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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden

(404) 876-5859

1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309   Directions Website

Nature's most beautiful attractions are in bloom at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This 30-acre expanse is home to a collection of gardens, including a rose garden, a garden featuring edibles like fruits and vegetables, a conservation garden, a garden featuring water plants and many others. The botanical gardens are sure to be the most colorful attraction you see in Atlanta.

Atlanta Memorial Park
Atlanta Memorial Park

(404) 546-6786

384 Woodward Way NW
Atlanta, GA 30305   Directions Website

Pack up your golf clubs and tennis rackets and get active in nature as you play a game of golf or tennis at Atlanta Memorial Park. The park stretches along Peachtree Creek, where the pivotal Battle of Peachtree Creek took place during the Civil War in 1864. While exploring the area, you'll see various historical markers telling the story of this beautiful park where history meets the great outdoors.

Atlanta Skydiving Center
Atlanta Skydiving Center

(678) 539-0593

493 Airport Rd
Cedartown, GA 30125   Directions Website

Enjoy a free-falling adventure with Atlanta Skydiving Center, "where the dream of human flight becomes reality." The experts here will make sure you experience the thrill of the extreme sport as safely as possible, from the big jump to the landing.

Bessie Branham Park
Bessie Branham Park

(404) 371-5010

2051 Delano Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30317   Directions Website

Spend a day enjoying outdoor and indoor recreation at the Bessie Branham Park. This park has a recreation center that houses indoor basketball courts, men's and women's locker rooms, a fitness room, library, arts and crafts center, a community room, and more. If you prefer to get some fresh air, hang out at the playground or Urban Tree House outside. There is also a large green area at Branham Park where you can stage a football or baseball game.

Candler Park
Candler Park

(404) 546-6788

1500 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307   Directions Website

For fresh air, wide-open green space, and some of the most gorgeous trees in the city, head to Candler Park. Along with a large area of open, green space, the park boasts an outdoor playground, pavilion areas, a pool, walking paths, and lots more. Candler Park also hosts community events like CP Movie Nights every month, and a Fall Festival. Fans of running may want to look into joining the Candler Park Running Club to meet with other enthusiasts of the sport.

Cochran Mill Nature Center
Cochran Mill Nature Center

(770) 306-0914

6300 Cochran Mill Rd
Palmetto, GA 30268   Directions Website

Get your fill of nature and its greatest creatures at the Cochran Mill Nature Center. The center provides education on a variety of topics involving animals, their habitats, and our environment. Cochran Mill also aids with wildlife rehabilitation, taking in injured animals and nursing them back to health when possible, and permanently housing them when unable to return to the wild. If you're a true animal and nature lover looking for an experience with the wild outside of the zoo, you won't want to pass up a visit to this attraction.

Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium

(404) 581-4000

225 Baker St NW
Atlanta, GA 30313   Directions Website

Go on an undersea excursion without ever getting wet on a trip to the Georgia Aquarium, the world's largest aquarium. Check out exhibits and attractions like Ocean Voyager and River Scout to get a closer look at saltwater and freshwater fish. Throughout your exploration of the aquarium, you'll see creatures like beluga whales, sea horses, whale sharks, sea turtles, a variety of tropical fish, dolphins and hundreds more.

Paintball Atlanta
Paintball Atlanta

(770) 594-0912

5315 Shiloh Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30005   Directions Website

Enter the war zone at Paintball Atlanta. The paintball facility has eight playing fields for you to wage war on, each packed with plenty of obstacles and defense utilities. Prepare your battle strategies and get ready for a fight at this state-of-the-art paintball arena.

Panola Mountain State Park
Panola Mountain State Park

(770) 389-7801

2620 Georgia 155 SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281   Directions Website

Check out one of nature's odd attractions at Panola Mountain State Park. The park was created in an effort to preserve a 100-acre granite monadnock, or mountain. In all, this state park occupies 1,635 acres and is home to a visitor center, a playground, two fishing lakes, an archery range, and plenty of opportunities for hiking and biking in the great outdoors.

Piedmont Park Conservancy
Piedmont Park Conservancy

(404) 875-7275

400 Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30306   Directions Website

The opportunities for outdoor fun at Piedmont Park Conservancy are seemingly endless. Basketball courts, bocce ball courts, a tennis center, a playground, two dog parks, an aquatic center, fishing in Clara Meer Lake, and miles of walking and biking paths are just some of the amenities and activities at this thriving urban park. It's Atlanta's one-stop destination for recreation in nature.

Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park

(800) 401-2407

1000 Robert E Lee Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083   Directions Website
Zoo Atlanta
Zoo Atlanta

(404) 624-9453

800 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30315   Directions Website

Hang out with your favorite animals at Zoo Atlanta. Through the zoo's exhibits and attractions, you'll explore the natural habitats of wild animals like tigers, elephants, giraffes, zebras, alligators, orangutans, and pandas. Zoo Atlanta is one of only four U.S. Zoological parks that house giant pandas. You'll get your fill of nature and family time on your visit to the zoo.

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