Planning on kicking the bucket this year? Or just want to live like you were dying? Consider heeding the words of renowned philosopher Tim McGraw.
I WENT SKYDIVING
Ready to defy gravity, but maybe not test the need for a bucket list? Check out the totally safe, indoor skydiving experience at iFly Atlanta. No jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, no several-thousand-foot fall and no experience is needed—you simply float gently in a controlled column of air. Each basic flight within the wind tunnel lasts 60 seconds. Some packages include double-length flights which last double the time at a reduced cost. With the purchase of the high flight, guests are able to fly higher and faster with the aid of an instructor. The high flight occurs during the last 15-20 seconds of the final flight.
IFLY ATLANTA BASIC FIRST-TIME FLYER PACKAGE – $59.95
I WENT ROCKY MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
Okay, so this gets a little more difficult, as the closest thing we have to the Rocky Mountains is the Appalachian Trail and Stone Mountain, which are awesome if you’re just looking for a nice hike. We were thinking more along the lines of rock climbing. Atlanta is ripe with indoor rock climbing facilities, but we live in the South—let’s get outside! For the closest outdoor bouldering in Atlanta, Boat Rock is an urban boulder field just south of the city, offering rounded granite boulders. Home to some of Atlanta’s first climbing competitions in the 80s, residential developers demolished nearly 70 percent of the back-side of the boulder field. Thankfully, the Southeastern Climbers Coalition bought the remaining land to prevent complete destruction. Boat Rock feature a 7.8-acre field of granite boulder, which make the climbs more difficult on toe rubber and hands.
BOAT ROCK CLIMBING – TOTALLY FREE!
I WENT 2.7 SECONDS ON A BULL NAMED FUMANCHU
We’ve got a bull named Druw, will that work? Named for former Atlanta Brave Andruw Jones, the mechanical bull at PBR Atlanta at The Battery will probably give you all that you can handle. PBR Atlanta (it stands for Professional Bull Riders, not Pabst Blue Ribbon, you big redneck) is totally cowboy-cool-meets-urban-chic. Each location of PBR features its own unique high-quality design, a live music stage, huge dance floor, lounge and patio areas and multiple bars. Even if riding a bucking bull isn’t on your to-to list, sipping a cold beer and watching other people attempt it should be. Goal: Andruw Jones took a ride on his namesake during PBR’s grand opening and managed to stay on for about forty seconds!
MECHANICAL BULL RIDE – FREE TO PATRONS! (SO, THE COST OF HOWEVER MANY BEERS IT TAKES TO GET YOU TO CLIMB ABOARD.)