During the month of May, Jamie at C.R.A.F.T. (Creating Really Awesome Free Things) had a really fun series on her blog- Creating Really Awesome Free Trips.
There were 11 really awesome free trips highlighted over the past month. However, the goal is to highlight free things to do in 100 cities around the country.
So, Jamie has created a linky for all of us to share 10 fun and free things to do in our city!
Today I bring you 10 Fun and Free Things to do in…
265 Park Ave West N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313-1591
Open Daily 7am- 11pm
- Have a picnic
- Play in the Fountain of Rings
- Enjoy the playground
- Attend a free event
The park also offers a spectacular view of the Atlanta skyline.
2. The Federal Reserve Bank Money Museum
1000 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta GA 30309
Monday- Friday 9am- 4pm
3. Historic Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Ave SE
Atlanta GA 30312
Daily 8am- 8pm
- Margaret Mitchell- author of Gone With the Wind
- Bobby Jones- Golfer, winner of “The Grand Slam”
- Bishop Wesley John Gaines- Founder of Morris Brown College
- Six Georgia Governors
It is free to take a self-guided walking tour. Maps are available from the Foundation office for a nominal fee. You can also sign-up for guided walking tours of Oakland Cemetery (there is a fee for this).
4. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
450 Auburn Ave. NE
Atlanta GA 30312
Daily, 9am- 5pm mid-August to mid-June Daily, 9am- 6pm mid-June to mid-August
- Martin Luther King Jr. Visitor Center
- The Peace Plaza (features rose garden, fountain, and statue)
- Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
- The King Center
- Martin Luther King Jr.’s boyhood home
Groups of 15 or less are welcomed to take a free self-guided tour of the facilities. Tours of the boyhood home are allowed on a first come, first serve basis.
441 16th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
Daily, 10am- 9pm
6. Piedmont Park
1320 Munroe Drive NE
Atlanta GA 30306
Daily, 6am- 11pm
- Sports such as basketball, swimming bocce ball, and tennis
- Take your 4 legged friends to the dog park
- Enjoy some time at the playground
- Play in Legacy Fountain
- Take a walk or jog on established paths
- Bird watch or people watch
- Grill out or take a picnic
The only downside is that parking is very limited. We usually visit during off-hours and can find a spot. However, you may need to utilize the new parking deck located between Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens (fee charged, based on how long you park).
7. Krispy Kreme
295 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta GA 30308
Daily 530am- 11pm
8. Robert L. Staton Rose Garden
767 Clifton Road
Atlanta GA 30307
9. Georgia Governor’s Mansion
391 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta GA 30305
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10am- 1130am
All of the furnishings within the mansion belong to the State of Georgia and do not change with each administration. They are all said to be of museum quality. The furnishings within the governor’s mansion is one of the finest Federal Period collections in the country.The mansion is open for free guided tours three days per week. If there are 10 or more in your group, please call ahead to make a reservation.
10. Grant Park
840 Cherokee Ave. SE
Atlanta GA 30315
- Play on the 8000 square foot playground
- Check out the native flora and fauna
- Lounge under the shade trees
- Eat a picnic
- Enjoy the 5 fresh water springs in the park
The park, most likely due to it’s large size, never feels crowded. It has rolling hills and will make you feel like you’re not in the middle of the city. There are also several attraction within the park that can be enjoyed for a fee- Zoo Atlanta and the Cyclorama.