Summer Day Trip Ideas from Powder Springs, Georgia

Posted on July 01, 2021

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Sometimes, you just need to getaway. Taking a break from your everyday routine does not always have to mean taking an elaborate vacation or even traveling far from home.

“Recent studies have shown that taking smaller, more frequent vacations can help you avoid burnout at work and lower your stress levels overall… Since vacation happiness comes in threes: anticipation, experience, and memories, with the most pleasure coming from anticipation—you’ll be in “the vacation happiness frame of mind” a few times a year (”

Powder Springs, Georgia, is a beautiful area and is surrounded by a number of unique day trip destinations. Silver Comet Village, a senior living community in Powder Springs, Georgia, is sharing our top picks for day trip ideas from our neighborhood. Take a day for yourself, get in the car, and visit one of these places!

Ruby Falls

Home to the tallest and deepest underground waterfall in the United States that is open to the public, Ruby Falls is a fascinating destination for a trip away from home. Travel 260 feet underground via a glass-front elevator to explore the ancient formations along the cavern trail. 

In addition to descending into the mountain and exploring the cave formations through lantern tours, this destination offers extraordinary views overlooking the Cumberland Plateau. It even allows visitors to see the area from a soaring zipline adventure.

Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Ruby Falls is just under a two-hour drive from our senior living community in Powder Springs, Georgia.

Sweetwater Creek State Park

If you are interested in nature and history, Sweetwater Creek State Park is the day trip destination for you. Located on the outskirts of Atlanta, in Lithia Springs, Georgia, this 2500-acre park is only a 20-minute drive from our community.

Full of wildflowers and other wildlife, Sweetwater Creek State Park is home to over nine miles of hiking trails along the boulder-lined, sandy shores of the creek’s rushing water through open, grassy meadows and to the New Manchester Mill Ruins that was destroyed during the Civil War.

Whether you are into bird and wildlife watching, fishing, geocaching, or hiking, Sweetwater Creek State Park is a beautiful place to visit all year round.


L&R Alpaca Haven Farm

Are you an animal lover? Then you might like to spend the day visiting with alpacas! L&R Alpaca Haven Farm is located in Douglasville, just a short 20-minute drive from our senior living community in Powder Springs, Georgia.

Tour the family-operated farm, feed carrots to the alpacas and interact with each one of them and their unique personalities. Animals have a way of relieving stress and calming our anxiety, so use your getaway to reap the benefits of interacting with animals! 

Tours and visits to L&R Alpaca Haven Farm are by appointment only, so contact the farm to schedule your alpaca adventure.

Ghost City Tours

For those who want to add a little spookiness to their getaway, Ghost City Tours is a fun way to spend a day. Located in Savannah, Georgia, Ghost City Tours offers four unique tours through Savannah’s historic district. 

Ranging from family-friendly tours to darker tours intended for adults only, these tours travel to haunted mansions, historic homes, cemeteries and burial grounds, Revolutionary War battlefields, and even haunted pubs and bars.

Tours are offered every night between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., so reserve your spot and make the four-and-a-half-hour drive to Savannah to experience the city’s historic district at night.

Taking a step back from your responsibilities every once in a while is a good way to refresh and recharge. A day trip away from your normal routine may be all you need, and you don’t even have to travel far to enjoy what the Powder Springs, Georgia, area has to offer. 


For more information about Silver Comet Village and the senior living services we offer in Powder Springs, Georgia, contact a member of our team or visit our website.