At the summit of Mount Yonah, hikers bask in the dying sunlight and soak up views of verdant foothills that span the horizon. Before the sun dips below the peaks, they meander back down the craggy trail toward Habersham Vineyard, where they can toast to a wholesome day of hiking. This scenic hike is one of dozens of possible routes led by Skywater Georgia Wine Hiking?s knowledgeable guides. They draw upon their knowledge of the region to showcase the best trails and wineries during daylong tours. Based on each group?s fitness level, interest, and ability to tolerate photo-bombing sasquatches, guides can plan easy-going three-hour hikes around Victoria Bryant State Park, or embark instead on a 10-hour journey up the steep foothills of Standing Indian. Regardless of the tour route, guides take time to point out local flora and fauna, and energize groups? with a light lunch.
Trained by Zumba founder Beto Perez, Janet Ackerman has spread the gospel of Zumba worldwide, teaching classes in Chile, Mexico, India, China, and Hong Kong. Back home, she became one of Atlanta’s first Zumba instructors and now shares her fitness passion with hordes of willing participants. ZumbaAtlanta.com offers group dance parties several days a week, helping attendees burn calories through fun, hip-shaking dance steps set to modern Latin music, and offers events such as motivational team building for corporate groups or private Zumba Fitness parties for bachelorettes.
Filled with whippersnappers soaring down slides and giggling as they hop on giant trampolines, Superior Play Systems' sprawling showrooms seem more like lively amusement parks than retail stores. As youngsters explore the professionally assembled play sets and basketball courts, staffers attend the parents, answering inquiries and guiding them through the store's extensive selection of safety-tested trampolines, and sports and recreation equipment. The store is home to a sweeping variety of imaginative play sets, made from durable materials like certified California redwood and cedar.
Threshing Floor Academy is a children's art and music program with a mission of helping children and families Find Purpose in the Arts™. The academy offers quality and innovative art, music, dance, culinary arts and fitness classes out of a 3,000 sq.ft.children's art gallery Tues.-Sat. and is open for field trips on Monday
Among the countless ways people choose to unwind, playing golf and drinking wine are certainly two of the most popular. But how about doing both in the same day? Such a dream becomes reality at Georgia Wine Golfing, where individuals and groups take to the links with wine glasses in tow.
The concept is as simple as it is brilliant: for each excursion, the company dispatches one of its expert guides to a local course such as Rabun Golf or Highland Walk. That guide will lead your group through a full 18-hole round of golf complete with a picnic-style lunch. Following the round is a wine tasting at Boutier Winery in Royston or Stone Creek Vineyards in Tiger, where players can toast to their on-course success. Every Georgia Wine Golfing experience includes all necessary supplies, though guides recommend that you also bring your own water, camera, and funny golf-cart horn.
Also known as outsider art and self-taught art, folk art encompasses the paintings, pottery, sculptures, and carvings of self-taught artists. At Slotin Folk Art's events throughout the year, these pieces find homes with the nation's top museums, galleries, and collectors. Hailing from America, Mexico, Canada, and Europe, 100 galleries attend Stolin's annual Folk Fest to sell the latest folk pieces, from tin cutouts to sculptures assembled with found objects. At the festival's opening night party, visitors even have the opportunity to meet folk artists in person and discuss their processes. In addition to the fest, Stolin sells folk pieces at auctions several times a year, offering a more official way to obtain art than nabbing it off a neighbor's porch.