TALK Students’ Favorite Atlanta Weekend Destinations

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The state of Georgia is beautiful, and the capital city, Atlanta, is its urban heartbeat.

When you study English at TALK School’s Atlanta location you live in the heart of Georgia.

Atlanta weekends away recommendations

Aminata Anguilet

Weekend excursions from Atlanta can take you to places as varied as the Smokey Mountains, and the city of Athens—a veritable incubator for musical talent.  Visit the “best places”, the “most beautiful places”, the “cool and unusual places”, or the “places you didn’t know existed”.  When you study in Atlanta your weekends away can become the stuff of dreams!  Start with these TALK student top choices for weekend trips.

Must-go Atlanta Weekend Destinations

atlanta weekend destinations

Luis Munoz

atlanta weekend destinations

Mohammed Okdah

We asked TALK Atlanta students Maria Paula Alvarez, Mohammed Alaqeel, Aminata Anguilet, Francisco Montero, Luis Munoz and Mohammed Okdah about their favorite Atlanta weekend destinations.  They came up with some great ideas!


Atlanta Weekend Destinations

Six Flags

Six Flags Over Georgia may be something you think of as just a day trip—which is certainly fun—but when have you ever really conquered every ride in the park in one day?  Buy a “group pass”, and go with 15 of your best friends.  Share hotel rooms just steps from the Six Flags gates and open and close the park each day of a weekend J


Atlanta Weekend Destinations

Ruby Falls


Chattanooga is less than 2 hours from Atlanta right along the Tennessee River.  Named one of the “Top 45 Places to go”, and “The Best Place Ever” (twice!), Chattanooga has tons of outdoor and indoor attractions—stroll the 13miles of Riverwalk or take a Riverboat cruise, enjoy an afternoon at the Tennessee Aquarium, and visit the stunning Ruby Falls.

Atlanta Weekend Destinations

40 Watt Club

Athens, Georgia is a surprising place—self-described as “Live

atlanta weekend destinations

Francisco Montero

Music Central” with venues like the famous 40 Watt Club that have helped to launch the careers of many musicians and comedians.

Stay at The Graduate Hotel and make sure to have some fried okra at George’s Low Country Table restaurant.

A trip to the Smokey Mountains can’t help but make the list of favorite

Atlanta weekend destinations

Maria Paula Alavarez

weekend trips.  The Great Smokey Mountains National Park straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee.

Atlanta Weekend Destinations

Appalachian Trail

Hike part of the Appalachian Trail, go to the top of the observation deck for Clingmans Dome and just BE amid all the natural wonder that is the Great Smokey Mountains.

Camp if you’re able to, or stay at one of the local hotels in nearby Dollywood, Gatlinburg, or Pigeon Forge.

Atlanta weekend destinations

Mohammed Alaqeel

Studying at TALK’s Atlanta location gives you access to so many beautiful and exciting weekend destinations in and around the central southern coast of the US, you may never want to go home.

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