Georgia Aquarium – Atlanta, GA ALPHARETTA Big Creek Greenway Ideal for walking, jogging, inline skating, and biking, this 12-foot-wide paved path meanders eight miles through the woods and connects to mountain biking trails. 678.297.0102; www.awesomealpharetta.com Main Event Entertainment Find state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, high ropes course, billiards, and interactive and virtual video games. Order food and drinks right from your bowling lane or the restaurant! 770.521.9100; www.mainevent.com/alpharetta Motorcycle Safety Foundation Campus Ready for adventure? Head to Alpharetta’s rider training private courses to learn how to safely maneuver ATVs, dirt bikes and motorcycles or to develop group team building. 770.442.2043; www.offroad-training.org Topgolf Alpharetta Experience the ultimate entertainment venue with point-scoring golf games, amazing food, drinks rooftop bar and music. For all ages! 770.217.0513; www.topgolf.com/alpharetta ATL AIRPORT DISTRICT Dick Lane Velodrome Built as a training facility for the 1996 Olympic Games, the Velodrome remains one of the most unique cycling structures in the world. Home to regional races, championships and classes for all ages. www.dicklanevelodrome.com Georgia Soccer Park Georgia Soccer Park has capabilities to host matches, tournaments, games, camps, practices and special events on its six high-quality international-size fields. From soccer to Ultimate Frisbee, rugby to lacrosse, this premier sports complex is still growing. www.georgiasoccerpark.com Historic College Park Golf Course The College Park Golf Course is a nine-hole course located fifteen minutes south of downtown Atlanta & approximately one mile from the Atlanta Airport (Hartsfield-Jackson Airport). No tee times are required, so you can ease on over any time that you like. www.cph9golf.com John D. Milner Sports Complex Home to many youth athletic programs and is also the host site for various local, regional, state and national tournaments. This 18-acre sports facility includes amenities such as a concession stand, batting cage, dugouts and four baseball fields. www.atldistrict.com Phoenix Trail The Phoenix Trail runs from College Park’s former industrial area to W. Point Avenue. The 2-mile rail-trail skirts the western edge of Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. We invite you to utilize the Trail while you’re visiting, working, or visiting College Park. www.atldistrict.com/listings/phoenix-trail/117/ Ronald Bridges Park & Nature Trail A hidden treasure open from dawn to dusk, this Union City gem features a variety of activities including the youth athletic programs, a nature trail, two pavilions, several basketball courts, and of course a playground! www.atldistrict.com South Fulton Tennis Center The recently renovated South Fulton Tennis Center features 20 lighted hard surface tennis courts and 4 clay surface tennis courts. The facility also includes the locker rooms, pro shop, juice bar and much more. www.southfultontennis.com ATLANTA Atlanta Beltline An outdoor must when visiting Atlanta! The Beltline is great for walking, biking, catching a great meal – or just enjoying beautiful, fun and funky art along the way! 404.477.3003; www.beltline.org Atlanta Botanical Garden This beautiful urban garden offers a peaceful oasis in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, with 30 acres of gardens, an urban forest and the Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid Center. 404.876.5859; www.atlantabotanicalgarden Children’s Museum of Atlanta Children’s Museum of Atlanta is the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta, designed for young children ages 0-8. The Museum features bright, hands-on exhibits designed to promote inventive problem solving and artistic expression. 404.223.3675; www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience Located in Downtown Atlanta, this state-of-the-art attraction provides visitors with a highly immersive, interactive and engaging experience combining historic artifacts and cutting-edge multimedia exhibits. 404.880.4800; www.cfbhall.com Georgia Aquarium The Georgia Aquarium may be docked on dry land in downtown Atlanta, but dive inside and you’ll discover more than 10 million gallons of water and home to tens of thousands of animals including 500 species from around the world and more than 60 habitats. 404.581.4000; www.georgiaaquarium.org Zoo Atlanta Located minutes from Downtown Atlanta in historic Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta offers memorable close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Highlights also include Giant Pandas (Ya Lun and Xi Lun, the second set of twins born to Lun Lun) and North America’s largest zoological population of great apes. 404.624.5600; www.zooatlanta.org. CLAYTON COUNTY Clayton County International Park “The Beach” Soak up a day of fun in the sun at Clayton County International Park and “The Beach!” Families can enjoy a spring-fed, six-acre swimming lake complete with sandy beach, adventure kiddie pool and water slides. 