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BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

ATLANTA -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of best places to run for beginners, intermediate and advanced runners.

Recently, running has risen in popularity due to people discovering the different benefits it offers. Running has been proven to lessen stress, aid in weight loss and can serve as a method of meditation. According to the Seattle Times, 26.5 million people in the US run 50 days out of the year.

  • Beginners Routes

The Silver Comet Trail is known as “the only truly flat place you can run in Atlanta”. The trail starts near Mavell Road in Smyrna and runs all the way to the Georgia/Alabama line, near Cedartown and Esom. The trail is a favorite among runners searching for a leisurely stroll and good scenery.

BEAT EARN POINT IN SCORELESS TIE ON THE ROAD

BEAT EARN POINT IN SCORELESS TIE ON THE ROAD

CHESTER, PA  - The Atlanta Beat (1-6-1) of Women's Professional Soccer earned a point on the road Saturday night when they tied the Philadelphia Independence 0-0 at Widener University.

 Atlanta Beat goalkeeper Allison Whitworth made her first start since the season opener and came up with a huge first half.  Not only did she save a strong shot from Philly's Tasha Kai in the ninth minute, but she also saved Lianne Sanderson's rocket in the 12th and penalty kick in the 45th.

 Offensively in the first half, Beat forward Meghan Lenczyk got a shot off in the third minute from 12 yards out and again in the 13th from the corner of the six yard box.

BEST SPOTS: Golf Clubs and Courses

BEST SPOTS: Golf Clubs and Courses

ACWORTH– For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best golf courses in for you to take a break and tee it off while the weather is nice.

The Cobblestone Golf Course is known as one of the best golf courses in Cobb County. The course, which is located in Acworth opened in 1993 and has won a number of awards for its great layout and 4 star rating by Golf Digest. This course is also rated among the Top 100 Golf Courses in the United States by Golf Magazine.

The course was recently renovated and restored back to “optimal playing condition”. It was also featured on The Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive”. The course has brand new Bermuda greens and new bunkers. The course offers seven holes running along Lake Acworth and favorable views, mounding and layouts.

Games at this course range from $24 to $60 and include carts. This course is pretty flexible.

BEST SPOTS: Summer Camps for Kids

BEST SPOTS: Summer Camps for Kids

CANTON, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best summer camps for your children, this year.

YMCA Centers are the nation’s largest provider of child care services and there are a number of YMCA centers around the metro area. According to their website, YMCA’s provide “family-centered, values-based programs” and they support the “physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of children”. Camp charges vary depending on if membership.

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

ATLANTA -- The weather is finally getting warmer, which means it's the perfect time to visit one of the many pools in Metro Atlanta.

The 11Alive Web Team has compiled a list of public pools located throughout North Georgia:

* Northeast Metro
Clarke, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Hall Counties

* South Metro
Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry and South Fulton Counties

* Intown and North Fulton
Also includes DeKalb County

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STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

ATLANTA -- Summer is just around the corner, and 11Alive wants to help you save on fun activities around town with your family. 

All week long, the 11Alive morning team will broadcast live from different Metro Atlanta attractions with special discounts for 11Alive viewers.

RELATED: 11Alive takes over the Georgia Aquarium
MORE: 11Alive takes over the World of Coca-Cola 

Watch 11Alive News Today between 5 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily to find out details. 

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

ACWORTH, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of public pools in the area for you, your family and friends to take a dip and cool off in the heat of the summer sun.

With an economy like ours, it’s imperative that people look for a bargain wherever they can and public pools offer fun with that’s easy on the pockets. Check out these local pools and enjoy a classic, cost-effective, exciting summertime experience.

Cobb County

Cobb County is home to four indoor aquatic centers and two outdoor seasonal pools. The outdoor pools usually open, soon, after Memorial Day and the indoor pools are open year-round. Daily passes can be purchased from $3.30 and monthly passes can be purchased for $18.00.