Atlanta, Georgia a southern city where fun is everywhere.
Oct 23, 2017
Even today when many think of Atlanta, Georgia images of Gone With the Wind come to mind. Rent a bike and the city is yours. Places like the wide open Centennial Olympic Park allow you to ride around within the confines of the city. Fountains, green spaces, and more await you in this park. There, of course, are the more antiquated sites to see in Atlanta. You can pedal right up to the Georgia State Capitol and see the gold domed building constructed in the late nineteenth century. You can ride through old antebellum neighborhoods such as the West End and take in some of the sights that make Atlanta the city it is today and was in the past. If you prefer to experience a more rural setting, the go biking in the Stone Mountain Cherokee Loop, there you can view the majestic mountain as you bike around a lake nestled in the pines.
Atlanta also offers some of the best rental kayaking or paddle-boarding experiences anywhere. You can paddle down the Chattahoochee river which runs from inside Atlanta to the oak covered hills of the Georgian countryside. While you let the current of the river carry you along you have a chance to see, deer, fox, bear and birds of prey such as osprey, bald eagles, red tailed hawks and numerous falcons. There are also lakes which you can explore from the water such as the one in Murphy Candler Park which lets you encounter a natural setting right in Atlanta itself. If you desire a more thrilling ride on the water, rent a jet ski and a short drive from Atlanta in most directions gives you large lakes to fly around on. One such lake is less than an hour drive from the city, Lake Lanier. The lake is massive and provides ample room to maneuver a jet-ski without endangering anyone or yourself.
Atlanta’s quaint southern charm, mixed with modern savvy, is waiting to be discovered.