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There really is a lot to see an do in Atlanta. Living in the metropolitan area you might sometimes forget what all is there in regards to vacation ideas. Now with the much higher cost of travel it might be worth looking into. You can still have a ton of fun and save quite a bit of money in the process too. Keep reading here and you'll get some tips to help you on your Atlanta Staycation planning. You'll get some ideas on things you can do as well as tips on how to save even more money on your staycation. This is all stuff that you can do within a short drive for either a day trip or an overnight trip. Sometimes it is nice to be waited on, even if the place is just a little ways from your home.

The Latest Staycation Ideas

  1. Actor’s Express
  2. Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta
  3. North Georgia Zoo
  4. Atlanta History Center
  5. Atlanta Rocks
  6. Extreme Dinosaurs
  7. Park Tavern Ice Skating
  8. SkyView Atlanta
  9. Medieval Times Atlanta
  10. Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Start Your Staycation at the Library w/ Free Recreational Passes

2015 April 8

The best place to start your Atlanta staycation might be the last place you would think about. It’s your local public library. The Cobb County Public Library System has passes for either free admission or discount admission to many of your potential staycation activities. All you need is a library card and you can stop by the front desk of any of the libraries in the Cobb County Public Library System. There are 16 libraries in the county which can be seen HERE. Free passes are available for Zoo Atlanta, Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, and the Go Fish Education Center. You can also get discounts at the Center for Puppetry Arts from your local library.

The Zoo Atlanta Family Pass provide free admission for up to two adults and two children ages 3-12 years old. To obtain the free Zoo Atlanta Family Pass, you must first check out a special DVD on the zoo and then return it to receive your free zoo passes.

The Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites Park Pass Kit gets you free admission or parking to more than 60 State Parks and Historic Sites within the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Each Park Pass pass is available for one week and allows for free entry for up to four visitors. You also get a parking pass and guide booklet.

The Go Fish Family Pass gets you free entry into the Perry-based Go Fish Education Center for up to six visitors. Entry is available Fridays through Sundays.

Finally, the Passport to Puppetry from the Center for Puppetry Arts gets you free museum admissions and special show and workshop discounts for your family at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Don’t forget about the library also has a lot of family / kid friendly events as well. Events and activities include story time, activity labs, family movie time, and more. Just check their calendar of events to see what’s coming up.


"Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show": Puppet Show Stars American Legends

at Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta
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Sun, May 24
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Nothing lassos the imagination of small fries like tall tales. Now the Center for Puppetry Arts honors America's largest larger-than-life heroes by spinning tales taller than a 10-gallon hat. In "Paul... [more+]

Nothing lassos the imagination of small fries like tall tales. Now the Center for Puppetry Arts honors America's largest larger-than-life heroes by spinning tales taller than a 10-gallon hat. In "Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show", Dr. Hezekiah Bigelow rolls into town, hawking stories instead of snake oil. Enjoy twangy tunes as this musical extravaganza recounts how Paul Bunyan and his devoted friend, Babe the Blue Ox, invent logging; how Hekeke saves her tribe from a people-eating ogre; how John Henry becomes a steel-driving man; and how Pecos Bill becomes King of the Cowboys. Tickets include this tour de force of hand, rod and shadow puppetry, museum entry and a workshop where kids can make their own Babe the Blue Ox hand puppet to take home. [less-]

Satin Alley Jazz Outdoors at Chattahooche Nature Center

at Chattahoochee Nature Center Ben Brady Pavilion , Roswell
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Sun, May 24
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Get some friends together and pack a picnic for an evening of jazz at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. The idyllic setting on the Chattahoochee River provides a beautiful backdrop for the S... [more+]

Get some friends together and pack a picnic for an evening of jazz at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. The idyllic setting on the Chattahoochee River provides a beautiful backdrop for the Satin Alley Jazz vocal group, who perform choral jazz pieces from the '30s, '40s and '50s. You may even hear a few interpretations of modern tunes. For this concert, the singers will be backed by the Jazz Jones Legacy, a 12-piece band well versed in swing, smooth jazz and fusion. Arrive when gates open to explore the park's trails or enjoy a picnic before the concert. [less-]

