Atlanta’s significance lies in many aspects of history, innovation, and entertainment. Visitors can feel confident in the constant supply of activities available to keep them busy. The city is synonymous with Coca Cola, its many stadiums, amusement parks, and museums – while the Center for Puppetry Arts being a must-see. But something the city seems to showcase heavily is the beauty of nature. People drawn to wildlife and sprawling parks are spoilt for choice when visiting Atlanta. Alongside travel and hotel arrangements, make sure to organize your days without leaving out any the following attractions.
Getting to Know Atlanta
Doing some research about the city and learning where everything is located, as well as how to get to it, is important in ensuring you have the best time possible without any unnecessary stress. Travel guides are an excellent source of information, so explore these thoroughly for expert advice. At the same time, however, take the chance to chat with people actually living in Atlanta. If you’re travelling solo and are intimidated by the prospect of navigating a new city alone, you could always meet locals among the millions of Badoo’s active users who are happy to share their knowledge on the area, if not give a personal tour when you arrive. The best things to be discovered are often small gems — parks, trails, architecture — that pass under travel guides’ radar, so combining sightseeing with a date could be a great way to not only get to know Atlanta better, but maybe even find romance while you’re at it!
Located downtown opposite Centennial Olympic Park, accessing the Georgia Aquarium should be hassle-free, as long as opening times, traffic, and navigation are taken into consideration. Home to 700 marine species, including eight different breeds of shark, visitors get the experience of a lifetime at the Georgia Aquarium. You can sign up for yoga by the water or a 30-minute dive surrounded by rays and whale sharks. Another opportunity, and perhaps an even more meaningful one, would be dedicated to volunteering at their major center of marine research and conservation. Your vacation could be well-spent getting a greater understanding of Atlanta’s positive impact on the surrounding natural world and applying your skills, if not developing new ones, for a good cause.
Atlanta’s Conservancy is currently celebrating 30 years since it revived Piedmont Park and expanded its already great size by an additional 53 acres. Originally designed to offer open spaces for activities and public events and dotted with smaller private gardens, it has been re-established as the place to go for people of every age and walks of life to escape busy urban life. Your immersion into Atlanta’s culture and character would be incomplete without spending a day or two in Piedmont Park. Entertainment can range from local farmer’s markets to free tai chi and fundraising dog pool parties. Take up the opportunity to take in the sun and pleasant social atmosphere.
Stone Mountain Park
Recharge your batteries even further by camping or enjoying whatever activities are taking place in Atlanta’s 3,200 acres of uninterrupted nature. Native American festivals, highland games, country living fairs, and even art exhibitions are common features here. Stone Mountain Park combines a love for the natural world with both modern and cultural activities that promise to gift you wonderful memories and memorabilia to treasure. If you do intend to make use of the park, preparation is key, in terms of equipment, clothing, travel and more.
Vacations don’t have to just be about hotels and food and nightclubs. Give yourself a moment — or a week — to appreciate the natural beauty of the locations you visit. As far as experiences go, one like this could be the most rewarding.