In the summer months, Atlanta is known for its hot and humid weather. While the high temperatures don’t keep the crowds away between June and August, those travelers looking for a milder time of year to visit this fantastic destination will want to plan a getaway for winter. While a jacket will certainly be required, Atlanta’s southern location means there’s generally not a lot of snow or ice to worry about. Make the most of great temperatures and add these activities to your winter itinerary on your getaway to Atlanta.
Snow Mountain Adventures
Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, a trip to Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park is one of the ultimate stops when you’re visiting Atlanta in the winter months. This oasis of wintery fun and adventure is open between November and February and provides guests with opportunities to make the most of tubing, building snowmen, cooking up s’mores and more! Snow is created on site and guests are invited to bundle up and head on in for the fun. Snow Mountain tickets begin at $34.95 and include, at a minimum, a two-hour tubing session and access to the snow play area with options to upgrade and bundle your Snow Mountain experiences.
Visit the Fernbank Science Center
When you’re looking for educational, intriguing and budget-friendly winter fun in Atlanta, head over to the Fernbank Science Center for an afternoon. Admission is always free, and the exhibits here cover everything from the prehistoric world to adventures in space. The center also houses a spacious planetarium which hosts a 70-foot dome and 500 seats. 30-minute shows are hosted throughout the day and provide a one of a kind vantage point on the many mysteries of the universe. The Fernbank Science Center is owned by the DeKalb School District, guaranteeing planetarium content is family-friendly and always engaging.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
Get into the true holiday spirit with a visit to Atlanta Botanical Garden’s highly popular Garden Lights, Holiday Nights event. Running from November 16th to January 11th, the Botanical Garden comes alive with the twinkling, shimmer radiance of millions of festive lights. Exhibitions on display feature favorites like the Walk of Flames, the Ice Goddess, the Radiant Rainforest, and Nature’s Wonders, the largest curtain of synchronized light and sound in the world! Be sure to catch this spectacular showcase during your winter vacation to Atlanta.
Try Adios Café
Winter anywhere is best enjoyed with a steaming cup of cocoa, and a getaway to Atlanta is no exception to the rule. When you’re here, make time for a stop at Adios Café located at 180 Walker Street Southwest. This charming, cozy and welcoming breakfast stop is known for its innovative morning plates that feature bold flavors as well as their decadent hot chocolate option. Order up some fluffy biscuits or a breakfast burrito and pair it with a hot cup of chocolate that’s sure to please. The combination of the colorful décor, friendly service, and delicious fare is sure to make this a place you’ll return to a time or two during your stay.
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