Culture & Recreation

Metro Atlanta offers many cultural and recreational activities within a short drive of Gwinnett County. From parks and arenas, to theatres and shops, the area is full of attractions for all ages. Click on the links below to learn more information.

Cultural Opportunities

Arts

Sports

Atlanta, named among the top 10 “Best Sports Cities”,* is home to five professional sports franchises:

Atlanta continues to host major sporting events including the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Course, Final Four of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament and the 10K Peachtree Road Race.

For fans of college sports, metro Atlanta is home to the University of Georgia Bulldogs and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and also annually hosts the Chick-fil-A Bowl and Parade and the SEC Championship.

*Sporting News magazine, October 11, 2010
**Information courtesy of Metro Atlanta: An Executive Profile

Recreation

Metro Atlantans have ample opportunities for both indoor and outdoor recreation with more than 100 public, private and semi-private golf courses and approximately 300 golf days per year. The area offers several lakes– Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona being the largest– for fishing, swimming, and boating. There is also an abundance of recreation leagues and clubs for popular sports, such as tennis, baseball, soccer, football, basketball, cycling and running. The Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association (ALTA), the second largest local tennis association in the nation with more than 80,000 members playing on over 200 public tennis courts, and the Atlanta Track Club (ATC), the second largest running organization in the United States serving runners and walkers of all ages and paces, are just two of the opportunities available to metro Atlanta residents. 

**Information courtesy of Metro Atlanta: An Executive Profile