Just east of Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park is a 3200-acre (1300-hectare) park centres on the world's largest exposed granite mountain. Skylift gondolas whisk visitors 825 feet (251 meters) to the top, where commanding views of the Georgia countryside await them. The north face's bas-relief memorial to Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson is one of the world's largest. An antebellum plantation, an antique auto museum and a petting zoo are all located within the park. Playing host to myriad activities such as camping, dining, and lodging, this park bears wooden mountain slopes bearing recherche Georgia oak, natural pools as well as delightful, verdant foliage. During the summer, there are evening laser light shows on the mountain, whereas the Great Barn and Geyser Towers are other attractions in the park. Some of the major trails coursing through the park include the Cherokee Trail, Walk-Up Trail, Nature Garden Trail, and Songbird Habitat Trail.
Surrounded by the residential neighborhoods of Roswell and Sandy Springs, this beautiful park is a popular site for family picnics, quiet strolls, and dog outings. Trails are marked out throughout the park for hiking, running, and biking. Picnic sites are arranged along the banks of the slow-rolling Chattahoochee, the longest river in Georgia. Canoes and rafts are available for rent, and make for great summertime adventures. Take the Roswell Road off Interstate 285, go north to Azalea Drive and turn left for a day of recreation.
Explore the scenic waters of Lake Lanier from this fantastic facility. From day-long boating excursions and yachts to luxury cruises and boat rentals, the facility offers something for every preference. Water-sports enthusiasts will be delighted at the extensive equipment ranging from skis and knee boards to wake boards and more. The facility also offers a selection of snacks and drinks. Check website for more.
The Archibald Smith Plantation Home is located in historic Roswell. It was built in 1845 by one of the founders of the city. Its Georgian architecture is complemented by the surrounding gardens, and the plantation also includes guest house, slave quarters and barn. Take a tour of this house museum for a glimpse of the local history and culture.
Touted as one of the largest Hindu temples outside India, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a beauty to behold. Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, it is constructed from Italian Carrara marble, pink sandstone and Turkish limestone. It consists of a sanctum-sanctorum surrounded by five pillars symbolizing the Himalayan mountains. The architecture has a fine detailing. Many community activities are organized here.
TPC At Sugarloaf is an extensive and exclusive golf club in Duluth, Georgia. Greg Norman, the famous Australia golf player has designes nine of the courses in this facility, which remains the highlight of this club. The club has modern amenities with an elegant clubhouse, fine dining, lounge rooms, meeting facilities and more. The club also boasts a chic lifestyle center, complete with swimming pools, fitness center and kids recreation facilities. Guests visiting the club generally recommend it to be one of the ideal places for rest and relaxation.
Standing close to the Buford Nature Preserve, Buford Community Center is the hub of art and culture in the city. The sprawling center features a fantastic array of event facilities including a 274-seat theater, a large outdoor amphitheater as well as some highly adaptable meeting spaces. From concerts and theater to comedy shows and more, the center's cultural calendar offers something for everyone. The building's grand interiors make it ideal for hosting private as well as business events. Check website for upcoming events and more.
Sylvia Beard Theatre situated in the heart of Buford offers exemplary show watching experience to all the fans of performing arts in the city. The amazing seating including six VIP boxes and a balcony section provides an uninterrupted view of the performance. The spacious 600 square feet (55.74 meters) stage is equipped with state-of-the-art light and sound amenities. This theater plays host to a wide range of theatrical productions, musicals, concerts, ballets, movie screenings and dramas on a regular basis drawing a large crowd from across the city. Apart from these, a wide range of private and corporate events are also hosted at Sylvia Beard Theatre.
The Bogan Park Community Recreation Center contains a number of well-fitted meeting rooms that are very versatile, and can be hired to host private, business and social events. Visitors to the park often stop by to indulge in a frenzied bout of indoor games at the game room. Additionally, workshops, classes, lectures and cultural activities are frequently hosted at this center which also boasts a gymnasium and dance studio.