10 Best Retirement Activities in Georgia

Now that you’ve retired, what adventures are you planning in Georgia? Whether you live here permanently or are just visiting for a week, Georgia is a retiree’s paradise. There are tons of points of interest, outdoor activities, state parks, and other must-see places that will help you maximize your retirements. These 10 best retirement activities in Georgia should be on every retiree’s bucket list. 

Connect with hands-on Atlanta for volunteer work

Now that you’ve got the time, it’s time to give back to your community. Connect with Hands on Atlanta to find local volunteer opportunities near you where you can best utilize your talents. They have something for every interest, from political campaigns to historical societies to planting trees and beyond.

Explore historic Savannah

If there’s one city worth visiting in Georgia, it’s Savannah. The whole town is like a historical site, offering things like ghost tours, museums, trolley tours, restaurants, candy stores, nearby lighthouses, a waterfront, shopping districts, shows, and more. Most activities offer senior discounts, plus there’s plenty of public transportation so you never have to walk far to your next adventure.

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Perfect your swing at Sea Island

This gorgeous resort features a seaside course complete with stunning views of the Atlantic. Quiet and pristine, you’ll easily feel like this course alone was worth retiring for. The on-site lodging offers cozy, comfy accommodations so your next golf game is never far away.

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Take a hot air balloon ride

Balloons Over Georgia can help you check a major item off your bucket list. There’s nothing like see metro Atlanta from above, and you’ll agree the views are nothing short of stunning. Adventures like these are once in a lifetime, and you’ll want to soak up the opportunity to take a ride through the Georgia skies in style.

Visit Tallulah Gorge

One of the most popular state parks in Georgia is also one of the best for retirees. If you’re up to it, hike down the hundreds of steps to get a close up look of the majestic falls. Or, view the gorge from the top and take advantage of geocaching, easy hiking trails, and educational programs. 

Tour the Georgia Aquarium

Downtown Atlanta is brimming with sights to see, but the aquarium continues to be a favorite for all ages. This sprawling aquatic wonderland features massive tanks, live dolphin shows, and beluga interactions, among other activities. While they don’t offer senior discounts, you can buy tickets online ahead of time to save. 

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Sample sodas of the world of Coca-Cola

Just a stone’s throw from the aquarium lies one of the greatest museums in the country—the World of Coca-Cola. Inside you’ll find so much more than just your classic sodas. Sample varieties of Coca-Cola products from around the world, enjoy special screenings in several different theaters, and discover the ins and outs of this iconic brand. 

Roam the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

The state’s largest botanical gardens are simply mesmerizing. The fine details make this place a sight to behold, with tons of meticulously crafted flower gardens, walkways, fountains, sculptures, lighting, and other elements that craft a fairytale experience. There are also several ways you can get involved with the gardens as a volunteer. 

Take a movie tour

Atlanta (and Georgia, in general) is starting to become known as the Hollywood of the East Coast. Several major movies and TV shows have been shot throughout the state, and you can visit some of the locations to see where all the magic happened. Atlanta, in particular, is filled with former movie and TV show locales, and you can take an official tour with Atlanta Movie Tours to see them all.

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Take a Georgia Wine Tour

North Georgia is known for having the best vineyards in the state, and you can experience several of them in a single tour. Hop aboard the VIP Wine Tour Bus that drives you to several local wineries, complete with samples and plenty of scenery. You can spend the day sipping vino and traveling to several smaller cities in the state without having to worry about driving.

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