Bicycle Tours of Atlanta

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5 Awesome Open-Air Tours in Atlanta

By Michelle Khouri on 05/29/15
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Thanks to its temperate climate with four mild seasons, Atlanta offers visitors and locals more than 200 sunny days out of each year, on average. Enjoy every sun-filled moment the city has to offer with our five favorite tours. And whether your preferred mode of transportation include two wheels or four, or whether you prefer touring on the ground or in the air, these awesome, diverse tours have you covered.

Atlanta Food Walks

Owner and guide Akila McConnell holds a map that shows the diverse cuisines sampled and cultures explored by her Downtown Southern Food Walk. (Courtesy Atlanta Food Walks)

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Atlanta Food Walks

This fascinating, 3.5-hour Downtown Southern Food Walk includes seven stops and plenty of sightseeing along the two-mile route, making it easy and delightful. A $65 adult ticket ($50 for ages 13 and under) includes tastings at Paschal’s, Smoke Ring, Arden’s Garden, Just Add Honey, Sweet Auburn Seafood, Metro Deli and Miss D’s Pralines.

ATL Cruzers

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ATL-Cruzers

ATL-Cruzers offers two of the city's best intown tours, one by electric car and one by Segway. On car tours, guests take a guided, 90-minute tour aboard an open-air electric vehicle with photo stops along the way. On Segway tours, you'll join a small group to learn the city's history and explore local culture. Tickets: $15-$59.

Bicycle Tours of Atlanta

Bicycle Tours of Atlanta guides visitors through Atlanta's eclectic and edgy Little Five Points neighborhoods (Courtesy Robyn Elliott)

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Bicycle Tours of Atlanta

Owner Robyn Elliott has been recognized as one of the 10 best tour guides in the U.S. Elliott leads fun and informative tours that cover the sights, scenery and history of Atlanta’s diverse intown neighborhoods. Choose from three tours that cover anywhere from five- to 15-mile routes and and last about three hours. Tickets: $30-$49.

Biplane Rides Over Atlanta

The bright, yellow biplane soars over Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves. (Courtesy Biplane Rides Over Atlanta)

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Biplane Rides Over Atlanta

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...a biplane! These aerial sightseeing tours take you soaring over Downtown Atlanta, Stone Mountain and Lake Lanier aboard a restored, open-cockpit biplane. Several tours are offered, allowing you to pick the sky-high view to put you on Cloud Nine. Flights last 20 minutes to one hour. Ticket: $175-475.

Oakland Cemetery

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Oakland Cemetery

One of Atlanta's most intriguing historical sites, Oakland Cemetery is more than the final resting place of local legends—like Bobby Jones—it's also a phenomenally beautiful Victorian-style park. Visit Oakland anytime during its open hours to take a self-guided tour or take the 1.5-hour guided overview tour. Tickets: $6-$12.

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