Things To Do Near Georgia Tech
Lucky you, not only are you a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech, you also go to school at a downtown university, which means there is plenty to do off campus. Here are a few ideas.
- Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail – Go for a walk, ride your bike. Get some exercise and fresh air. When you’re done, physics may make a little more sense to you.
- Atlanta Monetary Museum – Located at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the museum features a display on the history of money; interactive, multimedia exhibits explaining the Federal Reserve’s role in the economy; and a view of the bank’s automated vault and cash processing areas.
- Atlantic Station – This city within the city is chock full of shops and restaurants, but it’s OK to go there and just walk around (and maybe spring for a nice cuppa Joe).
- Centennial Olympic Park – Smack in the middle of downtown Atlanta, this legacy from the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta is a wonderful place to go for a run, take a walk or just hang out with friends.
- Georgia Aquarium – If you are a Georgia resident (and that doesn’t mean if you are from out of state and live in Georgia because you are a student), bring your state ID and get free admission on your birthday.
- Piedmont Park – Situated in Midtown, Piedmont Park is a favorite hangout for people who want to walk, run, skate, ride a bike or plop on the grass and read a book. There are plenty of restaurants nearby if you want to grab a bite (but that part isn’t free).
- Alliance Theatre – Depending on availability, student tickets can be purchased for $10, including all taxes and fees. Student Rush tickets require your student ID to be presented and must be purchased in person at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office on the day of the performance. You may call the Box Office at 404-33-5000 in advance to check availability.
- High Museum of Art – Half-price off the admission price (meaning you pay $10) gets you into Friday Jazz at the High.
- Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) – Admission is $5 for college students. You never know what might be happening at MODA – 3-D printing or maybe even a Georgia Tech exhibit.
- William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum – Student admission is only $6. Tour the Holocaust exhibit and check to see about new exhibits that appear regularly. Sometimes there are free lectures.
- Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – Volunteer to be an usher at performances of the award-winning ASO and hear the concerts for free while you work.
- Center for Puppetry Arts – After your first 20 hours of regular volunteering, you get complimentary performance tickets, free museum admission and more.
- Atlanta First United Methodist – Worship Sunday morning at 11 right on Peachtree Street.
- First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta – Two Sunday morning services at this Peachtree Street church.
- All Saints Episcopal – Located on West Peachtree Street. Check website for service times as they change depending on the season.
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