Student Picks : 20 Best Places and Activities in Atlanta
Popular places and activities in Atlanta that have been selected by our TALK Atlanta students run the gamut from picnicking in Piedmont Park to shopping and snacking in Downtown Decatur.
10 Best Activities in Atlanta
- Doing volunteer activities in Atlanta – HandsOnAtlanta directs volunteers to projects that need help. they update their Hot Projects list every week.
- Morgan Falls, Vickery Falls – This is a 30-acre riverside park which has a boat dock, picnic areas and offers beautiful sunsets. A lovely place to get away from it all.
- Picnic at Piedmont Park – buy fresh, delicious bread and cheeses and more at the farmer’s market and find your picnic spot on the lawns of this 185-acre park.
Walking around the BeltLine – 22 miles of walkways through parks and old railroad tracks around the core of the city’s neighborhoods.
- Events seminar “Aerospace” at Georgia Tech (Every two weeks) – Catch a fascinating talk or event hosted by world-renowned aerospace engineers and scientists
- Hiking at Stone Mountain – hike on the trails of this mountain which is close enough to Atlanta to get great views of the city.
- Lake Lanier – Lake Lanier and its islands offer hundreds of holiday rental properties for a great active and inexpensive weekend.
- Helen, Ga – Visit Helen, a mountain town in northeast Georgia. With vineyards, lakes and waterfalls, trout fishing and known for its Bavarian-style buildings, this resort town makes for a charming getaway.
- Sweetwater Creek State Park
- Anna Ruby Falls
Students also named those 10 extra special places in Atlanta they have come to love while studying English in the city! TALK English School Atlanta took the top spot!
- Talk English School Atlanta – but of course!
- Polaris restaurant and lounge – this famous rotating lounge and restaurant has panoramic views of the city.
- World of CNN – tours are regularly conducted of the world headquarter of this famous TV news network.
- Six Flags – this theme park is full of thrill rides, shows, and activities.
- Krog Street Market – a neighboorhood in the center, this is not too touristy and a great place to have lunch or dinner.
- Little Five Points this is another hip neighborhood that is a magnet for youth looking for cool vintage clothing and vintage everything. It is full of dive bars, ethnic and vegan eateries and a live music venue.
- Downtown Decatur With its unique ‘indie’boutiques and art galleries, the Decatur district is a cozy, tree-lined neighborhood that’s popular with students.
- Aquarium – a truly impressive aquarium, Aquarium Atlanta is home to than a hundred thousand animals and thousands of species.
- Mercedes-Benz Stadium – the official stadium of the NFL Atlanta Falcons and MLS Atlanta United.
- Fox Theater – a former movie palace and one of the premier live entertainment venues in Atlanta.