Y’all gotta love spring in Atlanta, Georgia. Our Southern location means spring reaches us a little earlier than other cities around here, so it’s one of the best times to visit. Pack up your winter wardrobe; it’s time to discover the best things to do in Atlanta in the spring!
- Hello, foodies! The restaurants, pubs and wine bars in Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park Grant Park, and Midtown are ready for you. Their patios are dressed for spring in Atlanta, Georgia, and open for your outdoor dining pleasure.
- Art lovers, step out. Save the second Friday of every month for the Castleberry Hill Art Stroll. This free, public, self-guided walk through Atlanta’s Historic and Arts District will take you past galleries, studios, and fun places to wine and dine.
- Grab your picnic basket. Load up with snacks and beverages and head to Piedmont Park, Grant Park, or Old Fourth Ward Park for a leisurely lunch in the sunshine. Enjoy nature’s signs of spring as you discover some of Atlanta’s best walking paths, ponds and lakes.
- Get on your bike. A great way to get some exercise and explore the city is to take a bike ride through the city and its surrounding areas. There are many paved trails, landscapes and scenic views to explore. Local favorites include Silver Comet Trail, and a hillier path through Arabia Mountain Plain.
- Take a hike. Hike through the lunar-like landscape of Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. This time of year, you’ll see the rocks covered in the delicate blossoms of spring-blooming native plant species, such as red diamorpha.
- Get festive. Atlanta’s festival season fires up in the spring, starting with an artist market, band performances, and the entertaining Disc Dogs competition at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park. Join craft beer enthusiasts and listen to bands at the Sweetwater 420 Festival, and honor the history and heritage of Atlanta’s African American community at the Sweet Auburn Springfest in May.
- Bring your camera. And prepare yourself for an incredible outdoor display of thousands of tulips, daffodils, crocuses and hyacinths at Atlanta Blooms! held at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Sign up at atlantabg.org for updates on peak bloom times.
- Go for a run. Spring in Atlanta, Georgia, is BeltLine season. The Atlanta BeltLine is an urban trailway featuring art installations and cafes, and it’s a popular destination for joggers, walkers and bikers. Join a free fitness class, become a member of the Run Club, or sign up for the Run.Walk.Go! Race Series.
- Release your inner nerd. Find your tribe at the Atlanta Science Festival, a two-week celebration of science and technology and over 100 fun events. Learn about coding, astronomy, nature and more. The festival concludes with a family-friendly event featuring many hands-on activities and shows.
- Go to the movies. The Atlanta Film Festival runs from April through May and is one of the largest festivals in the country. It offers over 150 films, including documentary, animation and experimental genres. Come mingle with filmmakers and industry folk at events, and vote for your favorite movies.
- Watch a parade. One of Atlanta’s longest-running springtime activities is the St. Patrick’s Parade in midtown. Come and cheer on more than 2,000 dancers, musicians, marchers and the Clydesdales on Saturday, March 12. The parade kicks off at noon on the corner of Peachtree and 15th Streets.
- Let loose on a ride. Scare yourself on a thrilling roller coaster ride, or take it easy on something more sedate. Either way, Six Flags Over Georgia promises a fun day out, and their water park opens in the spring.
- Warm up your game. Atlanta is home to the PGA Tour in August, so why not book your tickets when they go on sale in the spring? And then hit the links at one of Atlanta’s many public courses. Choose Stone Mountain Golf Club for the views, or try out Jack Nicklaus’s favorite holes at Bear’s Best Atlanta.
Springtime means new beginnings.
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Contact us today to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus and make this springtime your fresh start.