Families looking to escape the summer heat in Georgia might first think of heading to one of the many lakes in the state, but the area is also home to plenty of excellent, family-friendly water parks and aquatic centers.
Water parks are the perfect place to cool off on a warm summer's day, and the ones in Georgia offer something for people of all ages and abilities. Here are the best water parks in Georgia.
1. Wild Adventures Theme Park
2. Six Flags over Georgia Water Park
3. Summer Waves Water Park
4. Water Parks in Georgia: Six Flags White Water
5. LanierWorld at Lanier Islands
6. Water Parks in Georgia: Splash in The Boro
7. High Falls Water Park
8. Neptune Park
9. Helen Tubing and Water Park, Georgia
10. Boundary Waters Park
11. Bogan Park Aquatic Center
The 10 Best Water Parks in Georgia near me today according to local experts are:
- 1. Wild Adventures Theme Park
- 2. Six Flags over Georgia Water Park
- 3. Summer Waves Water Park
- 4. Water Parks in Georgia: Six Flags White Water
- 5. LanierWorld at Lanier Islands
- 6. Water Parks in Georgia: Splash in The Boro
- 7. High Falls Water Park
- 8. Neptune Park
- 9. Helen Tubing and Water Park, Georgia
- 10. Boundary Waters Park
- 11. Bogan Park Aquatic Center
More Ideas in GA: Forrest Hills Mountain Resort
Forrest Hills Mountain Resort & Conference Center is an inclusive resort in Dahlonega, Georgia for families, couples, and groups to enjoy luxury amenities in a beautiful wooded setting. The resort’s restaurant serves daily meals in three dining rooms each with their unique atmosphere for a romantic dinner, family brunch or group banquet. Between the group lodges, bi-level suites and private cabins, guests have over 80 accommodations to choose from at Forrest Hills. Wedding parties and business groups to have an array of venues, services, and catering options available to make their special event unforgettable.
Rooms & Suites
Forrest Hills Mountain Resort & Conference Center offers three styles of accommodations to fit guests’ varied needs.
The resort’s private hotel features over 40 rooms and suites at its unique guest lodges, all with complimentary wireless Internet, private bath, sitting area, and DirectTV, HBO and Showtime available on flat-screen TVs. Each lodge also houses a hospitality room with additional seating. Double Rooms at the Bear’s Den, Deer Trail, and Treetopper Lodges have two queen-sized beds. Rooms in the King Wilderness Lodge feature a King-sized bed, oversized jet tub, kitchenette, and private balcony.
Guests can rent one of 32 private cabins perfect for couples or families looking for additional privacy without giving up the luxury resort amenities. Each cabin includes a fireplace and in-room hot tub. The one-bedroom Cupid’s Hideout cabins also include a King-sized bed, kitchenette and dining area, living room and a porch swing on the covered porch. The Countryside Romance cabins feature one King or two Queen-sized beds with a kitchenette or kitchen and a covered porch. The two-bedroom cabins have a private bath and Queen-sized bed in each bedroom, as well as a full kitchen, separate hot tub room and a living room with a sleeper sofa.
The resort also offers 12 bi-level luxury suites at the Mountain Laurel Inn for up to five guests. These suites feature a King-sized bed, tub, sitting area and private balcony on the ground floor. The second floor features its private bath, kitchenette, sitting area with sleeper sofa and fireplace, King-sized bed, and private balcony. Each floor features separate temperature controls.
The resort features a central restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in three unique dining rooms.
The restaurant serves a complimentary breakfast daily, with an early-morning continental selection followed by a mid-morning full, hot breakfast. Cabin guests can also order a takeout breakfast. Dinner is served six days a week with a buffet available Friday and Saturday. While lunch is served on site only on Saturdays, guests can pick up a picnic lunch Monday through Saturday with notice.
The Secret Garden Dining Room is designed as a romantic setting for couples and honeymooners, with tables for a maximum party of four adults. The dining room serves a candlelit dinner four nights a week, as well as weekend breakfast.
The Hideaway Dining Room is open to all ages for breakfast Monday through Friday, as well as a Sunday brunch buffet.
Larger groups can reserve the Garden Dining Room for a catered meal during special events.
Weddings & Conferences
Couples can choose from seven indoor and outdoor venues for their special day at Forrest Hills. The resort offers some wedding packages, all including the services of a wedding planner, catering, a reception and ceremony venue, and a wedding cake. Some packages include a DJ, photographer, and flowers as well. Guests can customize a meal from the buffet menu for a rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. The resort also offers honeymoon cabins and group accommodations for wedding guests.
The conference center at Forrest Hills features a 2,000 square-foot ballroom, executive boardroom, foyer, and restrooms, with free wireless Internet. The resort also offers five other meeting rooms located in the group lodges.
The corporate retreat package at Forrest Hills includes rental of the resort’s “mini-hotel” group lodges, access to meeting facilities with audiovisual capabilities, three meals and snacks, and use of the outdoor hot tub and other recreational activities. Corporate groups can also consult with the resort’s group coordinators to develop team building activities, group activities and more.
Forrest Hills Mountain Resort offers a variety of onsite activities, including an outdoor pool and hot tub, fire pits and sand volleyball courts. Guests can enjoy a massage in the massage room or their hotel room or cabin. The resort also features its own gift shop and general store, offering snacks, drinks, daily essentials and more. Located at the entrance of the resort, Gold City Corral offers horseback riding and carriage rides.
