Cumberland Island was one of the most unique places I’ve ever had the pleasure of exploring. My husband and I stumbled upon it when we were living in Jacksonville, FL, and had no idea what to expect when we boarded the ferry to the island – but we were definitely not disappointed, and we still suggest that friends visit Cumberland Island if they are in the area.
We’re not city people. So, when we plan trips to visit family near big cities I always look for outdoor options or unique activities in the area. Luckily, even in the largest cities, you can always find some natural beauty mixed in among the skyscrapers. And if all else fails there is most likely a quaint little town nearby that would love to be explored. After many trips to the ATL, we have had the opportunity to find some great gems near Georgia’s sprawling capital. So, if you need Atlanta day trip ideas that will help you forget you are in a city, we have you covered!