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6 Things to Do Near Georgia Tech’s Campus

By Annabelle

Living in the heart of Atlanta is a significant perk for Georgia Tech students. With Midtown’s variety of distinctive dining, beverage, and entertainment options all within a short distance from campus, there’s no shortage of things to do on the weekend.

While Rambler Atlanta is just minutes from campus, we know it’s important to find fun activities to escape from school on the weekend.

Read next: Top 7 Apartments near Georgia Tech

To help you make the most of your weekends, we have written this article on the top things to do near campus, both in walking and driving distance.

6 Best Activities in Midtown for Georgia Tech Students

Georgia Tech students hanging out near campus

1. College Football Hall of Fame

College Football Hall of Fame near Georgia Tech

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Distance from campus: 22-minute walk

Address: 250 Marietta St NW

For all the sports lovers, The College Football Hall of Fame is a must-see attraction while you’re on campus. This interactive museum is dedicated to honoring college football and the top 0.02% of coaches and players that can claim Hall of Fame status. Better yet, the College Football Hall of Fame is located next door to the historic site of the 1996 Olympics, now known as Centennial Olympic Park.

2. Puttshack

Puttshack near Georgia Tech

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Distance from campus: 15-minute walk

Address: 1115 Howell Mill Rd

Puttshack is a unique indoor mini-golf experience just past West Campus. This spot is perfect for a night out with friends or for a day activity when your family comes to visit. With its innovative approach to mini-golf, complete with vibrant and colorful settings, Puttshack transforms the traditional game of mini- golf into a modern and social experience that’s fun for any age group.

3. The Fox

The Fox near Georgia Tech

Distance from campus: 9-minute walk

Address: 660 Peachtree St NE

Put on your best dress and head to the Fox! Renowned for hosting Broadway shows, concerts, tours, and comedy acts, The Fox Theater stands as one of Atlanta’s cherished attractions. Constructed in 1929, this historic theater exudes a distinctive ambiance that ensures an unforgettable night.

4. The Battery

Students in the Battery near Georgia Tech

Distance from campus: 15-minute drive

Address: 800 Battery Ave SE

If you’re looking to watch a sports game, there’s no better spot than The Battery, home of the Atlanta Braves. Hit the Battery’s dining and drinks spots before the game or catch an away game from the bar’s TV’s and outdoor seating. This spot is part of what makes a night at the Ball Park such an exciting and memorable experience.

5. Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market near Georgia Tech

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Distance from campus: 6-minute drive

Address: 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NW

Housed within a repurposed historic building, Ponce City Market is full of boutiques, culinary delights, office spaces, and even a residential complex. A short drive from campus, this locale serves as a vibrant hub for entertainment and enjoyment. Don’t miss the opportunity to capture stunning views of Atlanta from the rooftop, creating the perfect backdrop for memorable photos.

6. Fowling

Fowling in Atlanta, GA

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Distance from campus: 6-minute drive

Address: 1356 English St NW

Putting a unique spin on the game of bowling, Fowling Warehouse, located just over five minutes from campus, is the perfect destination for a fun-filled night out with friends. This unique venue seamlessly blends elements of bowling, football, and cornhole, resulting in an interactive and competitive game. The spot also has a bar and kitchen to enhance your experience with refreshing drinks and delicious bites.

Making the most out of the area you live in can totally change your overall living experience. For more inspiration on where to go in Midtown on the weekends, check out our article on the Top Coffee Shops near Campus.

For any further questions or to learn more about living in the heart of Midtown at Rambler Atlanta, please reach out to our leasing team.


Annabelle is one of Rambler's Marketing Interns; she is a Business major at Georgia Tech with a love for all things creative. Her go-to Daydreamer order is an iced lavender matcha.

April 15, 2024

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