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Winter Activities In and Around Atlanta

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Atlanta is the place to be all year round. Even in the coldest months of winter, there is still a wide range of activities and events to choose from. Unlike the northern states. Georgia is lucky enough to have a relatively mild winter season with temperatures usually only getting as low as 34 degrees Fahrenheit (or 1 degree Celsius) on average. If you’re wondering when is the best time to visit Atlanta, you’ll be surprised to know that winter in Atlanta is still filled with exciting events and fun to be had! So throw on your coat, breathe in the crisp air, and enjoy the many options available in and around the city.


Snow Mountain Atlanta

The fun at Stone Mountain Park doesn’t stop when the temperature drops! Every year, Atlanta’s biggest attraction transforms into a winter wonderland known as Snow Mountain. Guests can enjoy tubing along the snow, racing friends, or just giggling with the entire family. The festivities even continue into the evening with a combination of music and immersive laser beams and LED lights. This is the perfect opportunity to spend the day outside of the city, seeing the broad range of Christmas activities Atlanta hosts. These include a Christmas market, a Polar Express experience, a snow angel Christmas parade, a musical frosted forest, and of course, Santa will make a visit! If you’re eager to get out to Snow Mountain but don’t want to worry about finding a park or driving home after a long day of excitement, then get in touch with us and we can arrange one of our vehicles to take you there and back.


Ice Skating Atlanta

It isn’t just outside the city that the winter fun can be had. During the cooler months there are a wide range of skating rinks in Atlanta to choose from to twist and turn, glide along hand-in-hand with your partner, or just try to stay standing! Customize a city tour of Atlanta with Roundabout Atlanta and we can make a stop at one of the many rinks dotted around the city at the end or even during the trip. Some of them include Rome’s Forum on Ice, The Rink at Park Tavern in Atlanta, Jekyll Island Skating Village, Sweetland on Ice in LaGrange, Ice Days in Olde Town Conyers, Centennial Park, and Atlantic Station.


German Christmas Market Atlanta

You might be surprised to learn that Atlanta has a large group of German nationals living in and around the city. This is likely the reason why the Christkindl market at Centennial Olympic Park has become so successful. Visiting the market you’ll find stalls filled with German treats, crafts, ornaments, and other goodies. Get a taste of German schnitzels, currywurst, pretzels, and bratwurst, or just enjoy the ambiance at this annual highlight!


Decatur Square

Another destination known well by locals but often missed by visitors is Decatur Square. This neighborhood is another example of why the best time to visit Georgia is in the winter. Get all of your Christmas shopping down at the range of boutiques or just window shop while you stroll down the promenade. Don’t worry if you work up a hunger as the area has more than 80 dining spots to choose from, ensuring your time in Decatur is more than satisfying.


Whatever you’re looking to do in and around Atlanta, we would be more than happy to help you plan the perfect winter experience in the Peach state. Get in contact with us or check out our offerings here.

– your Roundabout Atlanta team

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