This open-air amphitheater (known to locals as The Fred) was originally built to be the home for the famous drama The McIntosh Trail. Over the years, its purpose evolved. In the late 1980s, with the help of the City's Recreation Department, it began to hold concerts for senior citizens. Local theater groups then began to use it for their shows, as did the Atlanta Pops Orchestra. It is now most famous for the summer concerts series, where wonderful artists come out to perform for crowds that can reach 1600 people.
Clayton County International Park, located 20 minutes to the south of Atlanta, was constructed for the beach volleyball competition of the 1996 Olympic Games, and now serves as one of Atlanta's most complete water parks. In addition to a 6200 capacity volleyball stadium and 13 courts, the park offers a beach on its six-acre (2.5 hectare) lake, several water slides, and a pool for small children. Miniature golf, basketball, softball, hiking and fishing are also offered. Check the website for varying schedule of operations.
The city of Fairburn attracts hordes of tourists every year for its Georgia Renaissance Festival. This fair takes place at its fairgrounds which gets transformed into a medieval village complete with its jousting arenas, trinket markets, food carts and souvenir stalls. The fairgrounds during the festival is divided into the Olde Towne, Royal Highlands, and Queens Garden. It includes ample parking space, restrooms, ATMs machine and information desks. The grounds are fully accessible, and wheelchairs, as well as strollers, can be hired here.
This hot comedy club caters to a largely African-American audience, and features some of the best stand-up performers working in Atlanta. For the best laughs and freshest faces, take in the Black Top Circus show. There is also an open mike night which draws many local wanna-be comedians.
Located in a secluded clearing on the banks of a picturesque lake, The Cabin Path offers a wonderful outdoor experience. It has a log cabin that offers a comfortable place to camp, alongwith several hiking trails for the adventurous. Visitors can explore the surrounding countryside rich with rhododendrons, wildflowers and deer. the lake is a pleasant place for leisurely fishing. A walk through the maze built here is supposed to calm your nerves. Numerous activities are also held from time to time.
Offering a thrilling and unique experience, Historic Banning Mills Zip Line Tours is worth visiting with your friends and family. This place allows the visitors to zip line across this historic area and the nature surrounding it. Providing an unparalleled experience for all, this place has all the safety provisions in line as there are many experts and guides on site. Kids are in for a treat as this place also offers facilities for summer camps and there are provisions for kayaking as well.
If you love musicals and Broadway shows, then this is one of the best of its kind on the south side of Atlanta. The Legacy is known for their entertaining shows such as the Xanadu, Winter Wonderettes and Tarzan. The brainchild of Bethany and Mark Smith, The Legacy Theater features studios, dance classes, theater workshops and Children's Series.
Starr's Mill is a tiny village a few miles south of Peachtree City off of Highway 74. The area is extremely picturesque and makes for a nice drive. In particular, be sure to check out the actual Starr's Mill building (from which the village grew around) located off Highway 85 on Starr's Mill Pond - it was a major filming location for the movie Sweet Home Alabama.
Kiwanis Recreation Center offers a grand space for fitness and sports activities. The center has fitness areas for all age groups and you can even enroll with your family for some recreational fun. It has jogging track, open space where you can play volleyball and basketball. The center also offers summer camps, and you can get a chance to interact with people from your community. A pleasant space to relax your mind and train your body.