Free Outdoor Activities in Atlanta

Visitors and residents alike encounter no shortage of fun activities in Atlanta, with its stellar food and beverage scene, museums, Southern culture, and warm weather. Sure, you can drop some obscene amounts of cash to keep yourself busy here, but there’s no need. With plentiful paid things to do around the city, it’s easy to ensconce yourself in restaurant after restaurant (or bar after bar).

So, to change things up a bit, here are a few of our favorite FREE things to do in Atlanta. 

You can do all of these things when you live in Atlanta. And, AptAmigo can help you find the perfect home here in town. Reach out to us to see all the available options that fit what you’re looking for. The best part? It’s all free

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Free Things to Do in Atlanta

Experience Atlanta by Foot

The BeltLine

The arterial BeltLine runs through multiple neighborhoods around Atlanta. What was once a 22-mile train track around the city is now a walkable/bikeable/scooterable trail for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Head out early with a coffee or grab some food and beverages as you traipse through Inman Park, Reynoldstown, Old Fourth Ward, and more.

Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park is nestled in the heart of Midtown and, if you’re in Atlanta, should be on your list. With 200+ acres, it contains a whole lot all in one place, including a dog park, plentiful tree coverage (if it’s shade you’re seeking), playgrounds, walking paths, and so much more. 

Neighborhood Festivals

Inman Park Festival

The Inman Park Festival is a must if you live in Atlanta. It’s always a lively weekend full of food, art, music, and a neat tour of homes. The festival began in the early 1970s and has maintained its status as a mainstay in the Atlanta festival circuit (for good reasons!). Check it out for free each spring.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival has been a staple event in the city for over 80 years and makes its return each spring. With an artist market, the Mimosa 5K, a kids village, and more, it’s a festival worth checking out.

Outdoor Fitness

Free Yoga in Woodruff Park

Near Downtown Atlanta? Hop over to Woodruff Park for free yoga! You’ll flow through a 60-minute vinyasa class, accessible for all-levels. Classes take place on the lawn in the center of the park. Be sure to register to reserve your spot.

November Project

November Project, a free fitness group with chapters in cities around the world, meets every Wednesday at 6:27am (yes, 6:27 precisely!) on the North Ave Bridge on the BeltLine (near Kroger). They’ll lead you through a free workout fit for any level, followed by a walk to Dancing Goats for coffee.

Looking for more things to do in Atlanta? Read up on how to spend the holiday season, Atlanta’s best bars, and Atlanta’s coolest street art.

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