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  • Writer's pictureKatrina Julia

Top 10 Atlanta, GA Things to Do

Updated: Dec 5, 2022

Atlanta is the capitol of Georgia, located in the southeast of the United States. Atlanta is known for playing an important role in the Civil Rights Movement, home to CNN headquarters, and hosted the 1996 Olympics. Whether you will spend One Day in Atlanta, GA a week, a month, or live here like I did for 10+ years from 2010-2020 (and soon will again), you will love it!

In 2010, I moved to Atlanta, GA with an Oil and Gas Company as a Chief Audit Executive and lived there for 10 years. Although I was born in Poland, I've lived most of my life surrounded by the concrete jungle in Houston, Texas. I wasn't quite prepared for the unparalleled beauty of the "city beneath the trees". During that decade and recently, I learned a lot about things to do in Atlanta.

During my first few years living in Atlanta I was drawn to green space in the city, such as the Chattahoochee River. It was only a short walking distance from my first apartment making it easy to visit often. Being surrounded by the Chattahoochee Hiking Trails filled my apartment with the wonderful smell of pine filled my home every single day.

Although you may not think it's unusual to have an experience like this in a large city like Atlanta, in many surrounding neighborhoods this is quite common in the city beneath the trees.

I can not describe how such a large city could feel like a small town too.

When you’re out exploring things to do in Atlanta, the ease of walking in areas of town from Midtown to Buckhead is astonishing. I love walking to the grocery store, gym, and nearby Lenox Mall. Every time I take the MARTA public transportation railway, I feel like I am transported to another part of the world. Atlanta has so many different neighborhoods including, but not limited to, Buckhead, Midtown, and Little Five Points.

You may find it surprising that during my last few years in Atlanta, I didn’t own a car and could still easily enjoy all the things to do in Atlanta that I loved. You can lower your carbon footprint by over 4,800 pounds annually by not having a car. This coming from the girl who had 7 different cars by the time she hit 30. If I can do it, anyone can.

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