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8 Vacation Ideas in Atlanta Under $100

June 2, 2017

Vacations are a nice thought until you get to the pricing. Often times, what we would like to do is far beyond our budget. However, you don’t always have to go far from home or even leave your state to have a little vacation. Here are 8 things in Atlanta that cost under $100 that would be perfect for a little vacation.


Georgia Aquarium – This spot is great for adults and kids alike. It offers a full day or several hours of entertainment and costs around $30 per person. A season pass for a full year isn’t much more than that per person so you have the opportunity to go multiple times throughout the year if desired.

National Parks Tour – This isn’t exactly a guided tour but your own tour! The national parks around Atlanta are breathtaking and most, if not all, are actually free to enter. Some you can explore by car and others on foot by hiking trails.

Himitsu – If you don’t have any kids, book in advance, a reservation to one of Atlanta’s hottest cocktail lounges. You can only enter by reservation only. Their cocktails are created by Shingo Gokan, who is well-known for his impeccable work. The cocktails are almost too beautiful to drink and something of fairytales.

Back River Beach – Who doesn’t love the beach? If you want a little vacation that doesn’t cost anything but your travel, hit up the quiet Back River Beach which is one of the closest beaches to Atlanta. It’s tucked away from the intense surf and is perfect for calm swimming.

Atlanta Southern Food Tour – Who doesn’t absolutely love Southern food? Georgia is well-known for its delicious dishes. This tour allows you to taste 15 different dishes from some of Atlanta’s finest spots.

Atlanta’s Botanical Gardens – These gardens are always hustling and bustling with beautiful works of art. Outside of that, there are often concerts or events that make for one or more days of relaxing fun.

Walking Dead Zombie Tour – If you’re a Walking Dead buff and can’t get enough of it, head to Atlanta to take a tour based on the renowned show, The Walking Dead, and their filming spots. You will learn even more details and behind the scenes facts about the show on this tour.

Turner Field – If you enjoy a good baseball game, this is the perfect, cheap vacation spot for you. Tickets don’t cost an arm and a leg and a baseball-filled day sounds like the perfect vacation.

Atlanta is such a big city that it felt impossible to narrow down some great spots for under $100. The vacations don’t include travel costs, they just take into account the cost of attending. Atlanta is full of theme parks, parks, mountains, hiking trails, museums, etc. Many of the places are under $100 and are an endless amount of fun. As I said, it was difficult to narrow down only 8 places. However, I tried to narrow it down to options that weren’t the obvious ones to give you a fresh taste of Atlanta!

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    Autum Love
    June 2, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I needed this post a few weeks ago. My family and I went to Atlanta the week of Mother’s Day and The Walking Dead Zombie tour OMG what how didn’t I know about this.

    I will be going back to Atlanta I live in Chicago and really enjoyed my stay the hospitality is great compared to Chicago.

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    June 2, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    The botanical gardens look beautiful! I wonder if they ever host kids yoga or meditation there.

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    June 2, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    All of these are excellent choices. I know because I live in Atlanta. We hit up almost all of these all the time.

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    Colleen Lanin
    June 2, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Atlanta is one of my favorite places to visit. I’ve been there a few times, and there is definitely a reason they call it Hotlanta.

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    June 2, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Wow who knew you could vacation in Atlanta at such a low rate. Love that you shared this because it will show others they don’t have to be rich to enjoy other areas in the world or United States! Great information here, makes me want to plan a little trip!

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    Pam Wattenbarger
    June 3, 2017 at 12:35 am

    These are all great ideas for vacations in and around Atlanta. The Georgia Aquarium is really cool.

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    June 3, 2017 at 1:10 am

    I’d get a kick out of the Walking Dead tour! I’ve heard so many great things about Atlanta recently, I am itching to take a trip and see it all for myself now!

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    June 3, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    I love this. Take what you have and make it what you want. I will be sharing this list!

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    Seattle Travel Blogger
    June 3, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    These look like some fun places for sure.
    I know we like our aquariums and would definitely look at this one if we were in this area.

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    June 3, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Wow what great looking places. I love being able to do things for under $100… and Atlanta looks like a wonderful place!

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    Latoya | Life and a Budget
    June 3, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    These are some good ideas! I’ve always wanted to visit Tybee Island. It’s time to schedule a vacation so it will be a top contender for sure!

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    Louise Bishop
    June 3, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Great ideas for a fun trip. Saving money is a huge reason for booking any vacation.

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    Adrianne Betz
    June 3, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    I have always really enjoyed Atlanta. I am excited that someone has shown me how to travel there with little money!

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    Veronica Solomon
    June 4, 2017 at 1:43 am

    I love Atlanta. I have never really looked at it as a vacation spot, but these places are intriguing. They are now on my list

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    Dawn McAlexander
    June 4, 2017 at 1:55 am

    These are all great ideas. I have been trying to schedule a trip to Atlanta for a while now. It just hasn’t worked out yet. I will get there, I promise.

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    June 4, 2017 at 2:05 am

    I’ve been to Atlanta for shopping. It was an awesome city with SO much to do!

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    June 4, 2017 at 2:50 am

    These are great ideas. I’ve been to Atlanta but never had a chance to do all the touristy things. I’d love to do the food tour, botanical gardens and the Aquarium.

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    Mimi Green
    June 4, 2017 at 10:48 am

    As a family of four this has been a struggle. Last week I took advantage of the holiday sals and purchased 4 flights for us to vacate.

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    Amanda Love
    June 4, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    There’s a lot to look forward to in Atlanta! I think it’s awesome that you not only get to explore the city but you don’t have to spend a lot too. Pretty cool guide!

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    Our Family World
    June 4, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    I haven’t been in Atlanta and I would love to go there someday they say it was a good city and people there are so friendly.

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    June 5, 2017 at 5:38 am

    I have been to Atlanta many times because my dad lives there, but I am sad to say I have not visited the places you listed. I need to get with it and start hitting up these vacation ideas in ATL! I would love to see the Georgia Aquarium and Turner Field! Great list!

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    June 5, 2017 at 6:46 am

    The southern food tour and a trip to the botanical garden sounds like activities I would love to try. Who would not want to have their fill of southern food? Traveling should not always be expensive. We can still find really great spots and have a good time without breaking the bank.

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    June 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

    All really great choices, they seem so fun! I haven’t been to Atlanta in years, but the next time I visit, I’ll have to remember this list!

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    Elle Cole
    June 5, 2017 at 11:32 am

    I like all of the places that you mentioned. I need to plan a trip to the ATL this summer.

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    June 5, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    ATL is such a fun place to visit! I’ve been a few times on tours and with the family. One year we took our family to the zoo and Varsity.

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    June 5, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Next time I’m in the ATL I”ll have to remember these. I didn’t realize they had so many national parks. And the food tour has to be a win.

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    June 5, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I’ve only been to Atlanta once. Clearly, I need to go back. Your vacation suggestions are great. I am keenly interested in the Himitsu spot and the Southern Food Tour. Thanks for sharing this information.

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    June 5, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    The only time I was in Atlanta was for a Type-A parent conference, and I don’t think that I left Peachtree (one of them anyway) I drove in from Chicago, so I should have done more, but didn’t. Now I’m kicking myself. I need to make sure the next time I get down that way, that I put one or more of these things on my list!

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    Shannon Gurnee
    June 5, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    These sound like some fun vacation ideas! I think I might be kind of a wimp for the Walking Dead tour though.

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    June 9, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Vacay in Atlanta seems reasonable for a 7 day trip…

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