Five Weekend Getaways for Labor Day Holiday from Atlanta


Wow! I know, I know.. I have been neglecting this blog for a while. There is no excuse. It’s just life. So let’s get this blog starts back up again, shall we?

Can you believe that we are approaching September already! Oh.. Where did the time go?

If you are looking for a quick getaway options from Atlanta then you are in luck. We live in a great city with short distance from many family-friendly destinations.

Here is our 5 Weekend Getaways Ideas for Labor Day Weekend from Atlanta

1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

With 6 hours drive, it’s a stretch for a weekend getaway. But for a long weekend, it’s definitely worth it. This golf course and putt-putt capital has plenty of family-friendly attractions to satisfy everyone.

And if you don’t like fancy money sucking attractions, there are beaches, children’s museum and state park for you to get in touch with nature.

For the Labor Day weekend, you will be able to also enjoy the sixth annual Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival on September 2-4 at Grand Park at The Market Common. The festival will feature finger lickin’ good barbecue, along with free live entertainment and fun contests for both adults and kids. Check out more detail on their site at

2. Callaway Garden, Georgia

Just a short drive from downtown Atlanta, you and your family will feel like it’s a world away. Callaway Garden has many great fun activities and events year round.

For the Labor Day weekend, you can enjoy 13th Annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival, where you and your kids can enjoy watching the sky fill with color and participate in entertainment, family activities, exhibits, music and more.

3. Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga is a fun place for kids! The downtown area is a great starting point to visit. Kids will love both the Tennessee Aquarium and the Creative Discovery Museum. A quick drive will take you to Incline Railway and Ruby Falls.

For family with train-obsessed kids, the Choo Choo hotel is a can’t-miss to stay a night. They will love your forever!

4. Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is a city that filled with artist, lovely vibe and vibrant communities. At first glance, you will think it’s more for romantic getaway or couples. But don’t be fooled. Kids will have as much fun or even more so at this small town.

Walking along downtown and check out the drum circle on Friday night, they will bust their move in a second. A full day might not be enough to explore nearby Biltmore Estate, the America’s largest home, but the special summer deal of $5 per kid is too hard to resist.

5. Hilton Head, South Carolina

Hilton Head is family favorite beach destination for Atlanta families. With a short driving distance and family-friendly beach it makes for a perfect weekend getaways. There are no shortage of fun activities from bike rental, kayaking, dolphin watching cruise or just chilling out on the beach.

How about you? What’s your plan for this Labor Day Weekend?