Thursday, January 6, 2011

50 Fun Things to do in Atlanta

reblogged from atlanta.net/50fun/

Alliance Theatre
Alliance Theatre
Part of the Woodruff Arts Center, the Alliance Theatre is one of the largest regional theaters in the nation. Serving a diverse audience, the Alliance has produced more than 50 world premieres bringing the world's best talents to Atlanta.

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden
With more than 30 acres of gardens, forest, wildflower trails, and a 10,000 square-foot Fuqua Orchid Center, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is one of Atlanta’s most beautiful attractions. The Canopy Walk, a 40-foot high suspension bridge creating a treetop walking trail is the garden’s latest addition. Visitors will also enjoy the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen and soothing sanctuary of the Cascades Garden.

Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves and Turner Field
The Atlanta Braves play from April through September at Turner Field. The Braves Museum and Hall of Fame features more than 600 Braves artifacts and photographs that trace the team’s history from its 1871 beginnings in Boston to Atlanta.

Little Five Points
Atlanta’s Eclectic Neighborhoods
Little Five Points is Atlanta’s bohemian hangout and home to a rich mix of art, theater, and shopping. 7 Stages Theatre, Dad’s Garage, and the Horizon Theatre are must-sees! Virginia-Highland features hip boutiques while East Atlanta Village is filled with homegrown restaurants and gastropubs. The historic district of Cabbagetown proudly boasts impressive architectural restorations.

Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome
The Atlanta Falcons kick off the official season each September. The Georgia Dome has hosted numerous events including: the 1996 Summer Olympics, two Super Bowls, the annual Chick-fil-A Bowl and the 2007 NCAA Men’s Final Four.

Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers and Atlanta Dream at Philips Arena
Philips Arena is home to the NBA Atlanta Hawks, the NHL Atlanta Thrashers, and the WNBA Atlanta Dream, as well as world-class concerts and events.

Michael C. Carlos Museum
Atlanta Higher Education Centers Score an A+ in Culture!
Globally-known performers are hosted at The Robert Ferst Center at Georgia Tech and Georgia State’s Rialto Center for the Performing Arts, while the Miriam H. and John A. Conant Center at Oglethorpe University serves as the permanent home to the Georgia Shakespeare Festival. Art collections featuring many centuries of works are found throughout the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art and the GSU School of Arts and Design Gallery. The Savannah College of Art & Design’s (SCAD) Atlanta Campus offers ongoing art exhibitions at its gallery, located at the Woodruff Arts Center. SCAD also restored the historic Peters House into Ivy Hall, which now hosts cultural events. Atlanta University Center’s Clark Atlanta University Art Gallery and Spelman College Museum of Fine Art present exciting works by nationally acclaimed artists, as well.

Atlanta History Center
Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta History Center features 32 acres of gardens, wildlife trails and woodland areas. The complex includes the 1840s Tullie Smith Farm and the fully restored 1928 Swan House mansion. The museum offers exhibitions on the Civil War, African-American heritage and Southern folk art, with a wing dedicated to the 1996 Olympic Games.

Atlanta Motor Sports
Atlanta Motor Sports
Road Atlanta in Braselton is a 2.5-mile track hosting the Petit Le Mans, plus sports car, vintage, motorcycle, and go-cart races from March through November. Gear up in your racing suit and head to Andretti Indoor Karting & Games where you can slip behind the wheel of SuperKart and speed away on one of the two new Andretti-designed indoor tracks.

Atlanta Ballet
Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Ballet
The Atlanta Opera offers four main stage productions seasonally, in addition to pre-Opera lectures, student matinees and more. Atlanta Ballet is the oldest professional dance company in America. Performances combine contemporary and traditional with classic ballets and new choreography. Both companies perform at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Atlantic Station
Atlantic Station
Great boutiques, sidewalk cafes and hip restaurants reign at Atlantic Station, designed to feel like a city within a city. Free shuttles are available from the Arts Center MARTA Station. The Millennium Gate showcases world-class architecture, art and history in an intimate gallery setting and beautiful grounds.

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