How to Experience Atlanta Free of Charge

This title may be a bit overly dramatic, but it's not entirely false. Atlanta is home to all things fabulous, but what you may not know is that there are literally hundreds of things you can see or do which don't require anything more than your smiling face. From the music scene to the extensive restaurant options, there is an endless supply of excitement and adventure waiting to be had. So, do you know where to get the most bang for no buck? Simple! Here we have broken down the top 5 FREE things to do on your next visit to Atlanta. 1.

Centennial Olympic Park A remaining legacy to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, this 21-acre park offers many exciting free events; just ask the 3 million visitors who visit the park every year. From live music at Wednesday Wine Down to Fourth Saturday Family Days, there will never be a shortage of things to do. 2. MLK Historic Site A great man deserves a great legacy. This historic 35-acre site is comprised of landmarks, monuments and antiquity.

Pay respect to the Dr. Martin Luther King's original gravesite, take a tour of his boyhood home and walk in his footsteps at the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame. 3. Castleberry Hill This stunning neighborhood is listed as one of the most complete warehouse districts still surviving in Atlanta. Known for its arts scene, join locals for the 2nd Friday ArtStroll - a free, self-guided tour of the community's galleries and studios - or FLUX, the annual public art event which fills the streets with dance, visual arts, installations, 3-D projections and performers. 4. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Enjoy the eclectic works of local, regional, national and international artists.

Stop by for lectures, film screenings and guided tours, while shopping for locally produced merchandise. 5. Historic Oakland Cemetery Enjoy peace and quiet as you stroll through miles of beautiful trails, natural scenery and a gorgeous array of art and architecture, all within a mile from downtown. This amazing piece of land is home to the final resting place of many of the city's settlers, builders and most noted citizens. Enjoy a guided tour or wander around the botanical, preserve and ancient magnolias on your own. Either way, make this is a definite stop on your visit. For more information about the author, Denielle D'Ambrosio, please visit my Google+ profile page.