Things To Do: Atlanta

I thought I’d highlight some of our favorite activities in and around Atlanta since my younger brother is visiting. There are so many great places to visit, and I have yet to do them all. Here are our favorites thus far, in no particular order.

Stone Mountain

This has always been one of my favorite destinations, because there is so much to do. There’s hiking, train riding, a spectacular laser show, history lessons, and more. I really enjoy going for the Yellow Daisy Festival in September, which features hundreds of crafters. They also celebrate Christmas with Rudolph, activities in the snow, and lots of holiday spirit. It’s a great activity for the entire family.


Georgia Aquarium

Ryan and I recently revisited the aquarium and really enjoyed the new shows. They have dolphins, penguins, sea lions, whale sharks, and fish galore. It’s a wonderful afternoon activity on a hot summer day or when the rain keeps you inside. They’ve got some great educational activities for the youngsters too.


World of Coke

Located across from the Georgia Aquarium, this is a fun activity no matter your age. One of our favorite activities is trying different Coke products from around the world. The memorabilia collection is quite large.



If you love to shop, I highly recommend visiting Avalon. Stores include Pottery Barn, Tommy Bahama, The Container Store, and more. There is also a great movie theater if you want to catch a new flick before or after your shopping. We haven’t tried any of the restaurants yet, but I’ll provide an update once we do.

Delta Flight Museum

We took my younger brother to the museum over the weekend. Not only do you get to see several planes up close, you can actually tour a couple of them too. This is a must for those of you that have an airplane lover in the family. The museum is located next to the airport, and you can see planes landing or taking off.


Banning Mills

If you love outdoor activities and ziplines, you need to make your way to Banning Mills. I have visited several times with large groups, and I have really enjoyed it. They offer a variety of team building activities, which makes it a great place for corporate events. The food is also really good.

North Georgia Mountains

If you are visiting in the fall, I recommend driving through the mountains. We typically go in late October or November when the leaves are changing. There are several towns you can visit too. Dahlonega is probably my favorite, and there is a fantastic pumpkin patch nearby. Burt’s Farm is a fall tradition.


Town of Senoia

In addition to several movies, Walking Dead is actually filmed in this charming town. If you aren’t into zombies, they’ve got shopping and food too. Nic & Norman’s is actually my favorite place to eat. Every meal I’ve had there has been delicious. Senoia is not too far from Newnan, which also has some great shopping.

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