Last Blasts: 25 Fun Things to Do in Atlanta Before the Fall

How is it August already? With school starting and schedules getting fuller, we thought you could use a playbook for your final days of warm weather. Keep reading for our favorite ways to squeeze the last bit of fun out of summer before it’s sweater weather.

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Plan an end-of-summer road trip and get in one last hurrah before school starts.

We’re psyched about bikes: ride the trails at these mountain biking spots for beginners or saddle up for kid-friendly bike paths around Atlanta.

Take a break from the heat and head indoors to check out a museum.

Pet the pigs, sheep and goats at an animal encounters at a nearby farm or zoo.

Take one last splash in a spray park or community pool before they close after Labor Day.

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Hike, swim and picnic around a nearby lake. Psst! Don’t forget your floaties.

Rent a cabin at one of these picturesque state parks.

Explore the Piedmont Park Noguchi Playscape without spending a dime.

Take a ride to the top of the Atlanta SkyView and experience a bird's eye view of downtown.

Float or buckle up for whitewater on one of these nearby rivers perfect for family rafting

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Pay a visit to Six Flags WhiteWater or Six Flags Over Georgia for thrilling rides.

Pocket the change and head to one of these free or cheap events in Atlanta. 

Take your little monkeys to one of these outdoor movies

There’s plenty do at Truist Park in The Battery besides watching the Braves, but of course we all want to cheer on our hometown heroes. 

Got a crew of street art aficionados? Plan a visit to these spots to see the best street art in Atlanta

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The whole family will love exploring the World of Coca-Cola, where a vault holds the secret formula to the famous drink, and taste more than 100 Coke beverages from around the world.

Discover a new way to play in the great outdoors with oversized games and fun skill challenges. Try your hand at checkers—or try your feet at hopscotch. Challenge your friends to tic-tac-toe, chess and more. This special exhibit encourages active and imaginative play and is located in WildWoods.

Cast a wider net and see how many of these incredible Atlanta parks and playgrounds you can visit before the temperatures drop.

—Shelley Massey


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