Let’s face it – this is a digital world in which we live. Whereas Atlanta families were once subjected to choosing a location willy-nilly or reading about an event in their local paper before they went exploring, now they can seek out unique destinations and exciting events PLUS map out their route, select their lunch venue, and view nutritional information for said lunch venue online. Apps prove a terrific supplement to that online research, often representing individual Atlanta attractions or supplying an insider’s view of the city. We’ve compiled just a few that you may want to consider downloading before you head out on that next great Atlanta adventure – and the best news is, they’re all free to download!
The Atlanta Channel: As the official visitor information channel for the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, this app proves a no-brainer for local Atlanta staycationers. Featuring a massive video library with restaurant reviews, special event reporting, insider tips, entertainment reviews and more, Atlanta Channel users can enjoy the show before they go exploring.
Scoutmob: This app is truly a triple threat! In addition to its support of over 1,000 artists, offering over 8,000 hand-crafted and independently designed products across a wide variety of lifestyle categories, this app (and wonderfully crafted website) provides the 4-1-1 on local restaurants and the hottest events. Even better, it provides instant savings at area merchants and eateries.
Atlanta XPLRR: Pronounce “explorer,” this app covers all of the bases with links to local news providers, weather, traffic, event calendar, live music streaming from 15 local radio station and special offers from 130+ local restaurants and bars.
Where Atlanta: A digital companion to popular travel guide – Where Atlanta Magazine, this app features entire issues devoted to the best Atlanta has to offer including shopping, dining, attractions, entertainment and more.
Georgia Aquarium: Much like a digital tour guide, this app of one of the city’s most popular attractions features audio tours and information about the various galleries, exhibits, behind-the-scenes tours, programs and activities, upcoming events and more. You can even purchase tickets ahead of your visit to help avoid the lines.
Stone Mountain Park: The ultimate way to “know before you go,” this app provides valuable insights to all of the attractions inside the park, check out the calendar of events to learn when that next great festival will return, book a room at one of two Marriott hotels on the property and buy tickets for a day jam-packed with fun.
Six Flags Over Georgia: This app allows thrill seekers to check out park operating hours, buy and store a ticket or season pass for easy entry to the park, learn about all of the rides, view listings of restaurants and shops, and more.
Oakland Cemetery Audio Tour: Explore one of the city’s greatest treasures with this audio guide that helps you navigate through the monuments and tombstones to learn more about Atlanta’s oldest cemetery and some of its more than 70,000 inhabitants. Among those buried there are golf legend Bobby Jones, Gone With the Wind author Margaret Mitchell and over 6,900 Civil War soldiers.
City of Atlanta’s Public Art Tour: In addition to great attractions, world-class restaurants and exciting shopping destinations, Atlanta is home to a vibrant art scene. This app locate remarkable artwork by local, national and internal artists throughout the city, as well as the historical sites and monuments the “speak to the heart of Atlanta’s character.”
Have Fun Exploring!!