The start of the school year is quickly approaching but we have plenty of summer left! Whether you’re looking to squeeze in one last trip before school starts or looking to get in 1 more summer trip this year, we have a few ideas on where you should go!
OWA Amusement Park and Entertainment Destination –
This was a new find for us this summer. Located in Foley, AL it makes for a great overnight trip from Birmingham and it’s close enough to the beach to combo the trip with fun at the park and putting your toes in the sand one more time. At OWA you will find more than 20 amusement park rides, an arcade, games, and some shopping and good eats in Downtown OWA. For a full rundown on our trip, what to expect and where to stay, make sure to check out our write up before planning your trip!
Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain park is an all time favorite for us. They have plenty of fun happening all year long, from train rides, the treetop obstacle course, Dinosaur Explore, and many special summer activities happening through the end of July. If you love hiking and exploring you can easily turn this from a day trip to an overnight or weekend trip by staying around to hike, bike, camp and explore the entire park. Of course if you want to make a weekend out of it, you can add the Georgia Aquarium, or the World of Coke to your trip!
High Falls Park
A great day trip for anyone that loves the outdoors. A fun swimming hole with beautiful falls. Hiking trails will lead you through scenic vistas of the falls and creek. Located near Lake Guntersville. You can learn more about this hidden gem by visiting their website!
U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville
Just a quick drive north to Hunstville and you can easily make a day trip out of visiting the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Home to Space Camp®, Aviation Challenge® Camp, and Robotics Camp the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) is the most comprehensive U.S. manned spaceflight hardware museum in the world. Its large rocket and space hardware collection is valued in the tens of millions of dollars. From America’s first satellite, Explorer I, to next generation space vehicles like Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser, the museum showcases the past, present and future of human spaceflight. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center serves as the Official NASA Visitor Center for Marshall Space Flight Center and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
We’re just going to name Chattanooga as a whole. There are so many options in and around Chattanooga that you can pick 1 or 2 things to do or make a whole weekend and try to fit in as many as you can. You have the Tennesse Aquarium, See Rock City, Ruby Falls, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Creative Discovery Museum and for some outdoor fun, cool off in the fountains at Coolidge park, or take a walk across the World’s longest pedestrian bridge.
What’s your favorite place for a quick family getaway?