Be a tourist in your own Metro

Remember the Sta-cation? It’s still a popular choice with those of us wanting to save our pennies. Here are some places to find what to do in the Atlanta Metro.

cityPassLet’s start with the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. This is the standard list of what to do: Aquarium, Botanical Garden, World of Coke…..But if you’ve never seen these places, you must! This is a chance to see why the ATL is a tourist destination. And if you are hitting all the top sites, consider doing them all at once with the City Pass. I’m also fond of the Special Offers page, which changes frequently.

gopherlittle_logo_noteThis is my new place to find inexpensive or free items: 50 Fun things to do in Atlanta for cheap and free. It includes things you’ve forgotten about (roller skating, small local museums) as well as some new-to-you items. For instance, did you know there’s a Trampoline Park, in Kennesaw? Their blog gives more details on each activity.

The best known site for finding things going on in the ATL is AccessAtlanta but also look at Eventbrite and BrownPaperTickets. You can put in your zip code, narrow the area of interest and fine something to do today, this weekend, anytime. These sites even let you look for free things.

A couple new things on my radar:

homestead-logoAt The Homestead Atlanta, we strive to promote the well being of individuals as well as the health of the community and environment through experiential self-reliance and sustainability skills education. For a discount on classes, join their partner, Georgia Organics. I’m signed up for a class on healing herbs!

….and here’s a startup that I hope with grow: Go Local Atlanta. I’m keeping an eye on them. Their first tour is this weekend, a walking tour to show off graffiti art, just $20.