Are you a freshman excited that Tech is located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta? Are you a current college student looking to brighten up your weekend entertainment? So keep reading – Atlanta has something for everyone. Whether you’re a culture buff, an outdoors fan, love weekend adventures, or love shopping and food, Atlanta has it all. But it can be easy to miss these events precisely because there are so many of them.
Let’s start with the campus options. Organizations like Student Center Programs Council (SCPC) and Spreading Messages In Love & Encouragement (SMILE) regularly host weekends with games and food. You can find information about these and other college club events on their Instagram pages, @gtscpc and @smile.gatech respectively, and through chalked messages on sidewalks around campus.
The SCPC is particularly known for its big fall events such as GT Night at Six Flags, held September 16 this year, and the annual Homecoming concert, which featured artist blackbear last year. DramaTech, Tech’s student-run theater, was recently honored for its “Urinetown” satire. Be sure to keep an eye out for their fall main stage show “The Diviners,” which runs November 4-19, and other events throughout the year. If you like exploring the outdoors with other jackets, ORGT hosts group weekends throughout the fall, including backpacking, caving, and sea kayaking excursions.
Staying on campus isn’t the only place you can have fun. Atlanta has a lot to offer on its own. If you’re looking for outdoor recreation and an escape from the cityscape, Piedmont Park, Centennial Olympic Park, and Beltline all offer great places to exercise, socialize, or even just take a stroll.
The Beltline also offers great places to shop, dine, and relax like Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market, located down the street from the art-filled Krog Street Tunnel. Little Five Points, one of Atlanta’s trendiest neighborhoods with endless dining options and recreational services, is also just minutes from Beltline. Discover the various second-hand and vintage stores and the murals of the district.
The Atlanta Botanical Gardens are located adjacent to Piedmont Park and feature year-round botanical exhibits, numerous works of art, and annual winter lights.
For adventurers, Stone Mountain is the most obvious attraction with its sweeping views and over 3,000 acres of natural beauty, but Atlanta offers so much more than that. Cascade Springs, Morningside, and Blue Heron are just a few of the reserves you can hike through. If you’re a fan of the adrenaline rush, Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water offer just that.
Let’s talk culture, the High Museum of Art and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the Woodruff Arts Center are exceptional experiences. The Michael C. Carlos Museum, located on the campus of Emory University, has the largest collection of ancient art in the Southeast. It offers a student discount and features artifacts such as a metallic Egyptian falcon and an ancient bathtub. The Fernbank Museum is great for exploring natural history or simply comparing dinosaur skeletons with Jurassic Park.
Closer to the Tech campus, explore the World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, College Football Hall of Fame, and National Center for Civil and Human Rights, all located around Centennial Olympic Park, about half a mile from the Tech campus.
Midtown and the greater Atlanta area has every cuisine you can think of, and Buckhead offers great nightlife (though you have to be 21).
If none of those options appeal to you, there’s always Top Golf, the many escape rooms, and weird things like tours of “The Walking Dead” and “Stranger Things” filming locations. If you look carefully around town, you might be able to see the art attraction known as Tiny Doors which transforms bland, lifeless spaces into small places of wonder with a fusion of color, technology and well-being. sure of doors.