Atlanta, Georgia is a capital city known for its rich history, culture, and water parks! Visiting a waterpark in Atlanta is sure to make your summer much more enjoyable. The cool water allows visitors to have fun under the sun without getting too hot. Check out some of these Atlanta waterparks recommended by us here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead!
Seven Springs isn’t as large as many Atlanta waterparks, but it offers plenty of attractions for those looking to relax. Two waterslides and a lazy river are perfect ways to cool off for older visitors while a splash pad gives younger visitors a water to enjoy summer at a waterpark.
Six Flags White Water
Known for rides like the “Dive Bomber,” Six Flags White Water is located in Marietta and offers a full-service park. Relaxing rides, like “Little Hooch River,” are perfect for families. Kids are sure to enjoy “Tree House Island,” and the “Atlanta Ocean Wave Pool” is also available for visitors who want a unique experience this summer.
LanierWorld at Lanier Islands
Located in Buford, just a short drive from Atlanta, LanierWorld at Lanier Islands is primarily composed of a huge beach located on a lake. There’s a splash pool for younger visitors and a water slide for those who seek a thrilling way to relax. There’s even a zipline that ventures over the beach for those that are feeling daring.
Every year on Memorial Day weekend, Zoo Atlanta hosts Brew at the Zoo, an awesome tradition that includes tons of craft brews and specialty wines within the award-winning zoo. And this year, Brew at the Zoo is celebrating at 10-year anniversary.
The event will include more than 70 brews and a limited selection of wines, with the opportunity to explore the lives of more than 1,000 animals, including giant pandas and apes.
Brew at the Zoo 2017 will take place on May 27, with general admission starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be a VIP pre-party that takes place at 4:30 p.m., and the entire event will end at 9:30 p.m. General admission for non-members costs $50 and will include a commemorative Brew at the Zoo tasting cup.
There will also be multiple stages hosting various bands to entertain the crowds, headlined by The Geeks. To see who else will be playing and where, you can go to the Brew Entertainment schedule, here.
To learn more about the event, to get tickets, or to explore the huge list of brews, go to the official website here. To learn more about what’s going on in town or to check out our huge selection of vehicles, visit us anytime at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead.
For some Americans, Thanksgiving is their number one favorite holiday. Even if it’s not, you have to admit that you love the family time and the great food. However, besides all of the great stuff to eat, there’s also plenty to do on Thanksgiving Day in Atlanta.
Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and 5K
Start your Thanksgiving Day by running off all of the food you’re about to consume. (That’s how it works, right?) This race in Midtown is orchestrated by the Atlanta Track Club and has thousands of participants every year.
Holiday Lights in Atlanta
What better way to ring in the holiday season than to enjoy festive lights on Thanksgiving? At this event, you can see tons of lights in many different locations! All of the lights will be perfectly timed to Christmas music and are sure to dazzle you.
LEGOLAND Discover Center
LEGOLAND is open on Thanksgiving from 10am to 7pm, so it’s a great pre- or post-Thanksgiving dinner activity for the kids.
ClueTown Book Scavenger Hunt
If your family is coming into town, take them around the city by solving puzzles together! You can get a ClueTown Book from four different areas, so you can pick whichever is closest to you.
Whatever you end up doing this Thanksgiving, make sure to have lots of turkey and stuffing!
Are you a fan of jazz? Do you like free things? This upcoming Memorial Day weekend from May 27th through May 29th, one of the nation’s largest free jazz concerts will be happening. The Atlanta Jazz Festival happens once a year and showcases everything from classic jazz artists to newcomers to the genre, with over thirty artists performing over the course of the festival’s three-day-long weekend in Piedmont Park.
On Friday there will be two acts on the Main Stage starting at 7:00pm, but Saturday follows up Friday’s performances with 17 different artists starting at 12:30pm and scattered across the Main Stage, Park Tavern, International Stage, and Locals Stage. The Main Stage will even feature three different DJs after the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 9:00pm performance for a late-night party in the park. Sunday rounds out the weekend with 13 artists performing on the Main, International, and Locals stages, beginning at 12:30pm and with the last performance beginning at 9.
The festival will also accommodate visitors through the Loews Atlanta Hotel, which is offering concert attendees special rates for the weekend. You will also find an Artist’s Market onsite at the park with local artists offering their goods for display and sale, in addition to concessions stalls selling food and beverages. Some vendors will even offer cuisine such as Caribbean food!
So make sure to mark your calendars for the Atlanta Jazz Festival this Memorial Day Weekend. If you just can’t wait, however, Atlanta Festivals has been celebrating the entire month of May with its 31 Days of Jazz event. Check the event calendar to see what jazz-related event is going on in Atlanta tonight!
Last week Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead hosted a private showing of the summer blockbuster “Jurassic World” starring Chris Pratt and the soon-to-be-released GLE Coupe SUV and a variety of other Mercedes-Benz models. The event was a hit as customers thoroughly enjoyed the movie and also got a sneak peek at upcoming Mercedes-Benz models!
Jurassic World Mercedes-Benz Models
Proving just how rugged and capable Mercedes’ G-Class really is, several models made an appearance during the new Jurassic World film. The GLE, Sprinter Van, six-wheeled G-Wagen, and Unimog all premiered in the movie. If the new G-Class is tough enough to survive a dinosaur attack, it can handle just about anything.
Although some may claim Jurassic World’s Mercedes models only appear thanks to product placement, the filmmakers beg to differ. According to The Washington Post, even script writers commented that in real life, it makes sense for the theme park to use Mercedes because of its luxury designs and durable capabilities.
“Jurassic World is an upscale theme park, so we wanted one of the most upscale auto manufacturers to be involved in it,” said producer Pat Crowley.
“Unveiling the new GLE Coupé in Jurassic World was a natural fit as we continue our relationship with Mercedes. It really adds to the storytelling,” said other executives.
Believe it or not, the six-wheeled G-Wagen and monster Unimog are real models offered outside of the US as light-armored vehicles and equipment carriers, perfect for dinosaur wrangling. Plus, as evidenced by the GLE, Mercedes can retain a certain level of sophistication while providing unparalleled performance.