"The Whale": Affecting Family Drama With XXXL Heart

at Actor's Express, Atlanta
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Sometimes "livin' large" is no kind of living at all. At least not when you're tipping the scales at 600 pounds like Charlie, the moving (but nearly immobile) protagonist of "The Whale". Since the dea... [more+]

Sometimes "livin' large" is no kind of living at all. At least not when you're tipping the scales at 600 pounds like Charlie, the moving (but nearly immobile) protagonist of "The Whale". Since the death of his boyfriend, Charlie has confined himself to his small Idaho apartment where he recklessly gorges on food. Unwilling to seek medical treatment despite a health scare, Charlie instead attempts to reconnect with the teenage daughter he hasn't seen in 15 years. MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient and Obie Award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter ("A Bright New Boise") wrote this humorous and big-hearted drama that won the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. Now Actor's Express Theatre mounts a provocative new production with its own artistic director, Freddie Ashley, in the starring role. [less-]

Modern Romantic Troubles in Comedy "Crazyanity" From Rising Sage Theatre

at West End Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater, Atlanta
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Sun, May 24
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Marriage pressure threatens to split up a relationship in the new comedy "Crazyanity" from Rising Sage Theatre. Paul and Samantha have been together for six years and everything is going great -- unti... [more+]

Marriage pressure threatens to split up a relationship in the new comedy "Crazyanity" from Rising Sage Theatre. Paul and Samantha have been together for six years and everything is going great -- until they move into their new apartment and meet their neighbor. Eleanor, the eccentric next door, has plenty of ideas about marriage and religion -- ideas that start to make a lot of sense to Samantha. Paul, however, thinks things are fine just the way they are. Now the couple has to decide if they want to say "I do" or call it quits. Artistic director Paris Crayton III ("The Best Game", "Chainz/Broken") wrote this hilarious look at modern relationships now at the West End Performing Arts Center in Atlanta. [less-]

Children's Museum of Atlanta: Hands-On Fun

at Children's Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta
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FULL PRICE: $13.77
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Let your little one's imagination roam free at the Children's Museum of Atlanta, a center of learning and discovery packed with daily and permanent programs and exhibitions covering science, cooking, ... [more+]

Let your little one's imagination roam free at the Children's Museum of Atlanta, a center of learning and discovery packed with daily and permanent programs and exhibitions covering science, cooking, music, art and more. Through the power of play, the museum inspires discovery through hands-on exhibits and engaging interactions. Plus, there are special events happening nearly every day, ranging from live mini-musical performances to historic and cultural celebrations. "Once Upon a Time", the latest exciting exhibit for 2015, explores favorite fairy tales from around the globe, and brings you into the worlds of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Lon Po Po, a Chinese version of Little Red Riding Hood. [less-]

Discover and Celebrate Jewish Culture and History at the Breman

at The Breman Museum, Atlanta
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The Breman's mission of celebrating Jewish culture, embracing diversity and promoting social justice is highlighted by its popular permanent exhibition on the Holocaust, "Absence of Humanity: The Holo... [more+]

The Breman's mission of celebrating Jewish culture, embracing diversity and promoting social justice is highlighted by its popular permanent exhibition on the Holocaust, "Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years 1933-1944". Wander through the current special exhibition, "Where The Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak In His own Words and Pictures", which celebrates Sendak's life and work by showcasing his most famous pieces through preliminary sketches, finished artwork and interactive displays. For student and teachers, there's the wonderful educational resource, The Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education. Finish your visit off with a peek in the Museum Library and the Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, the largest repository for Jewish archival material in the Southeast. [less-]

Best of Atlanta Comedy Showcase at Laughing Skull Lounge

at Laughing Skull Lounge, Atlanta
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See some of the city's funniest, fastest rising and most popular stand-up comics at Laughing Skull Lounge's Best of Atlanta Comedy Showcase. Eight top talents share the stage at this laugh-filled and ... [more+]

