After a long week at work, letting loose and relaxing might be the first thing on your to-do list. Atlanta and the surrounding cities always have something going on, no matter what weekend it is. There are a few things to do in Atlanta this weekend that will get you off the couch, out of the house and give you new experiences. 

From beautiful and scenic hikes to outings at a few breweries, there are many affordable activities you can choose from. This list has a little something for everyone. 

You can plan a spontaneous date night or even take these adventures solo if you're trying to get away from the business of the city, AKA the traffic. 

These six destinations can easily be hit in all one weekend, so grab some friends, make sure your phone is charged and get going. 

Hike Sitton's Gulch Trail at Cloudland Canyon 

Price: $5 for parking 

Address: 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd., Rising Fawn, GA

Why You Need To Go: This hike is somewhat challenging but will get you out of the house and get you moving. It'll lead you to a luscious waterfall and swimming hole. 

Ride on the Marietta Beer Bus

Price: Free

When: Saturday, August 15

Address: Hop on at Shezmu Cellars, Schoolhouse Brewing, Red Hare Brewing, Ironmonger Brewing, Treehorn Cider or Glover Park Brewery.

Why You Need To Go: This bus will take you around to six of the best craft alcohol producers. It's a completely free ride from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  


Get up close & personal with butterflies 

Price: $10

When: Saturday, August 15, Sunday, August 16 and ongoing dates through August 22

Address: 5343 Roberts Dr., Dunwoody, GA

Why You Need To Go: You'll enter a world of free-flying butterflies and be able to really see them in a new light. One might even land on you. 


See a drive-in movie

Price: $29.95 for a carload 

When: Friday, August 14 & Saturday, August 15

Address: 5100 Commerce Pkwy., Roswell, GA

Why You Need To Go: Aurora Drive-In is playing The Goonies tonight and Jurrasic World on Saturday. Pack your car with snacks, drinks and all things cozy and get ready to watch the show. 


Visit the new Fowling Warehouse 

Price: $10+ 

Address: 1356 English St. NW, Atlanta, GA

Why You Need To Go: Let your competitive side come out at this new adult playground where bowling meets football. Their impressive kitchen is also now open so you can grab a bite to eat here, too. 


Go rollerskating 

Price: $5+ depending on which day you go.

Address: 3335 M.L.K.Jr. Dr., Atlanta, GA 

Why You Need To Go: You can let loose at Cascade Fun Center and feel like a kid again. They have adult-only nights every Sunday so you don't have to worry about skating over any kids. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


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