Economy got you down these days? Don’t fret. Here are 8 tips to enjoy Atlanta on the cheap.
1. Stone Mountain Park- $10
Pack as many people as you can fit in a car and drive15 minutes east of Downtown Atlanta. Price of Admission is only $10/vehicle. Visit on a clear day for an amazing peripheral view of Atlanta. Once you get to the top of Stone Mountain grab a bottle of water and enjoy the view.
2. Atlanta Braves- $14
$14 will get you upper box tickets behind home plate. While you watch the game, you’ll have an amazing view of Downtown’s skyline. Best of all, you’ll be in the shade the entire time. Also, check out the Braves promotions. There’s great discounts to be found for cheap tickets, free eats, etc.
3. Sweetwater Brewery Tours- free
You’re guaranteed to have a good time here! Tour hours are Wed, Thurs, Fridays from 5:30-7:30pm and Saturday from 2:30-4:30pm. Each tour comes with 6 drink tickets. The pours are only 6 ounces, but you wont leave unhappy. Trust me, I’m a veteran.
4. Underground Atlanta and Centennial Olympic Park-Free
Underground Atlanta was formed in 1836 as a Railroad Freight Depot. It served as the trade and cultural center of the South. Today, Underground Atlanta is a historic tourist attraction with shops and restaurants. While you visit, you’ll notice the original brick roads and rail tracks of the mid 1800’s. After you visit Underground, walk west on Marietta Street and end at Centennial Olympic Park, home of the 1996 Summer Olympics. Along the way, you’ll see CNN, the Georgia Dome, Phillips arena, small shops and other outfits. Grab an ice slushy, find a park bench and enjoy your surroundings. It’ll cost you $5-8 to park downtown.
5. Oakland Cemetery- free
Does the thought of walking a burial ground sound creepy to you? You wont feel that way when touring historic Oakland Cemetery. Visit the graves of Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell, Maynard Jackson, and more. Admire the art designs of Victorian, Neo-Classical, Greek Revival, Gothic tombs. This resting place of fallen Civil Rights Pioneers, Cival War legands, Artists, and other Southern icons is right across the street from 6 Feet Under bar and grille. After you walked up an appetite, visit 6 Feet Under for lunch and dine outside on the roof-top patio.
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8. Discounted Golf
Golfer? Most courses have discounted rates for tee-times after 4pm. For example, North Fulton Golf Course(Chastain Park) has rates of $23 for 18 holes after 4pm on weekdays, $28 on weekends. What better way to end the work day than hitting links with your buddies.
GolfAtlanta.com- your guide to Atlanta’s Golf fees and courses
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