Article by Melissa Tran
Atlanta – One great city and 101+ free things to do. When you live in a big city like this, finding something to do can surprisingly be work considering the diverse options to choose from.
Sue Rodman and Lesli Peterson have written an expansive guidebook called “101+ Free Things To Do In Atlanta” if you want something fun or new to do, especially if you are bringing along your family. And that’s not even the best part! Everything in this book offers advice for ways to have fun for FREE. Whether you’re an Atlanta resident on a budget, or visiting the city, this is your go-to book if you’re looking to have an adventure in Atlanta without have to break the bank…at all. “101+ Free Things To Do In Atlanta” encourages you to get out of your comfort zone and enjoy the city’s beauty and hidden secrets.
The guidebook organizes the things to do in its table of contents containing Atlanta Museums and Attractions, Sports, Georgia Parks and the Great Outdoors, Seasonal Events, Events at Retail Establishments, Miscellaneous Fun, and More FREE Things to do in Georgia.
Atlanta Area Museums and Attractions
It is shocking to see the number of museums and attractions that we have to offer in Georgia. Totaling at 35 in this guide, there are ways to attend these without spending money even at the most popular attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, High Museum of Art, and Fernbank Science Center. The authors also mention museums that you might not have heard about but would be interested in such as the Waffle House Museum, Museum of Aviation, Anne Frank Museum, and more.
Georgia Parks and the Great Outdoors
Georgia offers a variety of ways to spend your days outside in the bright and sunny weather. The best part is that these parks are generally open to the public for free admission. Some of these include Centennial Olympic Park, Piedmont Park, Atlanta BeltLine Trails, Sawnee Nature Preserve, Folk Art Garden just to name a few. Check these parks out online to see if they have any fun events going on for the best planning, as the larger parks like Centennial and Piedmont regularly have events scheduled.
My favorite part of the book is the section called Miscellaneous Fun. It includes interesting and diverse activities that are one-of-a-kind. These include Krispy Kreme Donuts, Mayfield Dairy, Dragon Con Parade, Atlanta festivals, and free outdoor summer movies just to name a few.
It is worth giving this family friendly guidebook if you are curious as to what Georgia has to offer. Whether you’re a resident or non-resident – you will be surprised to find how much you can do in the state…for free! Buy the book here for only $3.99.