Affordable 4th of July Destinations Near Atlanta

July 4th is approaching this Tuesday, and it’s the perfect time to plan a weekend getaway with the family. There are a few locations that are within driving distance and are completely affordable. If you’re itching to get out of town, then why not make a trip out to one of Georgia’s many State Parks? They’re beautiful, inexpensive, and hosting some exciting Independence Day events this year.


Vogel State Park | 2-hour drive

405 Vogel State Park Road

Blairsville, GA 30512

Don’t miss the flag-raising ceremony at 8:30 am followed by a day of games for the entire family. Parking is only $5 but the entire event is free!



Lawrence S. Walker State Park4.5-hour drive

5653 Laura Walker Road

Waycross, GA 31503

For an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration, make a trip out to Lawrence S. Walker State Park. From 9 am to 12 pm, there will be old-fashioned games, free watermelon, and free cookies. Have fun in the great outdoors! Parking is $5, but this event is also free.