The Whitney at Sandy Springs is a community that’s located in a secluded and peaceful area just outside the city of Atlanta. A quick 30-minute trip gets you to the heart of the city, close to the best activities in the state. When you want to spend the day exploring, view our guide to Atlanta and the surrounding areas. Our apartments in Sandy Springs put residents in a convenient location so that they are never far from anything they need!

For a day filled with natural beauty, head to the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Make sure to bring your swimsuit or water clothes because you can spend your Sunday afternoon on a raft, leisurely riding down the Chattahoochee River. Or just walk and explore the wooded trails. Visitors can even go fishing for rainbow trout and see all sorts of wildlife, including playful river otters! Whatever you choose to do, you’ll want to pack lunch to enjoy after it all. You can eat picnic style with some scenic views. Just remember to do your part and throw away all your trash out of respect for the animals and to keep the park looking beautiful.

Experience even more natural beauty in a modern setting at the Atlanta Botanical Garden! You can explore the gardens and admire the florals and greenery or attend an event, exhibit or class. There is also artwork and live music at the gardens. This is one of the loveliest places to visit in Atlanta, so you don’t want to miss out.

If you’re a history nerd, Atlanta is filled with activities for you! Delve into the past of the cities and towns when you visit the various museums in the area. The Heritage Sandy Springs Museum showcases Civil War and heritage exhibits, as well as historical artifacts and documents. This museum is located on a four-acre park around the original “sandy springs,” now known as Heritage Green and is only seven minutes away from The Whitney! Heritage Sandy Springs Museum has many free and affordable programs and cultural events. View their upcoming events here.

Learn more about Atlanta’s past at the Atlanta History Center. The center covers 33-acres and includes exhibits, historic houses, gardens and more! It’s easy to spend an entire day here. You can attend an author talk, an informative seminar, or even a poetry competition. There is also a coffee shop and a casual eatery to enjoy a locally sourced meal when you need to regain your energy.

Enter an underwater world at the Georgia Aquarium. With 10 million gallons of fresh and saltwater aquariums, visitors can experience all kinds of aquatic life. Participate in an animal encounter with beluga whales, penguins, dolphins, sea otters, or whale sharks. There are also a variety of themed events. Purchase your tickets here!

There is plenty to see and do in the areas around our apartments in Sandy Springs. Contact us today to find your new home at The Whitney at Sandy Springs!

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