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15 Socially distant things to do in Atlanta now – fun 6 feet apart

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Looking to get out in Atlanta but still stay socially distant? We’ve got you covered with fun ideas 6 feet apart! With the ongoing pandemic, here is a short guide to some of the coolest things you can do this winter in Atlanta safely.

1. Visit the Georgia Aquarium (social distancing and mask wearing is enforced) 

The Georgia Aquarium is one of the best places to visit in Atlanta. It was opened back in 2005 and it contains more than ten million gallons of fresh and salty water thus making it the largest indoor aquarium in the western hemisphere. The structure has more than 100000 creatures which include sea lions, sharks, dolphins and penguins to name a few.

2. Hike Stone Mountain (getting outside is one way to keep social distance in Atlanta)

Stone Mountain Park is a gorgeous carved stone. Even though it is a stone, it still has the name “mountain” and visitors flock here year round the hike. Of course you can remain socially distant when hiking. There are plenty of activities like the Laser show which happens during the warmer months, which features laser designs projected on the mountain all choreographed to music.

3. Visit all current exhibits at the High Museum in Atlanta

There are lots of amazing exhibits located at the High Museum of Art. And they include Murmuration, Julie Mehretu, Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands, and Dawoud Bey: An American Project to name a few. To ensure that you can thoroughly experience everything now is the ideal time to get your membership.

For only $4 every month, you’ll have the opportunity to access admission during the day to special exhibitions including the Museum’s Collection.

4. Visit the Atlanta History Center (social distance tours) 

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As SuperiorPapers reports, Atlanta is a beautiful city rich with history. The historic center is one of the best places to explore Atlanta’s exhibitions, homes, miles and gardens. This center showcases exhibits that span the history of the entire region.

5. Visit Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta (spacious green space for social distancing)

Piedmont Park is the ideal place to spend your afternoon.  The park is spacious with lots of activities for you to perform. Some of the common activities here include jogging, walking, swimming and having picnics.

6. Have a drink at Park Tavern in Atlanta 

After visiting Piedmont Park, you should grab a drink at Park Tavern. The Rink is usually open from 4:30 pm to midnight every Monday through Thursday. For Friday and Saturday, the closing time is extended to 2 am. You and your loved ones are going to enjoy a late-night adventure. Apart from drinking seasonal cocktails, you’ll get to watch movies, and grab festive eats.

7. Visit the Atlanta botanical gardens (outdoor fun that is socially distant) 

Visiting the botanical garden will give you the chance to see the steamy orchid house and walk through the garden of edible plants. Apart from enjoying the serene environment, you can also support conservation efforts.

8. Tour the Fox Theatre (Atlanta’s broadway theatre venue) 

fox-theatre-atlantaThe Fox Theatre is an amazing place to watch exciting movies and see broadway shows. This destination is home to great bands and famous comedians. When events aren’t happening, you can book tours of the Egyptian-style venue. You will get to be on stage and even see some of the dressing rooms where stars get ready. 

9. Visit Treetop Quest at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody

Suspended among the trees at heights up to 55 feet above the ground, this outdoor obstacle course is one of the most unique, family-friendly adventure course in Georgia. Explorers will travel tree to tree through obstacles and on zip-lines for an exhilarating adventure

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Photo courtesy of Dunwoody CVB)

10. Visit the Painted Pin / Painted Duck (indoor games socially distant rules) 

painted pin buckheadThe Painted Pin and The Painted Duck are providing guests the opportunity to book a private event space with any amount of bowling lanes they need with food & beverage packages that are pre-selected. That means no menus change hands and less interaction with a server to keep social distance. At The Painted Duck, the private event spaces are equipped with a private bar as well. All visitors are required to wear a mask in all common areas.


11. Fernbank Museum of History in Atlanta

The stunning museum features the skeleton of a dinosaur to take you back in time. You’ll get the opportunity to walk through the foothill dioramas and swampland filled with flora and fauna. This destination was officially opened back in 1992. And it relies on volunteers and partnerships to achieve its objectives.

12. Visit Atlanta Motor Speedway (social distancing protocols in place) 

This is such a cool venue in Atlanta! I visited when I was visiting Henry County which is south of Atlanta. I loved touring the venue even if there wasn’t a race going on when I visited. Due to COVID restrictions, tours may be on hiatus or limited to definitely check out the website to see what is happening. Atlanta Motor Speedway does have events like Monster Jam and Supercross. In an effort to maintain safety guests will have to get temperature checks and wear masks. But another thing that is really cool is the new pod seating that they are offering for these events.