770.477.3766; www.claytonparks.com Geocaching Bring out your inner pirate and hunt for hidden treasure, or as we like to call them, caches. Using GPS and predetermined coordinates, adventurers will travel through forest, farm and more to discover them all. 770-478-4800; www.atlantastruesouth.com Newman Wetlands Center Catch sight of over 130 bird species, explore tree lined paths and enjoy the sounds and songs of nature at the Newman Wetlands Center. 770.603.5603; www.ccwa.us/newmanwetlands-center Reynolds Nature Preserve Walk under towering pines and oaks, pass by springfed ponds and take in the natural landscape of this 146-acre preserve. Explore three miles of hiking trails and rolling hills without ever leaving Metro Atlanta. 770.603.4188; www.reynoldsnaturepreserve.org COBB COUNTY Silver Comet Trail A recreational nature trail that begins in Cobb County and runs all the way to Alabama. Great for walkers, runners, hikers, bicyclists and more. Trail is wheelchair accessible. 770.528.8840; www.cobbcounty.org/prca Six Flags Over Georgia An icon of family entertainment throughout the Southeast. Test your bravery with a ride on the Dare Devil Dive roller coaster that has a 10-story vertical lift followed by a terrifying beyond-vertical first drop! 770.948.9290; www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia SunTrust Park Home to the Atlanta Braves, SunTrust Park has a classic ballpark feel, modern amenities and southern hospitality. 41,000 seats are designed to maximize sightlines, making every seat feel like the “best in the house.” www.braves.com/suntrustpark DEKALB COUNTY Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Encompassing over 40,000 acres, the area offers visitors natural wonders and compelling history that includes Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve and Panola Mountain State Park. 770.492.5231; www.arabiaalliance.org Stone Mountain Park Georgia’s most popular attraction features a wide variety of family activities. Located on 3,200 acres of natural beauty, adventure awaits as you discover interactive family friendly attractions and many natural and historical sights. 770.498.5690; www.stonemountainpark.com DOUGLASVILLE Arbor Place Mall Arbor Place Mall features food, entertainment and shopping for the whole family. Enjoy a movie at Regal Cinema or shop at any of their stores. 770.947.4244; www.arborplace.com Douglasville Parks The Douglasville Parks and Recreation consist of several parks featuring playgrounds and picnic areas. The parks host many festivals, sports activities and recreational events. 770.920.3007; www.douglasvillega.gov Thunderzone A family entertainment facility located in Douglasville offering activities such as an arcade, bowling, laser tag and bumper cars. 678.324.7117; www.thunderzonebowling.com DUNWOODY Dunwoody Nature Center Features 22 acres of green space, wooded and streamside trails for hiking, a picnic meadow, shaded playgrounds, a traditional teepee for exploration and education, and a one-of-a-kind hammock garden for relaxation. 5343 Roberts Drive. 770.394.3322; www.dunwoodynature.org Tree Top Quest at Brook Run Park Boasts ample adrenaline spikes for the thrill seekers of all ages with zip-lines stretching more than 200 feet and heights up to 55 feet above the ground. 4770 N. Peachtree Road. 770.365.0356; www.treetopquest.com/dunwoody GWINNETT COUNTY Lawrenceville Summer Concert Series This annual free concert series features popular local and regional bands. Stroll through downtown Lawrenceville or enjoy a meal at a quaint restaurant before the music begins on the historic square. Chairs and blankets are welcome! 678.226.2639; www.visitlawrenceville.com Suwanee Bike Share Get outside and discover Suwanee using the Bike Share Program. Cruise through Suwanee Creek Park and Town Center Park. The first three hours are free! 202.999.3924; www.bike.zagster.com/suwanee Treetop Quest Soar, zip, climb, crawl and swing through the most unique eco-adventure course of its kind in Georgia. Treetop Quest features zip lines, monkey bridges, Tarzan swings and flying foxes at heights of up to 55 feet off the forest floor. Ages 4 through adult. Seasonal. 770.904.3547; www.treetopquest.com HENRY COUNTY Atlanta Motor Speedway In addition to hosting the second NASCAR race of the season each year, the facility also hosts many family-friendly racing events, car shows, racing schools, and concerts. Tours are available and include three laps around the track. 770.946.4211; www.atlantamotorspeedway.com J.P. Moseley Disc Golf The disc golf course is a championship caliber course recognized by the Professional Disc Golf Association, and caters to all players regardless of skill level. It features an 18-hole course and is one of the highest rated courses in Metro Atlanta. 