A visit to Centennial Olympic Park is a perfect chill pill.

If you are a Georgia resident, get into Georgia Aquarium free on your birthday.

If you are a news junkie, consider a CNN Studio Tour.

Things to Do Near Georgia State University

You’re a Georgia State student, so you probably know to check at your Student Center for discount tickets on things to do in Atlanta. One example is discounted movie tickets at Regal Cinemas (There’s a Regal at Atlantic Station.). And since you are a student at a downtown university, you may already know that there are plenty of nearby things to do when you need a break from classes and studying. Even better, some of them are free. Here are a few of our favorites that are free and not so free:

First, the Freebies

Nearby Churches

A Little Drama


For more things to do in Atlanta, check this guide

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