These Atlanta experiences make the perfect holiday gifts

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Let’s face it: some of the best gifts are intangible. They may not be able to be held or seen physically, but they can be experienced and remembered forever. Atlanta offers many hands-on experiences and events that serve as great gifts for the loved ones in your life. Instead of wrapping up clothes and socks this holiday season, consider putting a bow on show tickets, nature, and many other interactive experiences that we’ve gathered below.

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If you know a future pilot, let their dreams take flight this winter with a gift to the Delta Flight Museum’s Flight Simulator, which simulates a Boeing 737-200 that will make them literally feel like they are flying in the air and through the clouds.

Location: Hapeville - 1060 Delta Blvd; Website:; Contact: 404-715-7886

Fox Theatre

Gift the gift of theatre this holiday season at the Fox, Atlanta’s iconic venue in Midtown. Some upcoming shows on the Fox Theatre lineup include Disney’s “Aladdin”, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Restless Leg Tour, “Hamilton,” and more.

Location: Midtown - 660 Peachtree St NE; Website:; Contact: 855-285-8499

Garden Nights, Holiday Lights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

It’s okay to gift date nights, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s annual Garden Nights, Holiday Lights exhibit is not one to miss. Sip on spiked hot chocolate while meandering through the lighted sculptures with your date, and then complete the night at Longleaf, where you can dine amongst the lights and flowers. Open through Jan. 14, 2024.

Location: Midtown - 1345 Piedmont Ave NE; Admission: Starting at $24.95; Website:; Contact: 404-876-5859

Georgia State ParkPass and Historic Site Pass

If you know a wilderness explorer in your life who loves hiking and history, consider gifting them a Georgia State ParkPass and Historic Site Pass combo, which provides access to more than 60 parks and attractions across the state of Georgia, valid for a year.

Website:; Cost: $85

Zoo Atlanta

Location: Northeast Atlanta - 792 North Highland Avenue NE; Admission: $35+; Website:; Contact: 404-487-3820

Porsche Experience Center

Vroom, vroom. Speed right into the holiday season by getting tickets to the Porsche Experience Center for the special race car driver in your life. Test drive Porsche cars on the 1.6-mile test track full of twists, turns and other surprises.

Location: Southwest Atlanta - One Porsche Dr; Admission: Starting at $450; Website:; Contact: 888-204-7474

Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party

Sure, you can come to this whimsical Candler Park shop to grab a tea, coffee or pastry and sit down to do work, but take it one step further by gifting a literal High Tea Party (just not underwater). Friends and family can gather in a private room and patio and enjoy pastries and tea on vintage china trays surrounded by eclectic decorations.

Location: East Atlanta - 1645 McLendon Ave NE; Cost: Starting at $470; Website:; Contact: 404-474-1402

Avery Newmark of Access Atlanta contributed to this story.

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