Lake Lanier

Visit Lake Lanier, one of America's favorite lakes with nearly 700 miles of shoreline spread over 38,000 acres. Lake Lanier offers something for everyone with swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, and water skiing.

Buford Dam is the reason Lake Lanier exists. It was completed in 1956 to channel the water of the Chattahoochee and Chestatee Rivers into a vast reservoir, which was named Lake Lanier. For a great view of the dam head to Buford Dam Park, Lower Overlook Park, or West Bank Park. The Lower Pool Park, located directly behind Buford Dam, is a popular park with canoe enthusiasts and kayakers who launch on the Chattahoochee. It's also a popular spot for fishermen.

Off the water, you will find a wide variety of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Explore the areas around the lake; visit the historic districts of Buford and Gainesville.

Mall of Georgia

Just a 20-minute drive from Lanier Islands, Mall of Georgia, is the largest shopping destination in the state of Georgia.

This unique outdoor village-style mall offers a variety of 200+ retail and dining options. Retail stores include Belk, Dillard's, JC Penney, Macy's, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Coach, H&M, Michael Kors, Pandora, Pottery Barn, AND Sephora. The Mall of Georgia has a Regal Cinema 20 and many dining options like The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang's, Marlow's Tavern, Buffalo Wild Wings, Red Robin, and Seasons 52.

Day Trips

Atlanta

There are so many things to do in Atlanta, but a "must-see" attraction on your list should be the Georgia Aquarium. Check out more than 60 exhibits featuring a variety of animals and habitats. Next door is the World of Coca-Cola, where you can interact with multiple exhibits, learn about the history of Coca-Cola, and sample more than 100 different beverages from around the world.

Dahlonega

Dahlonega is the center of Georgia’s wine country! The vineyards include Frogtown Cellars, Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery, Kava Vineyard and Winery, Montaluce Winery & Estates, Three Sisters Vineyards and Winery, and Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery. Plan to have lunch or dinner at The Smith House in Dahlonega, they have been serving home-cooked family-style meals since 1899.

Helen

Although there are fewer than 500 residents, Helen is the state's third most visited city. It is a quaint Bavarian Village that will give you a glimpse of Germany. Stroll the downtown area and visit the many local shops and grab a delicious meal at one of the Bavarian-style restaurants that feature schnitzel, German potato pancakes, Goulash soup, and of course, some great in-house German brews. During the summer you can also go river-tubing.

Amicalola Falls

Climb to the top of the tallest waterfall in Georgia, which drops 730 feet and has multiple tiers. There is also a trail leading to Springer Mountain, the southern endpoint of the Appalachian Trail.

You can be sure of plenty of fun things to do to keep everyone happy on your RV vacation to Margaritaville RV Resort!