6 Budget-Friendly Travel Ideas In Metro Atlanta

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1. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site – See where Dr. King was born, worked, worshipped and is buried.

Sunday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Monday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Admission Free

450 Auburn Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

2. Centennial Olympic Park – “Centennial Olympic Park is downtown Atlanta’s gathering place and lasting legacy to the 1996 Olympic Games. This 21-acre park boasts a variety of free, fun-filled, family entertainment throughout the year, including concerts, Family Fun Days, a spectacular Fourth of July Celebration, a Holiday in Lights festival complete with an ice skating rink, unforgettable fountain shows and much more. In addition to special events and a great place to hold special receptions, Centennial Olympic Park is perfect for a stroll to take in the sculptures, water gardens and lavish scenery.” Official Georgia Tourism & Travel Site

Sunday: 7:00AM – 11:00PM
Monday: 7:00AM – 11:00PM
Tuesday: 7:00AM – 11:00PM
Wednesday: 7:00AM – 11:00PM
Thursday: 7:00AM – 11:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM – 11:00PM
Saturday: 7:00AM – 11:00PM

Admission Free

265 Park Ave. West NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

3. Atlanta Beltline – Walk, run, bike and skip Atlanta’s in-town traffic on this former rail corridor.


Boulevard Crossing Park
D.H. Stanton Park
Gordon White Park
Historic Fourth Ward Park
Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark
Perkerson Park


Eastside Trail
Northside Trail
Southwest Connector Trail
West End Trail
Interim Hiking Trails


There is absolutely no better way to learn all there is to know about the Atlanta BeltLine than to take a narrated bus tour. These tours are incredibly popular and book up fast, so reserve a seat early and come experience the Atlanta BeltLine!

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Office and Mailing Address
86 Pryor Street
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30303

Tel: (404) 477-3003
Fax: (404) 477-3606

4. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park- “Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield is a 2,888-acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. The battle was fought here from June 19, 1864, until July 2, 1864. Sherman’s army consisted of 100,000 men, 254 guns and 35,000 horses. Johnston’s army had 63,000 men and 187 guns. More than 67,000 soldiers were killed, wounded and captured during the Campaign. The visitor center provides information about the battle. While walking the 17.3 miles of trails, you will see historic earthworks, cannon emplacements and various interpretive signs.

Kennesaw Mountain is 1,808 feet above sea level. It is approximately a 700-foot incline from the Visitor Center to the mountain’s summit. The hike up is approximately 1.4 miles on the road and 1.2 mile up the trail.” Official Georgia Tourism & Travel Site

Sunday: 7:30AM – 6:00PM
Monday: 7:30AM – 6:00PM
Tuesday: 7:30AM – 6:00PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM – 6:00PM
Thursday: 7:30AM – 6:00PM
Friday: 7:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 7:30AM – 6:00PM

900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr. NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152

5. Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, Locust Grove – “Noah’s Ark was founded in 1978 by Jama Hedgecoth and operates as a non-profit animal sanctuary. Noah’s Ark is home to an amazing array of animals — not only horses, bison and deer — but exotic animals such as cougars, parrots and monkeys. Among the star attractions is a “famous trio” featured on the National Geographic Channel — a lion, tiger and a bear who are best friends. Our “famous trio” has also been featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. Additionally, hundreds of animals are rehabilitated here and returned to the wild each year.

Noah’s Ark educates and advocates for responsible animal ownership. More than 100,000 people visit Noah’s Ark annually to experience first-hand the animals in habitats that mimic their natural environments. Walk the nature trails, visit the animal habitats, and witness the power and effectiveness of love. Non-profit organization. Donations only.” Official Georgia Tourism & Travel Site.

Tuesday: 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Wednesday: 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Thursday: 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Friday: 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Saturday: 12:00PM – 3:00PM

Donations Welcomed and Needed

712 L.G. Griffin Rd.
Locust Grove, GA 30248

6. Starlight Six Drive-In Theater – Enjoy a current double-feature at one of the country’s few remaining drive-ins.

2000 Moreland Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

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