Action-Packed Atlanta Adventure

March 22, 2018

 

Atlanta is a happening hotspot filled with trendy restaurants, bustling boutiques and shops, meaningful cultural attractions, and fun-filled sightseeing and recreational activities. A weekend adventure in the capital city of the Peach State makes for great memories for solo business travelers, families and road-trip loving couples. Action-packed Atlanta is sure to serve up a weekend of fun with a side of southern hospitality to create a recipe for great vacation memories!   

 

Skyline Park Atlanta

Watch the sun magnificently set across the skyline of Atlanta, Georgia, at Skyline Park while enjoying festive fun with carnival amusement rides, ring toss, skee-ball, miniature golf and good old fashioned food! 

Skyline Park is bringing old-timey fun to the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. Perched high above the hustle and bustle of Ponce de Leon Avenue on the top of the magnificently restored Ponce City Market, Skyline Park is quickly becoming a premium destination for those seeking delicious food, refreshments, and good times for all ages. 

 

Ponce City Market 


Ponce City Market breathes new life into the historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building in Atlanta. Ponce City Market is a cultural and trendy hotspot in a historically-significant location in one of Atlanta's most cherished neighborhoods. The happening hub houses a Central Food Hall bustling with decadent desserts, delicious cuisines and boutique shopping all under one roof. 

Venture to the rooftop of Ponce City Market for a fun date night and share lots of laughs while playing carnival games and sneak an evening kiss under the stars at Skyline Park.     

 

Bicycle Tours of Atlanta

Atlanta's # 1  ranked outdoor activity, Bicycle Tours of Atlanta offers fun options to explore the art, history and culture of Atlanta.

From their "Fall In Love with Atlanta" bike tour or "Atlanta's Journey for Civil Rights" tour, you will cruise off the beaten path to explore beautiful, scenic neighborhoods and cultural landmark and historic sites. Bicycle Tours of Atlanta offers the perfect day activity for couples, families and friends to make unforgettable memories.   

  

Condesa Cafe & Espresso Bar 

With two thriving locations, Condesa Cafe & Espresso Bar specializes in the details of a perfect shot of espresso from Baroida, Papua New Guinea, and an Ethiopian pour-over.

Their industrial chic atmosphere spurs creative souls to thrive in an aromatic think tank of sorts over a cup of remarkable java in a creative atmosphere. They also serve craft beers from local breweries, hand-selected wine and well-made cocktails.

 

Buttermilk Kitchen

Buttermilk Kitchen is a breakfast and lunch hotspot where most everything is made in-house from scratch, paying tribute to its name, "Buttermilk." Indulge in mouthwatering buttermilk biscuits with your favorite jelly or their fried chicken breast on a biscuit with homemade red pepper jelly with pimento cheese grits and house pickles. Enjoy a full stack of buttermilk pancakes with pure maple syrup topped off with blueberry compote.  

 

Houston's Restaurant

Everything on Houston's diverse menu of American classics is prepared daily from scratch and lovingly presented. Their burgers are made from house-ground chuck and brisket and they carefully select fish and filet in-house each day to ensure quality.

  

Café Intermezzo

Be whisked back in time to nineteenth century Vienna when dining in Café Intermezzo as you experience the true ambience of a traditional European cafe.

 The wonderful selection of light foods and delicious pastries, cakes and cheesecakes makes Café Intermezzo the perfect place for sharing a special dessert or memorable meal! 

 

The Fox Theatre 

The historic Fox Theatre located on Peachtree Street in the heart of Atlanta is a premiere venue for live entertainment. The 4,665 seat theatre hosts more than 150 performances a year ranging from Broadway to rock concerts to comedy shows to movies.   

 

 Georgia Aquarium

Marvel at the majesty of sea creatures great and small at the Georgia Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the world and ranked as best in the United States. With more than 600,000 square feet and approximately 10 million gallons of fresh and salt water, the Georgia Aquarium has six exhibit galleries as well as The 4D Funbelievable Theater, AT&T Dolphin Tales Theater and SunTrust Pier 225 (home to their California sea lions). 

 

Center for Civil and Human Rights

The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects The American Civil Rights Movement to today's Global Human Rights Movements. Experience family fun, interactive exhibits, original art & powerful stories of courage at The Center for Civil and Human Rights. Tour four immersive exhibit spaces, including The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, where visitors can view the personal papers and items of Dr. King.

 

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

LEGOLAND Discovery Center is the perfect place for family fun or those who are a kid at heart who love LEGOs. Enjoy hands-on play areas, a 4-D cinema, classes, rides and the MINILAND exhibit with iconic buildings made out of LEGOs. 

 

SkyView Atlanta

Visit Atlanta's favorite ferris wheel located downtown next to Centennial Olympic Park. Featuring 42 climate-controlled gondolas, SkyView Atlanta’s observation wheel soars almost 20 stories above Centennial Olympic Park.

 

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park offers a 3,200-acre natural wonderland - full of year-round excitement for every member of the family. Take a journey to the top of Stone Mountain for panoramic views of the city on Summit Skyride. Enjoy Lasershow Spectacular at Stone Mountain Park, celebrating over 30 years as an Atlanta tradition, with its amazing lasers, special effects, and fireworks.

Action-packed Atlanta provides exciting adventures for solo business travelers looking for some fun away from the office, family activities to please all ages and memorable hotspots for roadtrip-loving couples! 

Blog By: Jenny Cox Holman

 

Would you like more great travel ideas? Visit our Lifestyle | Travel section for more ideas for your next vacation!

 

 

 

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