With gas prices in Georgia on the low, road trip destinations are just waiting for you to discover them. From mountain views to shimmering watering holes, there's plenty of places to make your escape. Summer isn't quite over yet, so let these road trip spots across The Peach State fuel your adventure without breaking the bank while gas is so cheap.

According to AAA Georgia, the state's average gas prices have dipped below the $2 mark as of August 18, 2020 β€” hovering right around $1.98 a gallon. This is approximately 48 cents cheaper than it was last year around this time.

Taking full advantage of these prices and heading around the state to places you've never been before might be good to add to your end of summer bucket list.

From state parks to exhilarating adventures, this list has something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your besties or your boo, and make it an adventure to remember.

Not only are gas prices cheap, but many of these destinations will keep costs low, costing only a few bucks for parking or even being completely free to explore.

So gas up and get ready to check out these six Georgia road trip spots while gas prices are below $2 a gallon.

Red Top Mountain State Park 

Price: $5 for parking

Address: 50 Lodge Rd. SE, Cartersville, GA 

Why You Need To Go: This park is located right on Lake Allatoona and has sandy beaches you can layout on. There are over 15 miles of hiking trails with amazing views as well, so you can get some exercise in, too.

Toccoa River Swinging Bridge 

Price: $5 for parking 

Address: Toccoa River Swinging Bridge Hwy 60, Blue Ridge, GA 

Why You Need To Go: This is the longest swinging bridge East of the Mississippi coming in at 270 feet long. It swings over the Toccoa River so cross it if you dare.


Adventure Ziplining at Whitewater Express

Price: $44+

Address: 1000 Bay Ave., Columbus, GA

Why You Need To Go: Multiple different ziplines, aerial obstacle course options will give you all the adventures at Whitewater Express. Zip 12 stories above the ground and across the Chattahoochee River with views from both Georgia and Alabama's lush landscapes. They also have white water rapids here if you're looking for even more adventure.


Sweetwater Creek State Park 

Price: $5 for parking 

Address: 1750 Mt. Vernon Rd., Lithia Springs, GA 

Why You Need To Go: This is the site where some of The Hunger Games was filmed and you can see ancient civil war ruins on your journey as well.


Southern Belle Farm 

Price: πŸ’Έ

Address: 1658 Turner Church Rd, McDonough, GA

Why You Need To Go: This farm has something going on every season, even wildflowers for you flower lovers. It grows fresh strawberries, peaches, blueberries, and blackberries during the spring and summer. It also turns into a pumpkin patch in the fall.


Radium Springs Gardens 

Price: Free

Address: 2501 Radium Springs Rd. Albany, GA 

Why You Need To Go: This is the largest natural spring in the entire state and stays at 68 degrees year-round. You can't swim in it, but it's a beautiful place to go and explore. Take all the photos!


Which spot will you road trip to first?


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and obey any local laws.


 

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