15 Things To Do In Atlanta When You're Bored And All Your Friends Are Busy
Seriously, who needs friends!
Okay, I get it. We probably all need friends but life can seem so blah at times when our rollies just aren’t available. One day they are blowing our phones up, planning trips and hanging out with no issues. Then all of a sudden, our phone is dry with zero replies. What kind of life is that?
But I’ll tell you one thing; what we’re not going to do is sit in the house and scroll through the gram all day. No, there’s a life that needs to be lived and you my friend will live it! There’s places to see, food to eat and, of course, new friends to meet! Because clearly, the current ones are busy. However, that’s okay. Alone time is some of the best time. Plus, let's not forget how dope Atlanta is with all the amazing things it has to offer.
The next time you find yourself bored, check out this list so you can get your life!
Jeju Sauna Wellbeing
Where: 3555 Gwinnett Pl Dr NW
There’s nothing in the world that erases boredom faster than Jeju Sauna. Have you ever heard of a 24-hour spa before? Well, you’re about to wish you always knew what it was! This place is like a little taste of heaven that will have you wanting to come back for more each time.
For starters, its equipped with three different pools! You have the jacuzzi, warm water pool, and the cold water pool. Like really? Yes! They also have a range of different massages, a slew of saunas, a cafeteria and much more.
Wouldn’t you much rather be lying on a heated marble floor than worry about your busy friends? Exactly.
Where: 1260 W Spring St
Cafés are some of the most comforting places. They give off great vibes and energy. Especially at Café Lucia, where the staff makes you feel so welcoming! It's a place where creative souls intertwine. Not to mention, they offer an enormous range of great snacks, meals, and even some alcoholic drinks!
Typically, cafés only offer tea and coffee with maybe a side of croissants. But Café Lucia is much further along than that. So if you like live music, you can catch local musicians showing off their skills a couple times a week. So go and pull up a chair at this bomb café and enjoy your me time.
Yoga In The Park With Westside Yoga
Where: 500 10th St NE
“Breathe in beautiful people, now breathe out.”
There is just no reason to ever be bored when yoga is always available, somewhere! The next time your exercise spirit comes alive, check out Yoga In The Park With Westside Yoga. Once a month, Westside Yoga holds a free yoga event at Park Tavern that’s held outside. If for whatever reason Mother Nature acts up, the show continues inside. We all know exercise is good for the mind, body, and soul so you don’t want to miss this event! Also, feel free to become a Yogi member at Westside Yoga!
Rent A Bird
I know what you’re thinking, how in the world can you rent a bird! Let me just say, I’m not talking about real birds here people.
If you’ve been in the city lately, then it's no shocker that there are black and white scooters literally, everywhere! That, my friend, is the Bird! Bird is nothing more than the brand of the scooter and was introduced to the city this summer. It’s a better, faster alternative solution to getting around the city. For just 15 cents/minute you can relive your childhood. Just download the app and Bird will show you a map of the closest Bird scooter near you.
But don’t get too excited if you find one because the battery might be low. No worries though, just find another one! Enjoy some good Atlanta weather as you scoot around by yourself!
Where: 62 Marietta St NW
This is the place to be! Enjoy Hip Hop poetry at one of the coolest cafes in the city! Urban Grind is a well-known place that brings creative souls together. You can stop through to relax early in the day or attend one of their events in the evening time. On Tuesdays, they host comedy night, Wednesdays open mic night and Thursdays they have open mic poetry. So there is no reason to be bored with all the options Urban Grind offers!
Where: 91 Peachtree St NW
Get out of the house and make your way down to Woodruff Park. This park isn’t just a regular park though. You get to experience amazing scenery that’s right downtown, but yet so relaxing. Woodruff Park even offers weekly tours that are based on its history. Learn about the many buildings that once stood in the park and even get familiar with the current ones. Be sure to visit their website to stay up to date with their popup events. If that’s not enough, you can catch free one-hour yoga classes each and every Saturday in the park.
Scroll Through Buckhead
No, not Bankhead, Buckhead — because there’s a huge difference between the two!
