Whether you’re planning a visit or a relocation, you won’t run out of interesting things to do in the Atlanta area. This well-known Georgia city offers historic southern charm, modern-day culture, a bustling nightlife and a diverse mix of distinctive shops and memorable restaurants. The area is also gaining popularity as a retirement hot spot, which has led to a growing number of desirable active adult communities.
Atlanta is a great destination for history buffs, particularly when it comes to the Civil War and African-American heritage. The Atlanta History Center boasts 32 acres of gardens and wooded preserves, a farm established in the 1840s and the 1928 Swan House mansion. Historic areas, like the Marietta Historic District and the West End, feature museums, shops and historic homes. Visitors can also tour the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, or step even further back through history with the fun of the Medieval Times dinner theatre.
More modern adventures are also plentiful throughout the Atlanta area. Visitors and newly relocated residents will enjoy a trip to the World of Coca-Cola or a studio tour of CNN Worldwide. Stone Mountain Park is one of Atlanta’s hottest tourist spots with activities like: Sky Hike, a treetop adventure tour; the Antebellum Plantation and Farmyard; the Great Locomotive Adventure; and the Lasershow Spectacular.
Nature lovers can explore many outdoor recreations such as Grant Park, Atlanta’s oldest city park, and more than 30 acres of plants and flowers at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Golfers will enjoy over 100 challenging courses in the area as well. A few popular courses include those at Charlie Yates Golf Course, Stone Mountain Golf Club, Bear’s Best, Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club, and Legacy on Lanier Golf Club.
When grandkids come to visit, Atlanta locals can choose from a wide range of family-friendly activities. Kids can enjoy hands-on fun at Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, or at Legoland Discovery Center. Doll lovers will enjoy a trip to the American Girl Boutique and Bistro, in Alpharetta, or to see the Cabbage Patch Kids at Babyland General Hospital Center, in Cleveland. The whole family will love a trip to the Georgia Aquarium or Zoo Atlanta.
Atlanta is a great place for active adult sports fans as well. Locals and visitors can cheer on several Atlanta professional teams. The city is home to the Atlanta Braves (MLB) at Turner Field, the Atlanta Falcons (NFL) at the Georgia Dome, and both the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and Atlanta Dream (WNBA) at Phillips Arena.
Active adults who choose to settle in the Atlanta area have their pick of many desirable 55+ communities. They can enjoy luxurious homes and resort-style living at large developments, like Sun City Peachtree and Village at Deaton Creek, or choose more intimate neighborhoods, like Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge and The Haven at Slater Mill. Those who prefer open-age communities may find their ideal homes in developments like The Springs at Sterling on The Lake or The Orchards of East Cherokee.
With so much to offer, Atlanta is an ideal vacation getaway and a spectacular place to look for active adult communities.