See some of the city's funniest, fastest rising and most popular stand-up comics at Laughing Skull Lounge's Best of Atlanta Comedy Showcase. Eight top talents share the stage at this laugh-filled and fast-paced stand-up showcase. Each comic does his or her best 10 minutes of material, and then it's right on to the next hilarious act. Like they say, "If you don't like the comic on stage, don't worry -- they're almost done!" But rest assured that you'll probably love them, since this showcase ranks as one of Atlanta's most popular stand-up comedy shows. [less-]

"Phat Kidz Stand-Up and Improv"

at Atlanta Improv, Atlanta
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"Phat Kidz Stand-Up and Improv" puts the spotlight on pint-sized players who, at the end of their performances, receive feedback from a panel of special guests -- celebrities, industry professionals, ... [more+]

"Phat Kidz Stand-Up and Improv" puts the spotlight on pint-sized players who, at the end of their performances, receive feedback from a panel of special guests -- celebrities, industry professionals, nationally touring comedians and casting directors and agents. Hosted by Quincy Bonds and Aaron Short, this fresh and clean evening of comedy features youth from Norcross Boys and Girls Club ages 6-19 doing live stand-up and improv. Be amused by their humorous stories and punchlines, and watch them blossom into comedians on stage. [less-]

"The Ugly Duckling" Leaps to Life in Inventive New Family Production

at Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta
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Wed, May 27
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FULL PRICE: $16.50
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A wild collection of found objects and odd furniture brings new life to one of Hans Christian Andersen's most popular stories. "My Life as a Fairy Tale: The Ugly Duckling" is an imaginative production... [more+]

A wild collection of found objects and odd furniture brings new life to one of Hans Christian Andersen's most popular stories. "My Life as a Fairy Tale: The Ugly Duckling" is an imaginative production that transforms inanimate items into key story elements as the Ugly Duckling makes his journey home, encountering a hunter, a farmer, menacing cats and dogs, and soaring geese along the way. Don't miss this timeless tale with a powerful message of self-empowerment that generations of kids have loved as this fun new family production comes to the historic Center for Puppetry Arts in Midtown Atlanta. [less-]

The Suite Jazz Series Brings Touring Acts to Downtown Atlanta

at Suite Food Lounge, Atlanta
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Thu, May 28
FULL PRICE: $20.00
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Enjoy a night of great music and cool vibes at the stylish, sophisticated Suite Food Lounge. Downtown Atlanta's premier nightclub hosts the Suite Jazz Series bringing internationally renowned touring ... [more+]

Enjoy a night of great music and cool vibes at the stylish, sophisticated Suite Food Lounge. Downtown Atlanta's premier nightclub hosts the Suite Jazz Series bringing internationally renowned touring acts to the stage, as well as talented hometown musicians. The lounge features delicious menu items, three bars serving adventurous wines and house-crafted cocktails, plus chic décor and warm ligthing. The intimate setting gets you up close to your favorite jazz and crossover acts, and the warm atmosphere invites you back for more. [less-]

Comedian Rob HaZe: 2015 Laughing Skull Comedy Fest Winner

at Atlanta Improv, Atlanta
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Thu, May 28
FULL PRICE: $15.00
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Comedians work for years -- decades even -- to build up the on-stage confidence that comes so naturally to young talent Rob HaZe. This graduate of the University of Georgia tells jokes with the low-ke... [more+]

Comedians work for years -- decades even -- to build up the on-stage confidence that comes so naturally to young talent Rob HaZe. This graduate of the University of Georgia tells jokes with the low-key confidence of a true pro, tossing out killer punchlines with the generosity of a guy with a "lot" of comedy (and talent) to spare. Whether he's musing about Uber, or gluten, or the advent of flying cars, HaZe is inventive and unexpected, always finding the sharper line, the funnier angle, the more devastating take, no matter what the topic. Winner of the 2015 Laughing Skull Comedy Festival Competition and named one of the 2015 "Top 20 People to Watch" by Creative Loafing, HaZe now headlines the Atlanta Improv. Be there to watch the ascent of the ATL's next comedy superstar. [less-]

Juggler Ron Anglin Mixes Physical Comedy & Storytelling: "Heroes I Have Known"

at Aurora Theatre - Main Stage, Lawrenceville
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Thu, May 28
Thu, May 28
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Whether throwing balls in the air to the groove of "Everybody Dance Now" or creating gravity-defying routines out of blocks, pins and other props, juggler Ron Anglin has consistently delighted crowds ... [more+]

