Travel & Outdoors
When the ocean breeze is calling your name, few area getaways could beat Pensacola. As deep as the nearby ocean with culture, it boasts 450 years of rich history and all of the wet, wild, sun-soaked fun you could hope for.
As Georgia’s first city, Savannah has inspired residents and visitors for more than two-and-a half centuries with its Old South hospitality. In fact an old adage states “In Atlanta, they ask where you work. In Macon they ask where you go to church. In Augusta, they ask who your grandparents were; but in Savannah they ask what you want to drink.” Savannah’s riches don’t stop with its hospitality. It also includes parks with trees dripping with Spanish moss and air scented with azaleas and camellias.
Part pilgrimage, part road race, Peachtree is truly a tradition for many Atlantans. Whether this is your thousandth road race, your first competition or just a day’s diversion, the Peachtree Road Race is a must for any Atlantan. This year, the race anticipates 150,000 spectators, so pick your spot early for prime viewing real estate. Spectator spots vary from mile one the Buckhead shopping district to mile six where competitors reunite with their support teams. Camp out on Cardiac Hill to watch the racers really struggle, or enjoy art curve, but don’t miss this amazing annual display of Atlantan talent.
Georgia and gulf shore vacations have gone hand in hand as long as the state’s been inhabited. Atlanta’s natives of today grew up packing the family into the station wagon for summer vacations on these white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama. This laid back area is perfect for a relaxing summer retreat, especially near Perdido Pass.
Spring comes early here in the deep south, so look to the open road for some of Atlanta’s most enjoyable experiences. Put the top down, open the sun roof or just roll down the windows, but bring a camera to capture the most charming sites near the city.
Some of Atlanta’s myriad skate, sports and board shops simply stand head and shoulders above the others and shred the competition. Their selection of items and accessories make them wildly popular with both extreme and recreational skateboarders. This is the cream of Atlanta’s skate shop crop.
When it comes to local appearances of the ghostly kind, Halloween and the city of Roswell are a match made in heaven, so to speak.
A drive throughout north Fulton County will please any foliage-seeking fans.
When it’s time to tour a little people scenery, you need a place to sit back, prop your feet up and just enjoy the view. Around Atlanta, nothing beats these locations for the coolest crowds and most interesting individuals.
With hundreds of miles of bike trails and urban landscapes, cycling is a popular choice for many of Atlanta’s outdooor enthusiasts. Learn where to go to indulge your urge to get on a bike and ride away.