
Wander the Wonderland that is The Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Address: 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: After enjoying your meal in a train car, head over to thewonderland and check out tons of whimsical plant sculptures.
Explore An Eerily Beautiful Car Graveyard
Price: $20 to $30
Address: 3098 Hwy. 411 NE, White, GA
Why You Need To Go:will make you feel like you've stepped into a post-apocalyptic world. There are over 4,000 old vehicles here that are overgrown with greenery to make for an eery backdrop for your photos.
Stay In This Pink Barbie Hideaway
Address: Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: Thisin Atlanta is every girly girl's dream. It's decked out in and looks like something right out of Barbie's own movies.
Cross An 80-Foot High Suspension Bridge
Price: $5 for parking
Address: 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr., Tallulah Falls, GA
Why You Need To Go:is known for its beautiful waterfalls and incredible hiking trails. It's also known for its 80-foot high suspension bridge you must cross to get those incredible views.
Try To "Find" Bigfoot
Address: 1934 GA-515, Cherry Log, GA
Why You Need To Go:is a research center and investigative museum. It includes "compelling evidence", real-life interviews on those that have seen it, and molds of this mystical creature for you to explore.
Get Lost in an Underground Fairyland
Address: Located within Rock City, 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain, GA
Why You Need To Go: This popular spot in Georgia has many, and the are one that will whisk you away.
Where will you explore first? Happy Labor Day!
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