49. Dive into the Chattahoochee

There’s a big hunk of granite along the Chattahoochee River, about twenty-five feet off the water, just downstream from Charlie’s Island where tubers and kayakers beach themselves for lunch.

9. Binge on books

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.

3. Stay for the fireworks at the Ted

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.

38. Snap a selfie at…

Grab your camera!

Residents seek to attract restaurants, grocery stores along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail

On September 20 from 9 a.m. to noon, neighborhoods in Southwest Atlanta will host iSWAT Development Day, a collection of speeches and bus tours through the area that highlight redevelopment initiatives in an effort to attract chefs, restaurateurs, and grocers. Participants will meet at 884 Murphy Avenue.

34. Try “plane-
spotting”

Here are three superior spots for a little aviation observation.

35. Sleep with 
the fishes—or the felines

If you’ve got small kids, we don’t need to sell you on the marvels of Zoo Atlanta and the Georgia Aquarium.

1. Play (or play hooky) in Woodruff Park

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.

37. Commune with the walking dead

Back in September 2011, we boldly declared Atlanta the zombie capital of America, and we’re not backing down from that assertion.

18. Enjoy the Eastside Trail

If you’ve ever doubted that demand for the Atlanta BeltLine exists, it’ll be dispelled the moment you step onto its Eastside Trail—which opened in fall 2012, and runs 2.25 miles from the Old Fourth Ward to Piedmont Park—and jostle for space with joggers, dog-walkers, and kids wobbling on two-wheelers.

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