10 Best Things To Do In East Point, Georgia

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East Point, Georgia, is a unique, beautiful, and not adequately explored suburban city located in a southwestern part of Atlanta, with several entertaining activities to keep you engaged. Dine, shop, buy goodies from the monthly farmer’s market, attend events and be a part of festivals. East Point affords the amenities of the vivacious city and the convenience of being a short distance away from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. There are exceptional accommodations out here too. So, all you have got to do is pack your bags and come here. The rest of your trip will be taken care of by the city itself. Here are the top things to do in East Point when you are running out of options.

1. Accompany your children to Jefferson Park and Recreation Center

Jefferson Park and Recreation Center was built in cooperation with Mesa Parks and Recreation Department and Mesa Public Schools. There is a gymnasium and a classroom. A number of recreation, leisure, and cultural activities are afforded by Jefferson to the community, including summer programmes and after-school programmes for the youth, all of which is sponsored by the city all throughout the year. Do consider visiting the Center with your children.

Jefferson Park and Recreation Center

Address: 1431 Norman Berry Dr, East Point, GA 30344, United States

Website: Jefferson Park and Recreation Center

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 1pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 9am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

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2. Marvel at the works of Alan Bean in Wheeler residents

The museum is housed in the American Legion building. The exterior is flanked by a huge statue of Alan Bean, the fourth man to have landed on the moon. The museum displays exhibits of Wheeler County and its eminent residents such as dancer and actress Cyd Charisse and Apollo astronaut Alan L. Bean. Numerous paintings by Alan Bean are on display here. Entry to the museum is free, but there is a donation box where you can donate as much as you like. Some of the displays are in progress, promising the museum an up-gradation and facelift.

Wheeler residents

Address: 2530 Piney Wood Ln, East Point, GA 30344, United States

Website: Wheeler residents

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3. Let your kids enjoy at Egan Park

Your children are going to enjoy visiting Egan Park, and if you want to just take a stroll and enjoy the evening breeze, Egan Park is a good place to visit. It is a quiet, well-maintained and clean neighbourhood park. If you are expecting a number of walking trails or activities for adults, then this is not the place you should go. But, if you want to enjoy a nice green space and spend some time with your children, then you should pay a visit.

Egan Park

Address: Bachelor St, East Point, GA 30344

Website: Egan Park

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4. Tour East Point with East Point Historical Society

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East Point Historical Society organises guided tours of East Point, Georgia to give the tourists an idea about the history and culture of the place. Get free admissions on specific days to explore museums and archives. If you have friends in Georgia who have a membership with East Point Historical Society, then you can collaborate with them and attend their annual holiday open house event. Even though they are a non-profit organisation, they accept donations, which is used to make the history of East Point more interesting to the visitors.

East Point Historical Society

Address: East Point Historical Society, 1685 Norman Berry Drive, East Point, Georgia 30344

Website: East Point Historical Society

Opening hours: Thu: 12pm - 3pm; Sat: 11pm - 3pm (appointment required for Sun - Wed & Fri)

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5. Party hard at The U Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The U Bar is not just a bar but it has proper dining options. It has wall to wall television screens, a disc jokey playing great music, great looking waitresses, amazing service, a very vivacious crowd and chicken wings that are indeed finger-licking good. They also serve a wide variety of fancy cocktails and great alcohol to keep you going with the lively music. If you are visiting alone, you are sure to find good company once you visit, and if you are visiting in a group, then it is going to be an absolute joy ride.

The U Bar

Address: 3515 Camp Creek Pkwy #50-70, East Point, GA 30344, United States

Website: The U Bar

Opening hours: 11pm - 4am (daily)

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6. Watch a theatrical performance at The Windmill Arts Center

The theatre is small and cosy and very supportive of local productions. It is a treat to watch young theatre and art enthusiasts exhibiting their talent, and a lot of creative concepts in art are portrayed through their works. The rates might be a little high, but it is worth the watch. You are definitely going to enjoy the plays if you are fond of theatre. The actors are as stupendous as the playwrights. Being an outburst of talent, this theatre is a must-visit place in East Point, Georgia.

The Windmill Arts Center

Address: 2823 Church St, East Point, GA 30344, United States

Website: The Windmill Arts Center

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7. Gorge on some yummy meals at Louisiana Bistreaux

Get served with some amazing French dishes at Louisiana Bistreaux. You must try the shrimps and the grits. They serve amazing seafood cooked in flavours from France. Service is quick and efficient. You must come here for the food. Being a French restaurant, they have a great collection of wine. They have an awesome collection of beer too. The lovers of beer are going to be ecstatic to find a wide range of beers served here.

Louisiana Bistreaux

Address: 1375 Virginia Ave, East Point, GA 30344, United States

Website: Louisiana Bistreaux

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 11am - 11:30pm; Sun: 11am - 10pm; Mon - Thu: 11am - 10:30pm

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8. Shop on a budget at Camp Creek Marketplace

Camp Creek Marketplace is a well-known shopping arena in East Point. It has a number of shopping centres and stores offering a wide variety of things to buy. You can buy things here for really cheap. The location too is perfect and will not be hard to spot. Apart from the several shopping stores, there are several eateries and other paid services, including one of the best barber shops, according to popular choice, known as the BarberSPA. This is also a great place to pick up souvenirs for loved ones back home.

Camp Creek Marketplace

Address: 3480 Marketplace Blvd, East Point, GA 30344, United States

Website: Camp Creek Marketplace

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)

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9. Eat a delicious cupcake at D'essence Cafe

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

#catfishbreakfast let's eat all day @dessencecafe @sexy_boss_bish @cheffinwithshy

Posted by D'essence Cafe on Saturday, February 27, 2021

D'essence Cafe is a great place to enjoy tasty prawns, pasta, pies, turkey, chicken wings, cupcakes (it is known for its cupcakes) and a cup of brewed coffee. The list can go on. They have great breakfast options, inclusive of bacon, ham, hash browns, fritters. The quality and the taste of the food is worth the money you will pay. Also, D'essence Cafe is known for its extraordinary service. It also serves great vegetarian food.

D'essence Cafe

Address: 3056 Bayard St, East Point, GA 30344, United States

Website: D'essence Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 7am - 4pm (closed on Sun)

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10. Check out the race at Dick Lane Velodrome

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Dick Lane Velodrome is a banked concrete track for bicycle racing, set in Sumner Park in a residential area. It is a beautiful green track, with a creek running through the in-field. It was inspired by a few residents of the area who had visited the Munich Olympics. Here riding without brakes is a speciality. If you visit, you will see bikers riding at a speed of 40 mi (64 km) per hour with one gear and no brakes. You must come and watch a few exciting games.

Dick Lane Velodrome

Address: 1889 Lexington Ave, East Point, GA 30344, United States

Website: Dick Lane Velodrome

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Juggle between activities in this charming city

The 15th East Point Possums show!
Source: Photo by user Jason Riedy used under CC BY 2.0

A cute and charming city, East Point, Georgia affords you all kinds of activities to keep yourself engaged during your travel and stay. From food to live music programmes, the city has it all covered.

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