It is possible to pack a picnic and cooler on Centennial Olympic Park’s lawn. Usually, for decent food at a price that is reasonable the park, if you’re a Waffle House fan, one is within convenient walking distance on Andrew younger Global Boulevard. On Marietta Street, you’ll find Chick-fil-A for chicken, Park Avenue Deli for variety which includes Asian, Gyro Wrap for Mediterranean and Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria for Italian. Park Avenue features a Subway and a Baja Fresh.

For what to skip, the Atlanta Underground leaves much to be desired in complete safety and offerings. The SkyView Ferris wheel near Centennial Olympic Park does not go that high, you don’t see that much, and seats are $13.50 a piece; meanwhile, attendants market pricey alcohol to those waiting in the boarding line that is very long. For nearly half-price. Everyone has various preferences, and you can decide what is and is not worth your money and time if you want the trip, Groupon it.

Moving over to midtown which is affordable, take to Eats on Ponce de Leon Avenue for jerk chicken, turkey lasagna, fresh veggies or mac-n-cheese. Buy soup by the quart at Metro Fresh for about $10, or go for traditional oily drive-in environment at The Varsity (one of this drive-in restaurant which are biggest in the world, cooking since 1928), which fries up a list of tasty combos averaging $7-$10. For food choices with no drive-in, Zesto does burgers, chicken, hot dogs and fabulous hard- and soft-serve ice cream creations. For the absolute burger with a side of specialty draft (you gotta be 21 years old on up) seek the Vortex out on Peachtree Street NE.