Outdoor Things to Do

Explore Atlanta’s green space

Explore the great outdoors in Atlanta. From parks and public spaces to nature preserves, lakes, and rivers, there are plenty of things to do outdoors in Atlanta for adventurers and nature lovers alike. Hike Stone Mountain, paddle down the Chattahoochee River, take your four-legged friend to Piedmont Park, or go for a walk on Path 400 or the Atlanta BeltLine. Whatever your taste, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do outside in Atlanta.

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Eastside

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.

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Midtown

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc.

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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.

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Midtown

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 haven. Pack a spare suitcase for all the goodies you will bring back from Atlantic Station.

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Downtown

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 top attractions, restaurants and venues are only steps away.

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Eastside

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.

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Eastside

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

Elect to See the Impact of a Global Icon
Not every city boasts a presidential library, and we’re proud of the one our very own peanut-growing, Nobel Peace Prize-winning President Jimmy Carter built. At Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, you’ll find everything from an Oval Office replica to the gifts received during his presidency and see his impact on the world today.

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Buckhead

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

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Build, Play and Discover
In the heart of Buckhead at Phipps Plaza, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is an attraction that will delight both kids and their companions. Rides, a 4D movie experience, themed play areas and the world’s biggest box of LEGO bricks offer hours of fun.

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Downtown

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

Walk in the Footsteps of Civil Rights Icons
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 established by Coretta Scott King as well as their final resting place. See Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize and the key to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.

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Downtown

Municipal Market Company

Sweeten Your Visit With a Savory Snack
This urban farmers market offers everything from seafood, farm-fresh meat and produce to unique eateries serving arepas and barbecue. Pro Tip: Don’t stop after the bookstore, bakery and killer burger. While you are there, see if the market is having a culinary tour, storytelling, cooking classes or community event.

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Murals & Public Art

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.

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Midtown

Piedmont Park

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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Airport

Porsche Experience Center Atlanta

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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.

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Near Metro Atlanta

Six Flags Over Georgia

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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.

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Downtown

Skyview Atlanta

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Get a Sky-high 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.

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Downtown

State Farm Arena

Are You Ready for THIS Arena?
State Farm Arena is home to the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and some of the city’s hottest concerts year-round. The arena is also packed with notable eateries from B’s Cracklin BBQ to the always-lively Zac Brown’s Social Club. It truly has everything you need for a modern fan experience including Killer Mike’s SWAG Shop.

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Stone Mountain Park

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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.

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Downtown

Tabernacle

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All Together Now
Come let your full-on fandom fly at one of Atlanta’s most unique music venues. Tabernacle, a concert hall which began life as a church over a century ago, is chock-full of character and regularly features internationally known acts, all within walking distance of the rest of downtown Atlanta.

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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.

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Truist Park at The Battery Atlanta

Charge Up at The Battery
When the Braves play at home, take an outing to Truist Park for a lively game-day atmosphere. Between games, slide into The Battery Atlanta for restaurants, bars, shops or a concert at Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre.

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Eastside

Zoo Atlanta

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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, Ya Lun and Xi Lun, in the U.S. plus many more animal friends and other exciting exhibits. A fun-filled exploration of the animal kingdom awaits.

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