As 2020 winds down, many Sandy Spring businesses have reopened for guests. Visitors can enjoy al fresco dining, classic family films, trips down the Chattahoochee River, and more. Here is a rundown on what attractions are open in Sandy Springs:
Updated October, 2020
City of Sandy Springs Parks are open to the public and most amenities such as playgrounds and the Morgan Falls Dog Park are now open. However, some services such as event rentals may not be able available until later in the summer.
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is taking a phased approach to their reopening. All trails and parking lots are now open, but some amenities and services like the Island Ford Visitor Center remain closed. More information can be found at www.nps.gov/chat/
The outposts located in Sandy Springs for Nantahala Outdoor Center and High Country Paddle Shack are closed for fall, but you can still rent kayaks from both vendors and drop in at Island Ford, Powers Island or Morgan Falls.
River Through Atlanta is still operating guided fishing towards along the Chattahoochee River.
The Springs Cinema and Taphouse
The Springs Cinema & Taphouse is now showing new releases inside thro. All tickets must be purchase through their app to reduce contact. Buffer seats have been built into the reservation system. They are also offering drive-in movie on weekend nights. Pile the family into the car and catch classic blockbusters like Jaws and Jurassic Park.
Center Ice Arena
I don't know about you, but one of our favorite holiday season activities is ice skating! Center Ice Arena is offering public skating Tuesday through Sunday at reduced hours and capacity to encourage social distancing. All guests must wear masks and have their temperatures scanned before entering.
If you are looking for an indoor activity for young children, Ready Set Fun and Catch Air have both reopened for public play. These indoor playgrounds allow kids to climb, slide and run without the worry low temperatures or storms. Both businesses are requiring that all guests wear masks and are scanning temperatures prior to entry.
The Sipping Plant
The Sipping Plant is open for craft classes with a reduced number of guests to allow for social distancing. You can reserve your spot in advance in a terrarium or string art class on their website. They have holiday themed string art projects that will make great seasonal home decor. Their classes are a great way to spend time with a loved one in a carefree and uncrowded indoor setting. Masks are required.
Painting With A Twist
PWAT is creating an art therapy escape for their guests in a safe and sanitized environment. You can get in touch with your inner artist in their social distanced classes or at home with their “Twist at Home” kits. Classes can be reserved online and kits can also be pre-ordered through their website. Guests are asked to bring their own masks but are provided with disposable aprons and gloves.
Mastermind Escape Games
A popular indoor activity for families and groups all year long, Mastermind Escape Games is back open in Sandy Springs. Guests must book their game in advance on the Mastermind Escape Game website. With limited capacity inside their lobby, guests are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes early and wait outside or in their cars prior to their game time to keep a safe environment for everyone.
Bury The Hatchet
If you have a small group looking for a fun indoor activity, check out Bury The Hatchet. This axe throwing bar is back open and taking reservations for groups of no more than 10 people. Please be aware that you will have your temperature checked when you arrive and you must wear a mask in the lobby.
We hope you are hungry because Sandy Springs restaurant are ready to serve you! Most restaurant have continued to provide service in some form since early spring and Governor Brian Kemp announced that Georgia restaurants were permitted to reopen their dining rooms on April 27. Now, many restaurants are still offering takeout and curbside pickup options, several have expanded their outdoor seating, and some have reopened their dining rooms with new spacing procedure. Visitors can view a list of what restaurants are open, offering takeout, delivery, patio seating and dine-in services at spr.gs/takehome.