Anybody who knows me knows I love Atlanta. My city is amazing. From the Historic Auburn Avenue to Starlight Drive- In, up East Atlanta Village where I reside, and up 400 too the North Georgia mountains (not technically in ATL). Atlanta is a great place to live and always have something to do. Keep reading below for some exciting places to check off your quarter of a century bucket list. #20somethings
1. Starlight drive in theater -Grab some girlfriends, a radio, blankets, and snacks and head down to Atlanta's drive in theater. Stay and catch two shows. 2. Atlanta museum crawl -Get a group and spend a day museum hopping in historic downtown Atlanta. Check out Citypass for discounted tickets. 3. Center for civil and human rights -One of Atlanta's newest attractions that pays homage to civil and global human rights. 4. Atlantic station -A great hangout spot to grab food and drinks, shop, or see a movie. They also have a huge lawn for relaxing, book reading, or yoga. Check out their summer movies in ventral park and Wellness Wednesdays
5.Painted pin - Grab you friends and your competitive streak and head down to one of Atlanta’s nicest bowling/lounge alleys. 21 +only. 6. Zoo Atlanta -Why stop just because you are an adult? Take a day and go see some of the world’s most beautiful animals. Zoo Atlanta also offers concerts and events. 7. Sweet Auburn avenue shops and historic landmarks -Hop off the street car and take a walk down memory lane at one of Atlanta’s oldest districts. While there, stop by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s. home, Mangos, Arden's Garden, and Sweet Auburn Market.
8. Grant park Grant park is one of Atlanta's oldest and most historic districts. While here, visit the zoo, take in the Victorian architecture, and visit the historic cemetery. 9. Ponce City market - One of Atlanta's booming gems. Ponce City offers fine dining, unique boutiques, and exquisite rooftop activities. There newest attraction is a rooftop putt- putt track. 10.Virgina Highlands shops - Grab some comfortable shoes and take a walk down Virginia Highlands. This area has some of the best restaurant, libations, and boutiques with whimsically clothes, furniture, and accessories. 11.World of CocaCola - You can spend hours getting lost in the World of Coke taking in all of its history and sampling coke products from all over the world. Make sure you have a strong bladder. 12.Downtown Decatur - My borough so I may be biased. This area has so many unique food and coffee shop options. Downtown also a lovely historic library for reading and getting lost. You can also get your taxes prepared for free. 13.Skywheel Atlanta -Sadly I have yet to attend. Groupon has tickets available and in honor of my birthday I plan to finally make time to go. 14.Stone Mountain park laser show -A place my family and I went every weekend when I was younger. Walk up or around the mountain, ride the train, and soak in the festivities at this man made mountain. This place has the best funnel cake. 15.Centennial Olympic park, CNN center, and State Capitol tour - If the season is right, catch the water show at Centennial. The CNN center was one of the most life changing field trips I took as a child. How can you live in Atlanta and not go to the capitol? Get inspired. 16.Beltline trail -This is more than a place to workout. Grab your sneakers and a buddy for a fun jog and don't forget to look at the artwork and the Atlanta skyline while you are out there. 17.Six flags over Georgia -I am not a fan of roller coasters. However, for those adrenaline junkies and carnival fans six flags is the place to be. They are always doing something festive for the Holidays.
18.Castleberry Hills district -Art+Atlanta= Castleberry Hills. This area is known for its street art and contemporary shops. Grab your girls and a cute outfit for fun -scenic photo opps. 19, East Atlanta Village -One of Atlanta’s best kept secrets. This is home of the hipsters and foodies. I do not know what is best the Pho, the Pizza, or just sitting outside having a scoop of gelato. My fav spots here are SoBa, Joes Coffee shop (chia tea), and We suki ski. #Foodie
21.Woodruff Park -Located in the heart of Atlanta, Woodruff park is a great place to have lunch, have a book club meeting, or visit the many events the park hosts. There is also a chess court for lovers of the game. While you are there, grab a coffee and stop off at the famous Woodruff Park reading room. 22.Westside provision district -I found this hidden gem one day and I feel in love. Not only are there great restaurants, but this area has great scenery and shops. Best of all, it is a great place to sit outside and just be. 23.Edgewood Caroline street/Little five points -Home to one of my favorite Sushi restaurants, Rusans, Moreland Av. is home to many quaint boutiques and eclectic art finds. Park your car and visit each of the shops in one of Atlanta’s hippest districts. 24.Fernbank museum -Don’t sleep on Fernbank. They host Imax movies, salsasambo classes and after dark adult science nights. 21+ 25. Fox theater -Plays, performances, and standing ovations. You have to visit the historic and highly acclaimed Fox Theater once on your life. There are always intimate concerts, emotional plays, and memorable performances.
Listen, do not spend the rest of you adult life saying to yourself "I have nothing to do." Break out the monotony and enjoy the city you live in. Live life like a tourist.