If you want a nice day in the country and don't mind driving north of Atlanta, take 575 up to Ellijay. (Will take about 45 minutes from Cobb County. From the Perimeter allow a little over an hour and a half! You'll drive past quaint sounding places like Ball Ground and Jasper.) There are tons of apple orchards in this small town that abound with activities for kids. North Georgia can also be a nice change of pace from the congested Atlanta roadways. See my Ellijay travel journal for more details!