770.288.7300; hcprd.org Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary A non-profit animal rescue that provides a forever home for more than 1,500 animals including exotics, domestic animals and wildlife. There are paved walking trails and a picnic and playground area. Admission is free. 770.957.0888; www.noahs-ark.org Panola Mountain State Park Explore the hiking and PATH trails or join the park staff for a guided hike to the top of the mountain. Rent a bike, camp or enjoy tree climbing and archery experiences. 770.389.7801; www.gastateparks.org/panolamountain Southern Belle Farm This 330-acre working farm offers four seasons of family-fun with U-Pick berries and peaches in the Spring & Summer, Fall fun with a cornfield maze, pig races and an Old-Fashioned Christmas with pre-cut Frasier Fir trees. 770.288.2582; www.southernbellefarm.com JOHNS CREEK Chattahoochee National Recreation Area - Jones Bridge Trail Part of the National Park Service, the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area stretches 13 miles within Johns Creek. Check-out the tail head at Jones Bridge for an easy and scenic hike along the river bank. Heading north on the trail, it won’t take long to come across historic Jones Bridge (an awesome photo op!) www.johnscreekcvb.com RiverPines Golf Created by nature and enhanced by man, RiverPines is sure to test all levels of golfers. Lush Bermuda grass fairways and carefully cultivated bent grass greens will inspire you to play your best as you wind your way through this picturesque Chattahoochee River setting. www.riverpinesgolf.com Summer Concert Series at Newtown Park The Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater in Newtown Park provides the perfect backdrop for a concert under the stars. Live like the locals as you pop-out your lawn chair or roll out the picnic blanket, relax and experience the delight of live entertainment. www.johnscreekcvb.com MARIETTA Ghosts of Marietta Meet the “ghosts” of Marietta on a lantern-led walk through the historic streets of Marietta and discover the “other side” of this charming town. 770.425.5755; www.ghostsofmarietta.com Six Flags White Water Enjoy lazy days of summer and relax on the lazy river or slide down the world’s tallest water free falls. One of the USA’s Top 10 water parks! 770.948.9290; www.sixflags.com/whitewater PEACHTREE CITY Biking In addition to the 100 miles of paved paths, Peachtree City also has several natural trails that are perfect for off road bikes. Bike enthusiasts will also love the William Davis BMX Track. 678.216.0282; www.visitpeachtreecity.com Flat Creek & Line Creek Nature Areas Catch a glimpse of herons, beavers, or other native wildlife in the tranquil setting of Peachtree City’s two nature areas. Trails, fishing ponds, gazebo’s, picnic tables make the perfect outdoor experience. www.sctlandtrust.org Geocaching This high-tech treasure hunt is fun for all ages! Whether you are 8 or 80, Peachtree City has created the perfect GeoTour with a special prize at the end! 678.216.0282; www.visitpeachtreecity.com Paved Multi-Use Paths Explore all of Peachtree City on over 100 miles of paved paths. The path system is ideal for joggers, walkers, cyclist, and golf cart drivers. 678.216.0282; www.visitpeachtreecity.com ROSWELL Chattahoochee Nature Center Oldest and largest private, non-profit natural science learning center in the Southeast. Forest trails, river boardwalk, native plant gardens, LEED certified Discovery Center, 65-seat theater and rooftop garden. 770.992.2055; www.chattnaturecenter.org Chattahoochee River Award-winning parks connect to this wild and wonderful waterway. A covered pedestrian bridge, picnic areas, spraygrounds, fishing and a 7 mile linear parkway. 800.776.7935; www.visitroswellga.com Roswell Ghost Tour Grand Greek revival mansions and humble mill workers’ apartments are some of the haunted sites you’ll see on this mile of easy walking. 770.649.9922; www.roswellghosttour.com SANDY SPRINGS Abernathy Greenway Playable Art Park Imagination becomes reality at the Abernathy Greenway Linear Park. The park features a playground of playable art structures meant to inspire creativity and promote interactive play. 866.511.7742; www.visitsandysprings.org Chattahoochee River The three Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area units located in Sandy Springs provide endless opportunities to hike, fish, paddle and float. Nantahala Outdoor Center offers rentals and guided river tours at its Powers Island unit outpost. 866.511.7742; www.visitsandysprings.org Morgan Falls Overlook Park Sandy Springs’ 27-acre riverside park includes picnic pavilions, playground, restrooms, boat dock, hiking trail, fire pit, porch swings, and scenic views. Sandy Springs also boasts ten other beautiful, green parks. 200 Morgan Falls Road, Sandy Springs. 770.730.5600; www.visitsandysprings.org
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