Tours in Capitol View

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Atlanta's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$25 for Entry to Atlanta Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Sunday, October 5 ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Der Biergarten

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Crazy Dash Walking-Adventure Tour for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Centennial Olympic Park

$39.95 $20

The digital game requires a smartphone and takes you on a tour of the sights

$179 for a Private Atlanta Pedal Pub Crawl Bike Tour from Peach Pedaler ($375 Value)

Peach Pedaler

Atlanta

$375 $179

Enjoy a private tour of Atlanta, from viewing city centers to enjoying a pub crawl, via a huge bike that holds up to 15 people

Brewery Tour and Tasting with Souvenirs for Two or Four at Red Brick Brewing Company (Up to 60% Off)

Red Brick Brewing Company

Atlanta

$58 $24.25

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Guests sample four craft brews while touring a centuries-old brewery

Midtown Atlanta Food Tour for Two or Four from Food Daze Tours and Events LLC (Up to 53% Off)

Food Daze Tours and Events LLC

Cafe Agora

$94 $47

Sample bites at four multicultural restaurants while walking past Piedmont Park and other Midtown sites

$89 for an Open-Air Biplane Ride from Biplane Rides Over Atlanta ($175 Value)

Biplane Rides Over Atlanta

57th Fighter Group Restaurant

$175 $89

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Pilots lift passengers in bright biplanes to glimpse bird's-eye views of downtown Atlanta or Stone Mountain during 20-minute flights

$89 for 20-Minute Bi-Plane Flight from Bi-Plane Adventures, Inc. in Kennesaw, GA ($178.20 Value) 

Bi-Plane Adventures, Inc.

North Atlanta Georgia

$178.20 $89

Passengers feel the breeze in the open-cockpit vintage bi-plane, flown by an FAA-certified pilot over Lake Allatona and Red Top Mountain

$289 for a Hot-Air Balloon Ride for One Person at Balloon Atlanta ($650 Value)

Balloon Atlanta

Woodstock

$650 $289

Soar over the Chattahoochee River or Lake Lanier during a one-hour hot-air balloon ride

One, Two, or Four Haunted House Fast-Pass Entries at Talmadge Brothers Funeral Home and Casket Company (32% Off)

Talmadge Brothers Funeral Home and Casket Company

Jasper

$25 $17

Dare yourself to enter the old Talmadge Brothers home, where grisly deeds from the past still haunt the walls—and anyone who enters

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If you’re looking to pull the kids away from the television screen this weekend but can’t stand the thought of visiting the same dull museums, consider a stop into the Wren’s Nest House Museum. One of Atlanta’s oldest museums, the former home of Joel Chandler Harris educates tykes on the life of the author of the famous Brer Rabbit stories. Every Saturday afternoon, one of several local readers thrills children by re-enacting one of Harris’s popular tales. The walls of the small home are lined with mementos from the author’s life, and the rich, green brocade and period furniture give a welcoming atmosphere that your children will warm to quickly. You may find yourself enchanted by the stories as well, and you’re guaranteed to come away with a new appreciation for the classic stories of Joel Chandler Harris.

1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta,
GA
US

Those who think scavenger hunts are only for kids haven't experienced Scavenger Hunt Atlanta. The company creates adventures tailored to each individual group, whether for corporate events or birthday parties. Each hunt leads participants in a whirlwind exploration around town, whether they're trying to break a code in a museum mystery, searching for hidden items in the middle of the city, or finding treasure in the wilderness. In addition, the company leads participants on pub crawls, spy hunts, or to murder mystery parties and also create a personalized app for each adventure which is used for scoring and saving all the great pics taken by participants.

50 Central Ave. SW
Atlanta,
GA
US

With a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Great City Race challenges city dwellers' problem-solving skills and knowledge of their hometown in a race that's both mentally and physically challenging. Crowds of colorfully dressed teams gather on the date of the race armed with a digital camera or cell phone to document each task that they perform. Using nothing but their feet, public transportation, and knowledge of the city, teams must solve 11 out of 12 clues and return to the starting line. The teams with the best times are rewarded for their efforts with prizes, and all participants go home with a T-shirt and swag bag to stow excess confidence.

150 Walton Street Northwest
Atlanta,
GA
US

In addition to the sense of perseverance and accomplishment that comes with finishing a 5K, the organizers of the Bacon Chase have added another incentive: bacon. During their two races?the 5K Piggy Pilgrimage, which is a traditional 5K, and the 0.05K Blitz to Bacon, which is a 164-foot sprint?runners can munch on unlimited bacon bits before feasting on unlimited amounts of bacon at the finish line. Runners 21 and older can wash down the savory strips of bacon with a bloody mary, and all runners get a Bacon Chase T-shirt and a signature bacon-scented bib. The festival opens at 8 a.m. and features many bacon-themed activities, plus music.

The festive day serves a greater purpose, too. Attendees will be able to register to become a St. Jude Hero, raise money for St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, or both.

79 Poplar Street Northwest
Atlanta,
GA
US

Since banding together in 1979, the historians at Atlanta Preservation Center have helped ward off packs of angry bulldozers from more than 175 endangered buildings. Working alongside local government, businesses, and community leaders, the preservation team has saved elaborate structures including the Peters House and Winecoff Hotel. In addition, its headquarters—the 1856 Grant Mansion in Grant Park—is one of just three antebellum houses left in Atlanta and the team is currently working to restore the building to its architecturally accurate origins. When it isn’t keeping delicate treasures from crumbling, the Atlanta Preservation Center leads walking tours of historic areas and tells embarrassing stories from the days when the city’s buildings were just a bunch of baby bricks.

127 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta,
GA
US

Aboard their luxury buses, vans, or motor coaches, the guides at Atlanta Sightseeing Bus Tours immerse locals and visitors alike in the rich history, culture, and architecture of the Greater Atlanta area. As tours trundle past sites including the Atlanta White House, the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and the Margaret Mitchell House, tour guides passionate about the region and its myriad anecdotes relay interesting tidbits about historic locales such as the Fox Theatre and Centennial Olympic Park, the site of the three-legged race finals at the 1996 Olympics. During the five-hour voyage, passengers can take pictures, stretch their legs at hand-picked stops, and take in sweeping views of the Atlanta skyline and Appalachian Mountains from 825 feet up in the Skyride swiss cable car at Stone Mountain.

Peachtree Marta Station
Atlanta,
GA
US