Plan Your Trip
We have put together a simple tool to help you plan your trip to Sandy Springs, Georgia. Throughout this website, you will have the option to add items to your personal itinerary with just a click. Simply view our Attractions and Events pages for information on what to do and see while in Sandy Springs and Metro Atlanta. Once you have found something you would like to experience, select “Put me in your itinerary.” You have the option of adding as many items as you would like to organize your visit to Sandy Springs and Metro Atlanta. Even more, you can simply select “Remove me from your itinerary” if you change your mind and decide to visit the attraction or event at a later date. From there, you can view and print your completed, customized itinerary. Get started now!
If you need more guidance on what to see and do while in Georgia, use the suggested itinerary below:
Day 1 - Must-See Downtown Attractions
While staying in Sandy Springs, we invite you to visit some of Atlanta’s most popular downtown attractions. Catch the MARTA train at one of the four nearby stations that service Sandy Springs and you can be downtown in a matter of minutes. All these attractions are within walking distance and surrounded by shops and restaurants.
Begin with a visit to the Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium. The aquarium houses eight million gallons of fresh and marine water with more aquatic life than any other aquarium.
225 Baker Street•AtlantaGA30313 | (404) 581-4000 • www.georgiaaquarium.org
Explore the world’s largest collection of Coke memorabilia. Refresh with a tasting experience with over 60 different products from around the world, view the thrilling 4D Theater, and see over 1,200 artifacts from around the world.
121 Baker Street Atlanta,GA 30313 | 1 (800) 676-COKE (2653) • www.worldofcoca-cola.com
Centennial Olympic Park
Enjoy a lunch in Atlanta’s historic Centennial Park, home of the 1996 Summer Olympics. Kids will love the Fountain of Rings, the world’s largest interactive fountain, designed in the Olympic symbol of five interconnecting rings.
265 Park Ave. West, NW Atlanta,GA 30313 | (404) 222-7275 • www.centennialpark.com
Take a 55-minute tour for a behind-the-scenes experience of the world’s most recognized news source.
OneCNNCenter Atlanta,GA 30348 | (404) 827-2300 • www.cnn.com/tour/atlanta
Day 2 – Outdoor Fun at Stone Mountain Park
Plan to spend an entire day of family fun at Stone Mountain Park. Located on 3,200 acres of pristine nature, Stone Mountain is Georgia’s #1 attraction and offers outdoor adventures and major festivals for the entire family.
Stone Mountain Park
Learn at the Stone Mountain Museum at Memorial Hall about the famous sculpture crafted on the side of the mountain and the history of the Park. Step outside for an incredible view of the face of the mountain as you get an up-close look at the world’s largest relief sculpture which is a carving larger than Mount Rushmore.
Grab a seat on Ride the Ducks for a fantastic excursion through the Park by land and water. Take to the air on the Summit Skyride and travel to the top of the mountain for scenic views of the Atlanta area. Visit Sky Hike to trek through the treetops on one of the nation’s largest family adventure courses.
Take exit 39B off I-285 and travel east on Highway 78 to Exit 8.
(800) 401-2407 • www.stonemountainpark.com
Day 3 – Live it upscale in Sandy Springs!
After exploring some of the downtown attractions, we suggest you spend a day or two getting to know us and our wonderful attractions. Enjoy the many outdoor recreation areas in Sandy Springs while drinking in the beauty of our city.
Discover, share, and remember at the Anne Frank in the World Exhibit. This moving display showcases rare footage and photographs detailing the life and death of young Anne Frank from her days of freedom in the 1930s to her hiding with her family in Amsterdam, and finally to her 1945 death in the Bergen- Belson concentration camp.
Spend the early afternoon discovering the many specialty shops at CityWalk, located a few minutes away from the Anne Frank Exhibit. There are many unique gift shops to browse and explore. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the fine restaurants or pack a picnic and walk over to Heritage Sandy Springs Park.
In the afternoon, rent a kayak, canoe or raft at one of the local outfitters and head out to the Chattahoochee River to enjoy the beautiful shoreline. If fishing is your lure, grab your waders and meet up with the many fly fishermen on the river. The Three National Park Sites (Island Ford Park, Powers Island Park and East Palisades Park) also offer great hiking trails and boat launches for your convenience. Morgan Falls Overlook Park offers breathtaking views of the river along with park amenities designed for a perfect family outing.
In the evening, treat yourself to dinner at one of our many fine restaurants, which offer a menu to fit every budget. Keep an eye out for the Town Turtles, the whimsical, colorful sculptures located in shopping centers and on street corners.
Day 4 – North Georgia Retail Sales and Wine Trails
Brace yourself for incredibly great bargains on clothing and accessories at over 140 outlet stores at the North Georgia Premium Outlets. Designer stores include Coach, Burberry, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue and other sought after brands. The Outlets are located at 800 Highway 400 South, Dawsonville, Georgia 30534. For more information, call (706) 216-3609 or visit www.PremiumOutlets.com.
Next, travel north to Dahlonega and the North Georgia Mountains for some fine wine tasting and fantastic scenery at the local wineries. Dahlonega is known for its gold mining but the Dahlonega Plateau is shadowed by some of Georgia’s highest mountains, making it near perfect growing conditions for wine grapes. Dahlonega Wineries and Tasting include BlackStock Vineyards, Frogtown Cellars, Montaluce Winery & Estates, Three Sisters Vineyards and Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery. For more information, visit www.dahlonega.org.