• Explore Affordable and Free Things To Do in Atlanta

  • Atlanta BeltLine

    Walk, bike, run on the Atlanta BeltLine

    Explore miles of the Atlanta BeltLine by foot or on two wheels. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop in one of the many restaurants along the path to relax and refuel. A rails-to-trails connection between neighborhoods and parks, the BeltLine is an only-in-Atlanta way to stay active.

    Atlantic Station

    Experience a different type of retail therapy

    Pack a spare suitcase for all of the goodies you will bring back from Atlantic Station! Whether it’s a major retailer or a local boutique look you want, this walkable, outdoor shopping mecca will treat you to serious retail therapy.

    Centennial Olympic Park

    Splash into the Fountain of Rings

    Pay homage to Atlanta's Olympic legacy as you splash through the Fountain of Rings or play tag in the green fields of Centennial Olympic Park, located near the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights and College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience.

    Georgia Aquarium

    Swim with the whale sharks

    That’s no typo. You can actually snorkel or scuba dive with the whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium. Interested in interacting with a slightly smaller animal? The nation’s largest aquarium offers encounters with belugas, otters and even penguins!

    Historic Oakland Cemetery

    Lift Your Spirits With History and Mystery

    The scenic resting place of more than 70,000 souls, Historic Oakland Cemetery is the oldest of its kind in Atlanta. Visit Civil War soldiers and Civil Rights pioneers, as well as legends like author Margaret Mitchell, golfer Bobby Jones and Atlanta’s first African-American mayor Maynard Jackson.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

    Walk in the footsteps of giants

    Visit the birth home of Martin Luther King Jr. and explore his legacy at the King Center. Stand in the footprints of change-makers and civil rights leaders on the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

    Old Fourth Ward Skatepark/Historic Fourth Ward

    Ollie from dusk to dawn

    Open from the time the sun comes up until the lights turn off at 11 p.m., Atlanta’s first public skatepark, Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, is designed for skaters of all skill levels. Also enjoy a nearby playground, multi-use athletic fields and seamless access to the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.

    Piedmont Park

    Play hooky in Piedmont Park

    Not that we condone it but if you’re playing hooky, there’s no better way to spend your day than gallivanting around Piedmont Park, home to the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Lake Clara Meer. Whether you bring the pooch for playtime at the dog park or a book to relax in the grass, this in-town park is the place to be.

    Stone Mountain Park

    Play in mountains of fun

    Take a trek through the treetops on SkyHike®, the Summit Skyride or even a real hike to the top of the mountain for beautiful city skyline views. Tour the antebellum plantation or ride around Stone Mountain by train and see the longest running laser show in the world projected on it!

    The Atlanta Streetcar

    Get Looped Into the City's Locales

    What do city sites like Centennial Olympic Park, the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site have in common? They can all be reached from the Atlanta Streetcar, a convenient electric transit that evolved from the trolleys which served the city for more than 50 years.

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