At Event 360 we work hard and play hard. We travel the country going from one event to the next, and in the process we tumble upon some really great places in the cities we work. Be it a restaurant, music venue or book store (to name a few), we have found some must-see attractions and we want to share them with you.
Today, Jennifer Hanskat, Komen 3-Day Participant Support Coordinator, shares one her favorite spots, which also happens to be the site of the Atlanta 3-Day Opening Ceremony!
Name: Stone Mountain Park
Full address: 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
What makes this place worth stopping in? There are a lot of different activities at Stone Mountain Park including a museum, Summit Skyride, hiking trails, camping, railroad and tons of activities for families and kids. The activities vary depending on the time of year that you visit so make sure to check the calendar of events before making your plans.
Must see/do/eat/can’t miss? I highly recommend going to the top of Stone Mountain. The views t the top are incredible. There are two ways to get to the top. The first is to take the Summit Skyride. It is a high speed cable car that takes you up 825 feet to the top.
The second way is the way that I went up, by foot. It is definitely challenging but once you are at the top you are rewarded with incredible views. You will need to make sure you are dressed comfortably and that you are wearing either sneakers or good hiking boots and definitely take water and/or a sports drink. Once you are at the top there is an area that offers snacks, water, and sports drink for purchase as well as restrooms.