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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Fernbank Museum

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Meander Through the Mesozoic
Get up close and personal with the dinosaurs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. This museum is an adventure for all who dare and takes travelers back in time to see giant creatures of the Mesozoic – including one that measures more than 120 feet long.

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Midtown

Alliance Theatre

Catch a Broadway Play Before It Hits Broadway
Musicals, dramas and classical favorites light up Atlanta’s theater scene. See groundbreaking performances at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre for a perfect ending to your evening.

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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

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Immerse Yourself in Award-winning Surround Sound
Whether they’re performing the classics or a soundtrack over a favorite film, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra always hits the right notes.

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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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Gwinnett

Buford Highway

Explore Atlanta’s International Restaurant Scene
The endless restaurant options offer a global culinary adventure like no other neighborhood. This six-mile stretch of highway serves up metro Atlanta’s best Colombian, Korean and Mexican cuisine with farmers markets, dive bars and karaoke tucked in between.

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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

Criminal Records

BREAK OUT THE VINYL
While you’re exploring the funky Little Five Points neighborhood, be sure to flip through Criminal Records’ stellar vinyl collection. The legendary record shop is locally owned and independently operated with comics, Funkos, posters, apparel and more.

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Eastside

Dad’s Garage Theatre Company

Laugh It Off
In search of a good laugh? Look no further than award-winning Dad’s Garage improv comedy theater located just off of Edgewood Avenue in Atlanta’s Historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. With a variety of shows and a fully stocked bar, this is a can’t-miss activity for an unscripted night out.

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Airport

Delta Flight Museum

Soar Through Skies
Experience aviation history at Delta Flight Museum, where everyone can reach for the skies. Enjoy immersive exhibits, state-of-the-art simulator technology and see rare planes from past eras. Take a guided tour or glide through the massive premises at Delta’s world headquarters with friends, family or a co-pilot of your choice.

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Midtown

Fox Theatre

Walk the Red Carpet
Get ready to feel like a movie star when visiting Fox Theatre. Musicals, dance performances and nationally renowned acts await guests at the end of the red carpet walk. No show scheduled? You can take a tour and learn the fascinating history of this Atlanta icon.

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Midtown

High Museum of Art

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Mingle With the Masters
Find more than 17,000 works including 19th century art and a growing collection of contemporary pieces inside the leading art museum in the Southeast. Impress a date or bring the family for special exhibits and events plus the permanent collections at High Museum of Art.

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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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Midtown

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company

Hear the Resounding Voice of Storytellers
Celebrate with bold artists of all cultures as they continue the rich tradition of black storytelling on stage. The shows here will leave you with a powerful message that educates, entertains and delights.

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Eastside

Krog Street Market

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.

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Buckhead

Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, Simon Malls

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Be Seen in the South’s Shopping Epicenter
Enter a shopper’s paradise with high-end boutiques and department store favorites. Lenox is the destination for an upscale shopping experience with all the brands you love. Phipps is home to Nordstrom and many luxury retailers plus one of Atlanta’s go-to movie theaters and LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

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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

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

Delight in the Celebration of All Things Design
Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) creates engaging exhibits of architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion and more. See the impact of design on your everyday life with MODA’s range of programs and lectures for all ages.

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Downtown

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

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Be Inspired by Heroes Past and Present
Connect the American civil rights movement to current human rights issues through moving, experiential exhibits at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Interact with history to understand your role in the dream and the future.

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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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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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