Category: outdoors - 50 Best Things to Do - Atlanta Magazine

1. Play (or play hooky) in Woodruff Park

Relax in the heart of the city

In the shadow of beaux arts skyscrapers, Woodruff Park is the city’s historic heart. If you haven’t strolled through it for years, you’ll be surprised by its vitality. Read More

3. Stay for the fireworks at the Ted

A Braves' summertime tradition

In the predawn hours of July 5, 1985, in the eighteenth inning of a twice-rain-delayed game against the Mets, an unassuming Braves relief pitcher named Rick Camp smacked a two-out solo home run to send the game into the nineteenth. Read More

4. Bard-y hearty in 
Piedmont Park

Add a little Shakespeare to your evenings

Spring fever is never lost on the wily comedians of Georgia Shakespeare when the company breaks out of its Oglethorpe campus confines to play at Piedmont Park. Read More

9. Binge on books

Enter into literary heaven at the AJC Decatur Book Festival

The annual book fest makes me so proud to be an Atlantan. A quarter of a million folks come together over Labor Day weekend for the AJC Decatur Book Festival to hear from renowned authors—and enjoy local musicians, craft beers, cooking demos, a children’s parade, poetry slams. Read More

10. Drive fast at the Atlanta Motor Speedway

Release your inner speed demon on one of the fastest tracks in NASCAR

Frustrated with your stop-and-go commute? Get to Atlanta Motor Speedway and ride shotgun in a Richard Petty Driving Experience stock car. Feel the g-forces press you into your seat as you hit the bump on Turn One at speeds up to 165 miles per hour. Read More