5 Free Attractions in Atlanta for the Budget Traveler
If you're in Atlanta and on a budget, there's still lots of you can do. Hit up these free attractions to get the most out of your budget adventure!
Traveling is a fantastic experience and when you can find free attractions, it makes this experience even better. Typically, you'll find most free attractions are things like museums, historic sites, parks, landmarks, and area-specific landscapes. If you're traveling for the sake of adventure, low cost and interesting sites are the best! It's easy to feel like you've gotten everything you can out of your trip when you really get to know an area. If you're traveling in the Atlanta area and would like a few free experiences to fill your time, be sure to visit all or a few of these great spots.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
It's a little tricky to experience this site thoroughly because the best part of the tour is booked fast and you cannot register in advance. You'll have to get there early, so come, get in line and sign up for a visit of the birth home of the famous leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. You will be guided through his home and given the tour of where Dr. King was born and raised, a tour which is a staple in the experience of the American dream.
The next two experiences here are the Visitor Center and the“I Have A Dream” World Peace Rose Garden. The first will give you a good overview of the entire site and lots of information to pull you into what the Civil Rights Movement was all about and who the man himself was.
The “I Have A Dream” World Peace Rose Garden is there to instill a sense of what peace means to us as people. It is primarily targeted at inspiring our children towards a greater future.
This is a great family destination and a must-see on any traveler's adventure.
Martin Luther King Jr
National Historic Site
450 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30312-1525
Piedmont Park is a large, beautiful, historic park near downtown Atlanta. No matter what time of year you are traveling, going to this park will surely provide any number of things to your travelling adventure memories. Whether you're exploring the park's history, picnicking, exercising, viewing the wonderful grounds, or even taking a fishing break, you're sure to find this park interesting. And if you're traveling with your dog, here's the place to go to let him or her run around and get some free play time in the park's official dog park.
1342 Worchester Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
If you find historic cemeteries interesting, this is the one for you. Together, with its celebrity residents and surrounding attractions, it's a cemetery and so much more. It's a place of high veneration, which is palpable everywhere you go. You can see it in the cemetery's layout, diverse gardens, public park, and wildlife sanctuary. The sculpture and architecture here are as beautiful as they are historic.
Not only can you peruse the cemetery at your will, there is also a free, self-guided
cell-phone tour which you'll want to endeavor upon if you want to have the tour experience without the tour cost. You can download it for free on your Droid or iPhone.
248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Georgia's State Capitol
Another great place to steep yourself in Atlanta history, beauty, and greatness is its capital. Tours are free, and the building is open during regular business hours. Of course, you can always take a self-guided tour as well. Feel free to enjoy the building's massive structure, beautiful art, and history which lends Atlanta it's importance in our country's development.
You can even get a picture taken with a local official if you plan ahead. Call the official's office and schedule a time either before or after any guided tour you take, get a picture taken with the Governor or Legislator, and take home a piece of history!
206 Washington Street
111 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Last, but not least, the Atlanta BeltLine is a stretch of path 22-miles long which meanders through Atlanta, connecting to neighborhoods, parks, and restaurants. This is a highly popular place to exercise, meet with friends, and go to lunch, so you're sure to run into some real-life southern hospitality here. You can also bring your furry friend and admire the artwork along the BeltLine.
If you're unsure where you are or where you're trying to go, there is a collecting of maps to help you traverse the many paths and get a real feel for the area.
680 Dallas Street
Atlanta, GA 30308
After you've visited the historic landmarks, parks, and walkways in Atlanta, you're sure to feel like it has been a great addition to your low-budget traveler's adventures. Make sure you take lots of pictures to enjoy your memories for years to come!
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