Atlanta folks know how to play and when they do it is most likely extreme. Take a look at some of the best extreme sports and rec spots in Atlanta. How extreme are you?
Indoor Climbing Gym
1019 Collier Rd NW, Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30318
Price: $15 day, $75 month, $565 year
Hours: Mon to Fri – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Atlanta Rocks! Indoor Climbing Gym has more than 12,000 square feet of extreme climbing fun which includes more than 50 top-rope stations, some overhanging lead routes, and lots of climbs. Instructional classes are available and range from a beginner’s climbing program to more advanced instruction. For those of your party that may prefer not to climb up, they can climb over with boulder climbing which is available for a minimal charge.
Singleton Marine Group Wakeboarding on Lake Oconee
5820 Lake Oconee Parkway
Greensboro, Ga 30642
Price: Varies – Click here for locations and prices
Hours: Tue to Sat – 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wakeboarding is fast becoming the sport of choice for Atlanta. Beginners love the fact that wakeboarding is quick to learn and can be enjoyed at all skill levels. The more experienced get their thrill from launching themselves into the air above the lake water. Due to this growing interest in the sport, Singleton Marine Group has partnered with The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation to put together a few packages that include both accommodations and clinics. This duo also hosts a wakeboarding weekends. If you are looking for a new activities to enjoy on the lake, you can join the many in the area that consider wakeboarding a common everyday occurrence, but for most of us it is extreme.
Alliance Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Martial Arts Center
6331 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30328
Price: Call for prices
Hours: Click here for schedule
Long before you saw mixed martial art competitions on your TV, Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti had a training academy in the Atlanta area. This school is the premiere Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in North America. Some of the top competitors in the sport have rolled on the mats at “Jacare’s.” All instructors are available for private lessons. Contact a manager for a details about a free week of training and a free DVD offer. Both adult and children classes are available.
North Georgia Canopy Tours
5290 Harris Road
Lula, Ga 30554
Price: $69 – $139
Hours: sunrise to sunset
Georgia’s ultimate zipline treetop adventure can be found with North Georgia Canopy Tours. Each tour includes information shared by a certified eco-trained guide concerning the forest, wildlife, community history, and culture. Also individual safety and breaking training is included. It offers two and and three hour tours. Both tours offer a thrilling finale over the Hilltop Pond where there is a 695-foot dual zip in front of the Observation Deck.
2593 Kennesaw Due West Road Northwest
Price: $159 Special
Hours: Daily – 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
If a unique extreme adventure is your sport of choice, Skydive Georgia is the place to go. Their services range from first tandem jumps to expert jumper formation training. Their facilities are the most comprehensive in the Southeast. It includes a complete diving center with observation area, picnic areas and more. Also, they love for you to bring your pets for the day. The lovely staff is what really sets this place apart from the others and they will let you know that the most popular item in their store are the gift certificate. If yourself or anyone in your life ever thought about skydiving, visit Skydive Georgia today.
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