Interestingly enough, tackling the best free things to do in Atlanta happens to be the very best way to explore the city’s outdoor offerings.
Start at Centennial Olympic Park, built for the 1996 summer Olympics, and then move onto the Atlanta Beltline, a still-unfinished former railway loop turned paved path that boasts 2,000 acres of park and more. The best part? All these double as fun things to do with kids in tow as well.
But nature aficionados are not the only folks that will appreciate the city’s gratis offerings. If you’re in town to taste the Atlanta's wondrous food offerings, temporarily step away from the best restaurants and brunch spots to peruse the local food market scene: Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market showcases Georgia’s agricultural diversity every Saturday while the Ponce City Market is a 2.1-million-square-foot space that's home to a variety of food stalls and eateries, including four James Beard award-winning chefs
Music fiends, on the other hand, will be delighted by one of the largest free music events in the country when the Atlanta Jazz Festival takes over the city during the warmer months. Like they say, the best things in life really do come for free.
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