Atlanta Bucket List


I have always loved traveling and getting to experience new places. Sometimes I forget though that there can be so much to see in my own neck of the woods. We just moved to Georgia in March, so there is still a lot I have left to discover. I’ll add more as I hear about things to do. Here are some I have heard about and want to do:


  • Attend an outdoor concert in Piedmont Park
  • Go see the pandas at Zoo Atlanta
  • Take a Tour of CNN Studio
  • Throw a perfect spiral (in my dreams!) at the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Drink some delicious Coke at the World of Coca-Cola
  • Find Nemo at the Georgia Aquarium
  • Walk along Georgia Driftwood Beach and find some cool pieces that JJ can use to build something one-of-a-kind.
  • Explore Tallulah Falls, Georgia
  • Walk across Vickery Creek Covered Bridge in the Old Mill Park in Roswell, Georgia
  • Enjoy a perfect autumn day in Blue Ridge, Georgia
  • Slide down Rockslide at Big Canoe
  • Go to Fernbank Museum of Natural History
  • Look at the stars at the Fernbank Science Center (it houses the largest telescope in the Southeast, is open to the public every Thursday and Friday evening, weather permitting. Admission is free.)
  • Bike or Segway the Atlanta Beltline
  • Picnic in Piedmont Park
  • Play mini golf at Skyline Park on top of Ponce City Market
  • Get lost (not literally, just poetically, please) in Chattahoochee National Forest
  • Kayak down the Chattahoochee River
  • Go boating on Lake Lanier
  • Cheer on the Atlanta Braves at a home game
  • Get my geek on at the annual Decatur Book Festival
  • Marvel at beautiful archictecure on a tour of the Fox Theatre
  • Learn about President Jimmy Carter at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
  • Visit Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
  • Hear a story at Wren’s Nest
  • Call on Mrs. Peggy Marsh at “The Dump” aka Visit the Margaret Mitchell House
  • Hike Stone Mountain
  • Bike in Krog Street Tunnel
  • Attend Spring Inman Park Festival
  • Get some good barbecue at the Summer BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival
  • Go to Fall Art in the Park
  • Take a walking tour of Oakland Cemetary
  • Spend the night at The Georgian Terrace Hotel
  • Hike Kennesaw Mountain
  • Eat dinner at The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Sun Dial Bar
  • Stop and smell the roses at Dunaway Gardens
  • Explore Swan House
  • Walk around Grant Park
  • Catch a flick at the Starlight Drive-In Theatre
  • Play on the playground at Woodruff Park
  • See a view of seven states at Lookout Mountain, Georgia
  • Buy a typewriter at Chamblee Antique Row
  • Pretend to be a southern belle and visit A Southern Trilogy – Roswell’s Historic House Museum
  • Catch a ride on the Atlanta Streetcar
  • Pretend I know anything about art at the High Museum of Art
  • Go to the Martin Luther King, Jr Center
  • Visit The Center for Civil and Human Rights


Of course, I couldn’t forget about our two Puggle babies. If you have a dog, here are some cool events you should definitely check out as well as some great parks and places around town that are dog-friendly:

  • Go to a Braves Game with your pooch. Bark at the Park is usually in September. This year’s game is on Sunday, September 18, 2017.
  • Get ready for Halloween at Brook Run Park’s HowlOWeenie held annually in October.
  • Say good-bye to summer with a splash at Piedmont Park’s Splish Splash Doggie Bash in October.
  • Attend Atlanta Pet Expo in November.
  • Dress up your puppy and take part in the Reindog Parade held every December at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens
  • If you were too busy to dress up your dog during the busy holiday season, then no fear, take your dog to the Pet Costume Parade at the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival in March.
  • Enjoy a nice Atlanta spring day at Woofstock held yearly in May.
  • Get in shape (both me and my dogs) and take part in the Dunwoody’s Brook Run Park Dog Jog (1 mile) in May each year.

Dog Parks

Brook Run Dog Park
Chattapoochee Dog Park
Hartsfield-Jackson Dog Park
Newtown Dream Dog Park
Piedmont Dog Park
Sweat Mountain Dog Park
Woofstock Dog Park

Dog-Friendly Restaurants 

Bellwoods Social House
Lucky’s Burger & Brew
Treehouse Restaurant & Pub
ParkGrounds (Coffee Place)
Taj Ma-Hound (Dog Treat Bakery – Thursday nights dogs get a free cone during Yappy Hour Ice Cream Social)


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