This year, why not spend Spring Break in our
backyard? There are tons of fun things to do outdoors in Atlanta. If you’re
ready for some sun, check out these outdoor adventures!
- Dirtbike School
Honda Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Reservations required: 770-442-2459
Headquartered just north of the city in Alpharetta, GA,
the Honda Motorcycle Safety Foundation offers an all-inclusive Dirtbike School
for ages 6 and up. During the eight-hour session, each class teaches basic
safety techniques, familiarization with the dirt bikes and even a couple of
gravity-defying tricks! Every class provides two professional instructors,
head-to-toe safety equipment and lunch.
Register for classes April 2-6 and receive the “Spring Break Special” – 50% off your second rider
Photo courtesy of Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau ©2011
- Shoot the Hooch
Located just outside the Perimeter in historic Roswell,
GA, Chattahoochee Outfitters gears you up to catch the current. Enjoy a
leisurely cruise onboard The Spirit of Roswell – an authentic stern wheel
paddle boat – for a scenic tour of Atlanta’s oft-overlooked greenery and
wildlife. For those who want to make a splash this Spring, opt for a canoe or kayak rental and float along the gentle
rapids. (Fair warning – the river is quite chilly this time of year.)
- Piedmont Park
Open Daily from Dawn to Dusk
Named “Atlanta’s common ground” for over 100 years,
this expansive green space offers a multitude of activities every day. Easily
accessible by MARTA or car, you can enjoy tons of fun
for cheap. Pack a picnic and spend the day lounging in The Meadow,
let your favorite furry friend run leash-free in the Dog Parks, skip rocks on
Lake Clara Meer or walk the winding trails. Need some entertainment? Rent
bicycles and skates from Skate Escape or visit one of the athletic fields for
an impromptu game of bocce, basketball or tennis.
Photo courtesy of Piedmont Park ©2012
- Oakland Cemetery
Guided Walking Tours Available Saturdays and Sundays
Standing at the Cemetery center, you're briefly
surrounded by monuments blocking out the city skyline. Should a train clatter by,
you're instantly swept into a swirl of stories and scintillating scandals. With
70,000 histories and mysteries interred in this multi-acre refuge, guided
tours offer insights to particular facets of the cemetery, including
the history, customs and art in Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland.
Open Daily from 6 a.m. to Midnight
Packed with festivals and family fun all year round,
Stone Mountain Park is easily the best deal in town. Home to Sky Hike - a four-stories high aerial obstacle
course - and Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision, Stone
Mountain is Georgia's top attraction. Ready to make a splash this Spring?
Climb, crawl and splash through Geyser Towers at Stone Mountain Park - the
coolest adventure of the season! Featuring campsites as well as indoor lodging at great
rates, why not make a weekend out of it?
For those only wanting to stay the day and play, the One Day Adventure Pass is a great buy. In
addition to Sky Hike admission, you'll also receive entry for mini golf, the
Scenic Railroad, Summit Skyride and more!
Photo courtesy of Stone Mountain ©2012
- Botanical Garden
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Trek through the treetops on the Canopy Walk then check out the Garden’s latest
exhibit. Blooming through April 14, Orchid Daze showcases baskets of blossoms
where vibrant orchids and exotic vines lend a spicy-sweet fragrance to the
Spring breeze. Be sure to visit the Orchid Market Weekends which features local
growers, experts with care tips, and brilliantly crafted jewelry and artwork!
Still wondering what to do? Purchase an Atlanta CityPASS and enjoy discounted admission and
no waiting in line at Atlanta’s top attractions! Perfect for visitors and
locals alike, the voucher is valid for nine days, providing something new for
each day of Spring Break.