Can you say “day-trip”? Gibbs Gardens, in the North Georgia mountains, is a world-class destination waiting for you to discover it. The 300-acre Ball Ground estate became a public space in 2012. Its blend of natural and man-made features consists of 220 acres of landscaped gardens set amid rolling hills and surrounded by majestic forest, spring-fed ponds, streams, waterfalls and bridge crossings. Among its 16 venues are the Japanese, Water Lily, Daffodil and Manor House gardens. The site includes plenty of benches and shade, an art gallery, a restaurant and a gift shop. And parking is free. Stroll, relax and experience the magic. And don’t be surprised if you encounter wandering musicians along the way. Gibbs is an hour to 90 minutes north of Atlanta, depending on your starting point and traffic.
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Downtown Atlanta’s newest form of transit is sleek and modern, and a spectacle for a city with iffy public transit. But don’t go looking for any San Francisco-style cable car ambience.
Mark Twain got it all wrong when he dismissed the game of golf as “a good walk spoiled.” Golf presents ideal opportunities for soaking in spectacular scenic views and spying on natural wildlife while you engage in the futile pursuit of the perfect swing. And, with Georgia’s weather, you can pretty much go swinging year-round.
The Atlanta Symphony’s 45th annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens, a spectacular fundraiser, opens its doors April 18 and runs through Mother’s Day on May 10.
Whether you normally travel solo, in groups, with kids or senior citizens, a train ride to New Orleans feels less stressful than getting there through the air.
A decade ago, no one had any serious doubts about Charleston, S.C.’s, reputation as a hub for refined Lowcountry cuisine. But no one could have predicted that the annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival (March 4-8) would become an international attraction that exposes the world to all of the city’s charms.
Every living thing craves shelter. Moles. Ants. Squirrels. Birds. Bears. And people. A new MODA exhibit looks at this, how human homes have evolved over the centuries and their impact on the environment.
A concert featuring music from “Uprising” by Atlanta theater artist Gabrielle Fulton is one of three upcoming events marking the Civil War’s 150th anniversary at the Cyclorama.
The ASO returns to Piedmont Park for free concerts on June 11, 18 and 25, all led by assistant conductor Joseph Young. They are indeed free, but make sure you read the many do’s and don’ts before you go.
Feeling cultural? Aurora Theatre’s “Hands on a Hardbody,” Actor’s Express’ “The Whale” and the Aurora-Horizon Theatre co-production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” lead our pack of best bets.
Mo Willems has “more fun seeing the world than anybody else,” says the Alliance Theatre’s Rosemary Newcott, who’s directing his “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical.” “He is one of those people who really lives his art.”
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-16 season is jam-packed with classics, world premieres, distinguished guest artists and choral masterworks to mark the 100th birthday of legendary ASO maestro Robert Shaw.
New this week: “The Whale” at Actor’s Express and “Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike” at Horizon Theatre. Don’t miss “Hands on a Hardbody” at Aurora and “XPT” at the Center for Puppetry Arts. This weekend only: Atlanta Ballet creates “MAYhem.”
”Tuck Everlasting,” the Alliance Theatre-bred musical about one girl’s adventure with forever, has a date with Broadway next April.
Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s 23rd season commences Sept. 10 with the U.S. premiere of a musical based on the “Calendar Girls” movie, includes the Georgia premiere of “Peter and the Starcatcher” and gets by with a little help from the Beatles.