• 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 work up an appetite, stop in one of the many restaurants along the path to relax and refuel. With all the changing artwork, unique neighborhood shops and restaurants, the BeltLine is an easy way to stay active in Atlanta.

    Atlantic Station

    Treat yourself

    See a movie, concert, BB&T Atlanta Open match or a Cirque du Soleil show. Then shop at major retailers and find a local boutique in this walkable, outdoor shopping mecca. Pack a spare suitcase for all the goodies you will bring back from Atlantic Station.

    Centennial Olympic Park

    Spend an afternoon basking in the sun

    Pay homage to Atlanta’s Olympic legacy, splash around in the Fountain of Rings, enjoy a nice picnic or play on the lush green fields with Downtown views in every direction. 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 are all only steps away.

    Georgia Aquarium

    Journey Under the Sea

    The world-renowned Georgia Aquarium is something you should “sea” to believe. Stare in awe at the sheer variety of marine life on display, catch a wave from a sea lion or feed the dolphins after their spectacular show. Don’t miss the opportunity to check swimming with whale sharks off your bucket list.

    Historic Oakland Cemetery

    Raise Your Spirits With History and Mystery

    Historic Oakland Cemetery is alive and kicking. This scenic resting place has more than 70,000 “residents” including Atlanta legends such as Margaret Mitchell, pro golfer Bobby Jones and Atlanta’s first black mayor, Maynard Jackson. The cemetery also frequently hosts events including Halloween Tours, regular weekend tours and a Harvest Hunt.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

    Walk in the footsteps of a civil rights icon

    Visit the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and see where he preached at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Explore his legacy at King Center and his final resting place. Then 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 sunup to 11 p.m., Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark is designed for skaters of all levels. Atlanta’s first public skate park is conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail with a nearby playground and multi-use athletic fields.

    Piedmont Park

    Play hooky in Piedmont Park

    Truly experience the “city within a forest” with a walk or bike ride through Piedmont Park, home to Atlanta Botanical Garden and Lake Clara Meer. Whether you are going to a massive festival, taking a stroll at sunset with your significant other or taking your pooch to the dog park, this is the place to be on a beautiful day.

    Stone Mountain Park

    Enjoy mountains of fun

    Just outside the city is Stone Mountain Park. Trek through the treetops on SkyHike, hike up the mountain for a beautiful view or take a relaxing trip to the top with Summit Skyride. While you are there, ride around Stone Mountain by train and enjoy the longest-running laser show in the world.

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