Whether throwing balls in the air to the groove of "Everybody Dance Now" or creating gravity-defying routines out of blocks, pins and other props, juggler Ron Anglin has consistently delighted crowds across more than 5,000 live shows. Anglin looks like the guy who has come to service the printer, but his everyman exterior belies a master showman's sense of physical comedy, and a gift for connecting with children of all ages. In "Heroes I Have Known" at Aurora Theatre, he adds in a stirring emotional centerpiece, sharing stories of the performers, teachers and soldiers who have inspired him throughout his career. [less-]

Aurora Comedy Nights: Stand-Up Comedy on the Square

at Aurora Theatre - Studio, Lawrenceville
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FULL PRICE: $18.00
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Catch some of Atlanta's freshest and funniest comedy at the Aurora Theatre in Gwinnett, which hosts top national acts and touring comedians, as well as offering sets from the Southeast's funniest stan... [more+]

Catch some of Atlanta's freshest and funniest comedy at the Aurora Theatre in Gwinnett, which hosts top national acts and touring comedians, as well as offering sets from the Southeast's funniest stand-ups and up-and-coming talent. Hosted by Katie Causey -- a recent UGA grad, an alumnus of the very first Aurora Theatre Apprentice Company and a two-time national competitor at the Chicago Improv Festival's College Improv Tournament -- you're all but guaranteed some good laughs. Plus, it's a refreshing change from the usual club scene -- no waitress-tipping required. The theater's located on the square in downtown Lawrenceville, providing the perfect entertainment option for a night out on the town after the show as well. [less-]

"Big Hero 6" Flies Onto the Outdoor Movie Screen for "Moovies at the Mable"

at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Mableton
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Fri, May 29
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Disney's Oscar-winning animated adventure "Big Hero 6" springs into action, getting the Moovies at the Mable Movie Series off to a fun and fast-paced start. Follow along as teenage robotics genius Hir... [more+]

Disney's Oscar-winning animated adventure "Big Hero 6" springs into action, getting the Moovies at the Mable Movie Series off to a fun and fast-paced start. Follow along as teenage robotics genius Hiro transforms a group of brainiacs into a team of unlikely superheroes. They all rally around their mascot Baymax, a powerful-yet-lovable robot who'd rather dish out hugs and bandages than beat-downs. When a mysterious villain threatens to take over their futuristic town of San Fransokyo, the team relies on their unique, unorthodox skills to save the day. The high-speed action, hilarious gags and breath-taking animation will keep both kids and parents on the edge of their seats. And don't be surprised if the endearing, heartfelt message at the core of "Big Hero 6" brings a tear to your eye and hits you with a hardcore case of the warm-and-fuzzies. Your Goldstar ticket gains you access to a reserved seating section right in the sweet spot at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, where you can enjoy this out-of-this-world film under the stars. [less-]

Lawrenceville Ghost Tour: Take a Haunted Stroll Through the Night

at Lawrenceville Square, Lawrenceville
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Fun for adults and children alike, this 90-minute walking tour of Metro Atlanta's oldest city teaches fascinating facts while sending an exhilarating chill down your spine. Your guide (in full period ... [more+]

Fun for adults and children alike, this 90-minute walking tour of Metro Atlanta's oldest city teaches fascinating facts while sending an exhilarating chill down your spine. Your guide (in full period costume) will titillate the senses with details of recent paranormal investigations and popular legends of ghostly goings-on -- like the night the dead rose up and paraded down Lawrenceville's main thoroughfare. Stroll the haunted streets through historic courthouse square, past turn-of-the-century storefronts and on to the Old Jail, where you can go inside ... if you dare. [less-]

Alfresco Performance of Classic Children's Tale "The Secret Garden"

at The Garden at Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills
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What better way to dive into a live adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's timeless children's book "The Secret Garden" than seated amidst lush, real-life greenery? The English Garden at Chattahooche... [more+]

