Catch some sports action at Turner Field as Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves dominate the baseball diamond. Join the crowd and cheer on a team that boasts three World Series wins, and several Pennants and Division Titles. The sports scene in Atlanta doesn't get much better than watching America's pastime.
Get your fill of American football at an Atlanta Falcons game. For over 45 years, this National Football League franchise has provided fans with hard-hitting sports action. Buy your tickets to see the Falcons play in Atlanta's famed Georgia Dome. You won't want to miss watching this team in hot pursuit of their first Super Bowl win.
Watch the Atlanta Hawks take on the competition as they hoop it up at the Philips Arena. The sports team is a franchise of the National Basketball Association, and has won several Division Championships throughout their long history - meaning there won't be a dull moment as you watch them take the court and battle against some of the NBA's finest.
See real football as the Atlanta Silverbacks take the field. This North American Soccer League Team has brought the game of soccer to fans in the Atlanta area since 1995, and their performance hasn't been anything less than exciting. Sports fans will love the fast-paced action at one of these games.
Check out some sports action provided by one of the sixteen teams that comprise the athletic force, known as the Georgia State Panthers. Soccer, tennis, baseball, softball, and basketball are just a few of the teams you can watch dominate their sport in the NCAA Division I bracket. Watching the Panthers in action will show you what sports are all about - dedication and heart.
See true athleticism by watching the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets compete against fellow collegiate teams. NCAA Division I football, basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, and baseball are just a few of the sports available at Georgia Tech. After watching these guys rule their sport, you may know the teams better as the Ramblin' Wreck.
Get ready to climb your way to the top at Atlanta Rocks! This climbing recreation facility boasts 12,000-square-feet of climbing surface, with helpful instructors to guide you through a number of climbing routes. Enjoy your next climbing adventure here, and find out why "Atlanta Rocks! Is the most popular indoor rock climbing gym in the Southeast."
Go walking or running down one of Atlanta's most popular metro-area trails, the Bob Callan Trail & Rottenwood Creek Trail at Paces Mill. The trail travels along the Chattahoochee River for a quarter-mile, follows to the falls of Rottenwood Creek, and extends into 3.6 miles of paved trail. This recreation trail offers an example of how the beauty of nature abounds in the urban landscape.
Explore the stretch of another urban trail in Atlanta at Cochran Shoals Park. The park is a part of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area, and boasts 3.1 miles of graveled trails that run along rivers, creeks and throughout a picturesque landscape. Hikers, bikers, joggers and the like will appreciate this recreational trail.
The Chattahoochee National Recreation Area is where you'll find Sope Creek and its many trails. If you're a runner, you will want to test your endurance on the 5K running path. Running not your forte? Sope Creek has about 3.4 miles of recreational trails that allow you to explore the great outdoors.
Rain or shine, you can always do some recreational rock climbing at the Stone Summit Rock Climbing. Stone Summit invites both beginners and pros to ascend the rock walls throughout the center; the walls range in height from 25 feet to 60 feet. If you still need a workout after your climb, Stone Summit offers a bouldering room, a yoga studio, spin classes, and a fitness center.
Sneak away from the city - if only for a little while - and get some fresh air at Sweetwater Creek State Park. Bring your walking shoes and take a stroll down one of the park's most popular recreation trails; the trail follows a stream to the New Manchester Manufacturing Company ruins and up to the rocky bluffs overlooking white-water rapids below. The trek promises some beautiful views of Atlanta's natural beauty.
Learn how to dive like a professional with help from the experts at Divers @ Sea. Once you've mastered the skills of underwater exploration, plan a dive trip locally or abroad. Local dive destinations include Lake Jocassee, Dive Land Quarry, and Blue Water Quarry.
Grab your towel, slather on some sunscreen, and head out for some water recreation and fun in the sun at Grant Park Pool. Enjoy the splash spot spouts, and the beachfront feel provided by the slope entry of the pool. If your swimming skills need work, check in to the swimming lessons and swim clinics hosted by Grant Park.
Make a splash at the Piedmont Park Aquatic Center. This state-of-the-art public pool features lap lanes, beach entry with an area for floating, locker rooms and showers, concessions, and plenty of shade if you're getting too much sun. If the pool's got you water logged, take some time to explore the other recreation activities in Piedmont Park.
ad out for an adventure on the Chattahoochee River with Shoot the Hooch. The river recreation experts at Shoot the Hooch offer rafts, canoes, kayaks, and tubes for you to use while on the river. The company has one-and-a-half mile, three mile, and eight mile trips down the river mapped out for your convenience.
Enjoy a free-falling adventure with Atlanta Skydiving Center, "where the dream of human flight becomes reality." The experts here will make sure you experience the thrill of the extreme sport as safely as possible, from the big jump to the landing.
Head to the Historic Fourth Ward Park to practice your favorite tricks on your skateboard. This skatepark boasts the title of being Atlanta's first and was brought to the city with help from the Tony Hawk Foundation. After your skate session is over, check out all of the other recreation amenities the park has to offer.
Enter the war zone at Paintball Atlanta. The paintball facility has eight playing fields for you to wage war on, each packed with plenty of obstacles and defense utilities. Prepare your battle strategies and get ready for a fight at this state-of-the-art paintball arena.
For exciting thrill rides and attractions, head to Six Flags Over Georgia to enjoy the ultimate theme park experience. The park boasts thrill rides and family rides like Acrophobia, Goliath, The Georgia Scorcher, and Monster Mansion. You'll find plenty of attractions as you explore the park.
Midtown Bowl has provided Atlanta with premier bowling since 1960. The bowling alley is home to 32 lanes for you to show off your bowling talents on. Bowl strikes and spares as you enjoy food and your favorite drinks from the bar during your bowling experience at Midtown. After a day of bowling here, you'll find out why Creative Loafing readers named it Atlanta's "Best Bowling Alley."
Whether you're a pool shark or an amateur, head to Mr. Cues Billiards II to enjoy a few rounds of pool. The pool hall houses 38 billiard tables, a snooker table, and a pro shop. While you're getting your game on, dine on some tasty food and drink your favorite libations from the full bar.