5 Sports Attractions within 50 Miles of Atlanta

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Atlanta is an active city.  It’s a lively location full of professional and collegiate sports, parks and trails, and areas that offer numerous activities monthly that can be enjoyed by families on a budget. Luckily, in such a bustling city there are tons of family-friendly sports activities within just 50 miles of downtown.   

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Have a Fun Weekend June 21-23 with GOpher Little

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Forget what you've heard from Memorial Day advertisers, this weekend is the Official Beginning of Summer. The solstice on Friday the 21st marks the longest day of the year, so make the most of it. In case you missed Father's Day last weekend, this is the perfect time to let Dad choose the adventure.

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Free (and Supercheap) Things to Do for Father's Day Weekend in Atlanta

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There may be no better Father's Day present in the world than a day of NOT spending the money that he has worked so hard to bring home the rest of the year. As for gifts, he probably would rather pick out his own ties and has quite enough barbeque aprons by now. This year give the King of the Castle some time with his family and save the cash for more fireworks (July 3rd & 4th is just two weeks away!)

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Weekend events in Atlanta for June 7-9

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Whether you already live in the Atlanta area or you're visiting and looking for something fun and entertaining to do over the weekend, you can be sure to find something right up your alley!  From Garden Stroller Struts for the little ones to strange and funny theater at the Fringe Festival, Atlanta has a little bit of something for everyone.  This weekend offers up a wide array of entertaining things to do

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Go Swimming, Beat the Heat & Find fun things to do with your family in Georgia

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Is your family ready to swim?  School is out, so it's time for some fun-filled water play!  Whether you are looking for swimming instructions, lap lanes or just some relief from the heat, let's have a look at what Atlanta and area has to offer.

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Georgia family fun in Marietta GA

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If you are looking for some quality Georgia family fun, look no further, Marietta, GA is the place to be. From history to adventure and great food that GOpher Little found for cheap or FREE! Marietta, this delightful charming city, is located 15 miles northwest of Atlanta.  It has a population of 56,000 and has been recognized as one of the most respected communities in the nation.

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Activities To Do With Your Family When You Visit Sandy Springs, GA

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Sandy Springs, located just north of Atlanta is a wonderful city to visit with many affordable and fun activities to do with your family.  There are many museums, sunny warm beaches, hiking and cycling trails and festive activities.  A weekend to this delightful city is a great start but you will want to come back again and again to catch all the attractions. 

High on the list of things to do is the Anne Frank Exhibition.  This is a great and powerful educational activity for the entire family.  There are over 600 photographs, exhibitions and a short video to keep everyone intrigued.

The Annual Chattahoochee River Summer Splash is held on a weekend in July.  Kayak, canoe or raft rentals are available to enjoy a 6 mile leisurely float down the river.  Afterwards, your family can enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of live music and food.

The two day Sandy Springs festival is held every year in September.  Children will love the Pet Parade with all types of pets and crazy costumes.  A petting zoo, hands-on crafts and pony rides will keep them entertained for hours.  Enjoy the amateur and professional live entertainment that is held throughout the 2 day event.

A visit to the beautiful Morgan Falls Overlook Park is a must.  Activities here are numerous and include playgrounds, hiking trails and gorgeous views.  Barbeque pits are available if you want to make a day of it and have a picnic.  There is also a dock to launch your boat to head out on the river to enjoy the wildlife.

The John Ripley Forbes Big Forest Preserve is a stunning 30 acre forest set in an urban setting.  There is a self-guided trail that educates visitors on reclaiming the land from a previous cotton farm.  The trail passes through a beautiful meadow with native plants, beautiful wildflowers and a meandering stream brimming with fish, insects and snails.  There is also a back-country trail system that is easily traversed.

Kids will love the Sandy Springs Funhouse.  There is something for everyone.  Toddlers have a soft play area that is easily watched over by parents.  The older kids can play laser tag and arcade games.  A time-out area is available to wind down and surf the internet or watch some television.

Getting to this cozy city away from the hustle and bustle of a large urban city is quite easy.  The two major highways, Georgia 400 and Interstate 285 intersect within the city along with four rapid rail stations throughout the area (www.itsmarta.com). 

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Spending Memorial Day in Atlanta? Things to do this weekend

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Things To Do In Atlanta This Weekend: May 24 – 27

Search GOpher Little for fun activities Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer. Wheel out the barbeques and open up the pool. Spring is coming to a close and you can already feel the summer heat on its way. Ease your way into the swelter with cool activities brought to you by Gopher Little. The theme of this weekend activity list is: Ways to Be Cool. These are just a sample of all the exciting family-oriented events in Atlanta this Memorial weekend:

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Live it Up at Salsa Fest Atlanta

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What, When, Where, and Why: Salsa Festival Atlanta - June 2, 2013 – 12 noon to 7 pm at Atlantic Station, for Salsa lovers and the Salsa-curious.

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