Actually Fun Things To Do in Atlanta This Weekend

Enjoy gourmet sweets, check out a new coffee shop, and get some fresh air.

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This week really flew by, and who can really complain about that? From the Hawks putting on for the A with a home win on MLK Day to the swearing in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, a lot has happened in this short week. So now it’s time to kick back, relax, and enjoy a local escape room, deals for National Pie Day, and the fresh air of some local parks.. Here are some actually fun things for you to do in Atlanta this weekend.

Escape the world for 60 minutes

Friday, January 22 - Sunday, January 24
Take a break from regular life and throw yourself into a 60-minute escape room experience this weekend. The Escape Game offers both virtual and private in-person escape rooms for Atlantans to maneuver out of, from a suspenseful hunt for a hidden treasure to a thrilling museum heist. Plus, it’s at The Battery, so whether or not you successfully make it through out of your escape room, you’ll definitely be able to grab some great food and drinks afterwards.
Cost: $34.99 per person

Try an adaptogenic latte

Friday, January 22 - Sunday, January 24
Old Fourth Ward
If you don’t have a clue what adaptogen is (we don’t blame you!) then you need to make a stop by Eleven TLC sometime this weekend for a coffee with health benefits. The newbie at Ponce City Market, Eleven TLC boasts a menu of lattes—including the Blue Butterfly (butterfly pea, blueberry, cinnamon, and maca), Shroom Brew (chaga, reishi, lions mane, ashwagandha), Radiant Latte (collagen, ashwagandha, bee pollen, vanilla), and much more. The drinks contain natural herbs and substances that help the body deal with external stressors.
Cost: $6-8

Test your gaming skills

Friday, January 23
Inman Park
This weekend, Axis Replay is hosting one of its first gaming tournament series of the year, starting with an afternoon of Tekken 7. Tekken hopefuls are invited to register for the tournament at the Krog St. gaming cafe, where they will face other gamers one-on-one for the chance to win the grand prize of $150 and a $150 Red Bull gift card.
Cost: Free

Watch the Poirier vs. McGregor fight in style

Saturday, January 23
Sweet Auburn
UFC 257, the matchup between Connor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, takes place this Saturday at 10pm, and those looking to watch the fight and enjoy some great food can head right over to Fin & Feathers. The restaurant will also host a happy hour in honor of the match, with select $5 food and drink specials from 5-8 pm. Whether the happy hour is calling your name or you absolutely have to see what happens when Poirier takes on McGregor, Fin & Feathers is the ultimate destination to experience the UFC 257 festivities.
Cost: $20 cover

Celebrate National Pie Day

Friday, January 22 - Sunday, January 24
Grant Park
Although you probably didn’t even know it was a holiday, National Pie Day takes place this Saturday, so there’s no better way to celebrate than to cheat on your New Year’s fitness resolutions and grab some dessert. To help you secure your sweets, local, Black-Owned gourmet boutique bakery A Haute Cookie is offering 25% when you order a pie using the promo code “OhPie,” and the promotion is good all weekend long.
Cost: Prices vary

Enjoy some fresh air

Sunday, January 24
Locations vary
Slow weekends like this one present the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air. Go for a hike or a bike ride at one of Atlanta’s gorgeous outdoor spaces, from Cascade Springs to Arabia Mountain. If you don’t know where to start, you already know we’ve got you covered. Check out our guide to the best urban hikes inside and outside the perimeter.
Cost: Free

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Joshua Robinson is an Atlanta-based contributor for Thrillist.​​​​​ Follow him on Instagram at at @roshjobin.