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Things to Do in Fall: The Atlanta Guidebook

Fall leaves hanging from the tree

Fall Activities in Atlanta

Fall in Atlanta is beautiful due to its great mix of urban and natural spaces. The city is blessed with numerous parks and green spaces and is surrounded by some of Georgia’s most beautiful forests, mountains, and lakes. Fall in Atlanta isn’t just about the leaves showcasing their red, yellow, and golden colors, the city comes alive with various concerts, exhibitions, parties, and more. Those with families also have a wide variety of activities to keep the kids entertained.

Outdoor Fun

Atlanta comes alive during the fall months and it truly is something to behold. Get the camera ready and head out on one of the many hiking and biking trails around the city. With options in all directions from downtown Atlanta, choosing where to go first can be difficult. But why not check out the famous Stone Mountain Park, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park, or Cascade Springs Nature Preserve.

Each park has its own draw and varying levels of trail difficulty but during fall, any park or green area you choose won’t disappoint.

Atlanta’s Cultural Events in Fall

Calling all art lovers, Atlanta Contemporary always has world-class exhibitions from local, national, and international artists. Founded in 1973, this center plays an important role in Atlanta’s cultural scene as it showcases over 200 programs, exhibits, and projects each year. The center is free and open to everyone, but please consider leaving a donation after your visit.

Throughout the year, especially during fall in the run-up to Christmas, Atlanta’s Professional Ballet Company showcases various performances. Hosted at various art centers around the city, balletomanes, and first-timers alike can enjoy acts like Snow White, Firebird, and the ever-popular Christmas favorite, The Nutcracker.

For those in the cooking mood to warm up with fall-themed comfort food, why not head down to City Green and buy some fresh seasonal ingredients at the Sandy Springs Farmers Market. Coupled with all the delicious produce, each Saturday the market also has live entertainment!

Halloween in Atlanta

October’s the month when ghosts and ghouls come out to play (and those strange friends who watch scary movies and subsequently can’t seem to sleep too). Atlanta isn’t short of exciting activities and from kid-friendly fun to adult-themed murder mystery dinners, there’s something for everyone.

Situated a short drive north from downtown Atlanta lies Roswell where they put on a host of family-friendly Halloween activities for both young and old. From interactive movies to fun houses and a Día de Los Muertos Festival, prepare yourself for a fun day out!

For those over the legal drinking age, there is much to choose from. Begin your Halloween escapade with a murder mystery dinner at The Iberian Pig Decatur. A yearly event that sells out quickly, guests are invited to come in themed dress, hungry, thirsty, and prepared for one hell of a show!

Park Tavern hosts their annual Masquerade Halloween Party with a costume contest with prizes up to $500, drink specials, and a live DJ. Fernbank Museum hosts a yearly Fright Night with live music, festive cocktails, a costume contest, and their famous outdoor Woodland Spirits adventure.

There is no shortage of fall things to do in Atlanta and if your group is interested in hiring a vehicle to go to and from any park, event, or disco, check out our private hires or contact us today for more information. Happy fall to all!

– your Roundabout Atlanta team

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