Check out my visit to Henry County GA, home of Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Atlanta Motor Speedway track

13. Become a popular corn hole player in Atlanta (great for social distancing) 

You can test your tailgate game experience this winter by entering the corn hole league that lasts for seven weeks. The weekly winter league takes place every Tuesday. Each team that competes will have the opportunity to win a championship trophy together with other prizes. If your team wins, you’ll get the opportunity to compete in a larger tournament that is more official.

14. Visit Splatter Studio in Atlanta for some socially distanced fun

For an experience that will invigorate you, you should visit the Splatter Studio at the Ponce City Market. This creative space allows visitors to test their creativity. And this includes getting splattered with paint. Each session lasts for one hour with adequate space for eight people to participate. Every participant will get a poncho, shoe cover, goggles, sterilized gloves, and access to paint to unleash their creativity and show the world what they are capable of.

15. Get a cozy cabin in North Georgia 

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North Georgia is home to the best cabins when it’s cold. Therefore, escaping Atlanta for a cozy getaway in the cabins when it’s cold will be ideal for you and your loved ones. Apart from enjoying the wood-clad décor, you can embark on gorgeous nature walks. The small town has several attractions that will keep you happy and entertained in the long run.

Check out this Blue Ridge Cabin

 

Reasons to Visit Atlanta

Food

Atlanta has a unique and amazing dining scene. Atlanta has exceptional cuisine, robust cocktail culture and its home to some of the best chefs in the world. Locals enjoy visiting the Krog Street market which has several foods and beverage spots. Are you in the mood for the Mediterranean, Vietnamese or French Fare? Atlanta has it all.

History

Atlanta was founded back in 1837 and it grew to become a center of commerce and a major railroad hub throughout the south. While the area was a Confederate stronghold, General William Sherman and his army captured the city. And this paved way to victory during the civil war. The general ordered his army to burn Atlanta and march to the sea.

After the fire, the city was rebuilt to become a hub of the civil rights movement. Today, Atlanta is one of the largest metropolis in the south. You can learn more about Atlanta’s history through several landmarks which include the National Center for Human and Civil Rights and the King Center.

Music

Atlanta is home to diverse and legendary music from hip-hop to rock. The music scene has given famous musicians like T.I, OutKast, and Jermain Dupri a chance to share their creativity with the world. Country music has also been doing well in the city for decades. The culture hub is a popular music festival that features major artists in the United States. The music culture has paved way for the winning television show in Atlanta.

Neighborhoods

Atlanta’s neighborhoods are beautiful and historic. By visiting Atlanta, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the hidden gems that the city has to offer including gardens, parks, shops, restaurants, and historic cemeteries to name a few. Grant Park is a historic real estate. Visit the community project called Best Line to connect with more than forty different neighborhoods. And to see the beautiful art in the Old Fourth Ward. Don’t forget to check out the colorful streets in Piedmont park.

Movies and film

Commonly referred to as the Hollywood of the south, Atlanta is one of the preferred locations in Hollywood. Some of the popular films filmed in Atlanta include Walking Dead, Dynasty, The Hunger Games, Vampire Diaries, and Stranger Things to name a few. There are several film tours that you can check out during your visit.

A city of nature

Apart from the numerous outdoor spaces and parks, Atlanta is home to the largest zoo and aquariums that focus on conservation. The Georgia Aquarium is a great place to witness more than ten thousand sea creatures. You’ll also get the opportunity to explore the Ocean Voyager tunnel and walk through the beautiful underworld. The Zoo features different types of animals including twin panda cubs.

Atlanta has always been a great spot for tourists to visit all-year-round. Now is a great time for you to visit this remarkable city to find out what it has to offer. While participating in different activities, always remember to adhere to the rules and regulations laid out by local and international health authorities to maintain social distancing. 

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Thomas Lanigan has work experience for 4 years as a marketing specialist, social media manager, writer, journalist, and editor at assignment writing, essay paper and Assignment Masters. Also, he is a professional content writer in such topics as blogging, marketing features, progressive education programs, business.

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