As the days seem to grow shorter and the fall decor starts popping up in your favorite shops, the end of summer is creeping up on us faster than we know it. It's time to soak up the last bits of the summer with your crew by going on one last adventure together. If you've been meaning to take a trip and just haven't gotten around to it yet, let this list of BFF getaways in Georgia help you plan that final hurrah before it's too late.


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There are a plethora of things to do in The Peach State that'll give you all those summer feels, like going to the sandy shores of the beaches on the shimmering coast or tubing down a crisp and cold lazy river.

The best thing about these seven adventures — they're not going to destroy your wallet.

Splitting up gas costs or even going in together on an Airbnb stay will help you save some more major cash, especially if you're wanting to make it a weekend escape.

There are only a few days left in August, so it might be time to hit up the crew and add a trip to one of these spots to your schedule.

Jekyll Island Bike Trail 

Price: $8 parking; bring your own bike to take to the trails for free, or rent one on-site from one of the few vendors available for a small fee.

Address: Jekyll Island, GA — this bike map will help you navigate the trails

Why You Need To Go: This is the perfect way to see most of the island and the beauty of it. You'll ride past ancient ruins, fields of wildflowers, and of course, the beach. There's even a resort on the island that'll make you feel like you're in a fairy tale.

Helen Tubing & Waterpark 

Price: $10+

Address: 222 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA

Why You Need To Go: Take a ride down the Chattahoochee River for a cooling and fun adventure with your friends. Hop in a hot pink tube and relax for a few hours and even encounter some exhilarating rapids during your trip.


Cascade Springs Nature Preserve Trail

Price: Free

Address: 2852 Cascade Rd., Atlanta, GA 

Why You Need To Go: This hike comes in a little under 2-miles and will take you through Civil-War era trenches, trails, and a spring house. The tiny waterfall that you'll be lead to is the perfect place to take a break for some pics and explore.


Historic Banning Mills 

Price: $49+

Address: 205 Horseshoe Dam Rd., Whitesburg, GA

Why You Need To Go: This is one of the longest zip lines in the entire world. Zip through the trees and take in the beauty of Georgia's landscapes from new heights.


Kennesaw Mountain Drive

Price: Free

Address: 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw, GA

Why You Need To Go: Similar to the Blue Ridge Parkway, this drive is much shorter and has amazing views to go along with it. Instead of having to walk for miles to see the mountainside views, just hop in the car and go on the adventure. 


Ossabaw Island 

Price: Varies depending on which day trip you take and how you get to the island. Multiple charters are available.

Address: Ossabaw Island, GA

Why You Need To Go: This island has miles of untouched beaches that you can layout on and relax. You can also explore the island and find the free-roaming donkeys that inhabit this spot.


Captain Mike's Dolphin Adventure

Price: $15

Address: 1 Old US Hwy 80, Tybee Island, GA

Why You Need To Go: This excursion will take you out into the open waters to be up-close and personal with the Tybee Island dolphins. Captain Mike also offers sunset dolphin tours if you want to see dolphins with a view.

There's not much time left before summer's over, so fill up that Spotify playlist, load up the car, and be on your way to these exciting and affordable destinations with your BFFs.


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

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