Spring Break 2019 Stay-Cation Fun in Metro Atlanta
Sometimes a trip to the beach or a Caribbean cruise just don’t fit into the spring break calendar. If you find yourself at home with kids to entertain this week, break up the boredom (and save your sanity) with these fun “stay-cation” ideas:
Visit the Gwinnett Environmental Center for Tree-Top Quest, where you can challenge yourself on ropes, ladders, zip lines, and bridges in the tree tops. This is an up-close and personal experience with the environment that will let you see the forest like you’ve never seen it before. Designed to be both fun and educational, there are environmental questions and answers throughout the course. Visit https://www.treetopquest.com/gwinnett/ for tickets, reservations, group rates, hours of operation, and other information.
Kick off the festival season with the 9th Annual Spring Festival on Ponce, happening April 6th and 7th in Atlanta. This event features over 125 local and regional artists in historic Olmsted Linear Park. You can enjoy fine art and crafts, a children’s area, live acoustic entertainment, and local food and beverage concessions. There will even be “gourmet” food trucks! Organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and by volunteer artists, the festival benefits the local community. Admission is free and the event runs from 10am to 5pm.
Take a day-trip to the North Georgia mountains and learn a little about America’s first Gold Rush in Dahlonega, GA. At Consolidated Gold Mine, you can head 200 feet underground to see how miners blasted quartz veins to uncover huge gold deposits. Then, you’ll learn how to pan for gold and have a chance to strike it rich! Tours start at $18 for adults and $12 for children.
Support your local minor league team at Opening Day, this Thursday, April 4th. The first game of the season starts at 7:05 p.m. against the Norfolk Tides at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. Prices start at just $8. You can also catch the game on Friday, April 5th with the Striper’s Mardi Gras Night, where there will be music, great creole food, and the first firework display of the season.
Stone Mountain’s newest attraction, Mega Bugs, opens just in time for Spring Break 2019. It features more than 70 new exhibits of larger-than-life insects and is an immersive and interactive area for bug lovers of any age to explore. Experience a bug’s life, interact with enormous insects, and come face-to-face with giant bugs, including a 20-foot hissing cockroach! This fun new attraction is included with All-Attraction Passes and Mountain Memberships. For details and tickets, visit www.stonemountain.com.
With so many great things to do in and around Metro Atlanta, these are just a few of your options. For #SpringBreak2019, you can stay close to home, have tons of fun, and maybe even learn a little something with these great, nearby events and attractions.