Southeast Road Trip

We traveled out of Florida many times on road trips with kids. Our favorite one was stopping in St. Augustine, Amelia Island, Helen, Atlanta, Greenville, hiking in Tallulah Gorge, and Great Wolf Lodge in Charlotte. Check out the itinerary below.

Dec 26

  • Drive to lunch Crackerbarrel
  • St. Augustine Outlets
  • Castillo San Marcos
  • Walk to Dinner – The Floridian
  • Drive 42m-Stay @ Hyatt Place Jacksonville Airport (free)

Dec 27

  • Visit Kingsley Plantation (30m drive)
  • Lunch in Amelia Island (35m drive) – 29 South
  • Drive to Atlanta (5h)
  • Check into Hampton Inn Atlanta Peachtree Norcross free
  • Dinner – Cypress Street Pint & Plate

Dec 28

  • College Football Hall of Fame (Groupon)
  • Lunch – Twin Smokers BBQ – walk
  • Walk to Centennial Park – Ice skating
  • Visit Georgia Tech campus
  • Buy beer/wine to drink before Antico pizza
  • Dinner – Antico Pizza
  • Stay Hampton Inn Atlanta Peachtree Norcross free

Dec 29

  • Drive to Stone mountain Park (25 min)
  • 9am tubing – stay all day
  • Dinner – 1910 Public House
  • Stay Hampton Inn Atlanta Peachtree Norcross free

Dec 30

  • Drive to Anna Ruby Falls (1h 40m)
  • Drive 15 min to Helen and eat lunch at Muller’s Famous Fried Cheese Cafe and walk around
  • Drive Tallulah Falls Gorge (34m) and hike Hurricane Falls Loop (2 miles)
  • Drive to Clemson University (40 min) Tiger sports store
  • Drive (1h 30m) to Greenville Hyatt Place (2 nights free)
  • Dinner – Schlotzsky’s (10 min away)

Dec 31

  • 9am Rent bikes (Reedys – reserved) Swamp Rabbit Trail
  • 15 min ride to swamp rabbit cafe
  • lunch – 45 min ride to Cafe at Williams Hardware
  • Swamp rabbit brewery
  • Greenville beer exchange to fill growler
  • Dinner – 8pm reservation Tupelo Honey
  • Stay Greenville Hyatt Place again

Jan 1

  • Drive 2 hours to Great Wolf Charlotte
  • Lunch and Dinner there

Jan 2

Drive home