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12 Insanely Fun Group Activities in Atlanta

Georgia Capitol Museum

Atlanta is a city of neighborhoods, each having its own charm — ensuring every day you spend in the city is unique. The locals are incredibly friendly and will warmly welcome you to the New York of the South.


With its rich history, eclectic dining scene, and a multitude of shopping districts, it’s no wonder that the Lonely Planet added Atlanta to the Best in Travel List for 2022 (and it was the only U.S. city that made it to the list!). From professional sports to world-class attractions and festive nightlife, Atlanta has plenty in store for avid travelers.


If you’re ready to hop onto the bandwagon and visit the city for an exciting experience, group activities make for a great way to bond with friends — or make new ones! Keep reading as we share our top 12 picks for insanely fun group activities in Atlanta, so you know exactly what to experience while you’re there.





1. Explore Local Flavors on a Food Tour

From century-old diners to award-winning eateries, the food scene in Atlanta is one-of-its-kind. It is diverse with a nod to Southern traditions. And if you’re a foodie, you know your goal is to try every cuisine the city offers. Why not give it a shot with a food tour?


Our food tour takes you on a walking food tour, where you stroll through the neighborhoods of Atlanta and sample culinary bites along the way. The different restaurants and eateries you stop by will give you a true taste of the city. And as an added bonus, you will get to bond with your group members over a love for food.


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A group of friends laughing over food and drinks at a restaurant with exposed brick

Food Tours are a neat way to play “tourist” whether on a work trip or in your hometown!






2. Whip Up a New Recipe

If you’re looking to take a souvenir back home… how about learning a new recipe and cooking it for your loved ones when you’re back? If you’re ready to master a local dish with one of Atlanta’s talented chefs, Sidewalk Food Tours offers cooking classes you’ll thoroughly enjoy! Not only will you get to watch a demonstration — our classes also provide hands-on experience where you create a dish along with your group.


The reward? Sharing your handmade goodness with your group members, and taking memories (plus a new recipe) back home. All you need to do to get started is fill out our request form.


a chef teaching students how to cook

Learn a new recipe!


3. Visit the Georgia Capitol Museum

The Georgia Capitol Museum is a sight to see. For the past 120 years, this building has been a host of events and an architectural stop for citizens and tourists alike. The museum seeks to preserve the history and showcase wonderful pieces. Back in 1889, the museum began as the Georgia General Assembly wanted to work with a state geologist to showcase minerals, soil, and plants. Over time, the museum has grown and changed and now has a modern selection of exhibits. Most of the musuem is on the 4th floor, however, you can walk throughout the building to learn more about the state and see art pieces adorning the walls.


Georgia Capitol Museum

You can recognize it with the gold dome!


4. Listen to Live Music

If you’re interested in a lax activity for your group, you may want to swing by one of our favorite live music joints. The Starling Hotel offers live music to guests every Wednesday starting at 8pm. Every Saturday morning you have the pleasure of sitting in for a Jam Session of local Atlanta musicians. This one takes place at Black Dot Cultural Center. Another option for music lovers is to check out what’s going on at the Atlanta Symphony Hall.


a man holding a guitar

Sing along or just mellow out with some fun tunes!


5. Explore the Fernbank Science Center

Explore live animal exhibits (and also a live honey bee hive!) at the Fernbank Science Center. There are also plenty of space exhibits and a meteorite collection. Learn all about science while witnessing the exhibits with your group members — all for free! It is helpful to note that the planetarium shows are paid.


Facade of Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta

For learners of all ages!


6. Immerse in Adventure at the Kennesaw Mountain

Looking for an adventurous experience for team building? At the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, you can watch a short movie on the Battle of Kennesaw and take a guided hike. You can also lay back and enjoy a picnic with your group. While the day pass costs $5 per person, there are also several free days to keep an eye out for (in 2023, there are 5 free days, with the upcoming one being November 11).


a tree in the middle of a forest

In under an hour from downtown ATL you can find this slice of nature@


7. Enjoy Panoramic Views at Westside Park

Photographers, rejoice! Atlanta’s Westside Park, covering 280 acres, is a nature lover’s dream. Offering panoramic vistas of the cityscape and featuring a steep terrain, this destination is where to click Instagram-worthy photos with your group. Don’t miss a photo with the entryway; it was built by Portman architects and is a sculptural masterpiece.


an empty park bench next to a tree

A nice place for a picnic or just to chill out…


8. Go For a Group Walk Along the Atlanta Beltline

Spend an afternoon soaking in the sun with your group members while taking a stroll along the beautiful Atlanta Beltline. It connects different parts of the city (with events and public art) — pay a visit to see for yourself!


a walking path nature trail in Atlanta

A wonderful place to get outdoors while being steps away from downtown.


9. Cool Down at Centennial Olympic Park

The centerpiece of the Centennial Olympic Park is Fountain of Rings — a wonderful fountain to play in the water. Cool down here with your group members, or watch one of the four shows held everyday. The lights and jets of water synchronized with music will be a great group experience!


the view on a sunny fall/winter day of the city skyline of Atlanda



10. Experience a Farm Tour at Serenbe

Located just Southwest of the city and nestled in forests and nature trails is Serenbe, one of the best destinations for group activities in Atlanta. Here, you’ll enjoy experiential learning while munching on local produce. Keep an eye out for free events, such as the Farmers’ Market hosted at the end of October 2023.


a store filled with lots of fresh produce

Fresh produce, anyone?


11. Bike Along the Silver Comet Trail

The Silver Comet trail begins in Smyrna, extending through Pork Country. Biking this 61-mile trail with your group means going past a tunnel, trestles, and four towns with restaurants and shops to stop at. This quiet, non-motorized trail is equally amazing for walkers, hikers, rollerbladers, dog walkers, you name it!


Two people going for a leisurely bike ride

Gentle exercise in this wonderful weather!


12. Spend a Day at Ponce City Market

Ponce City market is great to spend a day with your group members. Shop fruity and woodsy scents at Candlefish, attend a painting class at Splatter Studio, and buy yourself flowers at the locally-owned flower shop. Finish up by grabbing a dessert for your team.


ponce market all set up during the day with flowers

This awesome market is worth a visit!


Folks heading to Atlanta with a group have plenty of team-building activities awaiting them (as a bonus, they’ll easily make it to your treasure trove of best memories). Bonus tip— Pack your travel bag with all those tees and lightweight cardigans, Atlanta sure is warm 😉