Callaway Gardens is the Place for a Quick and Easy Summer Beach Trip

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Come for just the day, or stay overnight with the new $99 beach trip package.

Robin Lake Beach at Callaway Gardens

My family had so much fun. My children are begging to come back this summer!

Treat the family to a beach trip, save travel time, save travel money and have a great time.

This summer’s new Beach Trip overnight package starts at $99 and includes one-night stay at the Mountain Creek Inn as well as these special rates on fun activities:

  •     Admission to Robin Lake Beach, the world’s largest inland, man-made, white-sand beach
  •     Unlimited admission to Aqua Island, a floating playground on Robin Lake
  •     Unlimited admission to Light Striker Laser Tag course at Robin Lake Beach
  •     50% discount on Blaster Boats at Robin Lake Beach
  •     Admission to our world-class gardens and its many attractions
  •     Discounted rates on golf ($50 per person with cart on Lake View Course), half-day bicycle rentals ($10 per person) and TreeTop Adventure ($25 per person)

A two-bedroom Southern Pine Cottage, complete with living area and kitchen, starts at only $199. Rates for the two-to-four bedroom Mountain Creek Villas are available as well.

Aqua Island, a Floating Water Playground
Aqua Island, a floating playground in Robin Lake, is perfect for cooling off on these hot summer days in Georgia. Guests have a blast on the island's trampoline, aqua totters, slides and the giant climbing wall. Unlimited access is part of the Beach Trip package and for others it’s only $10 per person, per hour, which is plenty of time to play until every heart is content.

There’s a Circus!
For generations, the Florida State University (FSU) Flying High Circus has returned to wow and amaze Callaway's summer guests with their feats and antics.    Included with admission to Callaway Gardens (see below), shows are at Robin Lake Beach are Mondays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3:30 p.m., now through August 3. There are no performances on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

More at Robin Lake Beach
Robin Lake Beach also offers swimming, table tennis, shuffleboard, playground, miniature golf and larger-than-life checks and chess games on the Beach Pavilion floor.

In addition to the fun at the beach, admission includes the gardens and its many attractions such as the free-flight Birds of Prey show; internationally acclaimed Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center; 10-mile Discovery Bicycle Trail; John A. Sibley Horticultural Center; and Mr. Cason's Vegetable Garden, just to name a few.

Day admission to Callaway Gardens is $18/adult; $15/senior (65+); $9/child (6-12); children 5 and younger are admitted for free. Special event admission for holiday events is $25/adult; $20/senior (65+); $12.50/child (6-12). Children 5 and younger are admitted for free. Tax is included. Summer hours for the Gardens, including Robin Lake Beach, is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through August 19.

Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus. To make a reservation or for additional information, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit http//:

*Rates are based on availability. Some restrictions apply.

About Callaway Gardens
For 60 years, Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors. Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on 13,000 acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Highlights include a butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails and special events throughout the year.

In addition, Callaway Gardens offers nearly 80,000 square feet of meeting space, 685 guest rooms, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more.

Five unique, close-knit residential communities — with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages on the golf course — offer an ideal home away from home or full-time residence.

Callaway Gardens is home to a 4,610-acre forest preserve which is under conservation easement. This conserved, sustainably-managed land is used for biological studies and environmental education programs.

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