Once you have had your fill of tennis be sure to check out all that Atlanta has to offer. Here are some of the most fun (and affordable) things to do outside of watching tennis during your trip to the BB&T Atlanta Open.
No trip to Atlanta is complete without a visit to Ponce City Market. From a rooftop beer garden to an outdoor arcade, Ponce City Market has the city’s premiere selection of food and drink. PCM features over 30 premier food vendors serving whatever your heart desires. They also offer cooking classes, rooftop yoga, movie screenings and much more.
Two photos, taken from essentially the same spot, a century apart. @fordfactorylofts is a perfect example of #historicpreservation and #adaptivereuse. We think the trail running next to it is pretty cool, too. Thanks to the @atlantahistorycenter for the top photo. #whatadifferenceahundredyearsmakes @poncecitymarket @725ponce
If you can stand the Summer heat, take a walk, jog or bike ride along Atlanta’s famous BeltLine. Once a railroad track, the BeltLine has been converted into a sidewalk trail that will eventually encompass all of Atlanta. It has spurred major developments in retail, dining and housing, completely transforming the area.
Visiting the Georgia Aquarium is sure fire way to escape the sweltering southern heat and humidity. Located just three miles from the tournament site at the Atlantic Station, the Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the U.S. and contains over 100,000 animals including whale sharks, bottlenose dolphins, manta rays and hundreds of other species.
Not just some pretty flowers and towering trees, the Atlanta Botanical Garden boasts some pretty out-of-this-world exhibits. Dive down the rabbit-hole in the Botanical Garden’s breathtaking Imaginary Worlds: Alice’s Wonderland, which includes a 27-foot tall rabbit overlooking the Queen of Heart’s garden, playing card soldiers and all. While you are there, mix and mingle at Atlanta’s prettiest cocktail party, Cocktails in the Garden, every Thursday from 5:30-9:30 p.m. ET.