7 Fun Things to Do in Buckhead Atlanta
Taking a look at the exciting activities sure to add fun to your day.
If it's fun you are looking for, then Buckhead is the place to be. Chock full of great entertaining activities for all ages, you can be sure to find something that brings excitement and adventure to the ordinary day. Here we will take a look at some of the best places in Buckhead guaranteed to deliver fun and amusement.
1. Atlanta History Center
Sprawling over 33 acres, The Atlanta History Center gives you unprecedented access to Georgia's history. Meander through two historic homes, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, 22 acres of historic gardens including walking trails for visitors to enjoy, and much more. Ticket admission includes tours of the birthplace of "Gone with the Wind" known as the Margaret Mitchell House, and a variety of family friendly events are hosted year-round. Check the website for upcoming events including family festivals, programs for toddlers, living history program events, and award-winning authors' lecture series schedules.
LegoLand Discovery Center
This magical wonder of fun never disappoints. The Legoland Discovery Center offers great interactive and educational activities for kids of all ages. A long time favorite among locals and tourists alike, Legoland offers a variety of super fun things to do, including a tour of the Lego Factory, amusement rides, and 4D films for everyone to enjoy. Kids are sure to want to spend the whole day exploring every corner of the discovery center as they let their imaginations run free in the world's biggest box of Legos.
3. Chastain Memorial Park
Originally known as North Fulton Park, this is the largest city park in Atlanta, covering an impressive 268 acres. You can enjoy a variety of activities to fit any interest, with amenities including everything from a renowned golf course, ball fields and gymnasiums, walking and hiking trails, a swimming pool, equestrian center, and much more. This gorgeous park also includes a 6,900 seat outdoor amphitheater that hosts an eclectic mix of concerts and shows from April through October. Be sure to check out the latest news and the park's social calendar for the most up to date information on upcoming events to find your next can't miss adventure in Chastain Park.
4. The Improv Comedy & Dinner Theatre
For almost 50 years, the Improv has remained one of the premiere places for live comedy in the United States. Some of the incredible talent that has graced this stage over the years include comedy legends Jay Leno, Tim Allen, Ellen DeGeneres, Dane Cook, and many, many more. The Improv even hosts an Open Mic Competition every Wednesday where up and coming comedians give their newest material a try. To this day, the Improv stage continues to be a potential career changer for new comedians while giving locals and tourists alike a place to sit back, enjoy some great food and libations, and take in a fantastic one-of-a-kind comedy show that can only be found at the world famous Improv.
5. Johnny's Hideaway
If it's the Atlanta nightlife you are looking for, Johnny's Hideaway is the place to be for dancing the night away while enjoying mouth-watering cuisine and unique libations. This late night party spot has been around for over 30 years and continues to be the go-to favorite for indulging the kid in all of us as the DJ plays all the hits from the 50s to today from shag to disco and everything in between. Lunch, dinner, and late breakfast menus include appetizers, burgers, and steaks plus much more and are available seven nights a week as you take a trip back in time with nostalgic photos from past eras adorning the walls. Take a tour of rooms dedicated to the greats in musical history including the 'Sinatra Room' and Elvis Presley's 'King's Corner' which feature authentic memorabilia from the era.
6. The Painted Pin
This upscale bowling and entertainment venue is located in the heart of Buckhead's Miami Circle. Guests can enjoy 20 full service bowling lanes with lounge style chesterfield couch seating, as well as an indoor gaming courtyard which includes classic interactive games like Skee-ball, Darts, Bocce Ball, and Shuffleboard just to name a few. You can also indulge in sophisticated pub cuisine including wood fired pizzas, sliders, and more as well as signature cocktails and an impressive wine list to round out the meal.
7. Biplane Rides Over Atlanta
Discover the magic of flight in an open cockpit as you take in the scenic views while soaring over Atlanta, Stone Mountain, Lake Lanier, and more. You can even choose from different flight styles and fully restored authentic aircraft that include an aerobatic flight plan for those adrenaline-loving adventurers. Fly individually, or perhaps indulge in a romantic sunset flight for two for that extraordinary experience of a lifetime. Available for up to four people, this unique sightseeing adventure will surely be remembered for years to come.
Lead image via The Painted Pin
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