5 places to get your feet off the ground near Atlanta


Is walking on air, flying, or free-falling on your list of daring adventures that you would love to try? Hold on to your hats and scarves, and keep your skirts or shirt-tails tucked neatly while you check out these ways to get your feet off the ground in Atlanta.

Tandem Skydiving at Skydive Atlanta
If sky diving is on your bucket list, start out easily with a tandem flight. In 30 minutes you can be in the air and out of the plane with an instructor by your side. Experience an exhilarating free fall at up to 120-mph.

Sky Screamer at Six Flags Over Georgia
Get on the tallest ride at the park and soar 24 stories above ground level. You will strap yourself into an open-air swing style seat and, before you can blink, you'll be screaming in the sky.

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Simulated sky diving at iFly
Literally be knocked off your feet inside this ultra-modern flight chamber. A safe experience of flying is offered for all ages and abilities. The velocity of the wind is controlled by a driver, who ensures that everyone has a pleasant experience.

Zip lining at Banning Mills
It's worth a 40-mile drive to Banning Mills for a thrilling experience at this adventure resort. Ten miles of zip lines and a sky trek bridge that is 600 feet long will have you swooning in no time. The 1500-foot-long zip line will propel you along at speeds up to 60-mph.

Hang Gliding at Lookout Mountain Flight Park
Be a weekend warrior and take a two hour drive to Lookout Mountain. Once there, quietly spread your wings and join the birds soaring quietly in the wind. Tandem rides are available on their ultra-light aircraft at heights up to 3000-ft.




Meeka Anne is revisiting her childhood stomping grounds in Atlanta where she grew up. She writes for several lifestyle magazines and has authored two books.