If you’re bored and really want something to do, take a stroll through Buckhead. It's one of the nicest areas in Atlanta. It’s often known as a place where people dream big. You’ll witness luxury cars passing by and shiny storefronts where most people only window shop at. If you turn down Northside Drive, you can gaze at the long strip of mini-mansions as you rethink your money goals. You can even stop in one of their open houses. Throw on your sneakers, grab a chai tea, and enjoy the scenery of Buckhead.
3 Parks Wine Shop
Where: 451 Bill Kennedy Way
A little bit of wine never hurt anyone, right? 3 Parks Wine Shop is located in Glenwood Park, and it welcomes all the locals! If you’re ever free on Wednesday evenings, they have free wine tastings between 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. You'll have a chance to taste between three to four different bottles of wine. Come out and socialize with some new folks when your crew isn’t available.
First Thursdays Art Walk
Rumor has it that art is worth a thousand words. That’s definitely the case here in Atlanta where so many locals are Artist. On the first Thursday of every month, FTAW hosts a free three-hour art stroll throughout the city where folks can explore beautiful murals and artwork created by locals. The tour is self-guided however; they also provide you with a map in case you need one. Come out and have a good time while you meet some of your nearby neighbors. Locations are announced the day of the event.
Cascade Skating Rink
Where: 3335 M L King Jr Drive SW
Yes, this is the same Cascade skating rink that was used in the movie ATL that starred Atlanta rapper T.I. It’s still going strong after all these years and is a well-known staple in the city. Although the outside looks a little rough, the inside is great and where all the magic happens! Step out on Adult Night to have a good time and relive your childhood. You also have the option to just sit, people watch, and enjoy some good music.
Where: 385 Cobb Avenue NW
Our mind is a powerful tool and it’s important that you constantly feed it. But there’s just something to be said about why most libraries close around 5 p.m.! If you ever had a dream of reading in a library at night, then head to the KSU Library, at their main campus location. You won’t believe that it closes at midnight during the week! If you’re a bookworm then you know how important this information is. Although it’s a college campus, their library is opened to the public. So go on and scroll past the students and make your way to the second floor for some late night reading.
Carroll Street Café
Where: 208 Carroll St SE
Do not let the name of this spot fool you. It says café but their menu is definitely not on a café level. This bohemian style café is situated in the famous Cabbage-town area. One side is a café style setup, serving tasty appetizers and full course meals and the other side is a bar area. Whether you’re looking to get some work done on your laptop or want some good food, Carroll Street Café is the place to be!
P.S. If you’re a four-legged pet parent, they welcome your "children" to sit with you in the outside area!
Where: 3393 Peachtree Rd NE
Located in the heart of Buckhead is the famous Lenox Square. This upscale mall will make you feel like a million bucks. It’s one of the biggest landmarks in Atlanta and attracts crowds from all over the world. Be sure to grab a smoothie from the food court and walk some laps around. If you’re lucky you may even spot a celebrity! Make sure you snap a selfie with them so you can show all your busy friends what a great day you had without them!
Where: 1111 Euclid Ave NE
No, shopping retail is not the only way to go! Head over to Rag-O-Roma for exclusive thrift items! This funky consignment shop is every creative fashionista’s dream! Although they have an old vintage theme you can still find some latest trends. They get new items each day and their prices are super reasonable!
Do you need to get rid of some clothes you don’t wear? Bag them up and bring it to Rag-O-Roma and receive either store credit or cold cash! This will be your new favorite thrift store in no time. Plus, when you shop here you won’t ever have to worry about somebody copying your style; you will be super official!
Southern Belle Farm
Where: 1658 Turner Church Rd
So, it’s not exactly in Atlanta but it’s the closest farm you’re going to find! After a little drive past the city, you will discover Southern Belle Farm. It's the best farm in the area and you get to walk around and pick your own fruit! Just don't waste any time going there to find out your favorite fruit isn't in season. But if you give them a ring beforehand, they will tell you what is available to pick! They also have a range of different fresh foods available to purchase if you get hungry!