11 Reasons to Spend Your Best Spring Break Ever in Atlanta

You'll want to make Atlanta your spring break headquarters. Here's why.
  • Try Six Flags Over Georgia for a more twisty-turny Spring Break. (Kevin Rose, AtlantaPhotos.com)
    Try Six Flags Over Georgia for a more twisty-turny Spring Break. (Kevin Rose, AtlantaPhotos.com)
  • Get your game on at Joystick Gamebar. (Sharif Hassan)
    Get your game on at Joystick Gamebar. (Sharif Hassan)
  • Catch a Braves game during their final season at Turner Field.
    Catch a Braves game during their final season at Turner Field.

Spring Break is the perfect opportunity to step away from nonstop studying and have a little fun, so use the list below to spark some ideas on how to do just that. 

  1. Seek thrills at Six Flags. School is on break, and luckily you don’t have to wait for summer to get your theme park kicks; Six Flags Over Georgia will be open April 2-10 with all your favorite rides, plus BMX stunts, DJs, games and more.

  2. Spend time in the sky. If you want a little more adventure, why not try a biplane ride? Check your local daily deal site for a discount, and get a bird’s eye view of places like Turner Field, the Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park and Stone Mountain in a fully restored open-air cockpit plane.

  3. Follow the clues. The Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure uses smartphones to lead you on a fun and challenging jaunt around Centennial Olympic Park and other downtown areas.

  4. Dance the night away. Shake a tail feather at one of Atlanta's hottest nightclubs, including Red Martini, MJQ Concourse, Opera and Mother. 

  5. Visit Buford Highway. If you weren’t able to travel for spring break, you can still take a dining trip around the world and never leave Atlanta. Experience new cultures by eating your way through foods from Korea, Vietnam, Venezuela and more.

  6. Celebrate the changing season. Nothing says spring quite like Callaway Gardens, with its 20,000 plus azaleas and more than 50 exotic species of tropical butterflies. If you want to stay overnight, there is a sweet spring break package as well.

  7. Get active in nature. Shake off some of the winter blahs by exploring some of the natural areas and hiking trails in Atlanta.

  8. Check out a festival. There are several to choose from, including the 80th Annual Dogwood Festival  April 8-10; the Sweetwater 420 Fest April 22-24; and the Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes April 30-May 1.

  9. Showdown in game-town. Test your game-night mettle at places like Ormsby's, Joystick, Game-X and Dave & Buster's.

  10. Eat peanuts and Cracker Jacks at a baseball game. Head over to the Home Opener at Turner Field to see the Atlanta Braves take on their division rivals, the Washington Nationals, on April 4.

  11. Or do nothing at all. You’ve totally earned it. Treat yourself to a spa day with massages and facials, and recharge your system.

Beth Clark is a writer and foodie who loves to roam around Atlanta, uncovering the city's quirky, glam, upscale and down-home character. Curiosity is her compass, and you'll find her writing on www.thecitydweller.me.

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