135 Forrest Hills Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533, Phone: 800-654-6313
More Ideas in GA: The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort
The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort are located on St. Simons Island in Georgia, part of the states infamous Golden Isles. The King and Prince Beach Resort offer guests Southern hospitality blended with an oceanfront setting and historic allure. The resort offers guests accommodations in several unique settings. These accommodations encompass oceanfront views, resort views, oceanside cabanas, plush two and three-bedroom villas, and deluxe guesthouses. The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort offer southern coastal fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner while guests enjoy the seaside views. The resort is surrounded by numerous recreational opportunities, shopping, attractions, and historic sites as well as recreational opportunities within the resort itself for guests to enjoy.
Rooms and Suites
The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort offer several distinct accommodations for guests. These include oceanfront suites, premium oceanfront rooms, oceanfront rooms, partial oceanview rooms, resort view rooms, standard rooms, beach villas, and resort residences.
Guests who want oceanfront suites can choose from the resorts two deluxe suites. The St. Simon’s suite is a one-bedroom suite that includes a step-down living area. It boasts a king bed, wet bar, walk-in shower, and a deep tub with jets. The living area has a chair and loveseat for relaxing and watching tv or gazing out at the oceanfront view. The St. Simons suite may be joined with the ocean front room adjacent to for guests who require a second bedroom.
The Governor’s suite is located in a circular tower a few steps up from the surf. This suite is one bedroom and offers the ultimate experiences for guests. The suite encompasses two floors. On the first floor includes a big relaxed living area with a half bathroom and our bar. The stairway curves upwards to a luxuriously decorated bedroom with an oceanfront view. The bedroom contains a king-sized bed and a full bath with tub.
There are three premium Tower oceanfront rooms and eight breathtaking cabana rooms. They are located in the Historic Main Building. The Cabana Rooms have a direct oceanfront view and are among the most heavily booked rooms. The rooms provide a beautiful setting for the parlors and seaside patios they encompass. The cabana rooms feature king-sized beds, two televisions, and separate living areas. The Tower rooms are located in the Historic Main Building on the third floor. They boast cathedral ceilings, original hardwood floors, antique furniture, and area rugs as well as seaside views of the Atlantic Ocean.
There are several oceanfront rooms in various buildings within the resort for guests to choose from. There are regular rooms and rooms with patios. Partial oceanfront view rooms are also available in the various buildings. These rooms feature either two queen sized beds or one king. Some of the rooms on the second floor even include balconies with ocean views in the Historic Main Building.
The resort view rooms are located in the Historic Main Building. Two queen-sized beds or one king bed is featured in these rooms. The views include the resort grounds and gardens.
The standard rooms are located in either the Oglethorpe Building or the Historic Main Building. These rooms boast either a king-sized bed or two queens and plush décor.
The beach villas feature either two or three bedrooms and oceanfront views. Each villa is independently owned, and the décor for each is distinctive. Villas offer private hot tubs and pools along with gated parking and propane grills.
There are several resort residences that guests can choose from as well. These seven private beach houses include the Tabby House, The Hampton House, The Wesley Cottage, Familia Meadows House, and the Wynn Cottage.
The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort offer several options for guest dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The ECHO is The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort’s seaside dining experience. It serves classic coastal fare and handmade cocktails in a comfortable atmosphere. The island’s seaside restaurant boasts breathtaking views and dining indoors or outdoors.
The Sea Shack +Bites is seasonally open. The restaurant deals in lighter foods such as snacks and sandwiches. Guests can choose from several savory selections such as watermelon salad or the shrimp wrap, then head to pool or beach to enjoy their selection.
The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort offer room service for guests who prefer to eat in private in their rooms enjoying the various views the rooms provide.
The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort have several swimming pools with a view of the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. The main swimming pools at the resort take up around thirty thousand square feet of seaside property. The pools are landscaped with a tropical setting in mind can be found between the beach and Oceanfront Building. The villa complexes also feature outdoor pools and hot tubs.
The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort offer the Royal Treatment Cottage. This historic cottage on the beach is located seaside on the resort grounds. The cottage boasts a lounge with a fireplace, cabanas for changing, and treatment rooms. The Royal Treatment Cottage specializes in traditional as well as customized massage therapy. Some of these treatments and massages include Swedish massage, reflexology, sport-specific, aromatherapy, couples’ massage, and other more customized treatments.
The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort have a breathtaking golf course. The layout takes the golfer through an ancient forest, wide salt marshes, theatrical island holes, and a large lake at the ninth hole. A cozy clubhouse overlooks the course. There are eighteen greens in all that include mini-Verde, and dwarf Bermuda grass as well as Celebration Bermuda grass. The golf course is located about twelve miles from the resort and transportation is provided from the resort to the course.
Things to Do
The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort offer several family recreational activities within the resort as well as in the surrounding area. These include the following:
-Dunbar Sailing Charters
-Georgia Beachwalk Nature Program
-Jekyll Island Fun Tours
-Neptune Park Fun Zone
-Georgia Sea Turtle Center
-Summer Waves Waterpark
-St. Simons Island Ghost Walk
-St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum and AW Jones Heritage Center
-The Coastal Maritime Center
The King and Prince Resort offer a beautiful seaside backdrop for wedding festivities. The resort has numerous event spaces that can host an intimate affair of 2o to larger ceremonies and receptions for 300 people. It offers catering, impressive amenities, and a great staff to make sure the ceremony or reception is a success.
The resort offers several fun recreational group activities for guests and their wedding parties, family, friends and their guests such as shrimping, fishing charters, dolphin cruises, historical site tours, and several shops, restaurants, and galleries.
The event and sales team at the King and Prince will help arrange guest accommodations with prices and room styles every guest will appreciate. The staff can help organize bridal brunches and rehearsal dinners as well. The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort can hold all wedding events.
201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522, Phone: 912-638-3631