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Want to get out and have a great time without putting a big dent in your wallet? Check out these fun, free and cheap things to do in Atlanta. From national landmarks like the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park to all-you-need-is-a-camera murals and public art sightseeing, Atlanta is full of entertainment that will help you stay within your budget without sacrificing all the fun. Explore more great deals and discounts on attractions and things to do in Atlanta.
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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.
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 top attractions, restaurants and venues are only steps away.
Hang Out in a Hubbub-filled Food Hall
If variety is the spice of life, then Krog Street Market is on fire. A bustling hub of authentic eats built into a 1920s warehouse space, this market has everything the stomach could crave. You can find tapas, burgers, Paleo fare – and don’t forget the thirst-quenching beverage selection. While food and drink may be the highlight, don’t miss flowers and gifts galore and the famous Krog Street Tunnel just down the BeltLine.
Marvel at Magnificent 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.
Play in the Park
Truly experience The City in the 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.
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Savor the Flavor of Atlanta
Take the trail to Ponce City Market, home to a number of famous chef-owned restaurants, quick service fare and a mixture of both national and local retail options. Head up to The Roof at Ponce City Market, one of the best rooftops and most romantic views in Atlanta, for classic carnival amusements, miniature golf and a giant slide at Skyline Park. If you need provisions while you’re up there, fill ‘er up at Nine Mile Station and RFD social.
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.
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8/3/21 – 10/31/21
SUPERnatural: Glass Art in Bloom
8/3/21 – 11/15/21
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
8/3/21 – 9/19/21
“Calder-Picasso” Exhibition at High Museum of Art
8/3/21 – 9/6/21
8/3/21 – 9/26/21
Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting
8/3/21 – 11/28/21