• Discover Fun Things to Do Outside in Atlanta

  • Atlanta BeltLine

    Walk, Bike, Run on Atlanta BeltLine

    Explore miles of Atlanta BeltLine by foot or on two wheels. Once you work up an appetite, stop in at one of the many spots 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.

    Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc.

    Stop and Smell the Orchids

    Nestled in the northern corner of Piedmont Park, Atlanta Botanical Garden spreads its roots across more than 30 acres. Explore the lush green garden when it is lit up for special events, blooms during seasonal activities and harvests a spooky spectacle or two.

    Atlantic Station

    Treat yourself

    See a movie, concert, tennis match or a Cirque du Soleil show. Then browse 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

    Embrace the heart of Atlanta

    Pay homage to Atlanta’s Olympic legacy, take a selfie with the Olympic rings, splash around in the Fountain of Rings, enjoy a nice picnic or play on the lush green space with Downtown views in every direction. Many of Atlanta’s world-class attractions, restaurants and venues are only steps away.

    Historic Oakland Cemetery

    Raise Your Spirits With History and Mystery

    Historic Oakland Cemetery is alive and kicking. The infamous scenic resting place for more than 70,000 residents includes Atlanta legends such as author Margaret Mitchell, professional golfer Bobby Jones and Atlanta’s first African-American mayor, Maynard Jackson. The cemetery also frequently hosts events including Halloween tours, regular weekend tours and a Harvest Hunt.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

    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 The 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 Historical Park.

    Murals & Public Art

    Marvel at Magnificient Murals

    The city’s vibrant street art is on full display. Many murals come to life during annual collaborative community art events like Forward Warrior, ELEVATE and Living Walls. Artists are drawn to Atlanta to create these must-see canvases throughout the city.

    Piedmont Park

    Play hooky in Piedmont Park

    Truly experience the “city in 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 festival, taking a sunset stroll or walking your pooch to the dog park, this is the place to be on a beautiful day.

    Porsche Experience Center Atlanta

    Peel Out in a Porsche

    Push yourself to the limit at Porsche Experience Center, specially designed to exhibit elegance and engineering under the hood while testing you on and off the tracks. Once you feel the power from the driver’s seat, be sure to refuel with fine dining at Restaurant 356.

    Six Flags Over Georgia

    Channel your inner daredevil

    Scream and shout through all the roller coasters you can handle or relax waterside at Hurricane Harbor. Six Flags Over Georgia has heart-pounding rides, excellent live entertainment and is undeniably fun for the whole family.

    Skyview Atlanta

    Get a skyhigh view of the City

    Ride a SkyView Atlanta gondola to experience the city from 20 stories up. It’s a thrilling view during the day and a breathtaking sight at night. You’ll see everything from Stone Mountain Park to Midtown’s Georgia Tech campus.

    Stone Mountain Park

    Enjoy mountains of fun

    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.

    Tiny Doors

    KNOCK KNOCK, Y'ALL

    Want to discover Atlanta's best hangouts with a scavenger hunt? Keep an eye out for Tiny Doors ATL, the itty-bitty art installations beloved by locals. These six inch doors guide you through ATL's neighborhoods and attractions and reflect the city's creative vibes. TIP: Start at the Visitor Center in Centennial Olympic Park, where three of artist Karen Anderson Singer's imaginative doors fit within an augmented reality mural made by local Atlanta artists, Lotus Eaters Club.

    Zoo Atlanta

    Haven't you herd?

    Join the migration as you travel into true-to-life habitats for elephants, giraffes, zebras, Southern white rhinos and more. You’ll also see the only giant panda twins in the U.S., Ya Lun and Xi Lun, plus many more animal friends and other exciting exhibits. A fun-filled exploration of the animal kingdom awaits.

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