- You are here:
- GT Home
One of the upsides to living in a city the size of Atlanta is that there’s no shortage of things to do. One of the downsides is that there’s so much to do that it’s hard to know where to start. If you’re looking for a local adventure, activity, or evening out here are some options that you may or may not have considered. Many are kid friendly, and some might be things you’ve been meaning to do but haven’t gotten around to yet.
Get to know Atlanta by venturing into a neighborhood where you haven't spent much time. You might be surprised at what you find.
You've probably heard of all of these, but have you been to all of them?
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Click here for more festivals in August and September.
Flying Colors Butterfly Festival (June 4-5)
Virginia Highlands Summerfest (June 4-5)
Atlanta Street Food and Music Festival (June 11-12)
Atlanta Summer Beer Festival (June 18)
Tunes from the Tombs at Oakland Cemetery (June 18)
National Black Arts Festival (July- Sept)
Atlanta Ice Cream Festival (July 23)
The Great Outdoors
Atlanta is known for its trees and green spaces, but some of these might be new to you no matter how long you've lived here.
Arabia Mountain Trails
Big Trees Forest Preserve in Sandy Springs
Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
Dolls Head Trail (unusual, a little bit creepy, and definitely different)
Silver Comet Trail
Maybe you need a weekend away but don't want to venture too far. There are plenty of options nearby.