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50 Ways to Play Outside in Atlanta and Beyond
Time to get outside and play! From basketball to fishing to hiking to hanging out in a hammock, here's 50 great things to do outdoors around Atlanta.
Where can I go swimming in metro Atlanta? A quick guide to pools, lakes, and more
Whether you want to cool off with the kids or host a party, there’s a pool for you. What you need to know about Atlanta's public pools, hotel pools, rentable pools, and lakes.
For decades, prisoners were forced into unpaid labor at a brickyard along the Chattahoochee River. How will we remember them?
For decades, long after the Civil War, men, women, and children convicted in Georgia courts—sometimes wrongly—were forced into unpaid labor at a brickyard along the Chattahoochee River. How will we remember them?
Perfect picnic fare from Atlanta restaurants (and the best places to spread out a blanket)
With more restaurants intent on offering food that travels well, the options for picnic fare are arguably better than ever.
Cold Calling: 21 refreshing retreats in the South that offer a dose of nature’s air-conditioning
Can you even call yourself a Southerner if you don’t spend at least a quarter of the year griping about the heat (and don’t forget the humidity)? But during a season when the forecast seems permanently set to “scorching,” you can still find pockets of delicious coolness—and we don’t mean the blast radius around your air-conditioning vent.
This Roswell home overlooking the Chattahoochee River celebrates contemporary design
When Andrea and Jerry Freeman found an empty lot in Roswell overlooking the Chattahoochee River, they got their opportunity to give suburban living their own twist. The goal: build a modern but warm sanctuary embracing the wooded surroundings.
The best dog-friendly hiking trails in Atlanta
From easy, low-impact walks to hikes with mountain views to a dog beach, here's where you and your best furry friend can both get some exercise and fresh air.
5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: May 30-June 5
Fly in a hot air balloon at the Helen Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race, float down the Chattahoochee at Duluth's Whatever Floats Your Boat, or stay on land to celebrate all things Southern dining at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.
Shoot the ‘hooch
Lazy Atlanta summers are best enjoyed lathered in sunscreen, idling downstream in an inflatable tube, and reaching for a cooler floating slowly behind you on the Chattahoochee River.