Enjoy An Adrenaline-Charged Vacation In Atlanta

Here's our guide to some of the thrilling activities you can undertake in Atlanta to indulge your adventurous side.
  • Rev your engines and get your heart racing at the Porsche Experience Center.
    Rev your engines and get your heart racing at the Porsche Experience Center.
  • Six Flags Over Georgia is full of fast and furious roller coasters. (Kevin Rose, AtlantaPhotos.com)
    Six Flags Over Georgia is full of fast and furious roller coasters. (Kevin Rose, AtlantaPhotos.com)
  • Skydive high above the "City in the Forest."
    Skydive high above the "City in the Forest."
  • Zip through the trees on a zipline.
    Zip through the trees on a zipline.

If you are one of those people who wants to have a heart-pumping, intense, adrenaline-charged vacation, Atlanta is your city. Dare we say we bring it in this category? Indulge your adventurous side in (and above) the city in the trees.

  • Skydiving – What kind of “adrenaline list" would this be if we didn’t mention skydiving? As you dive down at crazy speeds you’ll get to see how lush and green it is in these parts. Just make sure you land feet first as your head spins from the experience.

  • Six Flags over Georgia – Are you really a thrill seeker if you don’t like roller coasters?  Six Flags over Georgia has all the roller coaster thrills you could want. Don't miss the Twisted Cyclone. It’s Six Flags' latest and wildest roller coaster yet.

  • Porsche Experience Center Atlanta – The ultimate high-speed urban adventure in Atlanta has got to be racing around a track faster than 100 mph. After your race be sure to indulge in some high-end dishes at Restaurant 356 to add some excitement for your taste buds, too. 

  • Andretti Indoor Karting and Games – For the family full of speed demons this will get everyone’s heart going. Race around in some of the fastest indoor go-carts you’ve ever driven. There's even a winners' podium for taking  pictures when you smoke the competition. After your race, keep the excitement going by playing Andretti's first-rate arcade games.

  • Ax Throwing – What better stress reliever than throwing a sharp object at a target? This isn’t as fast-paced as the other items on our list, but it's no less exhilarating. Take a whack at it.

  • Helicopter rides – Feel the need to take your adventure to new heights? Try a helicopter tour of the city. From the King and Queen buildings in Sandy Springs to all the skyscrapers downtown at sunset, this tour will leave you breathless.

  • Gun Range -- Specifically, Stoddard's Gun Range. If you are a gun enthusiast this is where you should aim to be. Take a shot in the 24-lane range and experience state-of-the-art technology. You'll be saying "shoot" if you miss out.

  • Ziplining – Just outside the city, check out North Georgia Canopy Tours. Zip through lush green forests while enjoying the great outdoors. It is an exhilarating experience that needs to be on the bucket list of any thrill seeker.

There is something innately adventurous about Atlanta. So, thrill- and adrenaline-seekers will feel right at home making their way through all our city has to offer in heart-stopping fun. For more Atlanta fun, check out our 50 fun things to do.

Courtney Bigum is a marketing professional and Atlanta local always looking for new and exciting ways to explore the city. There is never a weekend an adventure doesn't find her.

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