Atlanta Botanical Garden
We’re suckers for a lush botanical garden in a big city, and Atlanta’s is no exception. Half of the acreage is taken up by the Storza Woods, a (rare) surviving urban forest that visitors can experience from above via a relatively new canopy-walking experience. In addition to the customary Conservatory, which holds beautiful specimens of rare plants (the orchid section is breathtaking), the garden is also home to an ambitious edible garden that showcases seasonal produce via healthy raised beds and an impressive vertical herb garden. Check the schedule for outdoor cooking demonstrations by local chefs.