You’ve lived in Atlanta for a while and you’ve been to the parks, the museums, the beltline and the typical tourist spots. It may seem like you are in a bit of an entertainment rut and you are looking for something new to do, something off the beaten path. It’s time to find some new things to do and places to explore or perhaps a new way of looking at the city and surrounding areas.
Krog Street Tunnel
Located in the Inman Park neighborhood, the Krog Street Tunnel connects Inman Park to Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown. It is known for its wildly colorful street art covering almost every square inch with an ever changing mural. The art work varies so much there are websites dedicated to daily updates. It is pedestrian friendly and is great for photo opportunities – it hosts many music videos and photo shoots.
The Escape Game
New to Atlanta and located in The Battery near SunTrust Park, The Escape Game is a 60-minute adventure that challenges guests to work together to escape an immersive world that rivals Hollywood movie sets. It’s a fun, family-friendly activity that requires communication, problem solving, and strategy to overcome the obstacles for a successful escape.
Most of the games work best in groups of 2 to 8 people and you can choose from 5 different adventures to suit your taste. Choose from a prison break, finding gold left behind by a greedy prospector, solving an art heist or investigating a mysterious market.
Porsche Experience Center
Driving a Porsche is a dream for many and driving one on a test track where you can safely explore the car’s capabilities is the ultimate dream. Dream no longer. The Porsche Experience Center provides guests an immersive Porsche driving experience.
Visitors can undertake a 90-minute driving experience on road or off-road, coached by professional drivers who show them how to get the most out of a Porsche. Available cars cover all major models, from the iconic 911 to the all-wheel-drive Cayenne. Non-drivers can still get experience in a simulator lab. The center also features fine dining, Porsche retail stores, classic sports cars on display, and striking architecture.
Movie & TV Set Tours
With over 1200 movies and TV shows filmed in Atlanta and surrounding areas, you can see the locations where many of your favorites were filmed. Atlanta seems to be the home of the undead TV shows and 2 companies have special tours for them. “The Walking Dead” Fans will love Atlanta Movie Tours Big Zombie Bus & Walking tours with three different tours covering all seasons.
CW’s trio of vampire shows, “The Vampire Diaries,” “Legacies,” and “The Originals” were all filmed in and around Covington. Mystic Falls Tours has the exclusive access to the Lockwood Mansion with their guests go inside the gates, walk onto the property and take photos.
Bi-plane Ride Over Atlanta
Relive the early days of aviation while flying over modern Atlanta at Biplane Rides Over Atlanta. You’ll see Atlanta as you never have before taking in Stone Mountain, the Downtown Atlanta skyline, Lake Lanier and more. They have a number of options you can choose from including, in some cases aerobatics with the plane flying rolls and loops. However, they must be scheduled in advance.
For a different perspective try the helicopter tour and for the adventurous, you can even fly in it with the doors removed.