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Nestled just north of Atlanta in the heart of Georgia is a city with a whole lot of space. 900 acres of green space, if we’re being exact. With 22 miles of Chattahoochee River shoreline and three units of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation area within its borders, Sandy Springs is a suburban playground unlike any other. For those who want to knock one back and find their escape in nature without missing any of the big games, Sandy Springs will not disappoint anyone looking for a good time — and some peace of mind.
Score the catch of the day
Because the Chattahoochee River flows directly through and around Sandy Springs, the city is a secret hot spot for fly fishing. Experienced anglers will find plenty of fish along Morgan Falls Overlook Park or near Morgan Falls Dam. However, if you’re new to the sport or want to keep the crew together, a guided excursion with River Through Atlanta will keep everyone happy. The experienced guides will take you right out on the Chattahoochee River, where rainbow and brown trout bite nearly year-round. Best of all, they’ll provide the know-how tips and equipment. You just have to bring a good attitude — and maybe a stroke of luck.
Take me out to the ball gameNo need to worry about missing a big game while you’re in Sandy Springs with the guys. A stay in Sandy Springs puts you less than 10 miles away from an Atlanta Braves game at Sun Trust Park and The Battery AtlantaTM. The city is also a short MARTA ride away from downtown Atlanta. Depending on the season, you can score seats to an Atlanta Falcons or United game or sit courtside cheering on the Atlanta Hawks. With so many sporting events on the calendar, we have a feeling you’ll always have a reason to visit Sandy Springs.
Hit the green
More of a man of action than a sidelines guy? No problem. You can hit the green at Steel Canyon Golf Club. This isn’t your average day on the course though. This club is known for Foot Golf, a mash up of golf and soccer. Played with a soccer ball on a golf course (with separate greens for the traditional golfers), this Netherlands-based sport has spawned a cult-like following among traditional golfers, Frisbee disc golfers and soccer players. Like traditional golf, the goal is to get the ball into the soccer-ball sized hole in as few strokes as possible. If Foot Golf doesn’t pan out the way you thought it would, you can also enjoy a round at the 18-hole golf course Steel Canyon offers as well.
Make a mess
Depending on how stressful your week has been, the Break Room can be calming reprieve or a clean freak’s worst nightmare. The concept is pretty straightforward: Pick a tool to use, then smash some items for a while. The Break Room crew will make sure you’re suited up in protective gear and will help you select the right tool for ultimate smashing satisfaction. The best part? You don't have to help pick it up after you're done.
Enjoy a celebratory brew (or two)
It’s not really a successful bros trip if you haven’t tipped
back a few along the way. Like its outdoor pursuits, Sandy Springs doesn’t
disappoint in the drinking arena. Battle & Brew, for example, is a gamer bar with tabletop and classic video games throughout. With mixed
drinks called Danger Zone and Pokemango, its cocktails are just as quirky
and fun as its surroundings, too. For a
more laid-back atmosphere, head to the GA Chapter Room. The modern-day
speakeasy underneath Taco Mac has a fully stocked bar (ask about Bobb’s Secret
Stash) and dozens of craft beers on tap. We’ll toast to that.