What better way to dive into a live adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's timeless children's book "The Secret Garden" than seated amidst lush, real-life greenery? The English Garden at Chattahoochee Hills' Serenbe Playhouse has been custom-sown to fully immerse you in the triumphant tale of Mary Lennox and her magical, maze-filled patch of earth. Seated outside on a summer's day, you'll see the beloved tale of a grieving widower, his sickly son and the orphaned niece who comes to live with them. When young Mary discovers the locked secret garden that's been left to grow wild and untended, she sets out to restore it to its former glory and unknowingly changes the family's lives forever. [less-]

"Evening of Praise": Gospel Stars Marvin Sapp & Tamela Mann

at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta
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Fri, May 29
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Some voices lift you up ... and then there are those that send you soaring. "Evening of Praise" features two jet-powered talents: Pastor Marvin Louis Sapp and Tamela J. Mann. Winner of two BET Awards ... [more+]

Some voices lift you up ... and then there are those that send you soaring. "Evening of Praise" features two jet-powered talents: Pastor Marvin Louis Sapp and Tamela J. Mann. Winner of two BET Awards for "Best Gospel Artist," Sapp got his start as a member of the Grammy-nominated gospel group Commissioned, before embarking on a record-breaking solo career. Mann broke through as a vocalist with the influential Kirk Franklin and the Family, before starting a long association with Tyler Perry that brought her into the worlds of theater ("I Can Do Bad All By Myself"), TV ("Meet the Browns") and film ("Diary of a Mad Black Woman" and "Madea Goes to Jail"). Now these deeply spiritual artists will collaborate on a show that's sure to elevate and inspire at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. [less-]

"The 11th Hour": Timely Drama Explores Police Shooting

at Actor's Express, Atlanta
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Sat, May 30
FULL PRICE: $20.00
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"The 11th Hour", an all-too-timely drama, delves into the continuing controversy surrounding the deaths of inner-city youths at the hands of police, bringing the issue to dramatic life and offering a ... [more+]

"The 11th Hour", an all-too-timely drama, delves into the continuing controversy surrounding the deaths of inner-city youths at the hands of police, bringing the issue to dramatic life and offering a ray of hope for the future. A pair of high-school athletes are killed by the cops, which leads to a contentious community gathering at a barber shop behind police lines. That's where a variety of different voices begin to speak up and be heard on the roots of this violent epidemic and what can be done to combat it. [less-]

Lisa Lampanelli: Comedy's "Queen of Mean" Performs

at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta
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Sat, May 30
FULL PRICE: $39.75 - $49.75
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A cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker and a vial of estrogen, Lisa Lampanelli is described by Howard Stern as "a real funny broad." Lampanelli is a regular on "The Tonight Show" and Stern's Siriu... [more+]

A cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker and a vial of estrogen, Lisa Lampanelli is described by Howard Stern as "a real funny broad." Lampanelli is a regular on "The Tonight Show" and Stern's Sirius satellite radio show, and has received national attention for her performances at the Comedy Central roasts of Pamela Anderson and William Shatner. She also appeared on "The Celebrity Apprentice 5". One of the top insult comics around, Lampanelli doesn't shy away from anything on stage, so be prepared for a hilarious night of in-your-face comedy when her "The Leaner Meaner Tour" stops at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta. [less-]

"The Virgin Mary Monologues": Earnest Looks at Love, Hope & Courage

at Hapeville Performing Arts Center, Hapeville
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Sat, May 30
Sat, May 30
FULL PRICE: $15.00
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A collection of more than 20 monologues that offer honest glimpses into all types of experiences, "The Virgin Mary Monologues" is filled with power, love, hope and determination. From the story of a v... [more+]

A collection of more than 20 monologues that offer honest glimpses into all types of experiences, "The Virgin Mary Monologues" is filled with power, love, hope and determination. From the story of a virgin determined not to end up pregnant and unwed like her sister, to the worried thoughts of a widow who can't move on from the loss of her husband, this show looks at the diverse lives of all kinds of hurt, courageous, discouraged, wounded and wise women. The Hapeville Performing Arts Center is home to this powerful theatrical presentation that aims to inspire you with its honest examinations of the secrets many women carry buried deep within them. [less-]