Awesome Places to Go for a Boy's 16th Birthday in Georgia

by Rachel Oakley
Spend a 16th birthday party riding go-karts in one of the amusement parks across Georgia.

Spend a 16th birthday party riding go-karts in one of the amusement parks across Georgia. Images

You don't turn 16 every day, so the party to celebrate the milestone should be an event to remember. To hold a thrilling party for a boy's 16th birthday in Georgia, look to some of the major cities across the state where everything from go-karting to paint balling to rock climbing is offered. Send out the invitations, then prepare your guests for a sweet 16 bash they'll never forget.


Atlanta Rocks! is the place to go for a workout, as well as a party. Located just north of the downtown area, this venue provides birthday packages where guests can hire out the mezzanine or party room. For a set price, party guests have two hours of rock climbing here, with harnesses and climbing shoes included. Celebrate after the climb with a feast of pizza or sandwiches. For a high-energy 16th birthday celebration, take guests to Paintball Atlanta. Teenagers can spend a half-day pelting their friends -- all in good fun. Seven fields are available, each one differing in size and obstacles. Special birthday rates are also available.


Tournament Center is ideal for 16-year-old gamers, with the venue stretching more than 3,500 square feet and hosting over 40 Xbox consoles, as well as Wii and PlayStation gaming. For musical enthusiasts, Tournament Center provides two stages for "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero" battles. Party packages are available that include food, drinks and cakes. Adventure Crossing offers both indoor and outdoor adventure, with go-kart tracks, arcade, batting cages and miniature golf courses. The venue also has a multi-level laser tag arena, stretching over 6,000 square feet. Book the Extreme Adventure package, and guests receive 30 minutes of laser tron, unlimited outdoor attractions for 1.5 hours, plus a private party room with food and bottomless sodas.


Sledgehammer Paintball is 30 minutes east of Columbus, offering birthday packages for groups of any size. The party package includes four hours of play, a referee for the event, face masks, goggles and paintball guns. Choose from four different playing fields, including a western town and Desert Storm. Frank D. Chester Recreation Center is the place to go for an indoor adventure party in Columbus. This venue spans 19,000 square feet and is available for rent in hourly increments. Book the gymnasium for a basketball party, or consider the game room for billiards enthusiasts. If you want the best of both worlds, the entire recreation center can also be booked for the big day.


Go for something different when celebrating a 16th Birthday in Savannah, and look to the Savannah Riverboat Cruise Company for an event to remember. This company offers a Friday night haunted boat cruise from April through October, telling ghost tales and legends with an interactive element. A Thursday Night Murder Mystery Cruise is also available for all ages, with a prize given to the best detective of the evening. Fun Zone Amusement & Sports Park is a 16-year-old's wonderland, featuring paintball, go-karts, an arcade and mini golf. Make it a small gathering, and book a party package, which includes use of a private room, unlimited go-karts and mini golf, plus food and drinks. To make it a birthday to remember, consider renting out the entire park.

About the Author

Rachel Oakley has written professionally since 2003. She has worked as an editorial intern at "The Onion" newspaper and freelanced for the educational website Gigglepotz. She also worked as an editorial assistant in Australia, while completing college. Oakley holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy from the University of Adelaide, Australia.

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