The spring is a great time to head to the south, specifically Atlanta, with its warmer weather, cool city vibes, and tons to do and see. From checking out a local event to exploring its botanical gardens, the vibrant city of Atlanta has something to offer all travelers passing through. We’ve put together a list of all our favorite things to do in Atlanta in April 2020.
The annual Festival On Ponce is a fun-filled event for all located in the historic Olmsted Linear Park. Free for all, attendees can enjoy arts and crafts, food and beverage vendors, unique art for sale, and live entertainment.
Head to Midtown and cease the beauty of the native dogwood trees in bloom at the 2020 Atlanta Dogwood Festival! Enjoy live music and entertainment, food vendors, arts and craft vendors in Piedmont Park. This a family-friendly event and is FREE for all to attend.
It’s cheese, on cheese, on cheese when you attend this year’s Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival! General Admission ($21 per person) into 1 of the 2 sessions gets you 3 grilled cheese samples, event gear, and access into the Adult Game Zone. Attendees can also enjoy live music and other food and drink vendors!
Meet in Inman Park, one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods, in late April for their annual Tour of Homes and Festival. Families can enjoy live music, kids’ activities, vendors, and a spectacular parade for FREE during Inman Park festival days (April 25-26). Tickets for the Tour of Homes are $25 and the tour takes place on April 24.
Come explore the magnificent beauty blooming at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Through early-mid April you can see their renowned orchid collection for yourself or attend one of their spring events like Natural Egg Dyeing, Honey Bee Biology, and Earth Day. Admission is $21.95 per adult and $18.95 per child, ages 3-12.
Take a stroll through the grandiose 22-acre Centennial Olympic Park! Constructed in 1996 for the Summer Olympics, the park is now an Atlanta icon and a must-see for visitors and tourists. Splash around in the Fountain of Rings or hang out to enjoy live entertainment throughout the week.
A cool April day is the perfect time to visit the zoo and we promise, Zoo Atlanta is one you want to see! Zoo Atlanta is accredited with the AZA and participates in the conservation of our animal friends. General admission into the zoo is $27.99 per adult and $19.99 per child (3-11); it’s also an included attraction in the Atlanta CityPASS. Open daily from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
What’s more refreshing than an ice-cold Coca-Cola on a spring day? How about ice-cold Coca-Cola’s from around the world? Head to the World of Coca-Cola Museum for the history of Coke and how it’s become a huge part of pop-culture. After your history lesson, head to the tasting zone to sample over 100 Coke products from around the world! Tickets start at $17 per adult and $13 per child (3-12). The museum is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (open at 9 am on Saturday).
One of the top 100 museums to visit in the world, if you’re an art lover, High Museum of Art should be on your bucket list! Explore thousands of art pieces in their many permanent collections including African, American, Modern, Contemporary, and Decorative Arts. General admission into the museum is $14.50 per person. High is open Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, Friday, from 10 am to 9 pm, and Sunday, from 12-5 pm.
Looking for FREE or cheap things to do in Atlanta – explore the many fun budget-friendly options on our list curated just for you!