Spring break is at your fingertips, and summer’s not far behind. You can’t wait to relax, spend time with the family … and potentially spend an absurd amount of money to usher your kids or other relatives to every major Atlanta attraction.
Do not fear. Here are some deals on seeing the sights this spring break:
Six Flags Over Georgia: Visit the park’s website right now to buy one ticket, get one free. That makes it $25 for adults and $17.50 for kids, which is especially cost-effective for large parties. You will, of course, see Coca-Cola cans and grocery store coupons with other offers later in the season. The price of a season pass will start dropping sometime after midsummer.
Atlanta Fair: Ride the Ferris wheel, experience zero gravity or get aggressive in the bumper cars — but make it a priority to go to the fair at Turner Field in the middle of the week. Adult tickets are only $3 (regularly $5-$8) if you enjoy the funnel cakes Mondays through Thursdays.
Zoo Atlanta: Check out the family pass DVD at any participating Georgia public library. When you return the DVD, you’ll get a free pass (worth $73.96) for two adults and two children to visit the zoo, valid for seven days from date of receipt.
Georgia state parks: You can also check out the state parks and historic sites pass at the library to avoid parking fees at Amicalola Falls, Tallulah Gorge and other state parks.
Georgia Aquarium: Free for Georgia residents on your birthday when you bring a valid ID to the ticket window, so organize that trip around someone’s special day to save more than $25. Also, college students get half-off admission after 3 p.m. Sundays-Fridays.
High Museum of Art: Free for Fulton County residents and students on the first Saturday of every month. Additionally, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders get free admission on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. The High also offers half-price admission after 4 p.m. Thursdays.
Do the math: Please calculate your predicted savings before buying combination attraction passes. For example, a Pemberton Place pass for the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola will save you a whopping $1.45. There are better discounts out there.
And the Atlanta City Pass could be a good deal for adults if you’re truly doing a whirlwind tour of the city and visiting at least four attractions within nine days. Otherwise, you’ll end up eating some of the $69 price tag.
– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter